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2017 AACEM/AAAEM Annual Retreat


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Speaker Bios


Greg Archual

Greg Archual received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from the University of Akron in 1982 and received his MBA from Ashland University in 1987. Greg also received his Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt certification from Kent State University in 2006.

Greg’s work history includes both manufacturing and healthcare sectors, working for eleven years as an industrial/management engineer with a focus on process improvement and systems engineering. His work experience also includes thirteen years managing an emergency department of a level one trauma center and nine years of academic emergency medicine practice management. He is currently Chief Operating Officer and Administrator of the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University where he is responsible for the strategic, financial, and operational success of the department’s four missions: clinical, education,research, and faculty development. Greg is responsible for all operations of the department which include: two emergency departments, two after hours clinic operations, a Center for Emergency Medical Service, hyperbaric medicine, a clinical decision unit, and a Physician Advisor Program. He is currently Secretary of AAAEM and has served as Treasurer and a Member-at-large of the AAAEM Executive Committee.


Antoinette M. Brooke, MPH

Antoinette M. Brooke, MPH is a Senior Healthcare Operations Executive with over 30 years of leadership experience in medical school, home care, acute care, managed care, trade association and state government organizations. Her organizational strengths include team building, program implementation, process improvement and facilitating the patient experience. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer Department of Emergency Medicine Clinical Practices of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Brooke’s responsibilities include the strategic, financial, operations and human resources recruitment and retention success of the department. Ms. Brooke is a key member of the Department’s senior leadership council and compensation plan committee among others. 

In her previous positions Ms. Brooke served as the Senior Clinical Administrator of the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ-RWJMS); she facilitated major reengineering initiative for St. Louis Children’s Hospital a BJC Health system member, as well as managing a large branch of a national home infusion company, and developing and managing PPOS and HMOs for the Travelers Insurance companies in Chicago and other Midwest cities.

Ms. Brooke obtained her Master’s Degree in Public Health from Yale University and her BS degree from the University of Durham in Durham, England. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, reading, traveling, cooking and is an active volunteer in her church supporting feeding the hungry ministries and chaperoning the youth group on international service immersion projects.

She is currently a member of Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine (AAAEM), is President of the AAAEM, having served as President Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, At Large Member and is an active member of the Benchmarking Committee. She was honored by her peers in 2016 with the Significant Contributions to the AAAEM Award.


Kathleen Clem, MD, FACEP

Kathleen Clem, MD, FACEP is Vice President for Emergency Services at Florida Hospital, and Chief Medical Officer at Florida Hospital East Orlando. She is Professor of Emergency Medicine in the College of Medicine, University of Central Florida.

She received her MD degree and completed her EM residency at Loma Linda University. She established one of the first International EM Fellowships and has organized teams to establish clinics, provide medical support and teaching in 11 countries.

Dr. Clem was the inaugural Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine for nine years at Duke University, where she started the Emergency Medicine residency, research, and clinical programs. She then returned to her alma mater to serve as Department Chair. While Chair she won the Loma Linda award for physician leadership and the ED received the 2014 SAEM award for advancement of women. Loma Linda University Medical Center was the Level 1 trauma center for the San Bernardino mass shooting.

Her current responsibilities include oversight of Florida Hospital Emergency Services. Florida Hospital sees over 620K ED patients annually, and has 8 campus EDs plus affiliated free-standing EDs. She teaches and practices emergency medicine at Florida Hospital East Orlando. Throughout her career she has enjoyed service to SAEM. She started the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM) and was on the Board of Directors for SAEM.


John M. Deledda, M.D.

John M. Deledda, M.D., a board certified emergency physician serves as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine for Henry Ford Health System. In his position, Dr. Deledda oversees alignment of all clinical and administrative Emergency Medicine services within Henry Ford Health System; including Henry Ford Hospital, the system’s Level 1 trauma center; four community hospital EDs, and four free standing EDs across southeast Michigan. Additionally, Dr. Deledda serves as Lead Physician of Virtual Care for Henry Ford Health System and is involved in many other system-based initiatives and committees across the organization. Dr. Deledda joined Henry Ford in May 2015 from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health, where he served as Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Chief Medical Officer, and Vice President of Medical Affairs. He also held several leadership positions including Chief of Staff and Medical Director of the Center for Emergency Care at the academic medical center. Dr. Deledda earned his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School. He completed post graduate training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. His clinical and academic interests include process improvement science applications and evidence-based guideline development in the Emergency Department aimed at improving patient safety, quality, patient experience, and physician engagement. Additionally, he has operational interests in wide scale system-based strategy and uses of virtual care.


Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS

Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University and Physician-in Chief of the Emergency Services at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is internationally known for her work in substance use disorders, women’s cardiovascular health, and mentoring physician scientists in developing independent research careers. For the past 25 years she has developed and tested interventions for alcohol, opioids and other substance use disorders, serving as PI on several large NIH, SAMSHA, and CDC studies. Dr. D’Onofrio has a long track record of mentoring junior and senior faculty members both at Yale and throughout the U.S. in multiple specialties. She is the PI of a NIDA K12 establishing the Yale Drug Abuse, Addiction and HIV Research Scholars (Yale-DAHRS) program, a three-year post-doctoral, interdisciplinary, Mentored Career Development Program with focused training in prevention and treatment of drug abuse, addiction, and HIV in general medical settings She is a founding Board member of Addiction Medicine, now recognized as a new subspecialty by the ABMS.


Dr. Richard Hamilton, MD

Richard Hamilton has been Professor and Chair of the Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine (formerly Medical College of Pennsylvania) since 2006. His professional focus has always been teaching EM and Medical Toxicology to residents and fellows and fulfilling the Department’s mission. Rich is a retired U.S. Navy Captain (Flight Surgeon) still active in aerospace physiology research and a member of the Virgin Galactic Medical Board. His other interests include digital health tools, deliberate practice in medical simulation, and building physician resilience. He’s married with four children. You can find his teaching tweets about EM and Med Tox @rjhamiltonmd @emboardprep and @toxboardprep and episodically erudite podcasts at www.emtoxcast.com


Cathi A. Harbertson

Cathi A. Harbertson is a business services Analyst with the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine. Ms. Harbertson began her work in the department immediately after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in 2008. She worked briefly as the assistant to the chair and quickly advanced to become a project analyst for the information systems and technology administrator. She has spent the past four years as business/data analyst and has been an integral part of developing a robust data and reporting structure for the Emergency Departments of Johns Hopkins Medicine. She is responsible for creating operational, research, regulatory, and financial reports that have been extremely useful for both administrative and clinical staff and leadership at Hopkins. Aside from the significant time devoted to the AAAEM surveys each year, her current work focuses on helping operationalize ED clinical decision-making pathways to improve a variety of challenges in the health system’s emergency departments.


Dr. Kristi Henderson

Dr. Kristi Henderson is the Vice President for Virtual Care & Innovation at Seton Healthcare, which is part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the country. She is also a Clinical Professor in Population Health in the Dell Medical School at UT-Austin. Prior to this role she was the Chief Telehealth & Innovation Officer for the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she led the development of a statewide telehealth program, which is recognized as a national model. A few of her accomplishments include: 2015 Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women, 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow, the 2014 Nurse Innovator of the Year, 2012 Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year, and voted an "Edge Runner" by the American Academy of Nurses. She has testified before two U.S. Senate Committees and the White House Domestic Policy Council to advance nursing and telehealth. She has made numerous presentations across the country to advance new models of care, including giving a TEDx talk and being a speaker at the 2016 SXSW event in Austin. She currently serves on the executive board for the American Telemedicine Association and on the National Quality Forum telehealth committee. She represents the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners on the National Council of State Legislators telemedicine taskforce and serves as a member of the National Governor’s Association telemedicine committee. She has also served as a telehealth advisor to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Henderson received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; her master’s degree in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women; and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi College. She maintains national certification as a family and acute care nurse practitioner and is a fellow in the Emergency Nurses Association.


Dr. Mark Henry

Dr. Mark Henry is the founding Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the 19th academic emergency medicine department in the country. He has served there since 1990. One of the first emergency medicine residency trained physicians to work in New York City, he has served in various leadership capacities, including Director of the first separate Department of Emergency Medicine in New York City at Booth Memorial Medical Center, Chair of the NYC EMS Medical Advisory Committee, and later as Chair of the New York State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee and Medical Director for the New York State EMS Program. He is a founding member of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine, served as President in 2000, and represents the AACEM on the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Council of Faculty and Academic Societies where he was elected to the Administrative Board from 2003 to 2009, the first emergency medicine physician to do so. He has been active with the American College of Emergency Physicians serving as President of the New York Chapter and a Counselor to ACEP. Through these and other venues, he has worked with his colleagues to improve access to quality emergency and trauma care here in the U.S. and in other countries.


Dr. Edward C. Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA

Dr. Jauch is Professor and Director, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, Professor in the Department of Neurosciences, and faculty on the Comprehensive Stroke Program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, Clemson University. Prior to medicine Dr. Jauch completed graduate training in bioengineering at Cornell University and was a faculty member in the Orthopedic Surgery Departments at the University of Kansas and University of Cincinnati. Dr. Jauch completed medical school and emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati after which he joined the faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke team at the University of Cincinnati in 1997. Dr. Jauch was recruited to MUSC in 2008 to help develop the Residency Program in Emergency Medicine, assist in the creation of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at MUSC, help establish MUSC's Telemedicine Program (a state-wide acute stroke telemedicine network to improve rapid diagnosis and treatment), and direct the development of a state-wide stroke system of care through the South Carolina Department of Health.


