Heidi Best, MD, FACEP
President, Emergency Physicians of Tidewater
Eastern Virginia Medical School/Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
As the first female president in the 50-year history of her private, democratic group, Heidi Best faces all the challenges inherent to the business of healthcare today - compounded by pandemic pressure and the unique tests presented to new leaders. Dr. Best, president-elect of the Emergency Medicine Business Coalition, has navigated such treacherous times while establishing herself as a mentor, advocate, and visionary who displays dedication and self-sacrifice “you usually only read about in leadership books.”
More than 200 applications were reviewed by the selection committee, comprising Chair Omar Maniya, MD, MBA, with Hannah Hughes, MD, MBA; RJ Sontag, MD; Venkat Subramanyam, MD; Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc; Sophia Spadafore, MD; Karina Sanchez, MD; and Jazmyn Shaw, MS-IV. The selection committee was blinded to EMRA and/or ACEP membership status. Care was taken to ensure both a diverse applicant pool and awardee group. For any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.