Dr. Jim Comes has been appointed chief of emergency medicine at UCSF Fresno and vice chairman of emergency medicine at the University of California at San Francisco.
Comes also has been named the Gene W. Kallsen endowed chair in emergency medicine at UCSF Fresno. Endowed chairs are held by distinguished faculty.
Comes will continue to serve as head of the emergency department at Community Regional Medical Center. He also will continue his academic appointment as UCSF Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSF Fresno. Comes has been in educational leadership roles for the past 23 years and served as program director of the UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Residency Program from 2006 to 2017.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed residency training in emergency medicine at UCSF Fresno at the former Valley Medical Center.
Comes has received letters of commendation from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and 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 replaces Dr. Greg Hendey as chief of the UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Department and as endowed chair.