Louis J. Ling, M.D.
Louis J. Ling is Senior Vice-President for Hospital-based Accreditation at the ACGME where he is responsible for the operation of the review process for the nine hospital based specialties and the implementation of a new accreditation system throughout the country.
Most recently, he was Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and concurrently as Associate Medical Director for Medical Education at Hennepin County Medical Center, both in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and did his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. He spent one year on the faculty at the University of Illinois before returning to the University of Minnesota. He has practiced emergency medicine for 28 years at Hennepin County Medical Center and has directed the emergency medicine, medical toxicology and transitional year training programs. As one of the first board certified medical toxicologists in the country, he was the Medical Director of the Hennepin Regional Poison Center for 18 years and was Director of the Emergency Medicine Program at Minnesota for two years where he helped form a new academic department in 2002. Dr. Ling has published in medical toxicology and is an editor of three textbooks in medical toxicology. He is an editor of the last five editions of the standard two-volume textbook: Rosen’s Emergency Medicine and the single volume Harwood-Nuss textbook, Clinical Emergency Medicine.
He has been chair of the Academic Affairs and the Graduate Medical Education Committees of the American College of Emergency Physician, Chair of the Certification Committee of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, and President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. As President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, he started the journal Academic Emergency Medicine. He is on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Physician Scholar program and was on the Governing Council for the Section on Medical Schools where he was liaison to the Council on Medical Education of the AMA.
He was a resident member and subsequently a regular member and Chair of the Residency Review Committee in Emergency Medicine. He was a member of the original Institutional Review Committee and most recently on the Board of Directors of the ACGME before his present position.