Clinical Scenarios

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This session will focus on problem-based learning and provide key information to help students excel when evaluating patients during their EM rotations.  Pearls and pitfalls of the problem-based approach will be highlighted.  The session will focus on the evaluation of patients with chest pain/shortness of breath, abdominal pain, dizziness/focal weakness/headache, and fever.
  • Tatiana Carrillo

  • Marquita Norman Hicks, MD

    Dr.  Marquita Norman Hicks is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Inclusion and Diversity at Wake Forest School of Medicine.  She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and completed her undergraduate education at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, in Kansas City, KS. She completed her internship at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and residency training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Dr. Hicks' professional and community interests include communication skills, healthcare workforce diversity,  diversity education, pre-health education and healthcare disparities.   Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her young son.
  • Christopher San Miguel, MD

    Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director, Assistant Professor – Clinical Institution: The Ohio State University

    Christopher San Miguel is the 4th Year EM Clerkship Director at The Ohio State University. Originally from North Carolina, he attended North Carolina State University as a Park Scholar and completed medical school at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at The Ohio State University where he served as Chief Resident. Before joining the faculty, he also completed a fellowship in Medical Education. His professional interests include curriculum development and innovation, simulation, and cognitive errors in medical decision making.
  • Tiffany Mitchell, MD


    Jacobi Medical Center/Montefiore Medical Center

    Dr. Mitchell is an Emergency Medicine physician in New York City. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science from Columbia University before attending Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Mitchell completed residency training at the Jacobi-Montefiore Emergency Medicine Program before joining the faculty at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Sreeja Natesan, MD

    Assistant Program Director

    Duke University, Durham NC

  • Ava Pierce, MD

    Associate Professor, Associate Chair of Diversity and Inclusion

    UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

    Ava E. Pierce, MD, FACEP completed her undergraduate degree at Louisiana State University and earned her medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine at Shreveport. She completed an emergency medicine residency at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Pierce is the Associate Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and an Emergency Medicine attending at Parkland Health and Hospital Systems. She is the Director of the Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program and the Co-Director of the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) at UT Southwestern. She also serves as a member of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Medical School Admissions Committee and is a faculty liaison for Housestaff Emerging Academy of Leaders (HEAL), which focuses on professional development and mentoring for residents and fellows from under-represented groups. Her research interests include medical education, diversity and inclusion, and cardiac resuscitation. She completed the Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Program and the AAMC s Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program and is committed to making innovative changes that will enhance diversity and inclusion and improve excellence in health care, thus strengthening a diverse workforce that will provide culturally competent quality medical care to all. She served as the President for the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM), in 2018 – 2019.
  • Mark Rendon

  • Ashlea Winfield, MD, MSPH

    Assistant Program Director Cook County Health

    Dr. Ashlea Winfield is an emergency medicine physician and assistant program director at Cook County Health in Chicago. Dr. Winfield earned her Master of Science in Public Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and medical degree from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans. She then went on to complete her residency at Cook County Health where she served as chief resident and completed a fellowship in medical simulation.
    Dr. Winfield has an interest in increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine and is a founding faculty member of Cook County Emergency Medicine (CCEM) Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Cook County Diversity Externship Scholarship. She also serves as a member of the CCEM Residency Program Selection Committee.
  • Lesley J. Walinchus-Foster, MD

    Attending Physician Clinical Faculty, MedStar Emergency Physicians

    Lesley Walinchus-Foster is an Attending Physician at MedStar Emergency Physicians in the Greater DC Area. She splits her time between MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, MD and MedStar Washington Hospital Center in DC. Lesley completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Cooper University Hospital in 2020 and served as Chief Resident for the 2019-2020 AY. She graduated from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in 2017 and has a Masters in Pharmacology from Jefferson University. Lesley graduated with a BS in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics from the University of Maryland in 2009. Her clinical interests are FEMinEM, medical education, EM advising, and airway education. Her professional goals are to be an example of female leadership in academic medicine.