Vice President, Atlantic Health System, Coordinated Care Transitions
David Schreck, MD, MS, FACP, FACEP, FHM is responsible for care transitions across Atlantic Health System’s medical care enterprise, including emergency medicine, hospital medicine, urgent care and post-acute care. He also works with the organization’s Clinical Business Intelligence and Standardization teams developing and using advanced data analytic models to improve care quality and efficiency. Prior to his current role, he was Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Overlook Medical Center.
Dr. Schreck has more than 30 years of point-of-care medical experience in emergency departments and primary and urgent care practices, where he is considered an expert in designing efficient operations and hospitalist programs. He also has extensive research experience creating and implementing medical devices based on physiologic systems models, including cardiac monitors and electrocardiogram (ECG) diagnostic applications. Additionally, Dr. Schreck is an inventor of medical devices, such as the nitinol cardiovascular catheter stent. This work has earned him several national and state research awards in emergency and critical medicine.
As a nationally-recognized emergency physician and hospitalist, Dr. Schreck has lectured on asthma, acid-base fluid and electrolyte analysis, cardiac arrhythmias, clinical research methods, heart failure, electrocardiogram analysis, mathematical modeling, health care business operations, artificial neural network applications and medical applications of fractal and chaotic dynamics. He also has an extensive bibliography resulting from his 35 plus years of experience in clinical research and was a previous editor of the peer-reviewed journal Computers in Biology and Medicine published by Elsevier.
Before joining Atlantic Health System, Dr. Schreck was Chairman of Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine at the Summit Medical Group in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. He also held positions of Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Capital Health System in Trenton, NJ, and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield, NJ. Prior to that, he worked for Emergency Medical Associates of NJ, first as President and Medical Director of their Urgent Care, Primary Care and Hospitalist Medicine divisions and later as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy.
After earning a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering Science in 1975 from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, Dr. Schreck received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine in 1980. He then completed dual residency programs in internal medicine and emergency medicine as a visiting clinical fellow at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Schreck is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ and was previously Adjunct Professor of Chemical Biology and Physiology at Stevens Institute of Technology.