James Kennedye, MD, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, most recently served as an Emergency Physician at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa. Dr. Kennedye’s lengthy service in the military included serving as Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps, United States Naval Reserve from 2000-2010. A long standing member of the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) and the Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS), he has served on the executive boards of both organizations. He is interested in working on a national policy scale which attempts to merge individual, community, state and national desires into a coherent, reproducible and sustainable health care system. Dr. Kennedye received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1998 and completed his emergency medicine residency at Washington University, St. Louis Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 2002.