Louis Ling is on sabbatical after eight years as Senior Vice-President for Hospital-based Accreditation at the ACGME.
Previously, he was Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Minnesota, Chief Academic Officer at Hennepin County Medical Center.
He practiced emergency medicine for over 35 years and directed the emergency medicine, medical toxicology and transitional year programs. He was editor for 5 editions of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine, three edictions of Harwood-Nuss’ Clinical Emergency Medicine and three toxicology textbooks.
As one of the first medical toxicologists in the country, he directed a regional poison center for 18 years, published in that field, and led the medical school to the approval of the academic emergency department. Dr. Ling was Chair of the Academic Affairs and GME committees of ACEP, President of ABEM; the last Secretary-Treasurer of UAEM and helped form SAEM as the first Secretary-Treasurer. As President of SAEM, he started the journal Academic Emergency Medicine. He started the Council of Residency Directors, was on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Physician Scholars, the planning committee for the 1994 Macy Conference on Emergency Medicine, the AMA Governing Council for the Section on Medical Schools. He was Chair of the RRC for Emergency Medicine, a member of the Institutional Review Committee and was on the ACGME Board of Directors.
He continued to see patients and teach residents at HCMC until 2019.