Ethan Booker, MD, FACEP, is the chief medical officer for telehealth at MedStar Health. He has enjoyed a career at MedStar Health since 2005, sharing and growing his expertise in emergency medicine, connected care, health policy, and innovation. As the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar Health’s more than 300 care locations include 10 hospitals, urgent care clinics, ambulatory care centers, and primary and specialty care providers. MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research, and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care.
Dr. Booker is a member of the MedStar Institute for Innovation leadership team, serves as the medical director of the MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center and MedStar eVisit, and is a senior attending physician in emergency medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He received undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan and completed residency training in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. He joined the faculty at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in 2005. Dr. Booker has served as assistant medical director for MedStar Transport and director of operations improvement for the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Emergency Department. He is a core faculty member of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Washington Hospital Center emergency medicine residency and the founding director of the MedStar Institute for Innovation/MedStar Emergency Physicians telehealth fellowship.
Dr. Booker is a past president of the DC Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), sits on ACEP’s Reimbursement Committee, and represented emergency medicine as ACEP’s advisor to the AMA/Specialty Society RBRVS Update Committee from 2011-2018.
With a passion for helping transform health care to best serve patients and those who care for them, Dr. Booker also actively publishes research findings and speaks with the press—especially as the COVID-19 response exponentially expanded connected care offerings and possibilities.