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Name: Emily Aaronson, MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Chief Quality Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital /Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Bio: Dr. Emily Aaronson is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Prior to this, Dr. Aaronson was a resident in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, where she served as a chief resident. She then completed the Harvard Medical School fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, and a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Before medical school, Dr. Aaronson worked in healthcare consulting for the consulting arm of the Advisory Board Company. Dr. Aaronson is currently is involved in MGH's quality infrastructure serving as Assistant Chief Quality Officer in the MGH Lawrence Center for Quality and Safety. In this role she is in involved in the safety infrastructure that reviews safety reports and serious reportable events throughout the hospital, and participates in the Root Cause Analysis of major events. She is also a member of the MGH Emergency Department Quality and Safety leadership team, where she participates in review of adverse events in the Emergency Department. She has conducted research and published on quality in emergency care and continues to partner with the division of palliative care on improving the quality of palliative care for patients in the ED as the institution's Palliative Care Scholar in Emergency Medicine.
Name: Josie Acuña, MD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Acuña completed her emergency ultrasound fellowship from the University of Arizona in 2017. Afterwards she continued on at the University of Arizona as core ultrasound faculty. She has worked closely with the various colleges at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Campus lecturing on the use of bedside ultrasound, providing hands-ultrasound teaching sessions to students and has been involved in projects to integrate ultrasound education into the core curriculum. She also serves as chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee for the College of medicine. She currently serves as a mentor for a number of students conducting ultrasound research and is a founding member of the LEADRS (Leaders in Emerging Academic Development of Residents and Students) program whose goal is to provide mentoring relationships to medical students and residents who come from groups underrepresented in medicine. Dr. Acuña is heavily involved in research. Her most recent research projects and publications included a multicenter study on gender differences in ultrasound milestone assessments during emergency medicine residency training. Her current research involves instituting an ultrasound training program within the College of Nursing and instituting a paramedic ultrasound guided IV access program utilizing the handheld ultrasound. She has also lectured on point-of-care ultrasound at national venues such as SAEM and AIUM.
Name: Pooja Agrawal, MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Agrawal is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Global Health Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University. She is the Immediate Past-President of AWAEM, an entity within SAEM, dedicated to enhancing the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Agrawal has established a national reputation in responding to complex humanitarian emergencies with a specific focus on refugee health and gender disparities. As an educator, she lectures extensively on gender disparities in medicine, humanitarian assistance, refugee resettlement, and refugee health. Dr. Agrawal’s academic research focuses on the disparities of refugees and other displaced populations. She studies issues specific to forced migration and aims to implement sustainable interventions to affect the challenges these populations face. She is currently investigating health literacy, healthcare access and long term health outcomes of resettled refugees in the US, as well as the impact of low English proficiency on the ability to access acute care services. Dr. Agrawal holds a faculty appointment in the Yale School of Medicine and Yale Center for Asylum Medicine and is on the Board of Directors of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), a refugee resettlement agency in New Haven, Connecticut.
Name: Nicole Battaglioli, MD, FACEP
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr Battaglioli is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University. She is passionate about the topics of physician well-being, diversity and inclusion and the effects of unconscious bias in the learning environment. She is the Co-Founder of the Academic Life in EM Resident Wellness Think Tank and the Founder of Komorebi Physician Wellness and Coaching.
Name: Anna Bona, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Simulation Medicine Facultyimulation Department, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Indiana University School of Medicine
Bio: I am an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Simulation Medicine Faculty at Indiana University. Currently I am partaking in ALiEM's Faculty Incubator program. I completed my residency training at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, with the opportunity to serve as chief my final year. I am interested primarily in using simulation for communication skills, particularly difficult conversations, error disclosure, and women self promotion to address the gender gap in medicine.
Name: E Page Bridges, MD
Title: Assistant Clinical Professor, Assistant Clerkship Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Bridges is a native of Greenville and ran track and cross country at Furman University. She attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with distinction, receiving the SAEM Excellence in Emergency Medicine award. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Bridges is currently the Assistant Clerkship Director for Emergency Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Greenville and the Director of Resident Teaching for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Prisma Health – Upstate. She also serves as a Career Counselor and mentor for students at the School of Medicine. She recently received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award for “clinical excellence and outstanding compassion in the delivery of care and who show respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues.” She is a member of the Board of the South Carolina College of Emergency Physicians and currently serves as Vice President.
Name: Jenny Castillo, MD
Title: Assistant Professor and Director of Wellness, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Bio: Jenny Castillo, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine for Columbia University Medical Center, and an Attending Physician within the New York Presbyterian Columbia’s Emergency Medicine Department. Her passion is physician well-being and is currently the Director of Wellness for the Department of Emergency Medicine. She is currently working on projects involving wellness in the workplace environment, promoting wellness improvements and creating a cultural change within the medicine. Regionally, Dr. Castillo is the co-founder of NYC EM Well-being Alliance, a collaboration of emergency medicine physicians working on well-being initiatives. Additionally, Dr. Castillo is on multiple national wellness committees working on issues on a national level.
Name: Anita Chary, MD, PhD
Title: Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
Bio: Anita Chary, MD PhD, is an emergency physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is chief resident at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. Dr. Chary is an anthropologist whose research focuses on health disparities and health systems development in low-resource settings. She has worked with Maya Health Alliance, a non-governmental organization in Guatemala, since 2008 on child nutrition, women’s health, and chronic disease programs, and has published a book about rural health in Guatemala. She is former editor-in-chief of Global Health Hub. Dr. Chary is a dynamic speaker with ample experience in national and international conference presentations and keynote addresses. She has additionally taught courses in medical anthropology, public health, and qualitative research. Within medical education, Dr. Chary has delivered innovative lectures, panels, and interactive workshops about race and gender in emergency medicine. Topics include race as a social construct, forms of racism in patient care and provider experience, defining and responding to microaggressions, and how social identities affect clinical leadership.
