Title: Attending Physician/Director of Emergency Services/ Medical Safety Officer
Location: Brigantine, New Jersey, United States
Brian Acunto, Director of Emergency Services at AtlantiCare, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in emergency medicine.
Dr. Acunto is an experienced emergency room director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry, skilled in clinical research, medical education, pediatrics, medicine and emergency medicine. He has excelled as a strong education professional with an Executive Juris Doctorate focused in health law.
After initially obtaining a Bachelor of Applied Science in biology in 2000 from Saint Michael’s College, Dr. Acunto followed with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internship in 2006 and a residency in emergency medicine in 2009 with Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He later continued his education with an Executive Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2019 from Concord Law School at Purdue University Global.
Dr. Acunto provided superior care as an attending physician with Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx from 2009 to 2010. From the latter year to the present, he has found success as director of emergency services and an emergency medicine physician on the city campus with Atlantic Emergency Associates / AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City and from 2016 to the present as a medical safety officer with AtlantiCare.
From a young age, Dr. Acunto had a strong interest in science and biology. He found that medicine was a great avenue for him to combine his interest and skills in science, and his passion for helping people. His most notable achievement professionally as the director of emergency department has been his ability to improve processes and policies to make the department stronger. When it comes to Dr. Acunto’s medical legal experience with his executive juris doctorate, he maintains that that his greatest contribution has been his ability to help restructure peer review at AtlantiCare.
In the coming years, Dr. Acunto would like to look at other ways to improve diagnosis in medicine, specifically in the emergency department. Diagnostic errors are still an issue despite the improvements in technology. He thinks there is opportunities to really improve and help avoid diagnostic errors. In terms of his career, he would like to see himself advancing into the corporate suite of a healthcare organization, where he can use both his medical and his legal experience to help bring about high quality care for an institution.
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