Our Team

A word from our department chair…

CORTEZ (2)Eric J. Cortez, MD, FAEMS, FACEP

Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital

The patient-physician relationship is crucial to providing high quality emergency medical care to our patients.  In our department, we maximize the patient-physician relationship by focusing on three areas: 

  1. Education
  2. Physician Wellness
  3. Patient Care

Our residency program is a well-established program with an excellent reputation for molding high-functioning clinicians.  We have adopted several innovative teaching strategies in the clinical and academic realms to further enhance the learning environment for our residents and students.  Our faculty and staff are dedicated educators and mentors.  We live and breathe medical education!

Our leadership recognizes the importance of physician wellness and we are dedicated to maintaining and improving physician satisfaction.  Learning medicine is more than clinical knowledge.  Our program prepares physicians to manage themselves, their health, their personal lives and their finances.   We believe that a happy physician is a better educator and clinician.

Our clinical experience is among the best in the nation with a good mix of community emergency medicine, higher level pathology and time-critical diagnoses.  We provide frontline care for our patients in a very efficient manner, but we also have specialty and sub-specialty back up when needed. 

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our department.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!