Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Eric Adkins, MD
Assistant Professor
 

Eric Adkins, MD

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
 
It is truly an exciting time to be a member of the outstanding team in Emergency Medicine here at the Ohio State University. We are a committed to delivering compassionate, high quality, evidence based, personalized care to the many patients that seek treatment from our team members every day. The breadth and scope of our clinically offerings, the reach of our Department's clinical footprint, the expertise of our faculty, and the future growth that is planned her at OSU is certainly unique and exciting. We are fortunate to work in an environment where students, residents, attendings, and nursing staff work collaboratively toward a shared vision of excellence. A brief summary of our clinical operations is as follows:
 
The Abercrombie and Fitch Emergency Department at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is located in the heart of one of the largest University campuses in the country and serves as the point of entry for the OSU University Hospital, the James Cancer Hospital, The Ross Heart Hospital, and the Harding Psychiatric Hospital. We are an academic Level 1 Trauma Center, Joint Commission Accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center, ABA Accredited Burn Center, Level Cardiovascular Emergency Program, and regional STEMI referral center. Our ED, which was fully rennovated and significantly expanded in 2014 and 2015, now has more than 105 treatment spaces and is almost 2 football fields in length; making it one of the largest and best equipped academic ED's in the country. We enjoy a high acuity, high complexity, tertiary care patient population with an expected annual census of almost 80,000 patients this year. Located at the base of a new 21 story Cancer and Critical Care tower, our new ED also contains the first fully integrated Cancer/Oncology Emergency Department with 15 treatment spaced dedicated to our patients with hematologic and oncologic emergencies.
 
Our inner city community hospital at OSU Hospital East is a model of ED clinical efficiency and manages over 54,000 patients annually. Supervised and managed by our faculty, this clinical site serves as an outstanding pathophysiology complement to our tertiary care setting for our trainees, and increasingly has tertiary care services such as its own STEMI, stroke, and sepsis programs. Our Clinical Decision Unit is a national best practice example for the care of ED based observation patients, and offers numerous care protocols to manage patients that require more time and resources to determine their ability to be discharged or need for inpatient admission. Our HBO unit (lead by 3 board certified EM faculty members) is one of only 2 centers in the State of Ohio that offers 24/7 access to HBO services for patients with emergent indications such as carbon monoxide poisoning, necrotizing fasciitis, and air embolism. Our After Hours Clinics at the Martha Morehouse and Gahanna provide both traditional urgent care services as well as many resources usually found exclusively in the ED setting. These unique and innovative ambulatory clinics are run and managed by our faculty and helps provide critical access to a wide range of services that benefit the University Health Plan and the University community.
 
As you can see, Ohio State is an exciting place to learn and practice Emergency Medicine. We (as a Department and Medical Center) are thriving, growing, and expanding our reach at a time while others are challenged to succeed. While we have outstanding facilities, impressive scope to our clinical operations, and opportunies for education and practice, what truly sets us apart are the amazing people that work here. We are proud Buckeyes that are passionate about our community, our team, and our University. If you similarly share a passion for pushing boundaries and defining the future of our specialty in Emergency Medicine, please consider joining us.
 
Eric Adkins, MD, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
 
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