AWAEM Speakers Bureau: Ultrasound
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Name: Josie Acuña, MD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Acuña completed her emergency ultrasound fellowship from the University of Arizona in 2017. Afterwards she continued on at the University of Arizona as core ultrasound faculty. She has worked closely with the various colleges at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Campus lecturing on the use of bedside ultrasound, providing hands-ultrasound teaching sessions to students and has been involved in projects to integrate ultrasound education into the core curriculum. She also serves as chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee for the College of medicine. She currently serves as a mentor for a number of students conducting ultrasound research and is a founding member of the LEADRS (Leaders in Emerging Academic Development of Residents and Students) program whose goal is to provide mentoring relationships to medical students and residents who come from groups underrepresented in medicine. Dr. Acuña is heavily involved in research. Her most recent research projects and publications included a multicenter study on gender differences in ultrasound milestone assessments during emergency medicine residency training. Her current research involves instituting an ultrasound training program within the College of Nursing and instituting a paramedic ultrasound guided IV access program utilizing the handheld ultrasound. She has also lectured on point-of-care ultrasound at national venues such as SAEM and AIUM. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/term=josie+acuna&sort=pubdate
Name: Jillian Davison, MD, FACEP
Title: Ultrasound Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: I attended Penn State University for medical school and Orlando Health for EM residency. I did an Ultrasound fellowship at Orlando Health and serve as the Co-Director of Emergency Ultrasound at the Orlando Health EM Residency program. My passions include resident wellness, interactive teaching formats, and emergency ultrasound.
Name: Onyinyechi Eke, MD
Title: Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Born and raised in Nigeria, Dr. Onyinyechi Eke completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Eke OF, Morone CC, Liteplo AS, Shokoohi H. Non-Covid-19 clinical research in the era of pandemic. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 May 08. PMID: 32414523. Eke OF and Andrew Liteplo. Pericardial Tamponade. June 4th, 2020. https://youtu.be/nHomG84dkL8 Eke OF and Andrew Liteplo. The Case of the Tender Belly. October 7, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4uAivWwf4c Elf JL, Eke O, Rakgokong M, Variava E, Baliram Y, Motlhaoleng K, Lebina L, Shapiro AE, Breysse PN, Golub JE, Martinson N. Indoor air pollution from secondhand tobacco smoke, solid fuels, and kerosene in homes with active tuberculosis disease in South Africa. BMC Res Notes. 2017 Nov 13; 10(1):591. PMID: 29132418.
Name: Gabrielle A. Jacquet, MD, MPH
Title: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director of Global Health, BMC Emergency Medicine Residency; Assistant Director of Global Health, Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Dr. Gabrielle Jacquet is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center. She received her MD from the University of Vermont and her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Jacquet completed her Residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health and her Fellowship in International Emergency Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Jacquet focuses her work on improving and standardizing the delivery of global health training and experiences within undergraduate and graduate medical education. She has taught emergency medicine, assisted in developing emergency care systems and training programs, and conducted research in India, Ghana, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Haiti, and Colombia. Dr. Jacquet has over 25 peer-reviewed publications and has lectured at many national and international emergency medicine conferences. Most recently, Dr. Jacquet has focused her time on founding and serving as Course Director for the newly released Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health: a 3-part open-access, online, interactive course available at edX.org. Dr. Jacquet is the director of global health for the BMC emergency medicine residency program and the assistant director of global health at the BU School of Medicine. https://www.edx.org/course/the-practitioners-guide-to-global-health
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: 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: 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).