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Jill M. Baren, MD

PHILADELPHIA — Jill M. Baren, MD, MBE, FACEP, FAAP, a professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medical Ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) fellow for academic year 2018-19. ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, representing nearly 1,800 college and university presidents and related associations.

The ACE Fellows Program identifies and prepares faculty and staff members for senior positions in college and university administration through a cohort-based mentorship model. Following nomination by the senior administration of their institutions and a rigorous application process, 45 fellows nationally were selected this year. During the placement, fellows observe and work with the president and other senior officers at their host institution, attend decision-making meetings, and focus on issues of interest. Fellows also conduct projects of pressing concern for their home institution and seek to implement their findings upon completion of the fellowship placement.

Baren, an attending physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has served in many leadership roles at Penn Medicine and in professional organizations nationally. Her research focuses on informed consent within clinical trials of acute neurological emergencies. She has been principal investigator of the NIH- funded Greater Philadelphia - Southern New Jersey Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trial Network, a regional consortium of 14 hospitals, for the past 12 years. Baren is immediate past chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Penn (and first woman chair), and has served as a consultant to a number of professional and government agencies including the US Food and Drug Administration. 

She is currently serving a four-year term as an officer and Executive Committee member, and has been elected president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She was the 2017 recipient of the John A. Marx Leadership Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in honor of her exceptional contributions to the specialty.

Baren has lectured nationally and internationally and published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, editorials, and book chapters. She co-edited an emergency medicine case-based teaching text, “Emergency Medicine Pearls,” was the senior editor of the textbook “Pediatric Emergency Medicine,” and is an associate editor of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine Textbook, 9th edition. She is a reviewer for multiple scientific journals.

Baren received her MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Brown University. She holds a Master of Bioethics degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently completing an executive MBA degree at the Heller School of Management and Social Policy at Brandeis University.

Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $7.8 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for more than 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $405 million awarded in the 2017 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center — which are recognized as one of the nation’s top “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report — Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital – the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, a leading provider of highly skilled and compassionate behavioral healthcare.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2017, Penn Medicine provided $500 million to benefit our community.