SAEM Leadership Forum – Diversity and Inclusion: A Vital Component of Successful Leadership
Brian J. Zink, MD
Immediate Past President
University of Michigan
Julie B. McCausland, MD, MS
James Adams, MD
Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion; Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement
Thomas Jefferson UniversityBernard L. Lopez, MD, MS, is Professor and Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College in 1986. He completed a residency training program in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1989. Since 2013, Dr. Lopez has served as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement in the medical school, providing oversight of diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty, graduate medical education and medical students. In January 2017, he added the title of Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Thomas Jefferson University, providing oversight and guidance for the ten colleges that make up the university.
Jeremiah (Jay) Schuur, MD, MHSJeremiah (Jay) Schuur, MD, MHS, is Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Physician-in-Chief of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island, Hasbro Children’s, The Miriam and Newport Hospitals; and President of Brown Emergency Medicine.
Previously, he served as the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and founding Chief of the Division of Health Policy Translation for the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schuur received his MD from the New York University (NYU), and did his Emergency Medicine residency at Brown/Rhode Island Hospital, where he was a Chief Resident. He was then a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale.
Dr. Schuur’s scholarly interests focus on quality of care and patient safety in emergency medicine and the intersection of emergency care and health policy. He has been funded by governmental agencies and foundations including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He is currently co-leading ACEP’s 4-year $4 million E-QUAL network, a national quality network funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
Katherine Heilpern, MD
Donald Yealy, MD
James J. McCarthy, MD, MHA
Memorial Hermann Health System
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.