Physician Patsy M. Iannolo, Ph.D. and chief of emergency medicine at Auburn Community Hospital, was recognized as the “2021 EMS Physician of Excellence” by The Central New York Regional Emergency Management Services Council.
Iannolo was nominated by TLC Emergency Medical Services.
The criteria for this recognition include contributions to the EMS community as a physician. This physician shows tremendous dedication, responsibility, professional behavior, special skill or insight in the pre-hospital environment.
Iannolo has been recognized for excellence numerous times by his colleagues. In 2009, the Central New York Regional Emergency Medical Services Council named him a Physician of Excellence for the CNYEMS region. In 2019, Iannolo received the President’s Award for Outstanding Voluntary Faculty from SUNY Upstate Medical University.
Iannolo is board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He earned his M.D. degree and a Ph.D. in pharmacology, and completed a residency in internal medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York.
Recently the Auburn E.R. was faced with a serious bus rollover crash that was carrying 57 people. In a newspaper story, Iannolo highlighted that “these types of traumatic events are something we are trained for. The team at ACH was amazing, and I could not have been prouder of how we responded.” Within four hours, the emergency room stabilized and treated nearly 30 patients. Iannolo’s leadership allowed his team of medical personnel to handle this crisis with great care and speed and saved lives in the process on what should have been a routine Saturday afternoon.