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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: Azita Hamedani MD, MPH, MBA
Title: Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: University of Wisconsin
Name: Michelle Lin, MD, MPH
Title: Director of Performance Improvement (MSBI), Associate Director of Telehealth (Mount Sinai Health System), Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Michelle Lin, MD, MPH, MS, FACEP is an emergency physician and health services researcher whose goal is to improve the value, equity and patient-centeredness of emergency care. Her NIH and Emergency Medicine Foundation-funded projects aim to develop and implement patient-reported outcomes for ED asthma care, evaluate the impact of alternative payment models for emergency care, and identify drivers of variation in ED admission rates. Dr. Lin was recognized as a 2019 “45 under 45” Influencer in Emergency Medicine and was awarded an AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship for New Health Services Researchers in 2016. As Chair of the Clinical Emergency Data Registry Committee, she oversees the first qualified clinical data registry in emergency medicine. She is also Vice President of Communications for the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, and holds leadership roles on multiple national committees, including the National Quality Forum, the American College of Emergency Physicians Quality Committee and Alternative Payment Model Task force. She recently served as a fellow and consultant within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS/CMMI) Seamless Care Models group. Dr. Lin completed a fellowship in Health Policy Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and completed residency at Bellevue Hospital and NYU Medical Center. drmichellelin.com
Name: Viveta Lobo, MD
Title: Director, Point-of-care ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Viveta is faculty at Stanford University for the past 9 years, where she now directs the Emergency Ultrasound Program and is also the director for their Patient and Family Advisory group. Personally, she is "super-mom" of two active little girls, and is constantly perfecting the work-life balance! She's often described as "quiet" until you really know her, then "persistent". https://profiles.stanford.edu/viveta-lobo
Name: Jennifer Love, MD
Title: Fellow, Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Oregon Health & Science University
Bio: Jennifer Love is a medical toxicology fellow at Oregon Health & Science University. She received her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She trained in emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she also served as chief resident. She is passionate about toxicology, opioid use disorder and mentoring women in medicine. She currently serves as the AWAEM Didactics Committee chair
Name: Angela Lumba-Brown, MD
Title: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Stanford University
Bio: Dr. Lumba-Brown is an academic pediatric emergency medicine physician with expertise in traumatic brain injury and neurocritical emergencies. She cares for children and young adults clinically in the Stanford Pediatric Emergency Department. Dr. Lumba-Brown is a national expert on concussion and has led several recent large guideline projects. She is also the co-director of the Stanford Brain Performance Center where she works to advance the neuroscience of brain synchronization in childhood development, injury, and aging through novel biomarker discovery and treatments. https://profiles.stanford.edu/angela-lumba-brown
Name: Tracy Madsen, MD, ScM, FAHA, FACEP
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Director of Sex and Gender, Acute Director of ED Stroke Services, AWAEM President, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Madsen is the Associate Director of the Division of Sex and Gender, the ED Director of Acute Stroke Services within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and the current AWAEM President. After completing both her undergraduate and medical degrees at Boston University, she completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Brown University followed by a 2-year research fellowship with a focus on sex and gender differences in acute aspects of disease during which she earned a Master's degree in Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Madsen conducts research in the realm of sex and gender based medicine, neurologic emergencies, and gender disparities in the physician workforce. Currently funded by a K23 from the NHLBI, her research focuses on sex and gender differences in the epidemiology, outcomes, and acute treatment of stroke. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, speaks regularly at the national level and has established a national presence in the field of sex and gender differences in stroke. Through her research, she works to translate sex differences in the epidemiology of stroke into clinical tools and interventions to prevent stroke and improve outcomes for both women and men.
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. AlexandraMannixMD.com, sheMD.org
Name: Kristi Maso MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Bio: My name is Kristi Maso. I am an Assistant Professor in both the departments of Emergency Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. I did my residency training at Detroit Receiving Hospital and my fellowship at Cooper University in Camden, New Jersey. I have a special interest in the early management of critically ill patients, with the belief that what we do, and don't do, in the ED, has a direct effect on patient's hospital trajectory and sometimes beyond. I split my time clinically between the ED and Medical ICU, and have specific interests in transitions of care of critically ill patients between the two locations which was particularly beneficial during the covid pandemic. I also conduct research in areas of sexual harassment and discrimination of women in emergency medicine with a special interest on why women leave or avoid areas of leadership.