Website: Culture, Health, Equality
Sample Presentation: SAEM Education Innovation: Development and Implementation of a Resident-Led Health Equity CurriculumChary A. Black lives matter: thoughts from the delivery ward in St. Louis [web publication]. Global Health Hub, September 21, 2015
Name: Sharon Chekijian, MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Yale University School of Medicine
Bio: Dr. Chekijian joined the Yale School of Medicine faculty in 2007 where she works full time as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine.She has served as the inaugural Medical Director of patient experience since 2011. Dr. Chekijian is a seasoned educator and is the founding Medical Director of the APP residency program which admitted its 1st cohort in 2015. She completed the Yale Medical Education Fellowship in 2014. Her research interests lie in global emergency medicine and include emergency care systems' development in low and middle-income countries, unintentional injury prevention in low and middle-income countries, as well as stroke and cardiac care in low and middle-income countries. Dr. Chekijian has led and participated in projects in the Republic of Armenia, Uganda, and Iraq. She has consulted for the World Bank and the US Department of State. She is an active member of the Stroke Initiative Advisory Task-Force for Armenia (SIATA). Dr. Chekijian was awarded a Fulbright in 2020 for her work to improve emergency care in Armenia by the establishment of a new emergency medicine residency program in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health of Armenia and supported from a research standpoint by the School of Public Health at the American University of Armenia. She is deeply committed to patient experience, communication and humanism in medicine.
Name: Corrie Chumpitazi, MD, MS
Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Bio: Corrie Chumpitazi completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin and her residency in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for her Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship where she has remained and is currently an Associate Professor of pediatrics in the Section of Emergency Medicine. She is the Sedation Oversight Committee co-chair at Texas Children’s Hospital and Associate Chief of Research. Her funded research is in the area of quality pain and sedation management, and eliminating disparities in these areas. She is site Principal Investigator for the Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center. She is chair of the Society for Pediatric Sedation’s Provider Course, which offers sedation simulation courses across the country.
Name: Wendy C. Coates, MD
Title: Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Wendy C. Coates, MD is an Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. She is a Member-at-Large of the SAEM Board of Directors. Dr. Coates is committed to the advancement of medical education in Emergency Medicine and founded a fellowship in Educational Scholarship in 1996 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where she was the Director of Education for 25 years. She served as the dean of the UCLA Acute Care College for 15 years. She is the Co-Chair of the SAEM Task Force that created the ARMED MedEd course for Education Research. She has been a staunch advocate and leader in medical student education and has published extensively in the fields of mentorship, faculty development, and education research methods. Dr. Coates serves as a team physician and educator for dance companies, has created an injury prevention curriculum for professional dancers, and advises health care providers who treat them.
Name: Marin Darsie, MD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery (work as a neurointensivist after completing a neurocritical care fellowship)
Bio: I am Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery who staffs in the ED and Neurocritical Care Unit at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, WI. I completed both my emergency medicine residency and neurocritical care fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. This somewhat unusual path to neurocritical care and hunger for more resources aimed at trainees led me to become Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Pocket Guide to Neurocritical Care. I currently serve on the Executive Planning Committee for the inaugural iWIN (International Women in Intensive and Critical Care Medicine) Conference which has been tentatively rescheduled for June 2021.
Name: Jillian Davison, MD, FACEP
Title: Ultrasound Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: I attended Penn State University for medical school and Orlando Health for EM residency. I did an Ultrasound fellowship at Orlando Health and serve as the Co-Director of Emergency Ultrasound at the Orlando Health EM Residency program. My passions include resident wellness, interactive teaching formats, and emergency ultrasound.
Contact: Almaz Dessie, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Columbia University Medical Center
Name: Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH
Title: Director of Internal Programs STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Dobiesz is Director of Internal Programs at STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and serves as core faculty at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Her research is focused on improving maternal health in emergency settings, medical education, and gender inequities in academic medicine. She is the co-director of a national course called Special Deliveries to improve the clinical skills and knowledge of emergency medicine providers for vaginal deliveries and senior editor on the Manual of Obstetric Emergencies. She is also principle inventor of a prototype medical device designed to autotransfuse women suffering life threatening postpartum hemorrhage in low resource settings in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
Name: Katherine Dolbec, MD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Katie graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 2010. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Maine Medical Center in 2013 and her fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in 2014. She worked at multiple hospitals in Maine and Colorado before returning to the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Emergency Department in November, 2016. Katie has worked as a team physician with Lewiston High School, Colby College, and Bates College. She has provided coverage for events such as Ironman Lake Placid, the Maine Marathon and the Beach 2 Beacon 10K Road Race. She is also a team physician for the U.S. Ski Team Women’s Alpine Speed Team. Katie is currently the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Her academic interests include musculoskeletal medicine, ski medicine, exercise as medicine, Emergency Medicine residency orthopedics and sports medicine curriculum development, and medical education. In her free time, Katie enjoys running, cycling, alpine and cross country skiing, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Name: Onyinyechi Eke, MD
Title: Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Born and raised in Nigeria, Dr. Onyinyechi Eke completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
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Name: Andrea Fang
Title: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director / Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Stanford University
Bio: Andrea Fang, MD, is the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship director at Stanford University School of Medicine. She enjoys lecturing on many pediatric emergency medicine topics and has particular insight coming from the emergency medicine perspective. In her first year at Stanford, the residents presented her the “Outstanding Teaching Attending of the Year” award. She completed her residency in emergency medicine and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She obtained her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. Grand rounds lectures.
Name: Caroline Freiermuth, MS, MHS
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Freiermuth is an associate professor of emergency medicine and serves as the residency research director at the University of Cincinnati. She has been conducting research regarding sickle cell disease since 2011 and is passionate about educating others regarding the morbidity and mortality of this disease, the disparities experienced by this patient population and the appropriate acute management when presenting to the ED. She serves as the chair elect for the Emergency Department Sickle Cell Care Coalition, aimed at improving the ED care for patients with sickle cell disease across the country. Dr. Freiermuth is an advocate for safe and effective pain management, and has been a proponent of harm reduction efforts surrounding opioid use. She is currently a co-chair of the pain stewardship committee at the University of Cincinnati and a leader in the Scientific Committee on Opioid Prevention and Education for the state of Ohio. Her research has included naloxone distribution, medications for opioid use disorder, and genomics of OUD.
