International Emergency Department Leadership Institute

Whether you are involved in designing your own facility or just want to learn more about the process, the ED Design Course will prepare you for all the challenges you may face.

Watch Jon Huddy, Dr. Luis Lobón, and Dr. Jason Tracy on discuss COVID 19 Emergency Department Redesign.


Jon Huddy has designed over 300 emergency departments across the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East, South America and Australia. He is considered the world-wide leader in emergency department design. Huddy is an architect and president of Huddy HealthCare Solutions, an international healthcare consulting firm focused on the specialty of ED planning and design. Huddy consults with health ministry leaders, national health systems, regional health networks, hospitals, physicians, and local architects to deliver an unmatched depth of ED design experience to each project. His focus is on working with care givers to define lean operational flow and to create high-performance design solutions. Huddy has written numerous articles and spoken to many international audiences. He has authored two editions of Emergency Department Design: A Practical Guide to Planning for the Future published by the American College of Emergency Physicians. 


Dr. Lobón attended medical school at the University of Cantabria Faculty of Medicine in Santander, Spain. He completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical and Beth Israel Medical Centers in New York. After residency, Dr. Lobón joined Medicines du Monde and was stationed in Kenya and Somalia as a field physician and chief medical officer for East Africa operations.

Dr. Lobón is a course director for the International Emergency Department Leadership Institute, developing and teaching the master-level course (Continued Executive Education), which explores topics central to the global challenges in Emergency Department management and leadership and formulates future strategies for the advancement of Unscheduled Emergent Care. Dr. Lobón is the past president of the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians (MACEP). Dr. Lobón has extensive experience in Emergency Medicine operations and management with several peer-reviewed published articles. Most recently, Dr. Lobón’s area of management and research has focused on the integration of transitions of care across health care systems from community to academic centers working collaboratively with other disciplines and leaders to rationalize efficiency and financial models of population management.


Dr. Tracy is currently the Chief of Emergency Medicine at the South Shore Hospital. He served as chief resident at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) and, from 2003-2007, was the assistant program director of the residency. In 2005, Dr. Tracy became the Director of Operations at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and subsequently served as Chief of Emergency Medicine at Nashoba Valley Medical Center and Chief of Emergency Medicine at Whidden Memorial Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Tracy lectures internationally on emergency department design and operations.