Name: Jennifer Mitzman, MD
Title: Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Bio: Dr. Jennifer Mitzman is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Mitzman received her bachelor of arts from Brandeis University after which she spent several years teaching high school. She returned to school and earned her medical doctorate at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. After completing emergency medicine residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Mitzman pursued Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine in both emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Mitzman combined her love of education and medicine pursuing medical education endeavors including publishing a number of curricula and educational innovations in pediatric emergency medicine. She is actively involved in graduate medical education serving as the lead pediatric educator for The Ohio State Emergency Medicine residency program. Additionally, Dr. Mitzman is the Associate Fellowship Director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital, one of the largest in the country. Dr. Mitzman lectures nationally on a variety of pediatric and adult emergency medicine topics and on second victim syndrome. When not working, Dr. Mitzman enjoys spending time off with her husband Brian and three children. Hobbies include reading and travel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHxrlMk9_Rs
Name: Kristen Mueller, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Kristen Mueller, MD is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, co-director of emergency medicine resident research at Washington University School of Medicine, and a Faculty Scholar in the Institute of Public Health. Dr. Mueller is an active member of the Washington University Gun Violence Initiative and is engaged in research on firearm violence and injury prevention. Dr. Mueller serves as the physician liaison to the newly launched St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program, Life Outside Violence. She was recently awarded a 2-year career development grant by the Emergency Medicine Foundation in partnership with AFFIRM to study firearm injuries and recidivism at St. Louis level I trauma hospitals. Additionally, Dr. Mueller recently completed a quality improvement program on Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) to address access to firearms and other lethal means at times of suicidal crisis in emergency department patients. Full publication list: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1r5_3Z9awflQj/bibliography/42770998/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending
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: Mary Claire O'Brien, MD
Title: Professor of Emergency Medicine; Professor of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy
Bio: Dr. O’Brien received her MD from Temple University School of Medicine (1985). She completed her emergency medicine residency (1988) and fellowship training in EMS/pre-hospital care (1989) at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She was the inaugural program director for the emergency medicine residency at UMDNJ/ RWJ Camden. She served as an Oral Examiner for ABEM. In 2002 Dr. O’Brien joined Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) as a public health researcher. Her groundbreaking research into the dangers of alcoholic energy drinks made her one of the nation's foremost experts on this topic. She was the leading medical expert informing the FDA’s decision to designate caffeine as an unsafe additive to manufactured alcohol, leading to the removal of pre-mixed alcoholic energy drinks from U.S. markets in 2010. Dr. O’Brien has served Wake Forest University as Vice Chair of Academic Affairs for the Department of Emergency Medicine (2009-2014), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (2014-2017), and Senior Associate Dean for Healthcare Education (2017-2019). She was named Mentor of the Year by the Office of Women and Science at WFSM in 2015. Dr. O’Brien’s professional passions include leadership development, resident and faculty coaching, and motivational speaking. She is currently authoring a work on team-building and resiliency in the medical profession.
Name: Onyeka Otugo, MD MPH
Title: Health Policy Research and Translation Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Onyeka Otugo is a Master in Public Administration candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Health Policy Research and Translation fellow in Brigham and Women's Emergency Department with an interest in health policy and understanding the current disparities in our healthcare system. As a fellow, Dr. Otugo is studying racial and ethnic disparities and access to care issues. Onyeka grew up in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area where she also attended college at the University of Maryland majoring in Art Studio and Biology. Prior to attending medical school, she received a fellowship to conduct research at the Food and Drug Administration Office of Women’s Health where she assessed disparities related to the inclusion of women in clinical trials. She has been involved in key advocacy issues related to emergency medicine.
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: Alicia Pilarski, D.O.
Title: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Alicia Pilarski, D.O., is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Pilarski graduated from University of Nevada School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency program and attended Touro University College of Medicine in California for her medical training. She has been faculty at MCW since 2010 and served as the Assistant Program Director and the Associate Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program from 2013-2018. She currently serves as the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) Patient Safety and Quality Officer and is also the Medical Director for the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin’s Peer Support Program. Dr. Pilarski is an appointed faculty on the Kern Institute with a focus on GME Well-Being. Dr. Pilarski is passionate about provider well-being and identifying methods to change the system to improve it. She co-authored the book, “Resident Well-Being: A Guide for Residency Programs” and co-chairs the Emergency Medicine Resident Wellness Committee. She has presented at the local, regional and national level on topics related to resilience, second victim syndrome and institutional peer support program development. 1. Pilarski, A., Sachs, J., Klatt, T., Implementation of a Peer Support Program, American Conference on Physician Health, Poster Presentation, Charlotte, North Carolina, 09/19/2019.
