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: 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: 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: 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.