Shiver named Department of Emergency Medicine vice chair

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Stephen Shiver

Dr. Stephen Shiver, who led the residency program in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University from 2008-17, has been named the department’s vice chair of clinical operations.

In his new role, he is responsible for supervising all clinical care provided within the department, including the emergency rooms at Augusta University Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, prehospital clinical care and emerging telehealth initiatives.

Shiver, who also serves as medical director of the Augusta University Medical Center Emergency Department, succeeds Dr. Michael Hocker, who is the medical school’s new senior associate dean for graduate medical education.

Shiver, a 1997 MCG graduate, completed a general surgery residency at Wake Forest University’s Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He returned to his alma mater for residency training in emergency medicine, joining the MCG faculty after completing his emergency medicine residency in 2005.

He is a past chair of the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians’ Education Committee and was the college’s sponsored participant in the Medical Association of Georgia’s Physician Leadership Academy in 2019. He also served for many years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia College of Emergency Medicine.

An honored educator and clinician he is a past recipient of the medical school’s Exemplary Teaching Award for Medical Student Education, as well as its Outstanding Faculty Educator and Outstanding Faculty Clinician Awards.


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