Making Your ERAS Program List
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Harsh Sule, MD, MPP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine & Residency Program Director Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Harsh Sule, MD, MPP is Residency Program Director, Associate Director for the Office of Global Health at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. His areas of interest include global health and social EM, and he has been active in advising/mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels for over 10 years.
Amanda Irish, MD, MPHAmanda is a second year EM resident who successfully matched at UConn. She is from a working-class city in Iowa and went to the University of Iowa for her undergraduate and graduate studies before going on to attend medical school at OHSU in Portland, OR. She is also a USMC veteran and was the first in her family to graduate from college. As a non-traditional, lower SES applicant, with mediocre board scores and grades, she faced an uphill battle herself during application season. She enjoys working with students who face struggles leading up to their match.
Nathan Lewis, MD
Clerkship Director Assistant Program Director Associate Professor Virginia Commonwealth UniversityNate Lewis obtained his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia and his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon completion of emergency medicine residency at VCU, Dr. Lewis stayed on as faculty. He now serves as the director for M3 and M4 emergency medicine rotations in the medical school and as an assistant program director for the residency program. Additionally, Dr. Lewis is actively involved in undergraduate medical education and medical student advising through the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine. He has served on several national committees and is a member of the CORD Advising Students Committee in EM. Dr. Lewis is also the creator and cohost of the EM Stud Podcast, a podcast for medical students interested in emergency medicine which covers a wide range of topics and includes guests from all over the country. His professional interests include undergraduate and graduate medical education, social media, and simulation.
UT Southwestern Medical Center, DallasAva E. Pierce, MD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, the Associate Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Director of the Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program, a Co-Director of the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) at UT Southwestern and works clinically at Parkland Health and Hospital Systems. She obtained her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine at Shreveport and completed an emergency medicine residency at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Pierce completed the Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Program and the AAMC 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 serves as a member 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.
Dr. Pierce has built a steadfast academic career with involvement in numerous capacities at SAEM. She has been actively involved in the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) since it was founded and has served as ADIEM’s development officer and president. She was awarded ADIEM’s Outstanding Academician Award in recognition of her impact on the academic success of students and residents from underrepresented minority groups. She has also been a member of SAEM’s Membership Committee, SAEM’s Ethics Committee and SAEM’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She is an elected 2020-2021 member-at Large of the Board of Directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). She is member of the National Medical Association, the AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion, and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Al’ai Alvarez, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Director of Well-Being, Co-Lead, Human Potential Team, Fellowship Director, Stanford Emergency Medicine Wellness Fellowship
Stanford Emergency MedicineDr. Al'ai Alvarez MD, FACEP, FAAEM is a clinical assistant professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and the Director of Well-Being at Stanford Emergency Medicine. He co-leads the Human Potential Team and serves as the Fellowship Director of the Stanford EM Physician Wellness. He co-chairs the Stanford WellMD Physician Wellness Forum. His work focuses on humanizing physician roles as individuals and teams through the harnessing of our individual human potential in the context of high-performance teams. This includes optimizing the interdependence between Process Improvement (Quality and Clinical Operations), Recruitment (Diversity), and Well-being (Inclusion).
Residency Program Director, Associate Professor
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityJoel Moll is residency Program Director and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. He previously served as Associate Program Director at the University of Michigan, and Assistant Program Director and Administration Fellowship Director at Emory University. Although always interested in education, Dr. Moll started his career in operations, and was medical director at Cleveland Clinic Florida and the University of Florida Gainesville prior to joining residency leadership. He has published multiple peer reviewed articles and textbook chapters, presents internationally and nationally, and has served on many national committees. He is Past President of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine’s Academy of Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine, and an oral boards examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He was recently honored to be named the VCU Health Leadership in Medical Education Residency Director of the year, and the recipient of the VCU School of Medicine Leonard Tow Humanism Award. Interests include graduate medical education, curriculum development, diversity and inclusion, and evidence-based medicine.