Gary Lai, D.O., is the chief of emergency medicine at Broward Health Coral Spring and plays a pivotal role leading the medical team.

His journey to medicine is a personal one. “Having asthma as a child, I landed in the ER a few times, and I observed what the emergency physicians could do to help me,” he said.

Dr. Lai is driven to do his best when caring for patients in the Emergency Department. “Being able to make a difference in the lives of our patients when they are suffering from a threatening condition is my daily motivation,” he said.

Dr. Lai received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Davie.