Managing Partner, Napa Valley Emergency Medical Group, Napa, Calif.; Medical Director, Medic Ambulance, Vallejo, Calif.
Emergency Medicine Residency, UCLA
Dr. Kivela is a residency trained and board certified emergency physician who works clinically as partner in a single hospital democratic group in Napa, California. He is currently President of the American College of Emergency Physicians. His goals as President are to demonstrate value to the members with every objective and initiative the College pursues and to bring greater transparency to the specialty. Dr. Kivela has several leadership positions including Medical Director of Medic Ambulance, VP of FailSafe Healthcare where he develops risk management and patient safety solutions, and works as an advisor to several small and midsize groups. He works to develop innovative solutions and has negotiated successfully with both insurance companies and employer based plans.