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Michael Bresler
Michael Bresler

    Dr. Michael Bresler is a professor in the division of emergency medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and director of the department of emergency medicine of the Mills-Peninsula Health System. He is also a frequent lecturer on emergency medicine and contributes regularly to textbooks in the field of emergency medicine.

    Dr. Bresler has written both California and Federal healthcare legislation and has testified frequently on healthcare issues being considered in the California state legislature and the United States Congress. Among his legislative accomplishments are a surcharge on vehicular fines, which raises over $200 million annually in California to support emergency care of indigent patients; a state law to prevent the "dumping" of medically unstable indigent patients from one hospital to another; and portions of the federal anti-dumping law which provide whistle blower protection.

    Dr. Bresler served for a number of years as Speaker of the National Council (House of Delegates) of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and before that as president of the California chapter. He has won the highest awards for leadership from both national ACEP (Wiegenstein Award) as well as CAL/ACEP (Edwards Award).  Among other honors is ACEP's Council Meritorious Service Award. The American College of Emergency Physicians has designated Dr. Bresler as an Honorary Member and a Life Fellow of the College, and as a Hero of Emergency Medicine.

    Dr. Bresler's most recent project is associate editorship of a textbook of emergency cardiac care, jointly published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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