School of Medicine Adds New Department of Emergency Medicine

david hodgkinson

Dean Stephen Weitzman has appointed Dr. David Hodgkinson as UK Associate Chair of the recently established Department of Emergency Medicine. The addition of the Department reflects SGUSOM’s continued growth and development as an influential and valued international university.

The UK Executive Committee selected David Hodgkinson from a pool of highly respected and qualified applicants in the field.  David had served as Consultant in Emergency Medicine since 1994, initially in Stockport, UK and then from 1996 at Ipswich Hospital, the largest district general hospital in Suffolk, UK.  He trained at the University of Nottingham School of Medicine, qualifying in 1983.  During his clinical training he spent time in UK hospitals as well as in the The Royal Brisbane Hospital in Australia.  He has had wide experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with a special interest in Clinical Toxicology and Traumatic Brain Injury and Resuscitation.  David has been an examiner for the MRCS at The Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and is now a Fellowship examiner for the FCEM.  He obtained a B Med Sci (Hons) Thesis at Nottingham University and has been a MSc Clinical Supervisor at The University of East Anglia.

Dr. Hodgkinson is widely published in leading national and European journals, with 28 peer-reviewed publications in specialty medical journals. He has written several chapters in standard specialty textbooks and he peer reviews original articles submitted to the Journal of Emergency Medicine. He has lectured at National and International meetings and sits on the National Research Committee for Emergency Medicine.

David is married with two teenage sons. His family will be accompanying him on his forthcoming visit to Grenada where he will attend the first meeting of the new Department of Emergency Medicine next month.  SGU is proud to welcome David and his family to SGUSOM, and looks forward to a long and fulfilling association with him.

In addition to a Department of Emergency Medicine, SGUSOM will create a General Practice and Family Medicine Department.  Applicants have now been invited from the GP Tutors at our UK Affiliated Hospitals for the post of UK Associate Chair in Family Medicine and General Practice.    Two new US Chairs will also be appointed in these two disciplines, in line with the main core Departments which will be based in the UK.

Published on 1/29/08