Michael Stratemeier, MD, has been named chief of emergency medicine at Huntington Hospital. He was formerly associate chief and director of clinical services in the hospital's Emergency Department.
Huntington's Emergency Department's visits have increased significantly since he joined the hospital in 2002 after completing a residency in emergency medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset.
"We see an average of 140 patients per day," Stratemeier said. Annual ED volume now hovers near 50,000 visits annually, with approximately 28 percent of those resulting in admission.
Stratemeier oversees a staff that includes seven emergency medicine physicians per day, three of whom specialize in pediatric emergency medicine.
Stratemeier represents the emergency department on several hospital-wide and North Shore-LIJ Health System committees. He sits on Huntington Hospital's Medical Board, PICG, Stroke Committee, Trauma Committee, Cardiology PICG, Sepsis Task Force, Emergency Preparedness Task Force, Laboratory Committee, Blood Utilization Committee, Diabetes Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and Critical Care Committee. For the past five years, he has also served as a member of the Regional Emergency Medicine Advisory Committee.
Stratemeier graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Cornell University. The Qogue native lives in Holtsville with his wife and two children.