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Wes Fields, MD

EM Faculty

  • Undergrad: College of Creative Studies, BA Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Medical School: Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Residency: Emergency Medicine, UCLA/Harbor General Hospital, Torrance CA
  • Visalia area highlight: Living at the foot of the Thirteens, highest series of North American mountain peaks outside Alaska
  • Kaweah ED highlight: Being part of the core faculty committed to Kaweah's transition from great regional hospital to an important teaching hospital
  • Little known fact: Published fiction as William Wesley - see the novel 'Ghost Dancing, an EMTALA Tale'
  • Proudest personal moment: [Would be personal]
  • Proudest professional moment: Three-way tie between: founding our specialty's national platform for federal regulatory policy, the EM Action Fund; winning Master Clinician Award from CEP America; being re-elected to CEP America board in 2013 without opposition.
  • Special interest (s): Reading, writing, hiking, cycling, gardening, remodeling homes
  • If you knew me you’d know: How important my sense of humor is to me
  • Favorite Visalia activity: Heading up to Sequoia National Park
  • Why live in Visalia: Because of what good neighbors our fellow Visalians are
  • If I couldn’t be a physician, I’d: Be a starving artist
  • EM Residents: Are not just the future of our own specialty, but future leaders in our evolving health care system