AWAEM Leadership, Professional development, Mentorship/Sponsorship 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: Nicole Battaglioli, MD, FACEP
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr Battaglioli is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University. She is passionate about the topics of physician well-being, diversity and inclusion and the effects of unconscious bias in the learning environment. She is the Co-Founder of the Academic Life in EM Resident Wellness Think Tank and the Founder of Komorebi Physician Wellness and Coaching.
Name: Anna Bona, MD
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Simulation Medicine Facultyimulation Department, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Indiana University School of Medicine
Bio: I am an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Simulation Medicine Faculty at Indiana University. Currently I am partaking in ALiEM's Faculty Incubator program. I completed my residency training at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, with the opportunity to serve as chief my final year. I am interested primarily in using simulation for communication skills, particularly difficult conversations, error disclosure, and women self promotion to address the gender gap in medicine.
Name: Anita Chary, MD PhD
Title: Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
Bio: Anita Chary, MD PhD, is an emergency physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is chief resident at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. Dr. Chary is an anthropologist whose research focuses on health disparities and health systems development in low-resource settings. She has worked with Maya Health Alliance, a non-governmental organization in Guatemala, since 2008 on child nutrition, women’s health, and chronic disease programs, and has published a book about rural health in Guatemala. She is former editor-in-chief of Global Health Hub. Dr. Chary is a dynamic speaker with ample experience in national and international conference presentations and keynote addresses. She has additionally taught courses in medical anthropology, public health, and qualitative research. Within medical education, Dr. Chary has delivered innovative lectures, panels, and interactive workshops about race and gender in emergency medicine. Topics include race as a social construct, forms of racism in patient care and provider experience, defining and responding to microaggressions, and how social identities affect clinical leadership.
Website: Culture, Health, Equality
Sample Presentation: SAEM Education Innovation: Development and Implementation of a Resident-Led Health Equity Curriculum
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: Corrie Chumpitazi MD MS
Title: Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Bio: Corrie Chumpitazi completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin and her residency in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for her Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship where she has remained and is currently an Associate Professor of pediatrics in the Section of Emergency Medicine. She is the Sedation Oversight Committee co-chair at Texas Children’s Hospital and Associate Chief of Research. Her funded research is in the area of quality pain and sedation management, and eliminating disparities in these areas. She is site Principal Investigator for the Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center. She is chair of the Society for Pediatric Sedation’s Provider Course, which offers sedation simulation courses across the country.
Name: Wendy C. Coates, MD
Title: Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Wendy C. Coates, MD is an Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. She is a Member-at-Large of the SAEM Board of Directors. Dr. Coates is committed to the advancement of medical education in Emergency Medicine and founded a fellowship in Educational Scholarship in 1996 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where she was the Director of Education for 25 years. She served as the dean of the UCLA Acute Care College for 15 years. She is the Co-Chair of the SAEM Task Force that created the ARMED MedEd course for Education Research. She has been a staunch advocate and leader in medical student education and has published extensively in the fields of mentorship, faculty development, and education research methods. Dr. Coates serves as a team physician and educator for dance companies, has created an injury prevention curriculum for professional dancers, and advises health care providers who treat them.
Name: Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH
Title: Director of Internal Programs STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Dobiesz is Director of Internal Programs at STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and serves as core faculty at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Her research is focused on improving maternal health in emergency settings, medical education, and gender inequities in academic medicine. She is the co-director of a national course called Special Deliveries to improve the clinical skills and knowledge of emergency medicine providers for vaginal deliveries and senior editor on the Manual of Obstetric Emergencies. She is also principle inventor of a prototype medical device designed to autotransfuse women suffering life threatening postpartum hemorrhage in low resource settings in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
Name: Jordana Haber, MD, MACM
Title: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Jordana J. Haber, MD, MACM, FACEP is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine. She is the director of Clinical Education for the UNLV emergency medicine residency, and the medical director for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner service at University Medical Center.
Name: Azita Hamedani MD, MPH, MBA
Title: Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: University of Wisconsin
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: Michelle Lall, MD, MHS
Title: Director of Well-being, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: 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.
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.
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: 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: 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.
Grand rounds lectures, Monthly Grand Rounds for our department/residency.
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.
Small group lectures, Residency didactic lectures, Grand rounds lectures Open to presentations on gender and leadership for our annual women's retreat.
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: 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: Linda Regan, M.D., M.Ed.
Title: Vice Chair for Education, Residency Director, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Linda Regan, M.D. M.Ed. is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins. She serves as the Vice Chair for Education and oversees all educational programs including the residency program, for which she serves as the director for the past 11 years, undergraduate medical education programs, fellowship and faculty development programs. She is the recipient of both of the national Emergency Medicine Program Director awards that exist, one from the Emergency Medicine Resident Association and one from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD). Dr. Regan has a Masters in Education for Health Professions from Johns Hopkins with a focus in educational research. She has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and given over 60 national talks, spanning from education and leadership topics, to clinical topics with a focus on special populations seen in the ED. She is well known within Emergency Medicine nationally as a leader, educator, and researcher with a special interest in developing expert learners and providing counsel on remediation to program directors. She has served on the Board of Directors for CORD, the program committees for both CORD and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), and was nominated to serve as an oral board certification examiner with the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She also currently sits on the Resident Review Committee (RRC) within the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
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.
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: Catherine Staton, MD, MS
Title: Associate Professor of Global Health and Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Globally, care seeking behavior and health outcomes are impacted by social determinants of health and health system capacity. Identifying ways to innovatively improve health system capacity and mitigate the impact of social determinants of health would greatly improve health globally. My research has largely been focused on conducing cultural adoption of evidence based interventions to take into account contextual social determinants of health. I completed my Fogarty Career Development Award describing Alcohol Among High Risk Injury Patients in Tanzania and am funded by its subsequent R01 Clinical trial, PRACT: Emergency Department Brief Interventions in Tanzania. Similarly, I have Fogarty funding to Developing Capacity to Improve Care Transitions for Injury Patients post-acute hospitalization in Tanzania and a supplement to develop a GRID: Global Repository for Injury Data to feed multinational collaborations and data science and innovation projects. By using a framework of research and innovation, our team, GEMINI strives to build capacity, generate knowledge and implement systems to improve health globally.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.