The Tale of Three Researchers

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    Gita Pensa, MD

    Gita Pensa, MD, is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University. Dr. Pensa is the host and editor of AEM Early Access, a research podcast of the Academic Emergency Medicine journal. She is also a regular contributor to Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives (EM:RAP). At the medical school of Brown University, she serves as a Mary B. Arnold Longitudinal Mentor to over forty medical students. She speaks widely on the topic of malpractice litigation and litigation stress and is also a performance coach for physician defendants. She is the creator of the open access podcast "Doctors and Litigation: The L Word," a curriculum in the psychological and practical preparation required for physicians facing litigation. 
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    Michael Gottlieb, MD

    Rush University Medical Center

    Michael Gottlieb, MD is the Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Division and the Program Director for the Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. He is also the co-creator and Chief Strategic Officer for the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator, as well as the Chair of the ACEP Ultrasound Section and Past-Chair of the AAEM Ultrasound Section. He has authored over 450 peer-reviewed publications and has received over $20 million in federal and foundation funding. He is also an editor for 8 journals, has received numerous top peer reviewer awards, and is a nationally-recognized speaker and educator. His academic interests include medical education, ultrasound, infectious diseases, heart failure, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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    Lynn P. Roppolo, MD

    John Peter Smith Health Network

    Dr. Roppolo is a retired Professor of Emergency Medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) and is currently core faculty and the Assistant Ultrasound Director at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth Texas. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas and Texas Christian University. She is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Emergency Medicine and has published numerous peer reviewed papers as first or senior author. She has assisted with coordinating the Research Learning Series for the last two years. Her scholarly and research interests involve anything related to ultrasound and managing acutely agitated patients to reduce physical assaults on ED staff. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, did her emergency medicine residency at the George Washington University and an emergency ultrasound fellowship at UTSW after being part of the residency leadership for 15 years. 
  • Frances Russell, MD

    Research Officer

    Indiana University

    Dr. Russell received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and finished emergency medicine residency at the University of Connecticut. After residency she traveled to Chicago for an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Cook County Hospital. She joined the emergency medicine faculty at Indiana University in 2013 and currently serves as the Ultrasound Research Director. She previously served as the Ultrasound Division Chief, Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship Director, and as Co-Director for the Educational Ultrasound Initiative for Indiana University School of Medicine. Her research interests include medical education and cardiovascular ultrasound research.