Donald Stader III, MD, FACEP

Donald Stader III, MD, is a dynamic influencer in Emergency Medicine who is best noted for his multimedia accomplishments and work to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic in Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Stader produced the Emmy award-winning documentary “24/7/365: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine” and is the producer of, “Palliative,” scheduled to release later this year. He was the Editor-in-Chief of ACEP’s 50th Anniversary Book “Bring ‘Em All” and founded his own podcast. On top of these accomplishments, Dr. Stader is “relentless” in his fight against the opioid epidemic and educating clinicians on alternative forms of pain management. He was Editor-in-Chief of the COACEP Opioid Prescribing and Treatment Guidelines in 2017, which lead to one-third fewer opiate prescriptions from EDs in Colorado, and he is the 2019 President of Colorado ACEP.

Over 400 applications were reviewed by the selection committee, comprised of Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP, Zach Jarou, MD, Omar Z. Maniya, MD, MBA, Hannah Hughes, MD, MBA, Ven Subramanyam, MD, Erin Karl, MD, and Jazmyn Shaw.

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 Cathey Wise at

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