Dr. Alan E. Jones, MD

Dr. Jones received his BS in Molecular Biology in 1994 from Millsaps College and his MD from the University of Mississippi in 1999. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in 2002, during which he served as chief resident. He completed a clinical trials research fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in 2003. He was a member of the faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center from 2003-2011. In 2011 Dr. Jones moved to the University of Mississippi Medical Center as the Director of Research and Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He was promoted to Chairman of Emergency Medicine in 2013. He has been the principal investigator on a K23, R01, and UM grants from the NIH and co-investigator on numerous other grants from the NIH, AHRQ, and CDC. He has published more than 175 original peer reviewed research articles and 10 book chapters. Dr. Jones has served as grant reviewer for 10 different national and international granting agencies including the NIH and is a member of several editorial boards. Dr. Jones’ primary research interest is the emergency department diagnosis and management of septic shock. He has investigated various methods of early sepsis resuscitation and is presently developing and investigating several novel metabolic therapies for septic shock.


Dr. Eddy Lang

Eddy Lang is the Academic and Clinical Department Head and a Professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He also holds the position of Senior Researcher with Alberta Health Services. He co-chaired the 2007 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference on Knowledge Translation which remains an ongoing interest. 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 and is currently engaged in the same activity with the International Liaison Committee on 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 Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine and Associate Editor for ACP Journal Club and the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. He also writes a quarterly column for the Calgary Herald on Evidence-Based Medicine.


Dr. Michelle Lin, MD

Michelle Lin, MD UCSF Academy Endowed Chair for EM Education Professor, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine Zuckerberg San Francisco General Michelle is the founder and editor-in-chief of Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM), a health professions education startup organization which originally started as a blog and now focuses on education technologies, virtual community building, and digital scholarship. She is also the Academy Endowed Chair for Emergency Medicine Education at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).


Louis J. Ling, M.D.

Louis J. Ling is Senior Vice-President for Hospital-based Accreditation at the ACGME Previously, he was Associate Dean for GME at the University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS), and Associate Medical Director for Medical Education at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). Dr. Ling was an editor for Ford’s Clinical Toxicology, Pediatric Toxicology and Toxicology Secrets. He is an editor of the last five editions of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine and two editions of the Harwood-Nuss textbook, Clinical Emergency Medicine. He has been chair of the ACEP Academic Affairs and the Graduate Medical Education Committees; chair of the Research Committee, Editor of the recertification and continuous certification examinations and President of the ABEM. As Secretary of the University Association of Emergency Medicine he helped form and was the first Secretary of SAEM. As President of SAEM, he started the journal Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ling was on the planning committee of the Macy Foundation report on the Role of Emergency Medicine in the Future of American Medical Care. He was on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Physician Scholar program and was a member of the AMA Governing Council for the Section on Medical Schools where he was also liaison to the Council on Medical Education. He was a resident member and subsequently a regular member and Chair of the RRC in Emergency Medicine. He was a member of the original Institutional Review Committee and recently on the Board of Directors of the ACGME. Dr. Ling has received the SAEM Leadership Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UM Alumni Society, has been named a Top Doctor of the Twin Cities by Minneapolis St. Paul magazine and one of the 100 Influential Healthcare Leaders by Minnesota Physician. He is a graduate of the UMMS and his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. He spent one year on the faculty at the University of Illinois. He has directed the emergency medicine, medical toxicology and transitional year training programs. As one of the first board certified medical toxicologists in the country, he was the Medical Director of the Hennepin Regional Poison Center for 18 years and was Director of Emergency Medicine at the UMMS where he formed a new academic department in 2002. He continues to teach and see patients at HCMC.


Alyson J. McGregor, MD MA FACEP

Alyson J. McGregor, MD MA FACEP is a women’s health pioneer who has brought the concept of sex and gender differences in the delivery of acute medical care to the national stage. She is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the Co-Founder and Director for the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM) at Brown University’s Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. McGregor is also a Co-Founder and Vice Chair for the national organization Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative. Dr. McGregor’s research focus is on the effects that sex and gender have on emergent conditions and has been an advocate for this model nationally through talks such as “Why Medicine Often Has Dangerous Side Effects for Women” on TED.com.


Robert McNamara, MD, FAAEM 

Robert McNamara, MD, FAAEM received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1982 and then completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He stayed on as faculty at MCP and was the residency program director until he departed for Temple University School of Medicine in 1999. At Temple, Dr. McNamara along with his faculty was successful in the creation of a full academic department of EM in 2001 and he currently serves as Chairman at Temple University Hospital, the busiest Level 1 Trauma center in the Delaware Valley. His scholarly contributions include over 100 peer reviewed articles and abstracts and numerous textbook chapters. He was involved in the first studies bringing intra-osseous infusion and magnesium therapy for asthma to attention of the EM community.