Name: Rebecca Goett, MD, FACEP, FAAHPM
Title: Asst. Professor & Asst. Res. Program Director, Asst. Dir. for Advanced Chronic Illness & Bioethics, Emergency & Palliative Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: My goal is to incorporate palliative care into medical education both throughout medical school and residency. I am trained in emergency medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. My goal is to disseminate primary palliative care for emergency medicine providers but also help palliative care providers integrate more into their local emergency departments. Locally, I am APD to the EM residency at NJMS in Newark, serve on our hospital's ethics committee and have been doing ED-Pall Care consults during COVID in addition to my clinical ED shifts. Also help to teach medical students and emergency medicine residents by discussing palliative care in EM clerkship, communication workshops during intern bootcamp, ethics lectures/ case studies, and leading the Palliative Care scholarly track at NJMS. Nationally, to help achieve my goal over the past few years, I have been an active officer in American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) palliative care section where I have served as their secretary and microsoft editor. In 2016, I presented a concurrent session at American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) annual assembly in Chicago on 'Dying alone: End of life care of the quarantined patient' that discussed ethics and moral dilemmas in treating a quarantined patient. Also, I founded AAHPM Emergency Medicine Forum and served as chair.
Name: Jordana Haber, MD, MACM
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Jordana J. Haber, MD, MACM, FACEP is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine. She is the director of Clinical Education for the UNLV emergency medicine residency, and the medical director for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner service at University Medical Center.
Name: Azita Hamedani, MD, MPH, MBA
Title: Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: University of Wisconsin
Name: Linda L. Herman, MD, FACEP
Title: Program Director Kaweah Delta EM Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine
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Name: Amy Hildreth, MD
Title: Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine; EM Simulation Director, Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, USUHS, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: LCDR Amy Hildreth received her bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2008. She was awarded a position in the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program to attend medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, which she graduated in 2013 with her doctorate in medicine. She completed her emergency medicine residency through the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency in 2017 as a reservist in the Navy Active Duty Delay for Specialists program. She began her active duty Naval Career in 2017 at Naval Medical Center San Diego, where she is currently Assistant Program Director in the Emergency Medicine Department. She is the Emergency Department Simulation Director and a faculty leader of the Residency Wellness Committee. She also serves on the command Professional Development Committee. She was named Assistant Professor of Military/Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in January, 2018. In 2018 she deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan where she was a member of the NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit; for her service she received the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation medal. She has had multiple peer reviewed publications, contributed 10 chapters to EM Fundamentals: The Essential Handbook for Emergency Medicine Residents, and was one of four authors of the fourth edition of Pocket Emergency Medicine which was published in 2018.
Name: Courtney Hutchins, MD, MPH
Title: Outgoing resident/Incoming attending, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: University of Chicago
Bio: Dr. Hutchins is an emergency medicine resident at the University of Chicago. Her interests lie in health policy and advocacy with a focus on access to health care and insurance coverage, women’s issues, and systemic barriers to care for vulnerable populations. Her academic projects have focused on physician perceptions of Medicaid expansion, trauma informed care delivery, hospital based violence intervention, and sexual and reproductive health. She authored the Introduction to Health Policy chapter in the EMRA resident advocacy handbook and currently sits on the ACEP state legislative and regulatory and quality improvement committees. Dr. Hutchins is an advocate for women in medicine and the current founder and chair of the EM women’s board at University of Chicago. She believes that encouraging young physicians to learn about health policy, find their voice, and advocate for issues that affect both them and their patients is key to improving the future of health care. Dr. Hutchins obtained her medical doctorate from Rush University in Chicago and holds a Masters of Public Health in health policy and management from Drexel University.
Name: Gabrielle A. Jacquet, MD, MPH
Title: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director of Global Health, BMC Emergency Medicine Residency; Assistant Director of Global Health, Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Gabrielle Jacquet is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center. She received her MD from the University of Vermont and her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Jacquet completed her Residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health and her Fellowship in International Emergency Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Jacquet focuses her work on improving and standardizing the delivery of global health training and experiences within undergraduate and graduate medical education. She has taught emergency medicine, assisted in developing emergency care systems and training programs, and conducted research in India, Ghana, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Haiti, and Colombia. Dr. Jacquet has over 25 peer-reviewed publications and has lectured at many national and international emergency medicine conferences. Most recently, Dr. Jacquet has focused her time on founding and serving as Course Director for the newly released Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health: a 3-part open-access, online, interactive course available at edX.org. Dr. Jacquet is the director of global health for the BMC emergency medicine residency program and the assistant director of global health at the BU School of Medicine.
Name: Angela Jarman, MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor, Director of Sex & Gender in EM, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Angela Jarman is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. She joined the faculty at UC Davis after completed a two-year fellowship in Sex & Gender in Emergency Medicine at Brown University, where she also earned a Master of Public Health degree. Angela is a North Carolina native and majored in Gender Studies at Duke University before attending medical school at the University of Kentucky. She trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Her professional interests include sex differences in acute care medicine, gender bias in medicine and leadership, and global emergency medicine. Personally, Angela enjoys long hikes in the mountains with her family and good books!
Name: Namita Jayaprakash, MB, Bch, BAO, MRCEM
Title: Dr./senior staff physician and clinical assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Bio: As an EM-CCM physician I split my time between standard shifts in the emergency department, delivery early interventions as part of a critical care early intervention team and as a medical intensivist in the medical ICU. After graduating from University College Dublin I trained in emergency medicine in the Republic of Ireland earning a membership to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. I then returned to the US to complete an emergency medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital before moving on to the Mayo Clinic to complete a critical care fellowship. I returned to Henry Ford Hospital after fellowship and currently work as a senior staff physician while also appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State University.
Name: Michelle Lall, MD, MHS
Title: Director of Well-being, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Emory University
Bio: Dr. Lall, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, is an Associate Professor at Emory University. She has been faculty at Emory since 2013 and served as an Associate Residency Director at Emory from 2013-2020. She continues to be the Director of the Medical Education Fellowship in Emergency Medicine. Prior to coming to Emory, Dr. Lall was an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University beginning in 2008. Dr. Lall is actively involved in graduate medical education, education research and scholarship, resident and faculty wellness and well-being. Additionally, she is interested in microaggressions and bias in medicine. Dr. Lall is the inaugural Director of Well-being, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She has been a leader in the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine since 2012. Her professional memberships include: American College of Emergency Physicians – where she is a fellow, Society for Academic Emergency Physicians – where she is a member at large on the Board of Directors, Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine – where she is a past president. Dr. Lall is a recipient of the Momentum Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM), which recognizes extraordinary efforts that further the mission and values of AWAEM. Dr. Lall has been recognized as a "Faculty Teacher of the Year" and “Resident Advocate” award winner.
