David Curley, MD, PhD, has been appointed medical director of the Emergency Department at The Miriam Hospital.
Curley most recently served as associate director of The Miriam’s Emergency Department, a position he has held since 2018, including during the entire COVID-19 pandemic.
“Dr. Curley is well-positioned to take over as the next director. He has been a steady and effective leader in the Emergency Department for the past four years and during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic his compassion, devotion and team-oriented approach have shined. We are extremely pleased to promote him to this very important role in an outstanding and vital Emergency Department,” said Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS, physician-in-chief of Emergency Medicine for Lifespan’s The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and president of Brown Emergency Medicine.
Curley has been deeply involved in adjusting operations and updating protocols to respond to the pandemic and serves on many key committees, including his role as co-chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee. He joined Brown Emergency Medicine in 2014 after completing his emergency medicine residency at the combined program of Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his medical degree and PhD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
Curley lives in East Greenwich with his wife and two children.
Curley succeeds Ilse Jenouri, MD, MBA, who served as the department’s medical director since her appointment in 2017. Prior to that she served as the associate director for six years.
Jenouri is taking on a new role as director of quality and patient safety for Brown Emergency Medicine.