Dr. Aisha Terry is an accomplished emergency physician who has made significant contributions to the field of emergency medicine throughout her career. Her recent election as the first black President of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) marks a historic moment in the organization's history and a significant milestone for diversity and representation in the medical profession.
As the leader of ACEP, Dr. Terry has a unique opportunity to advocate for the needs of emergency physicians and their patients, particularly those who are underrepresented or underserved. Her background and experiences as a black woman in medicine give her a valuable perspective on the challenges faced by minority communities, both within the healthcare system and beyond.
Dr. Terry has been an active member of ACEP for many years, serving in various leadership roles, including as the Chair of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity Section. In this capacity, she has worked tirelessly to promote greater diversity and inclusion within the organization and to address health disparities in emergency medicine.
As ACEP President, Dr. Terry has pledged to continue these efforts and to advocate for policies that advance the practice of emergency medicine and improve patient outcomes. Her leadership and commitment to diversity and inclusion will undoubtedly help to shape the future of emergency medicine and pave the way for greater representation and equity within the field.