Name: Michelle Lin, MD, MPH
Title: Director of Performance Improvement (MSBI), Associate Director of Telehealth (Mount Sinai Health System), Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Michelle Lin, MD, MPH, MS, FACEP is an emergency physician and health services researcher whose goal is to improve the value, equity and patient-centeredness of emergency care. Her NIH and Emergency Medicine Foundation-funded projects aim to develop and implement patient-reported outcomes for ED asthma care, evaluate the impact of alternative payment models for emergency care, and identify drivers of variation in ED admission rates. Dr. Lin was recognized as a 2019 “45 under 45” Influencer in Emergency Medicine and was awarded an AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship for New Health Services Researchers in 2016. As Chair of the Clinical Emergency Data Registry Committee, she oversees the first qualified clinical data registry in emergency medicine. She is also Vice President of Communications for the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, and holds leadership roles on multiple national committees, including the National Quality Forum, the American College of Emergency Physicians Quality Committee and Alternative Payment Model Task force. She recently served as a fellow and consultant within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS/CMMI) Seamless Care Models group. Dr. Lin completed a fellowship in Health Policy Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and completed residency at Bellevue Hospital and NYU Medical Center.
Name: Viveta Lobo, MD
Title: Director, Point-of-care ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Viveta is faculty at Stanford University for the past 9 years, where she now directs the Emergency Ultrasound Program and is also the director for their Patient and Family Advisory group. Personally, she is "super-mom" of two active little girls, and is constantly perfecting the work-life balance! She's often described as "quiet" until you really know her, then "persistent".
Name: Jennifer Love, MD
Title: Fellow, Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Oregon Health & Science University
Bio: Jennifer Love is a medical toxicology fellow at Oregon Health & Science University. She received her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She trained in emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she also served as chief resident. She is passionate about toxicology, opioid use disorder and mentoring women in medicine. She currently serves as the AWAEM Didactics Committee chair.
Name: Angela Lumba-Brown, MD
Title: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Stanford University
Bio: Dr. Lumba-Brown is an academic pediatric emergency medicine physician with expertise in traumatic brain injury and neurocritical emergencies. She cares for children and young adults clinically in the Stanford Pediatric Emergency Department. Dr. Lumba-Brown is a national expert on concussion and has led several recent large guideline projects. She is also the co-director of the Stanford Brain Performance Center where she works to advance the neuroscience of brain synchronization in childhood development, injury, and aging through novel biomarker discovery and treatments. I am a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician with expertise in traumatic brain injury across the spectrum in children and adults. I am the first author on the 2018 CDC Guidelines for the Management of Pediatric Mild TBI and the first author on the Step 2 Concussion Guidelines: Subtype Classification. At Stanford, in addition to my clinical work, I direct the Brain Performance Center to advance the neuroscience informing brain performance through development, injury, and aging.
Name: Tracy Madsen, MD, ScM, FAHA, FACEP
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Director of Sex and Gender, Acute Director of ED Stroke Services, AWAEM President, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Madsen is the Associate Director of the Division of Sex and Gender, the ED Director of Acute Stroke Services within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and the current AWAEM President. After completing both her undergraduate and medical degrees at Boston University, she completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Brown University followed by a 2-year research fellowship with a focus on sex and gender differences in acute aspects of disease during which she earned a Master's degree in Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Madsen conducts research in the realm of sex and gender based medicine, neurologic emergencies, and gender disparities in the physician workforce. Currently funded by a K23 from the NHLBI, her research focuses on sex and gender differences in the epidemiology, outcomes, and acute treatment of stroke. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, speaks regularly at the national level and has established a national presence in the field of sex and gender differences in stroke. Through her research, she works to translate sex differences in the epidemiology of stroke into clinical tools and interventions to prevent stroke and improve outcomes for both women and men.
Name: Alexandra Mannix, MD
Title: Assistant Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Alexandra “Lexie” Mannix received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Certificate in Public Health from the University of Florida. Following her time at the University of Florida, Dr. Mannix attended medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine, graduating in 2014. Dr. Mannix completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville in 2017. Following residency, Dr. Mannix completed a Simulation fellowship at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Mannix currently serves as an Assistant Professor, Assistant Residency Director, and Assistant Clerkship Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as the Medical Director for the Center for Simulation Education & Safety Research at the University of Florida-Jacksonville. Additionally, she serves as Editor-In-Chief of sheMD.org, an online virtual community of practice for women in medical training. Her professional interests include medical education, simulation, women in medicine, and social media in medical education.
Name: Kristi Maso, MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Bio: My name is Kristi Maso. I am an Assistant Professor in both the departments of Emergency Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. I did my residency training at Detroit Receiving Hospital and my fellowship at Cooper University in Camden, New Jersey. I have a special interest in the early management of critically ill patients, with the belief that what we do, and don't do, in the ED, has a direct effect on patient's hospital trajectory and sometimes beyond. I split my time clinically between the ED and Medical ICU, and have specific interests in transitions of care of critically ill patients between the two locations which was particularly beneficial during the covid pandemic. I also conduct research in areas of sexual harassment and discrimination of women in emergency medicine with a special interest on why women leave or avoid areas of leadership.
Name: Jennifer Mitzman, MD
Title: Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Bio: Dr. Jennifer Mitzman is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Mitzman received her bachelor of arts from Brandeis University after which she spent several years teaching high school. She returned to school and earned her medical doctorate at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. After completing emergency medicine residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Mitzman pursued Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine in both emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Mitzman combined her love of education and medicine pursuing medical education endeavors including publishing a number of curricula and educational innovations in pediatric emergency medicine. She is actively involved in graduate medical education serving as the lead pediatric educator for The Ohio State Emergency Medicine residency program. Additionally, Dr. Mitzman is the Associate Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital, one of the largest in the country. Dr. Mitzman lectures nationally on a variety of pediatric and adult emergency medicine topics and on second victim syndrome. When not working, Dr. Mitzman enjoys spending time off with her husband Brian and three children. Hobbies include reading and travel.
