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Kevin Biese, MD

Board Member, West Health Policy Center

Dr. Biese serves as associate professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, vice chair of Academic Affairs and director of the Division of Geriatrics Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine as well as vice chair of the board of the UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance, the clinically integrated care network of UNC Health’s system.

Dr. Biese also serves as a consultant with West Health, a San Diego-based philanthropic organization dedicated to improving care for older adults. With the support of the John A. Hartford and the Gary and Mary West Foundation, he is the co-leader alongside Dr. Ula Hwang of the national Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (, serving as principal investigator of the implementation arm.

He is grateful to chair the first board of governors for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program, ( which has now improved the quality of care in over 475 emergency departments in 40 states and 4 countries.