Special Considerations

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Academic/Professional Special Considerations

Outside Influences/Other Considerations

  • Kene Chukwuanu, MD

    Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Director of Emergency Ultrasound; SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital Intensivist, Critical Care Medicine, SSM Health DePaul & St. Mary’s Hospitals - St. Louis, MO

    Kene Chukwuanu, MD, is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and is an emergency medicine trained-intensivist.
    Dr. Chukwuanu completed his emergency medicine residency at Saint Louis University (SLU), where he was also Chief Resident, followed by a Medical Education Fellowship at SLU. He then completed a Multidisciplinary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the University of Florida. He is board certified in both emergency medicine and critical care medicine.
    Currently, Dr. Chukwuanu serves as the Associate Program Director and Director of Emergency Ultrasound in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the Saint Louis University. He also practices critical care medicine at SSM Health DePaul and St. Mary’s Hospitals in St. Louis, MO.
  • Sarah Crockett

  • Dennis Hsieh, MD, JD

    Director of Social Medicine and Community Health, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

    Dennis Hsieh is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and the Director for Social Medicine and Community Health for Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, which is part of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. He focuses on access to care and the social determinants of health (SDOH), including SDOH screening and interventions across clinical settings, hospital-based violence intervention programs, medical-legal community partnerships (MLCPs) and re-entry from jail. He is the former medical director the Whole Person Care Jail re-entry program. Dennis has a special interest in addressing SDOH such as violence, food, housing, and financial strain to improve health. He co-founded the hospital-based violence intervention program at Harbor-UCLA and is now co-leading the development of a trauma recovery center at Harbor-UCLA. Dennis is a founding member of the UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine’s Section on International and Domestic Health Equity (IdHEAL, www.idheal.org); ACEP’s Social Emergency Medicine Section and is the section’s chair elect; and SAEM’s Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health Interest Group. Dennis earned his A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard, J.D. from Yale and M.D. from UC San Francisco.
  • Michelle Lall, MD

    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.
  • Trey Morris, MD, MPH

    Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Lubbock

    I am the founding program director of the EM residency at TTUHSC in Lubbock, which received accreditation in April 2019. Prior to that I was the clerkship director and then APD at Scott & White in Temple, Texas. I am currently a member of the CORD ASC-EM committee and have previously served on the CORD SLOE and Remediation Task Forces.
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    Wendy Sun, MD

    SAEM-RAMS Board President

    Yale - New Haven Health

    Dr. Wendy Sun is a PGY-3 at Yale - New Haven Health. She currently serves as the SAEM RAMS Board President. Wendy is passionate about increasing diversity within Emergency Medicine, Patient Safety, and Health Innovation. She grew up in Toronto, received her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University and MD from Virginia Commonwealth University. In her spare time, she enjoys paddle boarding.
  • Teresa Smith