Arjun Venkatesh, MD, has been named chair of the department of emergency medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and chief of emergency medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital; both are in New Haven, Conn. He will assume the roles March 1.
Dr. Venkatesh currently directs the emergency department administration and leadership fellowship. He is also an associate professor in the department and chief of its section of administration, according to a Jan. 19 news release from the medical school.
Dr. Venkatesh also is the principal investigator of the American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Quality Network, which advises the quality improvement of more than 1,500 emergency departments and 25,000 emergency physicians.