Name: Kristen Mueller, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Kristen Mueller, MD is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, co-director of emergency medicine resident research at Washington University School of Medicine, and a Faculty Scholar in the Institute of Public Health. Dr. Mueller is an active member of the Washington University Gun Violence Initiative and is engaged in research on firearm violence and injury prevention. Dr. Mueller serves as the physician liaison to the newly launched St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program, Life Outside Violence. She was recently awarded a 2-year career development grant by the Emergency Medicine Foundation in partnership with AFFIRM to study firearm injuries and recidivism at St. Louis level I trauma hospitals. Additionally, Dr. Mueller recently completed a quality improvement program on Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) to address access to firearms and other lethal means at times of suicidal crisis in emergency department patients.
Name: Jessie Nelson, MD
Title: Director of EM Education Research, Senior Staff Physician, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Jessie Nelson is a senior staff physician from the Emergency Medicine Department at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. She currently serves as Director of Emergency Medicine Education Research at Regions and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She is active in the training of medical students and residents. She is fellowship trained in medical education and simulation and served as Physician Faculty for the HealthPartners Simulation Center for Patient Safety at Metropolitan State University for several years. Her passion is educational strategy and methodology, and she's always looking for new ways to help learners learn and teachers teach.
Name: Mary Claire O'Brien, MD
Title: Professor of Emergency Medicine; Professor of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy
Bio: Dr. O’Brien received her MD from Temple University School of Medicine (1985). She completed her emergency medicine residency (1988) and fellowship training in EMS/pre-hospital care (1989) at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She was the inaugural program director for the emergency medicine residency at UMDNJ/ RWJ Camden. She served as an Oral Examiner for ABEM. In 2002 Dr. O’Brien joined Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) as a public health researcher. Her groundbreaking research into the dangers of alcoholic energy drinks made her one of the nation's foremost experts on this topic. She was the leading medical expert informing the FDA’s decision to designate caffeine as an unsafe additive to manufactured alcohol, leading to the removal of pre-mixed alcoholic energy drinks from U.S. markets in 2010. Dr. O’Brien has served Wake Forest University as Vice Chair of Academic Affairs for the Department of Emergency Medicine (2009-2014), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (2014-2017), and Senior Associate Dean for Healthcare Education (2017-2019). She was named Mentor of the Year by the Office of Women and Science at WFSM in 2015. Dr. O’Brien’s professional passions include leadership development, resident and faculty coaching, and motivational speaking. She is currently authoring a work on team-building and resiliency in the medical profession.
Name: Onyeka Otugo, MD, MPH
Title: Health Policy Research and Translation Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Onyeka Otugo is a Master in Public Administration candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Health Policy Research and Translation fellow in Brigham and Women's Emergency Department with an interest in health policy and understanding the current disparities in our healthcare system. As a fellow, Dr. Otugo is studying racial and ethnic disparities and access to care issues. Onyeka grew up in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area where she also attended college at the University of Maryland majoring in Art Studio and Biology. Prior to attending medical school, she received a fellowship to conduct research at the Food and Drug Administration Office of Women’s Health where she assessed disparities related to the inclusion of women in clinical trials. She has been involved in key advocacy issues related to emergency medicine.
Name: Shama Patel, MD, MPH
Name: Camiron L. Pfennig, MD, MHPE
Title: Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Prisma Health Greenville
Bio: Dr. Pfennig-Bass is a graduate of Marquette University and the Indiana University School of Medicine and currently serves as the Residency Program Director of Prisma Health Greenville Emergency Medicine Residency. Dr. Pfennig started the residency program in July 2017. She is an Associate Professor of EM at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and Clemson University School of Health Research. In addition to her GME roles, she also serves as the Faculty Director of the Colleges and as an Osler College Mentor at the medical school. Following her Chief Residency at Indiana University, Dr. Pfennig completed the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and then obtained her Masters of Health Professions Education from Vanderbilt University. Prior to the transition to Greenville from Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Pfennig was the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and EM physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Pfennig’s EM interests include Student and Resident Education, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Obstetrical Emergencies, and Electrolyte-related Emergencies. She enjoys speaking at the local, regional, and national level to improve education in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Pfennig balances her career with her beautiful family with her husband, David and two small children, Harper and Berkleigh.
Grand rounds lectures, Monthly Grand Rounds for our department/residency.
Name: Alicia Pilarski, D.O.
Title: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Alicia Pilarski, D.O., is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Pilarski graduated from University of Nevada School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency program and attended Touro University College of Medicine in California for her medical training. She has been faculty at MCW since 2010 and served as the Assistant Program Director and the Associate Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program from 2013-2018. She currently serves as the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) Patient Safety and Quality Officer and is also the Medical Director for the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin’s Peer Support Program. Dr. Pilarski is an appointed faculty on the Kern Institute with a focus on GME Well-Being. Dr. Pilarski is passionate about provider well-being and identifying methods to change the system to improve it. She co-authored the book, “Resident Well-Being: A Guide for Residency Programs” and co-chairs the Emergency Medicine Resident Wellness Committee. She has presented at the local, regional and national level on topics related to resilience, second victim syndrome and institutional peer support program development.
Small group lectures, Residency didactic lectures, Grand rounds lectures Open to presentations on gender and leadership for our annual women's retreat.
Name: Melissa Platt, MD
Title: Professor/Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: University of Louisville
Bio: Melissa Platt, M.D. is a Professor and Program Director for the University of Louisville Department of Emergency Medicine. She has been a core faculty member for the last 15 years. She is an avid educator and has lectured on a local, regional, and national level. Her areas of expertise include health disparities, healthcare law, heat illness, and women’s health. She is a leader and advocate for emergency medicine and holds numerous leadership positions in professional medical organizations. She firmly believes in education and organized involvement to influence positive change in health care.
