Speaker Bios



Michael Brown, MD, Msc

Dr. Brown is the founding chair of the Department of EM at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. After graduating from medical school in 1986, he completed his EM residency training at Butterworth Hospital where he subsequently joined the faculty. It was during this period when he developed a passion for summarizing evidence in a form that is useful to clinicians. This interest led to a MSc degree in Epidemiology with a focus on evidence synthesis (i.e., meta-analysis). He currently serves as a senior associate editor for the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Co-Chair of the ACEP Clinical Policies Committee, Trustee for the SAEM Foundation, and is a member of the Executive Committee for the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine.

BegemanRhea Begeman, RN, BSN, MS

Rhea Begeman, RN, BSN, MS is the Director of Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Emergency Medicine and Center for Global Health. She attended Bradley University for her Bachelor Degree in Nursing and Rush University for her Master Degree in Health Systems Management. 

Rhea has worked in Emergency Medicine administration since 2003; prior to 2003 her experience was in Ambulatory & Primary Care administration. She is a well regarded team-leader focused on innovation and growth; in addition to overall department administration of education, research and finance, her organizational strengths include clinical operations, global health, professional development & wellness and fostering innovative collaborations. 

She has served as Member-at-Large and is currently the Treasurer of the AAAEM Executive Committee. She has been recognized for her contributions and commitment with multiple university and community leadership awards and is a key member of the five-year Heart Rescue India project. 


Marilea Grider, MS, MT(ASCP)

Marilea Grider, MS, MT(ASCP) is the Executive Administrator for Emergency Medicine and Pathology at Emory University and Emory Healthcare. She has also held interim roles as the senior administrator for Neurology, Psychiatry, and Medicine in recent years. Marilea is a certified medical laboratory scientist and is the founder of Emory Healthcare’s NAACL’s accredited Medical Laboratory Scientist program.


Nick Jouriles, MD

Nick is Professor & Chair, Emergency Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Case Western Reserve University. He trained at Dartmouth and Denver Health. He is President of the ED Benchmarking Alliance. He has served on and led many regional, national and international emergency medicine committees and boards. He has designed emergency medicine education programs and curricula for medical students, residents and post training learners. His publications are focused on education, policy and operations, particularly freestanding emergency departments. His lovely wife and daughter keep him focused on his non-medical interests – food, water sports, roller coasters and travel.

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Christopher King, MD

Dr. Christopher King is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Albany Medical College. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from Yale Medical School. He completed residency training in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. For most of his career, he divided his clinical time equally between adult and pediatric hospitals. He served for six years as a representative of the American Board of Emergency Medicine on the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Subboard including a two-year term as chair. He currently serves as a member of the executive committee of the Association for Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine (AACEM). His primary research interest is preclinical models of traumatic brain injury. 



Jeffrey Kline, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Kline received his MD from the Medical College of Virginia, and then did an emergency medicine residency followed by a research fellowship the Carolinas Medical Center. He now serves as Vice Chair of Research in emergency medicine and a professor of physiology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is the present Editor In Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine. His research interest focuses on blood clots, the people who have them, and the people who diagnose and treat them.

In the area of diagnosis, Kline’s main interests are in intuitive decision making, pretest probability to reduce medical imaging. His human treatment research includes mechanisms of resistance to fibrinolysis, use of the cyclic guanosine monophosphate signaling pathway to overcome pulmonary vasospasm and platelet hyperactivation during PE. His laboratory work focuses on mechanisms and treatment of acute pulmonary hypertension and platelet hyperactivation from pulmonary embolism. He is the cofounder of Indiana Lysis Technologies LLC, a company that seeks to translate nanoparticle-delivered plasmin for clot lysis into clinical use. 

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Nadim Lalani, MD, FRCPC

Nadim is an ER physician in Calgary who works primarily out of the South Health Campus. He wears several different hats – human being, dad, clinician educator, professional coach and innovator. The challenges, mistakes, failures and successes he experienced inspired him to share them by mentoring, blogging and tweeting. Nadim is an editor, advisor and contributor to the CANADIEM blog

Nadim is passionate about building people into the best versions of themselves. He has a strong medical education background as the former Co-founder and Assistant Program Director of the University of Saskatchewan FRCPC emergency medicine residency program. More recently he has made the transition into the world of performance coaching. He is actively trying to use coaching as a vehicle to change the culture of medicine, end burnout and improve patient care. 

SAEM_2016_00750Eddy Lang, MD

Eddy Lang is the Academic and Clinical Department Head for Emergency Medicine in the Calgary Zone. He is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary. His areas of interest are knowledge translation, evidence-based medicine and operations research. Dr. Lang is a member of the GRADE working group and has led the development of GRADE-based clinical practice guidelines in pre-hospital care in the US as well as with the International Liaison Committee for Resuscitation. Dr. Lang is also an award-winning educator having received recognition at both the university, national and international levels. He also serves as Senior Editor for the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Associate Editor for both ACP Journal Club and the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. He also writes a monthly column for the Calgary Herald on EBM as it relates to the public.


Arthur M. Pancioli, MD

Dr. Pancioli completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan in 1987, receiving a degree in computer science. He continued at the University of Michigan, receiving his MD in 1991. He attended the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Cincinnati where he served as Chief Resident during his fourth year, graduating in 1995.

