Columbia University Medical Center

Penn Professor to Chair New Department of Emergency Medicine

Angela M. Mills, MD, a professor of emergency medicine and vice chair of clinical operations in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will join Columbia in February 2018 as the inaugural chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at P&S and chief of emergency medicine services for the Columbia campus of NewYork-Presbyterian.

Angela Mills, MD

Dr. Mills, a national leader and expert in emergency medicine, joined the University of Pennsylvania Health System in 2003. She served in several capacities in emergency medicine before becoming vice chair in 2013.

Recruitment of an emergency medicine chair and chief began earlier this year when the Columbia Trustees approved Columbia’s new Department of Emergency Medicine. The designation recognizes the evolution of emergency medicine as an academic discipline. Emergency medicine was recognized as the 23rd medical specialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties in 1979. P&S now joins leading medical schools with academic emergency departments that will further contribute to the academic rigor and research in the field.

Widely published, Dr. Mills has focused her research on emergency diagnostic imaging, clinical operations in emergency services, and the evaluation of undifferentiated abdominal pain. She has authored more than 90 scientific publications and has received research funding from federal agencies and industry. Dedicated to combining scholarship with mentoring, Dr. Mills has influenced the careers of numerous junior faculty and trainees. She is strongly committed to education with a teaching style that allows for growth and pursuit of individual research interest.

Dr. Mills was honored earlier this year with two prestigious awards: the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Mid-Career Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine. She serves on numerous national and local committees and task forces and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the premier academic organization in the field of emergency medicine.

Dr. Mills received her undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College and graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she served as chief resident.