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: 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 Curriculum
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: 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.
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. Dolbec K. Winter Wipeout: Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine. January 2019. Dolbec K. Exercise Your Brain Into Shape. Brain Trust Column, Emergency Medicine News. February 2019. Dolbec K. Concussion Update. Brain Trust Column, Emergency Medicine News. May 2019.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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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: 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: 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: 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.
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: 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: 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: 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.