New ED medical director named at The Miriam Hospital

June 29, 2017

The Miriam Hospital has appointed Ilse Jenouri, MD, MBA, FACEP, as medical director of the Emergency Department, effective July 1.  

Jenouri, who completed her residency in emergency medicine with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, joined the medical staff of The Miriam Hospital in 2002 as an attending physician. She has served as the associate medical director of the ED for the past six years.

"Dr. Jenouri is an outstanding clinician, educator, and administrator, and is well-prepared to move into the medical director role," said Brian Zink, MD, physician-in-chief of emergency medicine at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals, as well as the president of the University Emergency Medicine Foundation (UEMF). "She has served superbly as the associate medical director for the past six years."  

Calling Dr. Jenouri  "a leader in our medical community," he noted that she has served as co-chair of the Lifespan pharmacy and therapeutics committee, chair of The Miriam’s emergency preparedness committee, and as a member of the UEMF board of directors and its residency advisory committee. She has been an oral board examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine for the past 10 years.

“I am honored to be named the medical director of the ED of The Miriam,” said Jenouri. “Visits to the ED are at historic levels. People are drawn to the Miriam because of its top-notch medical expertise and the nurturing care they get from the entire staff. We will continue to work hard to maintain the high levels of quality that people have come to expect.”

Over the past six years, annual patient visits jumped nearly 20 percent and are projected to reach 70,000 in 2017.

In 2017 and 2015, Jenouri was recognized as a “Top Doc” for emergency medicine by Rhode Island Monthly magazine. UEMF presented her an “outstanding physician” award in 2013. In 2009, she was a recipient of a teaching recognition award from the Warren Alpert Medical School, where she is a clinical associate professor.  

Dr. Jenouri succeeds Gary Bubly, MD, FACEP, who will assume the role of vice chair for clinical integration and innovation for UEMF.

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