Dr. Jim Comes, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, was appointed Chief of Emergency Medicine at UCSF Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine and Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Comes earned his BS from the University of California Irvine and his MD from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his emergency medicine residency training at UCSF Fresno (Valley Medical Center). Jim has dedicated his career to graduate medical education, serving in an educational leadership role for the past 23 years, first as program director for the transitional year internship and assistant residency director followed by program director from 2006-2017 for the UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Jim is chair of the Emergency Department at Community Regional Medical Center, one of the busiest emergency departments in the state. He has received letters of commendation from Senator Barbara Boxer and other elected officials for his service to the community. He is the recipient of the Haile Debas Academy of Medical Educators UCSF Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, he serves as an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Comes will hold the endowed Gene Kallsen Chair in Emergency Medicine at UCSF Fresno and provide visionary leadership for the clinical, educational and research components of emergency medicine.