Name: Neha Raukar, MD, MS, CAQSM
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Neha Raukar joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic after 12 years at Brown University in 2018. The combination of residency training in emergency medicine with further fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine offers a unique perspective towards education, clinical medicine, legislation, and research. Her sideline experiences include high school, college, professional, Olympic and extreme athletes. She is dedicated to educating fellow physicians and the public as it relates to injuries and life-threatening diseases in athletes including sudden cardiac death, heat illness, and head injury and gave a TEDx talk on overuse injuries in athletes. Within her department, she serves as the Departmental Co-Diversity Leader and nationally, serves on the executive board of the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine. In these roles, she has created a national faculty development for women in academic emergency medicine and a structured mentorship program for residents at her own institution. As a member of the finance committee, she is interested in improving both the financial health of an organization and healthcare outcomes. She is motivated by the idea that the health of a community is improved by delivering the highest quality, patient-centered care in a setting of active innovation and education and using research to inform policy change.
Name: Linda Regan, M.D., M.Ed.
Title: Vice Chair for Education, Residency Director, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Linda Regan, M.D. M.Ed. is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins. She serves as the Vice Chair for Education and oversees all educational programs including the residency program, for which she serves as the director for the past 11 years, undergraduate medical education programs, fellowship and faculty development programs. She is the recipient of both of the national Emergency Medicine Program Director awards that exist, one from the Emergency Medicine Resident Association and one from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD). Dr. Regan has a Masters in Education for Health Professions from Johns Hopkins with a focus in educational research. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and given over 60 national talks, spanning from education and leadership topics, to clinical topics with a focus on special populations seen in the ED. She is well known within Emergency Medicine nationally as a leader, educator, and researcher with a special interest in developing expert learners and providing counsel on remediation to program directors. She has served on the Board of Directors for CORD, the program committees for both CORD and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), and was nominated to serve as an oral board certification examiner with the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She also currently sits on the Resident Review Committee (RRC) within the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Name: Eleanor Reid, MD, MSc
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Emergency Medicine, Division of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine; Associate Medical Director, Yale Shoreline Emergency Department, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Reid specializes in Emergency Medicine and Global health, with a focus on global palliative care. Her research is centered on defining the conditions and the context that make palliative care an essential, cost-efficient yet missing component of care in humanitarian and low-resource settings. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a randomized controlled trial of early palliative care in Ethiopia and is collaborating with international partners on other projects at the intersection of palliative care and Emergency Medicine in East Africa. Dr. Reid is an Assistant Professor in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine. She is a graduate of Brown University, received her MD from Albany Medical College, and completed her emergency medicine residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Reid is a graduate of Yale's Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellowship and received her MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Reid holds a faculty appointment in the Yale University School of Medicine and is affiliate faculty of the Yale Institute for Global Health.
Name: Ashley Rider, MD
Title: Clinical Instructor, Simulation and Education Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Ashley Rider began her journey in emergency medicine in the Ben Taub ED as a student at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. The diversity of patients, spectrum of clinical presentations, team-based nature, and commitment to taking care of anyone, at any time, drew her to our incredible specialty. She went on to train in emergency medicine at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA, serving as chief resident during her fourth year. As a prior high school teacher, she has re-cultivated many of her interests in education at the UME and GME levels. She is currently completing a fellowship in Simulation and Medical Education within the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University, while also pursuing a Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) and Johns Hopkins School of Education. Her academic interest include simulation-based education, procedural competence, interprofessional education, resuscitation leadership, social determinants of health, and quality improvement.
Name: Kelly Roszczynialski, MD, MS
Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: My emergency medicine residency training was completed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where I began my interest in social emergency medicine specifically gender disparities, sexual assault, and ultimately began research to better understand the vulnerable and often unseen population of human sex trafficking survivors. I have spoken on this topic locally and nationally at ACEP in 2017. Following residency, I completed my Simulation Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned a Masters in Healthcare Simulation developing an interest in utilizing simulation for procedural education, team training, as well as process improvement. My simulation research has been on Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice to train new teams of practicing emergency medicine healthcare providers. I have spoken both locally and nationally on Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice simulation. I have also developed and implemented simulation to educate and expose providers to the topic of human sex trafficking and improve awareness and recognition and can speak to opportunities and challenges in engaging active learning on sensitive and uncomfortable topics. I am currently the Emergency Medicine Residency Simulation director at Stanford University and am currently working on various modalities of simulation for residency and faculty education including incorporating virtual and augmented reality simulation during times of COVID.
Name: Megan Rybarczyk, MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Megan Rybarczyk, MD, MPH is from Muncie, Indiana and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a major in the Biological Sciences and a minor in Anthropology. She received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center, serving her final year as a Chief Resident. She completed her Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Harvard/Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Program, with a focus on education/curriculum development, EM program development, and emergency care systems development. Her experiences in the field of Global Health have involved clinical work, research, and/or education all over the world in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Uganda. Her research and academic interests are currently focused on EM education and training, particularly in low resource settings. At present, she is the Academic Faculty Lead of the Certification Program in Emergency Medicine – CPEM (http://www.cpem.com.pk/), and is assisting in the development of EM as a specialty in Pakistan.
Name: Annie T. Sadosty, MD
Title: Professor and Past Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Mayo Clinic
Bio: Doctor Sadosty is a proven leader and decorated educator. She is the past Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and former Residency Director at Mayo Clinic. Additionally, she has been a systems leader as a Regional Vice President for Mayo Clinic Health System (a network of hospitals and clinics in Southeast Minnesota). Her talents as an educator were recognized through her induction into the Mayo Clinic Teaching Hall of Fame and in her receipt of Mayo Clinic’s Distinguished Educator Award in 2017.
Name: Basmah Safdar, MD, MSc
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: An ardent and nationally recognized advocate for #sex and #gender research in #emergency medicine and supporting women in medicine, Dr. Safdar's life and work demonstrate an exceptional set of skills and passions. Publishing seminal work in the field and raising awareness about sex-differences in cardiovascular health in particular nontraditional forms of heart attacks. Dr. Safdar is Director of the Yale Chest Pain Center and her current research focuses on #exercise and #microvascular disease. She is also past president of @AWAEM, using this platform to collate faculty development resources for mid-career women faculty and using data to advocate for women’s careers. She is the recipient of the @AMA Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women Award.