Dr. Pancioli joined the faculty as the Associate Residency Director and Assistant Professor. He subsequently assumed the role of Vice Chairman in 2000. He current serves as the Richard C. Levy Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Pancioli’s primary research is in the arena of acute ischemic stroke therapy. His Principal Investigator grants have included the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) Network-Cincinnati Hub, The CLEAR Trial series, and Emergency Department Management of TIA. Dr. Pancioli has been a member of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Team since 1995.

Within UC Health Dr. Pancioli has multiple roles. He is a member of the UC Health System Board or Directors. He is one of nine voting members on the system’s finance committee. He co-chairs the medical campus master planning committee. He is the chairman of the conflict of interest committee. 


Steve Petrovic, MBA

Steve Petrovic has spent his whole working career in healthcare at UC Health. He began working for an Internal Medicine practice, working as an analyst in corporate revenue cycle and worked with Nursing Administration at University of Cincinnati Medical Center as there financial lead. Steve started his association with Emergency Medicine in 2014 replacing Bill Fussinger as the second ever Department Administrator for Cincinnati.

Steve has been active with Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine (AAAEM) since accepting his current position and serves on the membership committee and communications committee.

Steve received both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Xavier University.

Steve’s outside interests are golf, hiking, and boating. He is an avid supporter of the Xavier Musketeers and the Cleveland Browns. Steve and his wife Claire have three children, 13, 3, & 1.

PromesSusan Promes, MD, MBA

Susan B. Promes, MD, MBA is a tenured Professor at Penn State University College of Medicine where she has served as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine since 2014. Prior to 2014, Susan spent seven years at the University of California San Francisco where she was the Vice Chair for Education, the Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director and Director of Curricular Affairs for UCSF. Her scholarly work has centered around topics germane to emergency medicine medical education and clinical guidelines for practicing emergency physicians. In addition to multiple peer review publications she has been the editor of multiple board review books to prepare physicians for the emergency medicine board exam. She is an internationally recognized leader in academic emergency medicine. She is the course director for the ACEP Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Promes was recently chosen by the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine to be the editor of their new journal entitled Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training

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James J. Scheulen, MBA, PA

Jim Scheulen is the Chief Administrative Officer for Emergency Medicine and Capacity Management for Johns Hopkins Medicine.  He is responsible for the operations of the 5 Johns Hopkins Health System Emergency Departments which together manage nearly 300,000 patient visits per year. Mr. Scheulen is considered to be an expert in hospital and emergency department operations and is a leader in applying system engineering concepts to health care management.

Mr. Scheulen is the founder and director of the Hopkins Access Line and Johns Hopkins Lifeline critical care transportation service and now, as Chief Administrative Officer, leads efforts to manage hospital capacity for Johns Hopkins.  In this role, Jim leads institutional efforts at process improvement and has operationalized a one of a kind, hospital capacity optimization command center.

Mr. Scheulen is active in the leadership of pre-hospital EMS and Emergency Preparedness for Hopkins and the State of Maryland having served on the Statewide Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (SEMSAC) since 2002.  With the Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mr. Scheulen is responsible for the creation and ongoing operations of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), an office designed to assure a coordinated response to critical events across the entire Johns Hopkins Enterprise. 

Mr. Scheulen has over 25 peer reviewed publications on topics including:  care of the burn patient, Emergency Department operations and crowding, disaster preparedness and response and, most recently, the use of simulation modeling in designing emergency departments and emergency department operations.  


SklarDavid Sklar, MD

Dr. David Sklar is a Professor in the College of Health Solutions and Advisor to the Provost at Arizona State University and Editor in Chief of Academic Medicine. He is also Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus at University of New Mexico where he was a Chair of Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean and DIO for Graduate Medical Education and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

Dr. Sklar received his medical degree at Stanford University and did an internal medicine residency at the University of New Mexico and an emergency medicine Fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco. He was on the faculty of the school of medicine at the University of New Mexico for 37 years teaching, providing patient care and doing research.

His main areas of interest in research have concerned injury prevention, medical education, health policy and ethics. He is particularly interested in how medical education can transform the health care delivery system to provide better health and lower costs. He has published over 200 hundred articles in the medical literature as author or co-author. 

He served in the Senate Finance Committee as part of an RWJF Health Policy Fellowship in 2011 and 2012 and worked on the Affordable Care Act, physician payment and graduate medical education. Upon completion of the fellowship, he was chosen as Editor in Chief of Academic Medicine, the leading journal in health professions education. He has been editor for Academic Medicine since 2012.

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Terry Vanden Hoek, MD

Terry Vanden Hoek, MD is Professor & Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Professor of Physiology & Biophysics; Professor of Pharmacology; Interim Chief Medical Officer and Director, Program for Emergency Cardiovascular Care Centers for Cardiovascular Research and Global Health at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health).

He received his MD from University of Chicago and Residency at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians has served as a physician-scientist in Emergency Medicine and a volunteer for the American Heart Association (AHA)for over 15 years, dedicated to translational science and physician-scientist training that improves sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival. In the community, his work with the AHA and many other partners has helped translate existing understandings about sudden cardiac arrest into care guidelines for improving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality and post-cardiac arrest care. He is the PI on both the Illinois & India Heart Rescue Projects in which he has helped lead efforts to build a network of hospitals that partner with their emergency medical services and surrounding communities to improve sudden cardiac arrest survival and improve heart health in most at-risk neighborhoods. The goal of his laboratory work is to develop new medications for CPR delivery & biologic agents that mimic critical mechanisms of action by active cooling to improve cardiac arrest survival.