Small group lectures, Residency didactic lectures, Grand rounds lectures Open to presentations on gender and leadership for our annual women's retreat.
Name: Neha Raukar MD, MS, CAQSM
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Neha Raukar joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic after 12 years at Brown University in 2018. The combination of residency training in emergency medicine with further fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine offers a unique perspective towards education, clinical medicine, legislation, and research. Her sideline experiences include high school, college, professional, Olympic and extreme athletes. She is dedicated to educating fellow physicians and the public as it relates to injuries and life-threatening diseases in athletes including sudden cardiac death, heat illness, and head injury and gave a TEDx talk on overuse injuries in athletes. Within her department, she serves as the Departmental Co-Diversity Leader and nationally, serves on the executive board of the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine. In these roles, she has created a national faculty development for women in academic emergency medicine and a structured mentorship program for residents at her own institution. As a member of the finance committee, she is interested in improving both the financial health of an organization and healthcare outcomes. She is motivated by the idea that the health of a community is improved by delivering the highest quality, patient-centered care in a setting of active innovation and education and using research to inform policy change.
Name: Eleanor Reid MD MSc
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Emergency Medicine, Division of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine; Associate Medical Director, Yale Shoreline Emergency Department, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Reid specializes in Emergency Medicine and Global health, with a focus on global palliative care. Her research is centered on defining the conditions and the context that make palliative care an essential, cost-efficient yet missing component of care in humanitarian and low-resource settings. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a randomized controlled trial of early palliative care in Ethiopia and is collaborating with international partners on other projects at the intersection of palliative care and Emergency Medicine in East Africa. Dr. Reid is an Assistant Professor in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine. She is a graduate of Brown University, received her MD from Albany Medical College, and completed her emergency medicine residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Reid is a graduate of Yale's Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellowship and received her MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Reid holds a faculty appointment in the Yale University School of Medicine and is affiliate faculty of the Yale Institute for Global Health.
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. http://www.cpem.com.pk/
Name: Annie T. Sadosty, MD
Title: Professor and Past Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Doctor Sadosty is a proven leader and decorated educator. She is the past Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and former Residency Director at Mayo Clinic. Additionally, she has been a systems leader as a Regional Vice President for Mayo Clinic Health System (a network of hospitals and clinics in Southeast Minnesota). Her talents as an educator were recognized through her induction into the Mayo Clinic Teaching Hall of Fame and in her receipt of Mayo Clinic’s Distinguished Educator Award in 2017.
Name: Basmah Safdar MD MSc
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: An ardent and nationally recognized advocate for #sex and #gender research in #emergency medicine and supporting women in medicine, Dr. Safdar's life and work demonstrate an exceptional set of skills and passions. Publishing seminal work in the field and raising awareness about sex-differences in cardiovascular health in particular nontraditional forms of heart attacks. Dr. Safdar is Director of the Yale Chest Pain Center and her current research focuses on #exercise and #microvascular disease. She is also past president of @AWAEM, using this platform to collate faculty development resources for mid-career women faculty and using data to advocate for women’s careers. She is the recipient of the @AMA Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women Award. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=safdar+b&sort=date
Name: Margaret Samuels-Kalow MD MPhil MSHP
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Samuels-Kalow is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in both emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine at MGH. She completed her residency training at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency in 2012 and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship and K12 research fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2016. Her work focuses on developing interventions to reduce disparities in emergency care and improving quality of care provided to vulnerable families. https://scholar.harvard.edu/samuels-kalow
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.
Name: Jessica Schmidt, MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor/ Director, Global Health and Assistant Ultrasound Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Emergency MedicineAssistant Professor/ Director, Global Health and Assistant Ultrasound Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Jessica Schmidt serves as director of global health at the University of Wisconsin Department of Emergency Medicine and global health fellowship director, as well as assistant director of ultrasound for medical student education. She graduated medical school from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. While in Baltimore, she completed a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital. She then chose to focus in ultrasound and global health by completing an Ultrasound Fellowship at Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Schmidt serves nationally as the ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section Global Health subcommittee chair and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) global health community secretary. Dr. Schmidt's academic interests include global health and point of care ultrasound. In 2019, Dr. Schmidt was awarded a Global Health Institute grant from the University of Wisconsin to develop and implement a training program for pediatric ultrasound in Mbale, Uganda. The program includes a multi-tiered research proposal in conjunction with the Mbale Clinical Research Institute to evaluate the use of point-of-care ultrasound in diagnosing and treating children in a limited resource environment. Dr. Schmidt has also worked on several projects focused on improving health for the indigenous Mayan community in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala. https://www.emed.wisc.edu/blog/building-clinicians-capacity-point-care-ultrasound
Name: Cherrelle Smith MD
Title: Assistant Professor Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Cherrelle Smith, MD received her medical education from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She returned to her home state of North Carolina for her pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has spent time caring for children in the Southeast, briefly in the Midwest as junior faculty at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University and now on the West coast as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Smith focuses her current efforts in clinical operations/administration as well as promoting opportunities for community pediatrician collaborations via outreach initiatives. Her clinical interests include injury prevention, asthma and pediatric resuscitation.
