Dr. McDermott joins American College of Physician Executives

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — David B. McDermott, M.D., MPH, the Inpatient Medical Director at Mayo Regional Hospital, was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives at the ACPE’s annual meeting in New York City.

    ACPE membership, which requires board certification in medical management as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE), is given only to physicians with a history of significant contributions to the field of medical management. ACPE Fellows must demonstrate leadership accomplishments over and above their job function, with contributions that extend well beyond their local organization. McDermott, of Dover-Foxcroft, is one of only three ACPE Fellows, and one of only four Certified Physician Executives, in Maine.
    Dr. McDermott has been a physician leader since he joined Mayo Regional Hospital’s medical staff in 1993, following four years of active duty as a staff physician with the U.S. Air Force. The family practice physician began as medical director of Dover-Foxcroft Family Medicine, and served as Medical Staff President at Mayo Regional from 1999-2004.
    In 2008, McDermott was named Medical Director of Emergency Services at Mayo, assuming a full-time role as leader of the hospital’s Emergency Department. He was certified as an ED Director in 2010 by the American College of Emergency Physicians, becoming the fourth physician nationally to earn this certification.
    In addition to his work at Mayo, Dr. McDermott has taken a statewide leadership role since joining the Board of Directors for the Maine Medical Association in 2001. During his years on the  MMA board, he has focused on issues of physician quality and the need to build an infrastructure for leadership training for Maine physicians.
    McDermott chaired the MMA’s Committee of Physician Quality from 2006-09, and was MMA President from 2009-2010. Recognizing the need for leadership development in every medical community in Maine, McDermott since 2009 has been involved with the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership. He now serves as co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Physician Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) at the Hanley Center.
    “One of my goals for the future with this work is to help build a working network for physician leaders in Maine,” said Dr. McDermott. “Imagine what can be done when more than 10 percent of the physicians in a state have formal training in management, and understand the business and human resources principles that lead to success for both individuals and groups. That is my vision.”
    A native of upstate New York, Dr. McDermott is a graduate of the University of Rochester, earned his medical degree at University of Vermont College of Medicine, and completed his residency training in family practice at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He also earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts in 2008.
    He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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