EMRA and SAEM RAMS Virtual Cocktails with Chairs
Ever wonder what it takes to be an EM department chair? What path can you start now to poise you to lead an efficient emergency department where physicians thrive? Join EMRA and SAEM RAMS for an informal virtual discussion with EM Department Chairs to give insight into this career path.
Grab a beverage, learn from Chairs on how to be a future Chair
Opeolu Adeoye, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
Bo Burns, DO
Oklahoma University School of Community MedicineDr. Burns is the George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair of Emergency Medicine as the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa Oklahoma. He is privileged to serve as a Member at Large for the CORD Board of Directors and is fortunate enough to work with the EMRA leadership on a regular basis. He has been the Chair at OU for five years now. In addition, he is born and raised in the great state of Oklahoma and is in no way related to the Tiger King.
Marie-Carmelle Elie, MD, RDMS
University of Alabama Birmingham
Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc
UT Southwestern Medical CenterDeborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc, newly-installed president of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 term. Dr. Diercks is professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center where she holds the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Distinguished Chair in Clinical Care and Research. Dr. Diercks also oversees the emergency medicine programs at Parkland Memorial Hospital and UT Southwestern University Hospitals.
Azita Hamedani, MD, MPH, MBA
University of Wisconsin
Ian B.K. Martin, MD, MBA
Medical College of WisconsinDr. Ian Martin is System Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. At the Medical School, he holds appointments as Professor with Tenure of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Martin is also Emergency Physician-in-Chief of the Froedtert (FRAYD-tert) and Medical College of Wisconsin Health System. Before this, he served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown.
Dr. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania–Hahnemann School of Medicine (now Drexel University College of Medicine) and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dr. Martin trained in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore—where he also served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Martin has devoted his academic career to improving the delivery of emergency care internationally—with emphasis on East Africa—through program development, investigative research, and direct clinical care.
Dr. Martin’s research interests include elucidation of optimal models for Emergency Department-based HIV and hepatitis C testing and acute care disease burden epidemiology in developing countries. His research and other Global Health-related initiatives have culminated in a host of publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Martin has garnered grant support for his research from federal and state agencies, industry, and academic institutions.
Recognized for his leadership, Dr. Martin was recently installed as President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)—the premier association representing researchers and educators in Emergency Medicine. Before that, he completed a one-year term each as President- Elect and Secretary-Treasurer of the Society. Dr. Martin is also the founder and a Past-President of SAEM’s Global Emergency Medicine Academy. He is the 2018 recipient of the Marcus L. Martin, M.D., Leadership Award—a prestigious award given by SAEM’s Academy of Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Martin was recently named recipient of the 2020 Drexel University College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Dr. Martin is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
RJ Sontag, MD
Wendy Sun, MD
SAEM-RAMS PresidentWendy is a PGY-2 Resident at Yale - New Haven Health passionate about Diversity and Inclusion, Mentorship, and Health Innovation. She currently serves as a SAEM RAMS Board Member. In her spare time she enjoys paddle boarding, traveling to new places, and playing classical music.