Emergency medicine physician Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH has been everywhere from Malawi to Rio de Janeiro making an impact and collecting experiences that inform and inspire his work. His insatiable curiosity for the world around him can be seen in the objects that adorn his office as well as in his bedside manner. “I talk to all of my patients about where they’re from because I care, and because nothing connects more than people being interested in who you are, not just your disease.”
Fleegler splits his time between treating patients, co-directing the hospital’s sedation service, developing the disease management system TriVox Health and publishing research on topics such as gun violence. “I feel totally at home in pediatric emergency medicine,” says Fleegler. “The thing I love most is being able to connect with patients who are scared and worried and make them know that it’s going to be OK. How you talk to people is a part of any good doctor’s care. We have to care for our patients holistically.”
Scroll over the items around Fleegler’s office to learn more about his life, work and innovations.