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Dr. Bresler is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine. Well known asan educator, Dr. Bresler is frequently invited to lecture throughout theUnited States as well as internationally. His publications in the medicalliterature include a number of textbooks, textbook chapters, and peerreviewed journal articles.Dr. Bresler has been quite active in a variety of health care arenas relatingto Emergency Medicine. He has written both California and Federal healthcare legislation and has testified frequently on health care issues beingconsidered by both the California state legislature and the United StatesCongress. Among his legislative accomplishments are a surcharge onvehicular fines, which raises over $100 million annually in California tosupport emergency care for indigent patients, a state law to prevent the“dumping” of medically unstable indigent patients from one hospital toanother, and portions of the federal anti-dumping law which providewhistle blower protection.Dr. Bresler has won the highest awards for leadership from both theAmerican College of Emergency Physicians (Wiegenstein Award) as well asthe California chapter (Edwards Award). He served for a number of yearsas Speaker of the National Council (House of Delegates) of the AmericanCollege of Emergency Physicians, and before that as President of theCalifornia chapter. The American College of Emergency Physicians hasdesignated Dr. Bresler as an Honorary Member and a Life Fellow of theCollege, as well as a Hero of Emergency Medicine.Dr. Bresler’s many educational projects have included associate editorship of thetextbook Cardiovascular Emergencies published by the American Collegeof Emergency Physicians, and associate editorship of The Textbook of EmergencyCardiovascular Care and CPR, published jointly by the American HeartAssociation and the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Federal & State Legislation
ACEP; CAL/ACEP; CMA
Emergency department patients
Teaching emergency medicine
Local populations; American delegations
Health Care Policy & Legislation