AWAEM Emergency Airway Speakers
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Name: Pooja Agrawal, MD, MPH
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Agrawal is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Global Health Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University. She is the Immediate Past-President of AWAEM, an entity within SAEM, dedicated to enhancing the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Agrawal has established a national reputation in responding to complex humanitarian emergencies with a specific focus on refugee health and gender disparities. As an educator, she lectures extensively on gender disparities in medicine, humanitarian assistance, refugee resettlement, and refugee health. Dr. Agrawal’s academic research focuses on the disparities of refugees and other displaced populations. She studies issues specific to forced migration and aims to implement sustainable interventions to affect the challenges these populations face. She is currently investigating health literacy, healthcare access and long term health outcomes of resettled refugees in the US, as well as the impact of low English proficiency on the ability to access acute care services. Dr. Agrawal holds a faculty appointment in the Yale School of Medicine and Yale Center for Asylum Medicine and is on the Board of Directors of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS), a refugee resettlement agency in New Haven, Connecticut.
Name: Courtney Hutchins MD MPH
Title: Outgoing resident/Incoming attending, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: University of Chicago
Bio: Dr. Hutchins is an emergency medicine resident at the University of Chicago. Her interests lie in health policy and advocacy with a focus on access to health care and insurance coverage, women’s issues, and systemic barriers to care for vulnerable populations. Her academic projects have focused on physician perceptions of Medicaid expansion, trauma informed care delivery, hospital based violence intervention, and sexual and reproductive health. She authored the Introduction to Health Policy chapter in the EMRA resident advocacy handbook and currently sits on the ACEP state legislative and regulatory and quality improvement committees. Dr. Hutchins is an advocate for women in medicine and the current founder and chair of the EM women’s board at University of Chicago. She believes that encouraging young physicians to learn about health policy, find their voice, and advocate for issues that affect both them and their patients is key to improving the future of health care. Dr. Hutchins obtained her medical doctorate from Rush University in Chicago and holds a Masters of Public Health in health policy and management from Drexel University.
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. I am a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician with expertise in traumatic brain injury across the spectrum in children and adults. I am the first author on the 2018 CDC Guidelines for the Management of Pediatric Mild TBI and the first author on the Step 2 Concussion Guidelines: Subtype Classification. At Stanford, in addition to my clinical work, I direct the Brain Performance Center to advance the neuroscience informing brain performance through development, injury, and aging.
Name: Camiron L. Pfennig, MD, MHPE
Title: Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Prisma Health Greenville
Bio: Dr. Pfennig-Bass is a graduate of Marquette University and the Indiana University School of Medicine and currently serves as the Residency Program Director of Prisma Health Greenville Emergency Medicine Residency. Dr. Pfennig started the residency program in July 2017. She is an Associate Professor of EM at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and Clemson University School of Health Research. In addition to her GME roles, she also serves as the Faculty Director of the Colleges and as an Osler College Mentor at the medical school. Following her Chief Residency at Indiana University, Dr. Pfennig completed the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and then obtained her Masters of Health Professions Education from Vanderbilt University. Prior to the transition to Greenville from Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Pfennig was the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and EM physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Pfennig’s EM interests include Student and Resident Education, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Obstetrical Emergencies, and Electrolyte-related Emergencies. She enjoys speaking at the local, regional, and national level to improve education in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Pfennig balances her career with her beautiful family with her husband, David and two small children, Harper and Berkleigh.