Opeolu M. Adeoye, MD
Adeoye named head of new emergency medicine department
Opeolu M. Adeoye, MD, a noted leader and physician-scientist whose research focuses on improving outcomes for patients who have suffered strokes or other injuries to the brain, has been named head of the newly established Department of Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Adeoye, whose appointment will begin Feb. 1, also will become the inaugural BJC HealthCare Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine.
The transition to the Department of Emergency Medicine from a division was driven to address the growing complexity of a specialty that treats patients needing immediate care for often life-threatening conditions. The new department aims to attract and recruit the nation’s top physicians, raise the bar on undergraduate and graduate medical education, and greatly expand clinical research to improve patient care. Its establishment is intended to bring the latest technological innovations and scientific method to how care is delivered at the earliest possible moment of illness or injury.
Adeoye comes to the School of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he is a professor of emergency medicine and of neurosurgery, and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He also co-directs the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Team.