Violence Prevention Committee Chair
Michael A. McGee, MD, MPH, FACEP is a Full Partner with Vituity Emergency Medicine in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, as well as, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CE) of Premier Urgent Care and Occupational Health Center in Chicago Hyde Park. He graduated from Purdue University w/a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/Psychology. Dr. McGee also has a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Illinois in Chicago, a Medical Doctorate from Rush Medical College in Chicago, and completed his Internship and Residency in the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University (NYU) / Bellevue Hospital Medical Center in New York, NY. Upon completion of residency, Dr. McGee worked as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory/Grady Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In March of 2008, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of an independent Methodist ER Group called Northwest Emergency Associates (NEA), LLC. In 2019 NEA merged with Vituity Healthcare where Dr. McGee is a full partner. Dr. McGee is also the Chair of the Firearm Violence and Injury Prevention Committee of the ACEP Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity (DIHE) Section for the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is also the National Chair for the Violence Prevention Action Committee for 100 Black Men of America, as well as, COVID Chair for Health and Wellness Committee for 100 Black Men of Chicago. In 2020, Dr. McGee received special recognition for his work with Firearm Violence which included: The National Medical Association, EM Section, Tamara O’Neal, MD Social Justice Award; Vituity Dr. Wes Curry Award in Social Justice; February Healthcare Hero Recognition Award by Vituity; and the Rush Medical College Black History Month Graduate Spotlight. In 2021, he received ACEP’s Community Emergency Medicine Excellence Award. Dr. McGee is also the founder of a violence prevention nonprofit organization called Project Outreach and Prevent (POP) on Teen Violence, Inc.
Overview: Violence has eradiated our communities for years from domestic violence within the homes, violence throughout the streets, youth fighting in the classrooms, and now killings on our college campuses. During this workshop, panel experts will discuss solutions for violence prevention so we can remain safe and healthy throughout all stages of our lives.