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Lee Wilbur

Degree & Credential: MD
Title: Director of Interprofessional Education
Organization: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

(From the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Emergency Medicine website)  Dr. Lee Wilbur (Lee) is delighted to join the UAMS Emergency Medicine “family” as the Vice Chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine and as the Director of Interprofessional Education within the UAMS Office of Academic Affairs.  Lee and his wife are originally from Kansas where they both attended Kansas State University. Lee received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2000, completed a surgical internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver (2001), and finished his residency as a chief resident at Denver Health Medical Center in 2004.  Following residency, he  joined the faculty at Indiana University as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine.  His scholarship interests began with a passion for medical education and service based initiatives to serve vulnerable populations.  He served as the Assistant/ Associate Program Director for the IU Emergency Medicine residency until 2013.  During his tenure as APD, he created innovative curricula, obtained extramural funding, and produced consistent scholarship across a broad range of topics to include:  Interpersonal Violence, Sexual Assault, HIV testing, Geriatric Emergency Medicine, and High Fidelity Simulation.  In 2010, Lee was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine.  Following this promotion, he was recruited to lead various undergraduate health professions efforts which included the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Curricular Reform Initiative at IU.  He has consistently collaborated throughout his career on the local, regional, National, and International level to further develop an expertise in IPE and collaborative practice.  As the Director of Interprofessional Education at UAMS, Lee  works closely with the Executive leadership, clinical faculty, and students of all the health related schools at UAMS to improve the care, improve the health, and decrease the cost of healthcare for the patients we serve through the UAMS system.  The vision for IPE at UAMS is to  be recognized as a National model for innovation, creativity, and expertise.

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