Nancy Auer Meritorious Achievement Award

The Nancy Auer Meritorious Award recognizes WA-ACEP members who have gone above and beyond the norm in emergency medicine to improve the quality of patient care and support the efforts of the chapter.


Mickey Eisenberg, MD, FACEP – 2018 Recipient

As an early leader of Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington, Dr. Eisenberg realized that critical resuscitations began prior to patient arrival and continued through the inpatient handoff.  His research and quiet, academic approach helped make Medic One the world leader in Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest, while expanding Emergency Medicine’s reputation as a critical part of the entire hospital experience.  He is among the first Washington EM mentors to lecture at the National Scientific Assembly and is still trusted by academic and “trench EM Docs” alike for his honesty and positive encouragement to develop and teach the science that is now Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Mickey Eisenberg is director of Quality Improvement of King County Emergency Medical Services. He directed the emergency department at University of Washington Hospital for 25 years and was the medical director of King County EMS for 15 years.   He is also a currently a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Washington.  He has been a researcher and educator in the field of EMS his entire career.

Dr. Eisenberg has published over 200 scientific articles and 10 books on the topic of emergency medicine and prehospital resuscitation, including a book on the history of resuscitation.  He and his colleagues pioneered EMT defibrillation and telephone CPR.  Ten years ago he and his colleagues established the Resuscitation Academy.

Dr. Eisenberg will be presented with the award June 1 during the 2018 Summit to Sound Meeting.


Previous Winners

2017 – Kathleen Jobe, MD, FACEP
2016 – James Nania, MD, FACEP
2015 – Marv Wayne, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA
2013 – Ted Walkley, MD, FAAP, FACEP
2012 – Cindy Markus, MD, FACEP