Fiona E. Gallahue, MD
Dr. Fiona Gallahue is the president of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD-EM). She is the program director of the emergency medicine residency at the University of Washington (UW) and associate professor at the UW in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Gallahue established the emergency medicine residency program at the UW in 2011. She was awarded the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2020.
Dr. Gallahue is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her residency and chief residency in emergency medicine at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center in 2001.
Dr. Gallahue’s research interests include and opportunities to improve graduate medical education, gender bias in resident evaluations, and engagement of residents in the clinical learning environment. Her work has been published in Academic Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Emergency Medicine, American Journal of Cardiology, and American Journal of Medical Quality. She has one book, “Emergency Care of the Abused” published by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Gallahue has been featured on-air as an emergency physician for Martha Stewart’s “Blueprint” and “Living Today” call-in radio shows.
When not working, Dr. Gallahue’s favorite pursuits are gardening, baking sourdough bread, and spending time with her husband and two daughters, a teenager and near-teen.
Michelle D. Lall, MD
Dr. Michelle D. Lall, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, is an Associate Professor at Emory University. She has been faculty at Emory since 2013. Dr. Lall is the inaugural Director of Well-being, Equity and Inclusion for the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine. She is also an Associate Residency Director and Medical Education Fellowship Director for Emergency Medicine. Prior to coming to Emory, Dr. Lall was an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University beginning in 2008. She was an Assistant Residency Director at the Sinai-Grace/Wayne State University Emergency Medicine Residency Program and the medical student clerkship site director at Sinai-Grace/Wayne State University beginning in 2009. Dr. Lall is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency and chief residency at Emory University.
Dr. Lall is actively involved in the teaching and supervision of medical students and residents. Her passion is graduate medical education, education research and scholarship. Dr. Lall’s primary interests are physician well-being and the negative impact of gender bias on equity and inclusion in medicine. She is interested in gender differences in burnout among physicians. She has previously presented didactics on physician well-being and gender bias in medicine at multiple signature regional and national annual meetings of medical educators. Dr. Lall is part of a national emergency medicine work group focused on exploring and addressing gender and racial bias and disparities in academic emergency medicine. Additionally, she is the lead author on two scoping reviews of assessment tools available to evaluate physician well-being.
Her professional memberships include: American College of Emergency Physicians – where she is a fellow, Society for Academic Emergency Physicians - where she is a member at large on the Board of Directors, Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine - where she is the Immediate Past President, American Association of Women Emergency Physicians, and Georgia College of Emergency Physicians. She is also a member of the Delta Omega Honor Society. Dr. Lall is a recipient of the Momentum Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM), which recognizes extraordinary efforts that further the mission and values of AWAEM. While at Sinai-Grace/Wayne State University, Dr. Lall was a two time "Faculty Teacher of the Year" award winner. At Emory, she has been the recipient of the “Faculty Advocate of the Year” award.