Brian J. O'Neil, MD, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center

Moderated by: Vytas Karalius, MD, MPH, MA, Northwestern Medicine


What you’ll learn from Dr. O'Neil:

  • Your reputation as a researcher proceeds you, and your biography from Wayne State mentions that you serve as the Director of Basic Science Research in the department of emergency medicine, which is rare amongst EM folks. How did you develop and nurture this interest throughout your career?
  • What are the keys to becoming a recognized expert in an area of research?
  • You touched on the importance of mentorship early in your career. Now later in your career, you’ve been recognized for your own teaching and mentorship. What advice do you have for our own listeners about finding mentorship?
  • Tell me about how growing up in Detroit and having the opportunity to work in Detroit as EM physician, has helped shape/drive your passion for Emergency Medicine.
  • What were some of the key moments in your career that prepared you for your role as chair?
  • What roles should residents look for in their early career to set up for careers in administration later on?
  • How have you seen emergency medicine change over your career?
  • What challenges do you see coming for our field?
  • Do you have any other advice or wisdom for our listeners?