Dr. Oscar John Ma

He has edited 20 reference textbooks, including Ma and Mateer's Emergency Ultrasound.

A Little About Me

Dr. Oscar John Ma may no longer be an emergency room doctor, but he is still very much involved in the medical field. In addition to his busy schedule of volunteer work and other medical commitments, he maintains a keen interest in healthcare innovations and best practices.

Purpose and Duties in the Present
As a healthcare consultant, Dr. John Ma helps major hospitals enhance their quality of care and protect their patients from harm. Another of his occupations is that of a journalist.
Research in the Past

In 1981, Dr. John Ma enrolled at the University of Colorado in Boulder to begin his undergraduate education. Between 1981 and 1986, he studied for and earned a B.A. in the arts. A year was spent in England at Lancaster University on a scholarship for juniors. Starting in 1986, he attended the M.D. program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Beginning with an internship in internal medicine at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., in 1990 and 1991, the postgraduate education was highly varied. John Ma began an emergency medicine residency program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in 1991 and was named Chief Resident the following year.


Ongoing Training and Education

Throughout his medical career, John Ma's knowledge and experience opened doors to numerous managerial advancements. Between the years 2001 and 2012, a variety of management courses were completed.

Courses for hospital department chairs, physicians in management, and lean leaders were also taken. Dr. Oscar John Ma has participated in several professional development activities, including a physician leadership academy and workshops for new and aspiring chairs. He emerged with a certificate in Executive MBA Essentials.

Over his 30-year medical career, John Ma participated in a wealth of research, studies, and opportunities to advance as a leader of medical teams at several different hospitals.

At the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, he first entered the medical field as a member of the attending staff. Medical director at Carolina Air Care was the next step for John Ma. Within a year, he advanced to the position of residency research director and director of emergency ultrasonography in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

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