AWAEM Speakers Bureau: Wellness, Work-life Integration
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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. https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/pooja_agrawal/
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: Jenny Castillo, MD
Title: Assistant Professor and Director of Wellness, Department of Emergency Medicine
Institution: Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Bio: Jenny Castillo, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine for Columbia University Medical Center, and an Attending Physician within the New York Presbyterian Columbia’s Emergency Medicine Department. Her passion is physician well-being and is currently the Director of Wellness for the Department of Emergency Medicine. She is currently working on projects involving wellness in the workplace environment, promoting wellness improvements and creating a cultural change within the medicine. Regionally, Dr. Castillo is the co-founder of NYC EM Well-being Alliance, a collaboration of emergency medicine physicians working on well-being initiatives. Additionally, Dr. Castillo is on multiple national wellness committees working on issues on a national level. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aet2.10490 https://doi.org/10.1002/emp2.12077 "Perspectives on Pediatric Redeployment During COVID-19 From an Emergency Department in New York City"
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. https://emscimprovement.center/pulse-newsletter/40/meet-the-eiics-new-bcmtch-principal-investigator/ https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/corrie-chumpitazi-19637
Name: Marin Darsie, MD
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery (work as a neurointensivist after completing a neurocritical care fellowship)
Institution: Madison, WI
Bio: I am Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery who staffs in the ED and Neurocritical Care Unit at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, WI. I completed both my emergency medicine residency and neurocritical care fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. This somewhat unusual path to neurocritical care and hunger for more resources aimed at trainees led me to become Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Pocket Guide to Neurocritical Care. I currently serve on the Executive Planning Committee for the inaugural iWIN (International Women in Intensive and Critical Care Medicine) Conference which has been tentatively rescheduled for June 2021. https://www.neurocriticalcare.org/higherlogic/s/page/pocket-guide
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: Amy Hildreth, MD
Title: Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine; EM Simulation Director, Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, USUHS, Department of Emergency Medicine
Bio: LCDR Amy Hildreth received her bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2008. She was awarded a position in the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program to attend medical school at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, which she graduated in 2013 with her doctorate in medicine. She completed her emergency medicine residency through the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency in 2017 as a reservist in the Navy Active Duty Delay for Specialists program. She began her active duty Naval Career in 2017 at Naval Medical Center San Diego, where she is currently Assistant Program Director in the Emergency Medicine Department. She is the Emergency Department Simulation Director and a faculty leader of the Residency Wellness Committee. She also serves on the command Professional Development Committee. She was named Assistant Professor of Military/Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in January, 2018. In 2018 she deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan where she was a member of the NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit; for her service she received the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation medal. She has had multiple peer reviewed publications, contributed 10 chapters to EM Fundamentals: The Essential Handbook for Emergency Medicine Residents, and was one of four authors of the fourth edition of Pocket Emergency Medicine which was published in 2018.
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: Namita Jayaprakash MB Bch BAO, MRCEM
Title: Dr./senior staff physician and clinical assistant professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Bio: As an EM-CCM physician I split my time between standard shifts in the emergency department, delivery early interventions as part of a critical care early intervention team and as a medical intensivist in the medical ICU. After graduating from University College Dublin I trained in emergency medicine in the Republic of Ireland earning a membership to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. I then returned to the US to complete an emergency medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital before moving on to the Mayo Clinic to complete a critical care fellowship. I returned to Henry Ford Hospital after fellowship and currently work as a senior staff physician while also appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State 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. https://med.emory.edu/departments/emergency-medicine/about/diversity/index.html
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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