Junior Faculty Development Forum: Panel Discussion
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.
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.
Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA
Stanford University School of MedicineAndra Blomkalns, MD, MBA serves as Chair of Emergency Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine. Prior to coming to Stanford in 2018, Andra was at UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX as Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Business Development. She trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati where she was Residency Program Director and Vice Chair of Education. Her research has spanned clinical cardiovascular research as well as basic science research on obesity and the gut microbiome. As a past-President of SAEM (2016), Andra continues as the SAEM Wellness Committee Chair. In her personal time, Andra enjoys spending time with her dog, Sansa, as a Neocaridina hobbyist, and attempting to garden.
Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH
Bo Tomas Brofelt Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Davis School of Medicine
Dr. Kuppermann is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, and the Bo Tomas Brofeldt Endowed Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis. He is a pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physician and clinical epidemiologist, and a leader in emergency medical services for children, particularly in multicenter research. Research foci for which he is a leading national investigator include 1) infectious emergencies in children including the laboratory evaluation of young febrile children, 2) the evaluation of children at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis-related cerebral injury, and 3) the laboratory and radiographic evaluation of the pediatric trauma patient. His focus is on clinical trials and clinical prediction rules using large cohorts of acutely ill and injured children. He has published works in all three focus areas in high-impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, BMJ, and the Lancet. Dr. Kuppermann has received more than $30 million in federal grants and contracts as a PI over the past decade, and has published more than 230 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Kuppermann has been a leader in multicenter research in PEM, starting by chairing the first U.S. research network in PEM (the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the AAP) from 1996-2000, and leading several investigations there. He then became one of the founding investigators and founding Chair of the Steering Committee of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) since it’s inception in 2001 until late in 2008, and remains one of the 7 network PIs. He recently completed a 4-year term as Chair of the Executive Committee of the (global) Pediatric Emergency Research Network (PERN), an international consortium of PEM research networks.
Dr. Kuppermann has been recognized nationally for his research and mentorship. In 2009, Dr. Kuppermann received the Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award from the Academic Pediatric Association, and in 2012 received the Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award, from the Section on Emergency Medicine of the AAP for outstanding contributions to Pediatric Emergency Medicine. In 2010 and 2011, he received national research awards from the EMSC program of HRSA, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and the American College of Emergency Physicians. In 2015, he was recognized with the American College of American Physicians EBSCO/PEMSoft Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to pediatric emergency evidence based medicine. In 2017 a PEM Scientific Research Mentoring award was named after him by the SAEM. In 2010 he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.