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Paul Silka, MD, FACEP

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Chief Executive Officer, EmCare West Division
Paul Silka, MD, FACEP

Dr. Paul Silka joined EmCare as an Executive Vice President with West Division in 2013 and was selected to lead the Division in 2015. As the West Division Chief Executive Officer, Silka takes a data-driven approach to supporting clients in delivering service excellence and quality patient care. Prior to joining EmCare, Silka was the Chief Medical Information Officer for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Cedars-Sinai Health System and previously held the Chief of Staff position for this prominent health system in 2006 and 2007. Silka was associate Medical Director and Vice Chair of the Emergency department from 1998 until 2008. He continues to practice emergency medicine and is Associate Clinical Professor at the Keck School of Medicine, within the University of Southern California.
 
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pepperdine University and his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County/USC School of Medicine in Emergency Medicine. Silka continued his education with completion of the Andersen School of Business UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Healthcare Management Program. He has numerous peer reviewed publications in the areas of emergency medicine, quality improvement, and clinical informatics.
 
In addition to supporting hospital clients and site medical directors in achieving goals for quality, metric improvement and departmental performance, Silka provides internal consulting for medical informatics across EmCare. His vision is to achieve transformation of clinical practice through the synchronization of excellent clinicians, client service, and optimized clinical information systems is a passion to which he is committed.