Riverside, CA - Riverside Community Hospital announced today Gregory Guldner, MD, Designated Institutional Official over Graduate Medical Education (GME), has been promoted to the role of Vice President, Academic Affairs for HCA Healthcare. Dr. Guldner joined Riverside Community Hospital in 2009 as an attending physician in the Emergency Room. He was the founding Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency in 2017 and has served as the Designated Institutional Official since January 2021. Dr. Guldner is Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine for the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine and has numerous publications, presentations, academic awards and honors.

In his new role as Vice President, Academic Affairs, Dr. Guldner will support and promote the academic quality and professional culture of HCA Healthcare's GME programs; and design and create an optimal working and academic learning environment for residents, fellows and faculty. He will monitor GME program performance through frequent observations and in-depth data analysis to identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement; thereby ensuring academic performance and accreditation excellence.

“I am excited to start this new journey with HCA Healthcare,” said Dr. Guldner. “My passion for the GME residency programs at Riverside Community Hospital and teaching the physicians of tomorrow has really influenced my path and I hope to positively shape and impact young physicians throughout the nation in this organization. HCA Healthcare understands the value in developing credible, hardworking and passionate clinicians and I am pleased to help further our mission.”

“Dr. Guldner will be based out of the Riverside Community Hospital GME Office so we happily still will be able to interact with him and see firsthand his impact on HCA education programs,” said Jackie Van Blaricum, President and Chief Executive Officer at Riverside Community Hospital. “We have been tremendously fortunate to have his expertise and dedication touch the lives of our residents and community and I am thrilled to see what he will bring to HCA in this role.”

Jason An, MD has been appointed the new Designated Institutional Official over Graduate Medical Education at Riverside Community Hospital. Dr. An has been an attending Emergency Physician at RCH since 2012 and also Co-Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program since its debut in 2017.

Steven Kim, MD will be the new Associate Designated Institutional Official. A board-certified ER physician, Dr. Kim has been at RCH since 2009 and Physician Chairman of Emergency Medicine since 2010. He was also a founding faculty member of the GME Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

Riverside Community Hospital's Graduate Medical Education Program consists of nine residencies, (Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Radiology, OBGYN and Transitional Year,) and one Cardiology Fellowship. Combined, RCH homes 210 residents and fellows.

Dr. Guldner and his family

Dr. Guldner and his wife, Amy, and children, McKenna and Gavin, at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.