Name: Margaret Samuels-Kalow, MD, MPhil, MSHP
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Samuels-Kalow is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in both emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine at MGH. She completed her residency training at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency in 2012 and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship and K12 research fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2016. Her work focuses on developing interventions to reduce disparities in emergency care and improving quality of care provided to vulnerable families.
Name: Kimberly Schertzer, MD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Schertzer is an alumna of the Stanford EM residency and completed a simulation fellowship at Stanford in 2009. She currently serves as the Director of Simulation for Stanford Emergency Medicine and directs the EM Simulation Fellowship. Dr. Schertzer has a passion for using simulation to improve communication and systems issues. Her research interests include Mastery Learning for procedural training and communication training, in situ simulation for identifying latent safety threats and faculty development. In addition to simulation, Dr. Schertzer is passionate about wellness and how self-compassion and gratitude can help with burnout. She lives in Livermore California with her spouse, three children and an old toothless border collie.
Name: Elizabeth Schoenfeld, MD, MS
Title: Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine and the Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Elizabeth Schoenfeld, MD, MS a clinician-researcher in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate, and a Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science. Her research focuses on the use of Shared Decision-Making (SDM) in the Emergency Department. She received an R03 from AHRQ in 2015 to study Emergency Physicians’ perspectives of SDM and has published extensively. Dr. Schoenfeld is currently funded by a Career Development Award (K08) from AHRQ to study and promote Shared Decision-Making in the context of diagnostic decision-making. Her other areas of interest include improving the ability of EDs to address patients’ social needs, decreasing unnecessary advanced imaging, and improving the patient experience. She is a Co-Chair of the 2021 SAEM Consensus Conference: From Bedside to Policy: Advancing Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health through Research, Collaboration, and Education. Dr. Schoenfeld graduated from the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and completed EM residency at the George Washington University Hospital. She completed Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at the University of Maryland. After several years as an Attending physician focused in Ultrasound education and research, she returned to training and received a Masters in Clinical and Translational Science. She has lectured about shared decision-making, K awards, and creating a career in research.
SDM lectures - Part 1: Promoting Shared Decision-Making to Improve the Patient Experience; Part 2: Promoting Shared Decision-Making to Improve the Patient Experience - Part 2; Elizabeth Schoenfeld's Bibliography
Name: Jessica Schmidt, MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor/ Director, Global Health and Assistant Ultrasound Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Emergency MedicineAssistant Professor/ Director, Global Health and Assistant Ultrasound Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Jessica Schmidt serves as director of global health at the University of Wisconsin Department of Emergency Medicine and global health fellowship director, as well as assistant director of ultrasound for medical student education. She graduated medical school from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. While in Baltimore, she completed a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital. She then chose to focus in ultrasound and global health by completing an Ultrasound Fellowship at Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Schmidt serves nationally as the ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section Global Health subcommittee chair and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) global health community secretary. Dr. Schmidt's academic interests include global health and point of care ultrasound. In 2019, Dr. Schmidt was awarded a Global Health Institute grant from the University of Wisconsin to develop and implement a training program for pediatric ultrasound in Mbale, Uganda. The program includes a multi-tiered research proposal in conjunction with the Mbale Clinical Research Institute to evaluate the use of point-of-care ultrasound in diagnosing and treating children in a limited resource environment. Dr. Schmidt has also worked on several projects focused on improving health for the indigenous Mayan community in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala.
Name: Cherrelle Smith, MD
Title: Assistant Professor Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Cherrelle Smith, MD received her medical education from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She returned to her home state of North Carolina for her pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has spent time caring for children in the Southeast, briefly in the Midwest as junior faculty at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University and now on the West coast as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Smith focuses her current efforts in clinical operations/administration as well as promoting opportunities for community pediatrician collaborations via outreach initiatives. Her clinical interests include injury prevention, asthma and pediatric resuscitation.
Name: Catherine Staton, MD, MS
Title: Associate Professor of Global Health and Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Globally, care seeking behavior and health outcomes are impacted by social determinants of health and health system capacity. Identifying ways to innovatively improve health system capacity and mitigate the impact of social determinants of health would greatly improve health globally. My research has largely been focused on conducing cultural adoption of evidence based interventions to take into account contextual social determinants of health. I completed my Fogarty Career Development Award describing Alcohol Among High Risk Injury Patients in Tanzania and am funded by its subsequent R01 Clinical trial, PRACT: Emergency Department Brief Interventions in Tanzania. Similarly, I have Fogarty funding to Developing Capacity to Improve Care Transitions for Injury Patients post-acute hospitalization in Tanzania and a supplement to develop a GRID: Global Repository for Injury Data to feed multinational collaborations and data science and innovation projects. By using a framework of research and innovation, our team, GEMINI strives to build capacity, generate knowledge and implement systems to improve health globally.
Name: Meredith Thompson, MD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Thompson earned a B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Florida, and completed her medical training at the University of Virginia. She continued her residency education in Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia, where she served as chief resident and also completed a fellowship in Medical Education. After fellowship, Dr. Thompson joined the UF faculty in 2018. She divides her clinical time between the main adult emergency department, the pediatric emergency department, and the freestanding emergency departments at Springhill and Kanapaha. Dr. Thompson has a robust interest in medical student and resident education. Her current scholarly interests include trainee wellness, job satisfaction of academic faculty, curriculum innovations, simulation, and EPAs.
Bio: Jennifer Tsai is an Emergency Medicine physician, writer, educator, and advocate in New Haven, Connecticut. Using activism and disruptive pedagogy, she seeks to rethink and advance health and climate justice, expand social medicine praxis, and support equity across health systems. She received a Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her academic work centers on the intersection between race, medicine, inequity, and trauma-informed care. She has been invited to speak at Grand Rounds at multiple institutions, the AAMC National Conference in 2016, Health Equity Lecture Series in Washington D.C. and South Carolina, and several podcasts. Her essays and research have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American, The Washington Post, ELLE Magazine, STATnews, and the Journal of the American Medical Association among other outlets.
