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Featured Clinician: Dr. Patricia Rowe-King

Posted on Thu, Nov 05, 2015
Featured Clinician: Dr. Patricia Rowe-King

She’s a professor, a physician, an advisor, a philanthropist, a humanitarian, and now Patricia Rowe-King, MD, FAAP, is Hospitalist Medical Director of the Year for EmCare’s South Division.

Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. Rowe-King joined EmCare in 2010 as the medical director of hospital medicine at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and now is the medical director of pediatric services for Broward Health. She is responsible for providing medical leadership and physician oversight of the system’s pediatric hospitalist and pediatric emergency medicine programs.

She developed a respected pediatric residency program at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, and has become a source of ideas and insights for North Broward’s administration, who often reaches out to her for expertise in integrating inpatient and ED services and improving the patient experience.

Her colleagues describe her as a great communicator who is always willing to listen. She’s extremely involved and helpful, and is constantly looking for opportunities to improve the department’s services, including provider communications.

“Patricia has developed a team of dedicated physicians and has completely changed the culture of hospital medicine at Broward Health,” explained Terry R. Meadows, MD, FACEP, Chief Executive Officer of EmCare’s South Division. “She single-handedly built the residency program, which received accreditation on first visit. Her dedication and commitment to the field of pediatrics is unwavering, and we are proud to have her on our team.”

Dr. Rowe-King received her undergraduate degree from Boston University, where she graduated cum laude, and her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital.

She shares her knowledge about the pediatrics field as a professor at Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Fla.; Florida International University, Miami; and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is a member of the Physician Review Committee of the Florida Department of Health Children’s Medical Services Network, a member of the Broward Regional Emergency Medical Services Council, and serves as assistant medical director of emergency medical services for the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

Dr. Rowe-King is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Broward County Pediatric Society. Her civic involvement includes serving as team leader for Friends Reaching Friends Medical Mission Team and serving on the board of ChildNet, an organization dedicated to protecting abused, abandoned and neglected children.

Congratulations, Dr. Rowe-King!

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