by Alison Smith, MD, MPH, FACEP
Congratulations to Dr. James Antinori, MD. He is Utah’s Doctor of the Year for 2022. Dr. Antinori received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1974 and has been practicing emergency medicine full time since 1977. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is an Oral Board Examiner for that organization. He has an appointment as a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine with the University of Utah College of Medicine, and is politically active at the local and national levels with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). He served as a past president of the Utah Chapter of ACEP, and is currently a member of their Board of Directors. He also represents the Utah Chapter on the national ACEP Council. He previously served as medical director of the emergency department at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salt Lake City and is still the Chief of Medicine at Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele, Utah. He is one of the founding members of the EPIC physician group and serves on its board of directors. In addition, Dr. Antinori is Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Utah Medical Association and was honored by the UMA with their Distinguished Service Award in 2010 in addition to this latest recognition.