Linda Druelinger,MD Named Chief, Section of Emergency Medicine
January 26, 2012
The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Druelinger, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine as Chief of the Section of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Druelinger has been serving in an interim capacity since April 2011 and has demonstrated outstanding leadership and academic vision for the Section. She will work closely with Departmental and Medical Center leadership to further improve the Department’s operations in the emergency room while continuing to develop the Section’s educational and research activities.
Dr. Druelinger received her bachelor of science from the University of Illinois- Chicago in 1982 followed by her MD degree from the University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School in 1986. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago and joined the faculty in 1990. Dr. Druelinger is widely lauded for her outstanding mentorship and teaching skills. She was the 2010 recipient of the PSOM Leonard Tow Gold Humanism Award and the Department of Medicine’s Clinical Productivity Award for Evaluation & Management. In 2007 she was chosen as the recipient of the Doroghazi Clinical Teaching Award and elected as a Master in the PSOM’s Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators. Dr. Druelinger has been chosen four times as a Favorite Faculty by the Pritzker graduating class and five times as Teacher of the Year by the Emergency Medicine residents. As an innovative medical educator, Dr. Druelinger is the Co-Director of the 4th year Emergency Medicine rotation and has helped developed the Introduction to Emergency Medicine elective for first and second year students. As a result of her efforts, the EM rotation has consistently been one of the highest rated clerkships in the medical school.
On a national level, Dr. Druelinger is an active member in Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine where she serves on the 3rd year Curriculum Development Committee, the Emergency Medicine National Test Development Taskforce and the Direct Observation Task force Committee, as well as the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine where she chairs the Regional Mentoring Committee and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. Institutionally Linda serves on the Faculty Advancing in Medical Education (FAME) Planning Committee, as well as the AOA Selection Committee.