Susan Promes, MD, MBA

AEM E&T Editor-in-Chief / Member-at-Large Penn State Hershey Emergency Medicine


Dr. Promes is a tenured Professor at Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and has served as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine since 2014. Prior to 2014, she spent seven years at the University of California San Francisco where she served as Vice Chair for Education, the Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director and Director of Curricular Affairs in the GME office and prior to that was at Duke University as the inaugural Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director and Director of the medical school Capstone course. Her scholarly work has centered around topics germane to emergency medicine medical education and clinical guidelines for the practicing emergency physician.

In addition to many peer review publications, she has edited multiple McGraw Hill board review books to prepare physicians for the emergency medicine board exam. She is an internationally recognized leader in academic emergency medicine and was chosen by the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine to be the editor of their journal, Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training, which debuted in January 2017. She was the recipient of the 2020 Hal Jayne Excellence in Education Award from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.