The American College of Emergency Physicians has recognized Dr. Kristi Koenig, UC Irvine professor of emergency medicine, as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine.” The campaign, part of ACEP’s 40th anniversary, recognizes emergency physicians who have made significant contributions to emergency medicine, their communities and their patients. “Emergency physicians are on the front lines of America’s health care system, providing the essential community service of emergency care,” ACEP President Dr. Linda L. Lawrence said. “The dedication, passion and commitment Dr. Koenig has shown embodies the vision of ACEP’s founders and the ideals of our specialty.” Koenig, who also serves as director of public health awareness and co-director, EMS and Disaster Medical Sciences Fellowship at UCI, is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of homeland security, disaster and emergency medicine, emergency management, and emergency medical services.