CarePoint Health’s Ramnik Dhaliwal Wins “Champion of Leadership and Advocacy” Award

Inaugural Colorado ACEP award presented to CarePoint's Director of Government Affairs for his "tireless advocacy for Emergency Medicine."
Ramnik "Ricky" Dhaliwal

February 26, 2024

Ramnik “Ricky” Dhaliwal, MD, JD, CarePoint Health’s Director of Government Affairs, recently won the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Colorado chapter’s inaugural “Champion of Leadership and Advocacy” award.

The award, which recognizes a Colorado ACEP member who is a “dedicated and innovative champion through their leadership and legislative advocacy for Emergency Medicine and the patients for which we care,” according to Colorado ACEP President Rebecca Kornas, MD, was presented to Dr. Dhaliwal at Colorado ACEP’s annual meeting on Jan. 25, 2024, at Logan Street Restaurant in Denver.

Immediate past Colorado ACEP President Anna Engeln, MD, said this as she presented the award to Dr. Dhaliwal: “It is my honor to present this award in its inaugural year to Dr. Ricky Dhaliwal. This award is in gratitude for your tireless advocacy for Emergency Medicine. Dr. Dhaliwal has been a member of COACEP since he arrived in Colorado in 2016, serving as president in 2021, and has led our COACEP into being the specialty chapter that our legislators look to for innovative solutions and thoughtful opinions when creating the legislation that will impact our specialty and patients.

“Dr. Dhaliwal, in addition to completing an EM/IM residency, is also a JD — expertise that has been invaluable when navigating potential legislation and bills. On behalf of COACEP, thank you for helping empower our chapter’s ability to impart impactful change. Your leadership has inspired many, myself very much included. Thank you, Dr. Dhaliwal, for all you have done to promote the issues that impact Emergency Medicine and our patients.”

Three people, including CarePoint Health's Ramnik "Ricky" Dhaliwal, posing for a photo

Dr. Dhaliwal joined CarePoint in May 2020 as an Emergency Medicine Physician at Sky Ridge Medical Center (Lone Tree, CO).

In addition to being dual-trained in Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine and an attorney, Dr. Dhaliwal has an academic background in computer science and programming and has worked at the National Defense University and Government Accountability Office. His unique skillset has allowed him to excel in varied leadership roles, including past president of the 15,000-member Emergency Resident Association (EMRA) and Medical Director of Urgent Care at Hennepin County Medical Center (Minneapolis, MN).

He has also worked on hospital- and system-wide initiatives in the areas of provider risk, standardization of care, patient safety, and quality improvement.

Dr. Dhaliwal is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University of Colorado School of Law. He completed his dual residency at Hennepin, where he served as Chief Resident. He also holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration, Information Systems Management degrees from George Washington University (Washington, D.C.).

We’re extremely proud of and thankful for all our staff, physicians, and advanced practice providers at CarePoint and the life-changing work they do each and every day.