Name: Emily Wagner, MD
Title: Faculty Emergency Medicine Physician and Faculty Pediatric Hospitalist, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Bio: Emily Wagner, MD graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2015. She completed her dual-residency training in Indiana University's Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics program in 2020. She has a passion for resident teaching, mentoring, and for working with underserved communities, especially Hispanic populations. She is dedicated to the excellent care of pediatric patients and their families. Outside of medicine, she loves spending time with her husband and toddler, crafting, lazy biking, and finding new recipes for her Instapot.
Name: Laura Walker, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Hospital Practice Chair for Mayo Clinic Health System in SE MN, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Walker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Assistant Program Director for the EM residency, and Hospital Practice Chair for Mayo Clinic Health System in Southeast Minnesota. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her EM residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Professional interests include application of network science to hospital systems, gender equity in leadership, end of life care in the ED and healthcare quality. Personal interests include traveling, wrangling her children, taming her garden and managing a growing succulent collection. She is on a mission to fill healthcare leadership tables with highly qualified women.
Name: Dina Wallin, MD
Title: Assistant clinical professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of pediatric emergency medicine
Bio: I completed my residency in EM at UCSF-SFGH and a fellowship in PEM in Austin, TX. I've been back on faculty at UCSF for 4 years, and work both adult and pediatric shifts. My main areas of interest are medical ethics, medical education, and peds (of course). I've spoken in extramural settings on pediatric psychiatric emergencies, ethics in the peds ED, pediatric fever/trauma/respiratory distress/derm emergencies/procedural sedation, and introversion in emergency medicine-- and am always open to new topics. I really love working with learners I've never met before, and have received high ratings from every speaking gig I've done. I'd be thrilled to meet your learners and join you for an hour or two of learning together!
Name: Jessica Wall, MD, MPH, MSCE
Title: Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Institution: University of Washington
Bio: Dr. Wall is trained in both emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. She cares for patients in the emergency departments at Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and she serves at the Associate Pediatric Medical Director for Airlift Northwest. Through her work with the Department of Emergency Medicine Pediatric Care and Readiness Council, the Seattle Children’s Transport Team and Airlift Northwest she strives to improve the care of pediatric patients in community emergency departments and during transport.
Name: Anne Whitehead, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Indiana University School of Medicine
Bio: I am an academic emergency and pediatric emergency medicine physician splitting my time between a general and a pediatric emergency medicine department in Indianapolis. I have a strong interest in medical education, in particular, in demystifying the care of acutely and critically ill children. I am a mother of two in a dual professional marriage, and so also have a strong interest in wellness and balance as a physician parent.
Name: Jessica Whittle, MD, PhD
Title: Dir. of Research and Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Erlanger Health/Univ Tenn
Bio: Dr. Whittle is the Director of Research and an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga / Erlanger Health System. She earned her Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis from Emory University, where her research focused on vaccine development in the respiratory pathogens section of the CDC. She has practiced in both community and academic settings, and has been the recipient of multiple research awards. Dr. Whittle started and continues to serve as the Director of the Research Fellowship in Emergency Medicine at her institution. She has served on the American College of Emergency Physicians Sepsis Expert Panel, and served as the national ACEP liaison to the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Whittle's primary clinical research interest and expertise is in the area of non-invasive respiratory support, with a focus on high flow oxygen systems.
Name: Amanda Williams, MD
Title: Emergency Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Indiana University - Layfayette
Bio: My name is Amanda Williams, MD, FACEP and I am a board certified emergency medicine physician in Lafayette, Indiana. I work at four emergency departments in the west central region of Indiana. I also do global health work in the development of emergency medicine and have been to 8 countries around the world. I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. I completed medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, then emergency medicine residency at Summa Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio. Afterwards I decided to pursue my passion for global health and completed an international emergency medicine fellowship at George Washington University in Washington DC. My daily work in Indiana involves direct patient care for the people of the west central region of Indiana. In global health, most of my work has been in emergency care development through education and training of emergency care providers.
Name: Sarah R. Williams, MD, MHPE
Title: Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Sarah Williams is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine (EM). Her current focus is on developing a novel coaching program for the Dept. of EM and exploring ways to scale and adapt coaching for precision education, professional development, and well-being, in UME, GME, and for faculty. Dr. Williams is our inaugural Specialty Career Advisor for EM at the School of Medicine. Previously, Sarah was APD and Program Director for our residency, overseeing our residents’ educational curriculum and the conversion of our program from a 3-year to 4-year residency. Dr. Williams co-founded the multidisciplinary Clinical Teaching Scholars Program at Stanford, a medical education certificate program. She was the founding director of our EM Ultrasound Program and Fellowship. Dr. Williams has strong interests in medical education, mentorship, leadership, and program building. She received her Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) from UIC and completed the ACEP Teaching Fellowship. She has received professional coach training through CTI. Sarah completed her US fellowship, EM residency, and medical school training at Stanford after graduating from UC Berkeley. Sarah understands the challenges of combining an active academic career with family; she is a wife and mom of three boys. She was the first member of her family to go to college and grew up with a single mom. Sarah is happy to collaborate with colleagues with anything related to any of the above interests.
Name: Jeannette Wolfe, MD
Title: Associate Prof of EM at UMMS-Baystate, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Jeannette Wolfe is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School/Baystate Campus. She has spent her entire attending career working and teaching in one of the busiest emergency departments in the Northeast. Besides emergency medicine, her passion is understanding ways in which biological sex and gender influence the ways our brains and bodies work as cutting edge research shows that men and women often have different responses to the same illness, trauma, toxins and therapies. She is also quite interested in techniques to improve effective communication between men and women under high stress, high impact situations. Dr. Wolfe’s personal mission is to increase the awareness of this science and to use it to improve medical care and effective communication. She is a national lecturer and writer and has recently started a podcast called seX & whY.
Name: Amy Zeidan, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Amy Zeidan is an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania. She completed and Emergency Ultrasound fellowship at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Zeidan is passionate about health care delivery and outcomes to refugee, immigrant and asylum populations. She helped create The Society of Asylum Medicine (@AsylumMedicine) and has performed over 50 asylum evaluations for individuals seeking asylum. Her research focuses on barriers to acute care for refugees, immigrants, and asylum populations. Additionally, Dr. Zeidan holds a national position with The Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM).