Research Medical Center has announced Jason Eppler, MD, as its new emergency department medical director. In this role, Dr. Eppler will provide medical leadership required to support the growth, development, and operation of emergency medical services at Research Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center. Most recently Dr. Eppler was assistant medical director at Centerpoint Medical Center’s Level 2 Trauma Center. Dr. Eppler was previously a member of Midwest Emergency Physicians, serving as an emergency medicine physician at Research Medical Center for three years.
He has served similar emergency medicine physician roles at various other hospitals in Kansas, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.
“We are truly excited to have Dr. Eppler join our staff and fully support his leadership role,” said Kevin J. Hicks, chief executive officer at Research Medical Center. “He brings a wealth of emergency medicine experience and will be a great asset as we continue to serve the community as a Level 1 Trauma Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center and Certified Primary Stroke Center.”
Dr. Eppler earned a double major in microbiology and biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma-Norman, and received his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He also completed an emergency medicine fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN. In addition, he completed his family medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Department of Family and Preventative Medicine in Oklahoma City, OK.