ADIEM Presents: Transition from Trainee to Faculty

  • Ashlea Winfield, MD, MSPH

    Assistant Program Director Cook County Health

    Dr. Ashlea Winfield is an emergency medicine physician and the Assistant Director of the Cook County Health Simulation Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Winfield earned her Master of Science in Public Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and medical doctorate from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans. She then went on to complete her residency and emergency simulation fellowship at Cook County Health. 

    Dr. Winfield is committed to increasing diversity in medicine, specifically the recruitment of underrepresented groups in medicine. As the founder and chair of the Cook County Emergency Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Committee she coordinates multiple activities aimed at fostering a culture of safety for all individuals within her program and institution.

    As the Assistant Director for the Cook County Simulation Center, Dr. Winfield focuses on procedural competency and task trainer development, using simulation to teach topics in DEI, and the use of medical simulation to inspire interest in STEM careers.

  • Arthur Pope

    Arthur Pope, MD, PhD

    Dr. Arthur Pope graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he received his B.S. in Chemistry. He then went on to complete his PhD in Biomedical Sciences with a focus in Physiology studying nitric oxide biology and its role in the development of atherosclerosis.  While in graduate school he was awarded a NIH Pre Doctoral Fellowship for his work. He then completed postdoctoral fellowships at the National Institutes of Health and The Ohio State University.  He had a pivot in his career in 2012 where he began his journey to medical school and completed a post-bac program at Georgetown University.  He went on to complete his medical degree at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.  He went on to complete his residency training at University of Chicago where he served as Chief Resident. Additionally, during his time in residency he served as the Vice Chair Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Emergency Medicine Residents Association.  He also was a part of the first cohort of Community Champions at the University of Chicago.  A program designed to get residents and fellows more involved in health equity work on the southside of Chicago. Dr. Pope joined the faculty University of Pennsylvania Department of Emergency in 2021.  During his time at UPenn he has created a URiM resident mentorship program. It was created to help support URiM residents and through faculty mentorship, career development, and social unity. 
  • Dr cortlyn brown

    Cortlyn Brown, MD

    Dr. Cortlyn Brown graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and matriculated to the Yale School of Medicine where she received the Parker Prize given to the graduating student who has shown the best qualifications for a successful physician and the Grannum Prize given to an African American graduating student who has shown excellent academic achievement. She completed the NIH Howard Hughes Medical Research fellowship and received a certificate in Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) from Cornell University and is currently completing a Masters in Clinical Operations from Harvard University School of Medicine. Her research has affected change at the national level for patients who are primarily non-English speaking. She also held multiple local and national leadership positions including Student National Medical Association National Vice President and Strategic Planning Council Member, National Chair of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Co-Leader for the UCSF Emergency Medicine Diversity group, and Co-Leader for the UCSF Emergency Medicine Quality Improvement group. She completed her residency at the University of California San Francisco where she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Chancellor Award for Dr. Martin Luther King, JR., one of the highest institutional honors that is given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the ideals of DEI. In addition to her DEI focused leadership roles, she also served as the Section Editor for the WestJEM and National Student Leader for the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Brown joined Carolinas Medical Center Atrium Health faculty in 2020 as the department’s Vice Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In addition to her role as Vice Director for DEI she is also the clerkship director for the Health Disparities in Emergency Medicine rotation and one of the leaders of the Women in EM group.