The Calvert Health System has named Dr. Stephanie Dabulis of Emergency Medicine Associates (EMA) chairman and medical director of emergency medical services. She brings outstanding experience and training to her new position.
Dabulis, who is board certified in emergency medicine, joined EMA in 2013, coming to Calvert Memorial as director of clinical operations. She says, “I was looking for a community hospital in a DC suburb and Calvert was well-recognized, dedicated to providing the best care to its community and focused on patient safety. Plus, Calvert County is a secret gem.”
Dabulis completed her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. After she graduated from medical school, she entered the US Navy, completing her internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. After her internship, she re-located to Okinawa, Japan where she was the General Medical Officer for the 3rd Force Service Support Group for the Marine Corps. During that time, she was deployed to the Kingdom of Tonga, where she managed a 50-bed hospital. From there she was stationed for two years in Groton Ct, providing medical services to submariners.
Following her time as a General Medical Officer, she returned to residency at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth VA, serving as Chief Resident. She departed the Navy in 2008 as a lieutenant commander, and began working at St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, where she realized how much she enjoyed community emergency medicine.
Her top priority in our emergency department is to improve the patient experience, “Being an ED patient is stressful and scary; there is waiting and uncertainty. I want to keep patients in a tighter communication loop, feeling involved in the process, trusting of their doctors and nurses and reassured by their decision to allow us to care for them. And I think it is important to live in the same community as my hospital. The efforts I make to improve patient care ensure that I am improving the care for my family and friends.”
Dean Teague, President and CEO, who interviewed Dabulis in 2008 when she was nominated for the position of White House Physician, says, “This community is so fortunate to have Stephanie as head of our Emergency Department. She brings excellent clinical expertise, a wealth of experience and superb leadership skills.”
Dabulis enjoys anything fitness and wellness....yoga, running, sailing, golf. She and her husband, Rob, live in Dunkirk with their three children.