Wild Named CMO of CMS Boston
Richard E. Wild, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP has joined the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Boston Regional Office as Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Wild is not new to CMS, nor New England. He has served as the Chief Medical Officer of the CMS Atlanta Regional Office for over 11 years. He will continue to serve as the Chief Medical Officer in Atlanta while he adds New England to his area of responsibility. Rick has long standing connections to New England, having served on the Medical School faculties of Boston University, The University of Massachusetts, and Brown University. He was the Chairman of the department of Emergency Medicine and Chief of Emergency Services at a teaching hospital of Brown University Medical School. Additionally, he served as President of the Rhode Island College of Emergency Physicians and is an active member of the Massachusetts and US Federal bar.
Dr. Wild received his MD degree from the University of Vermont, College of Medicine. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. His internship and residency training were at Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco; San Francisco General Hospital; and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He served five years as an active duty officer with the US Army Medical Corps and also served as a Department of Defense civilian emergency medicine specialist at Martin Army Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia. Dr Wild earned his BA in Biology from Dartmouth College, his JD degree from the George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, DC, and his MBA from the Columbia University Graduate Business School, in New York City. Dr. Wild has 30 years of experience as a practicing emergency physician ranging from small rural Georgia hospitals to large university teaching centers. He has served on the Medical School faculties of Boston University, University of Massachusetts, and Brown University and was Chairman of the department of Emergency Medicine and Chief of Emergency Services at a teaching hospital of Brown University Medical School. He has taught emergency medicine, health policy and legal medicine to resident physicians and medical students and has served as President of the Rhode Island College of Emergency Physicians, and as chairman or member of several American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and American Medical Association (AMA) national committees dealing with government affairs, coding, and physician reimbursement. Dr. Wild is an active