Religion and Bias

Patrick MeloyName: Dr. Patrick Meloy
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Emory University School of Medicine  
Contact: patrickmeloy@gmail.com

Bio: 
Dr. Patrick Meloy joined the Emory University School of Medicine faculty in 2013. He serves as Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and is currently practicing at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospitals. He earned his bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and his MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He successfully graduated from the Sinai-Grace Hospital/Wayne State University Emergency Medicine residency after serving as chief resident. He is currently a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physician and was named “Teacher of the Year” twice of the Emergency Medicine program at Emory. He has authored several book chapters, and has published multiple clinical and research papers. He currently is the Site Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency at Emory University Hospital Midtown, and is coordinator of the Mock Oral Boards for the residency program. His interests include trauma care, infectious disease preparedness, pediatric emergency care and EKG instruction. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA, with his wife and two daughters.

 

Aasim PadelaName: Dr. Aasim Padela
Title: Associate Professor Emergency Medicine
Institution: University of Chicago  
Contact: apadela@uchicago.edu

Bio:
Dr. Padela is a clinician-researcher with scholarship foci at the intersections of religious identity, healthcare, and bioethics.

His empirical work focuses on developing tailored community-based interventions tacking Muslim health disparities, and his normative scholarship focused on the ethics of cultural accommodations of provider and patient identities in the halls of medicine. He also studies the impact of discrimination on Muslim patient and providers.