Nationally, Dr. McNamara is a leading figure in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. He has been active in leadership roles within a number of medical societies but is best known for his achievements as a founding member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM). Dr. McNamara served as AAEM’s President from 1996 until 2002. Under his leadership the organization gained national and international stature while representing board certified emergency physicians. In 2015, he became the Chief Medical Officer of the newly created AAEM Physician Group which seeks to preserve physician-owned practices in Emergency Medicine.

Dr. McNamara currently serves as the Premier Open Coach of the U.S. National Dragon Boat Team. Teams under his direction have won over 90 medals at the World Championships. Additionally, Dr. McNamara serves on the Board of the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) as Chair of the Medical and Sports Science Commission. Dr. McNamara was born and raised in Philadelphia and currently resides in Lafayette Hill, PA.


Dr. Lewis S. Nelson, MD

Dr. Nelson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology. He is also Chief of Service of the Emergency Department at University Hospital in Newark, NJ.


Robert W. Neumar, MD, PhD, FACEP

Robert W. Neumar, MD, PhD, FACEP is Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He also serves as Co-Chair of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). Dr. Neumar has championed the growth of critical care practice within the specialty of emergency medicine, including the creation of the Joyce and Don Massey Family Foundation Emergency Critical Care Center at the University of Michigan Health System.


Gary Parrish, MD, FACEP

Dr. Parrish is the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Orlando Health/Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. He also serves as the clinical chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at ORMC and is a faculty member in their Emergency Medicine residency training program. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida School of Medicine and is currently a board-certified emergency physician in his 30th year of clinical practice. He was on duty in the Emergency Department at ORMC on June 12, 2016, and cared for victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting tragedy.


Mr. 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 most recently, has accepted a new role leading 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. 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.


Dr. Andrew Ulrich

Dr. Ulrich is a senior leader in the field of Emergency Medicine, who has advanced clinical practice and education. Dr. Ulrich graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1989 and has been in practice for close to 30 years. He completed a residency Boston City Hospital. He is currently the Vice Chair of Operations for the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ulrich is highly respected nationally for contributions to resident training and emergency department operations. He has a history of one of the longest standing Residency Directors in EM at Boston City Hospital which transitioned to Boston Medical Center spanning 1996-2008 and receiving the EMRA Residency Director of the Year Award in 2000. He also serves as an oral board examiner for ABEM for the past 15 years. Dr. Ulrich is a leader in the emerging science of quality care delivery; developing and implementing innovative ideas with practical applications for educational and operational models. Finally, in times of crisis he helped lead the efforts of Boston EMS and Boston Medical Center during the bombing at the Boston Marathon and received the prestigious Medal of Valor from the American Medical Association.


Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH

Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH is the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. He is also the Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University. Prior to his arrival at Harvard, he was Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine in Baltimore and the Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Studies.

Dr. VanRooyen’s areas of academic interest include humanitarian relief in war and conflict, human rights, and optimizing aid delivery. He has worked as an emergency physician with numerous relief organizations in over thirty countries affected by war and disaster, including Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Iraq, North Korea, Darfur-Sudan, Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has authored the textbook “Emergent Field Medicine” and written extensively on international emergency medicine development and humanitarian assistance. His most recent book, “The World’s Emergency Room” describes the evolution of modern humanitarian aid, the erosion of neutrality and the threats to healthcare workers in conflict.

He lives in Wayland, Massachusetts with his wife, Dr. Julia VanRooyen, and their three children, Alexandra, Jackson and Isabella.


Richard Zane, MD, FAAEM

Richard Zane, MD, FAAEM is the Inaugural chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Colorado Health.

Dr. Zane has been active nationally and internationally on issues related to emergency preparedness, surge and mass casualty care and recently authored the World Health Organization Hospital Emergency Response Checklist. The surge capacity and mass casualty planning and response tools Dr. Zane designed which were published by AHRQ were successfully deployed in response to hurricane Katrina and the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan. He has also worked with and received funding from the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Healthcare Resources Services Administration and the World Health Organization for projects on hospital and system emergency preparedness.

Dr. Zane has extensive experience in designing and implementing systems of emergency care, access to emergency care, and clinical integration. He has been recognized for his collaborative approach to medicine and leadership.  An experienced researcher and tool developer for AHRQ, Dr. Zane is personally interested as a Department Chair, and as a leader in health care, to assuring appropriate use of healthcare resources and is dedicated to emergency department care redesign by deploying patient centric data driven processes that match the appropriate level of resources to individual patients ensuring that the right patients are cared for in the right environment and has designed collaborative systems of acute stroke and cardiac care for hospital systems.