Name: Meredith Thompson, MD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Thompson earned a B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Florida, and completed her medical training at the University of Virginia. She continued her residency education in Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia, where she served as chief resident and also completed a fellowship in Medical Education. After fellowship, Dr. Thompson joined the UF faculty in 2018. She divides her clinical time between the main adult emergency department, the pediatric emergency department, and the freestanding emergency departments at Springhill and Kanapaha. Dr. Thompson has a robust interest in medical student and resident education. Her current scholarly interests include trainee wellness, job satisfaction of academic faculty, curriculum innovations, simulation, and EPAs.
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. https://jenniferwtsai.wixsite.com/website
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: Laura Walker, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Hospital Practice Chair for Mayo Clinic Health System in SE MN, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Walker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Assistant Program Director for the EM residency, and Hospital Practice Chair for Mayo Clinic Health System in Southeast Minnesota. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her EM residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Professional interests include application of network science to hospital systems, gender equity in leadership, end of life care in the ED and healthcare quality. Personal interests include traveling, wrangling her children, taming her garden and managing a growing succulent collection. She is on a mission to fill healthcare leadership tables with highly qualified women. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Laura+E+Walker
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: Jessica Whittle, MD, PhD
Title: Dir. of Research and Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Erlanger Health/Univ Tenn
Bio: Dr. Whittle is the Director of Research and an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga / Erlanger Health System. She earned her Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis from Emory University, where her research focused on vaccine development in the respiratory pathogens section of the CDC. She has practiced in both community and academic settings, and has been the recipient of multiple research awards. Dr. Whittle started and continues to serve as the Director of the Research Fellowship in Emergency Medicine at her institution. She has served on the American College of Emergency Physicians Sepsis Expert Panel, and served as the national ACEP liaison to the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Whittle's primary clinical research interest and expertise is in the area of non-invasive respiratory support, with a focus on high flow oxygen systems. https://doi.org/10.1002/emp2.12071 www.linkedin.com/in/jwhittlemd
Name: Amanda Williams, MD
Title: Emergency Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Indiana University - Layfayette
Bio: My name is Amanda Williams, MD, FACEP and I am a board certified emergency medicine physician in Lafayette, Indiana. I work at four emergency departments in the west central region of Indiana. I also do global health work in the development of emergency medicine and have been to 8 countries around the world. I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. I completed medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, then emergency medicine residency at Summa Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio. Afterwards I decided to pursue my passion for global health and completed an international emergency medicine fellowship at George Washington University in Washington DC. My daily work in Indiana involves direct patient care for the people of the west central region of Indiana. In global health, most of my work has been in emergency care development through education and training of emergency care providers.
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. https://profiles.stanford.edu/sarah-williams
Name: Jeannette Wolfe, MD
Title: Associate Prof of EM at UMMS-Baystate, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Jeannette Wolfe is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School/Baystate Campus. She has spent her entire attending career working and teaching in one of the busiest emergency departments in the Northeast. Besides emergency medicine, her passion is understanding ways in which biological sex and gender influence the ways our brains and bodies work as cutting edge research shows that men and women often have different responses to the same illness, trauma, toxins and therapies. She is also quite interested in techniques to improve effective communication between men and women under high stress, high impact situations. Dr. Wolfe’s personal mission is to increase the awareness of this science and to use it to improve medical care and effective communication. She is a national lecturer and writer and has recently started a podcast called seX & whY. https://www.sexandwhy.com
Name: Amy Zeidan, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Amy Zeidan is an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania. She completed and Emergency Ultrasound fellowship at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Zeidan is passionate about health care delivery and outcomes to refugee, immigrant and asylum populations. She helped create The Society of Asylum Medicine (@AsylumMedicine) and has performed over 50 asylum evaluations for individuals seeking asylum. Her research focuses on barriers to acute care for refugees, immigrants, and asylum populations. Additionally, Dr. Zeidan holds a national position with The Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM).