Speaker Bios


NJJ AGMC[1]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 has served on and led many regional, national and international emergency medicine committees and boards, including current president of the ED Benchmarking Alliance. He has designed emergency medicine education programs and curricula for medical students, residents and post training learners nationally and internationally. His publications are in education, policy and operations. He has been an AACEM member since 2010.

image1Angela M. Mills, MD

Angela M. Mills, MD is the J. E. Beaumont Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as well as the Chief of Emergency Services for the west campus of NewYork-Presbyterian. A national leader and expert in emergency medicine, Dr. Mills graduated Summa Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College and attended Temple University Medical School where she graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction. 

Dr. Mills is a graduate and former Chief Resident of the Emergency Medicine residency program at the University of Pennsylvania. She became a faculty member immediately thereafter at Penn in 2003 and advanced academically being promoted to Professor of Emergency Medicine in 2017. At Penn, Dr. Mills served in several capacities including Medical Director and as the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations. She joined Columbia in February 2018 as the inaugural Chair of the newly formed Department of Emergency Medicine. 

Dr. Mills has maintained an active research career where she has focused on emergency diagnostic imaging, clinical operations in emergency services, and the evaluation of undifferentiated abdominal pain. She has authored over 95 scientific publications and has received research funding from both federal agencies and industry. 

Dr. Mills is strongly committed to education, and her teaching has spanned undergraduates, medical students, residents, fellows, and advanced practice providers. Dedicated to combining scholarship with mentoring, Dr. Mills has influenced the careers of numerous junior faculty and trainees. She is strongly committed to education with a teaching style that allows for growth and pursuit of individual research interest. In addition, Dr. Mills has been invited to deliver lectures and grand rounds at various national venues. 

Dr. Mills has been honored with two prestigious awards: the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Mid-Career Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Mills is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. 

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Robert E. O'Connor, M.D., MPH

Robert E. O'Connor, M.D., MPH is Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. O’Connor was born in Pittsburgh, PA, attended secondary school in Philadelphia, and received his baccalaureate degree from Haverford College. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and completed emergency medicine residency training at the Medical Center of Delaware. He has worked as a Clinician for over 30 years, and has served as a State EMS Medical Director, Department Research Director, Medical Student Clerkship Director, EMS Fellowship Director and Residency Program Director. Dr. O’Connor has served as principal or co-investigator on over 50 extramural and multi-center funded projects, and has presented more than 400 research papers and lectures at local, national, and international meetings. He has over 150 published manuscripts, has co-authored six books and served as editor-in-chief of three textbooks. He has served as a peer-reviewer for over 20 journals, and is a past President of the National Association of EMS Physicians and Advocates for EMS. He is a past Chair of their Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Committee and served on both the Scientific Advisory Council and the Manuscript Oversight Committee for the American Heart Association. He served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians from 2010 through 2016. He also serves on the 3CPR Council for the American Heart Association. His primary research and professional interests are in resuscitation, pre-hospital care and EMS systems. He is a member of a number of academic societies and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. He enjoys active clinical practice and is a member of the medical staff at the University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA. Dr. O’Connor, of Charlottesville, Va., is professor, chair and physician-in-chief of the department of emergency medicine at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville. He is currently the Marcus L. Martin Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine at UVA.


David T. Overton MD, MBA

David Overton, MD is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. He additionally serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. 

Dr. Overton attended Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati.  He is board-certified in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, and holds an MBA from Michigan State University. 

Dr. Overton has received numerous research and service awards, has been published in a wide variety of professional journals and textbooks, and has served as a peer reviewer for a number of scientific journals. 

He is active in a number of professional societies, including ACEP, SAEM, the ACGME and the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians, which he has served as President.


Steven T. 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.

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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 active in the leadership of pre-hospital EMS and Emergency Preparedness for Hopkins and the State of Maryland and was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Board, which oversees the operation of all EMS activity in the state 

Mr. Scheulen has over 30 peer reviewed publications on topics including: care of the burn patient, Emergency Department operations and crowding, disaster preparedness and, most recently, the use of simulation modeling in designing emergency departments and in hospital and emergency department operations.  



Seaberg, David C USAC 2x2[18056]David C. Seaberg, M.D., C.P.E., F.A.C.H.E.

Dr. David C. Seaberg is the Executive Vice President of Academic Emergency Departments at US Acute Care Solutions and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio.  Prior to this, he served as the Inaugural Dean of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Campus and also served as Senior Vice President of Physician Integration at the Erlanger Health System.  He also was a tenured Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Dr. Seaberg has served as President and Chairman of the Board of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the preeminent Emergency Medicine specialty society that represents over 37,000 emergency physicians. 

Dr. Seaberg attended medical school at the University of Minnesota and did his Emergency Medicine residency training at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Certifying Commission in Medical Management. He has over 175 publications, book chapters and abstracts and has received numerous teaching and research awards.