Editors

Judith Tintinalli, MD, MS

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Dr. Tintinalli is currently a professor and Chair Emeritus of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina. In addition to teaching in the emergency medicine department, she is an adjunct professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public, and a frequent lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Dr. Tintinalli is double boarded in emergency medicine and internal medicine. She was the founder and first president of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors. She is a former president of ABEM as well as the Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine. She is a past winner of ACEP’s James Mills award as well as ACEP’s National Education Award. And of course, she is the Editor-in-Chief of 7 editions of her eponymous textbook, which is arguably the best-known EM text in the world.

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From the Front Lines of Hurricane Florence

Keeping the ACEP Leadership Fire Going

Mark L. Plaster, MD, JD

FOUNDER / EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Dr. Plaster has been an emergency physician for more than thirty years, working exclusively night shifts for the past twenty years in emergency departments across the country. During that period he joined the U.S. Navy and served two tours in Iraq. Dr. Plaster is the founder and executive editor of Emergency Physicians Monthly and the founder of Plaster Publishing.

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William Sullivan, DO, JD

SENIOR EDITOR
Dr. Sullivan, an emergency physician and clinical assistant professor at two residency programs in Illinois, is EPM’s resident legal expert. As an attorney specializing in healthcare issues, Dr. Sullivan represents physicians and has published many articles on legal aspects of medicine. He is a past president of the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians and a past chair and current member of the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Medical Legal Committee.

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OP-ED: Hospitals Don’t Have a Monopoly on ED Patients

Columnists

Sanford J. Vieder, D.O., FACOEP, FACEP

Sanford J. Vieder, D.O., FACOEP, FACEP is chairman and medical director of the Emergency and Trauma Center, Emergency Medicine Core Faculty at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI, a teaching hospital of Michigan State University.

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Teresa S. Wu, MD

EMERGENCY ULTRASOUND SECTION EDITOR
Dr. Wu is an Associate Professor and the Simulation Curriculum Director at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. She is the Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Program and Fellowships for Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix and the creator of the app SonoSupport. Dr. Wu is the Emergency Ultrasound Section Editor for EPM.

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Big Fish or Tall Tale?

William K. Mallon, MD

William K. Mallon, MD, is the Director of the Division of International Emergency Medicine and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Angie Esbenshade, RN, MSN, MBA, NE-BC

Angie Esbenshade, RN, MSN, MBA, NE-BC, brings more than two years of clinical nursing and administrative experience in emergency, trauma, and critical care to her role as coach leader of the emergency service line at Studer Group.

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Sachin Shah, MD, MBA, FAAEM

Sachin Shah, MD, MBA, FAAEM, has served as an ED physician coach at Studer Group since 2015. A board-certified emergency medicine physician with more than 15 years of experience in the field, he has a track record of achieving operational improvements in the emergency department as well as the hospital.

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Anand Swaminathan

Anand Swaminathan, MD, is an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. His main interests are in resident education, resuscitation and knowledge translation. He is a deputy editor for EM: RAP, managing editor for EM Abstracts and an associate editor for REBEL EM and REBELCast.

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PRISMS: Alteplase vs Aspirin

Jesus Martinez

Jesus Martinez is a fourth year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine and is applying for residency in EM this year.

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Thomas W. Trimarco, MD

Dr. Trimarco is an emergency and EMS physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and an assistant professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He is the associate medical director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART) and is a regional EMS medical director for Vermont and New Hampshire.

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Navigating Through the Turbulent Skies

J. Tyler Schwartz, MD, MPH

Dr. Schwartz is academic chief resident of emergency medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. With a background in health policy, he has previously worked on projects in firearm violence, sex education in schools, LGBT rights and workplace discrimination.

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Hyunjoo Lee, MD

Hyunjoo Lee, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital. She is also an MDCalc Senior Fellow.

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WhiteCoat

I’m a middle-aged ED physician who likes computers, martial arts, and taking pictures of sunsets. I have an amazing wife who willingly puts up with all of my idiosyncrasies and four great kids who don’t have any choice. My family is my rock. Since I’m an emergency physician, my bias is toward topics that affect emergency medical practice, but anything is free game for my posts. I like commenting on recent medical news, computers, life lessons, and will even throw in a few family stories once in a while. Despite all my whining, I couldn’t see myself doing anything else but practicing medicine.

Contributors

David Cisewski

David Cisewski is an emergency medicine resident at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital.  He also serves as the education chair on the SAEM RAMS Board of Directors and is the founder of Pain Profiles, a regular series devoted to pain management on EMDocs. Follow on twitter @dhcisewski or @PainProfiles.

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Nicole Tidwell

Nicole Tidwell is the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) Program Director. Her background includes 7+ years of program and product development and member marketing for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP.)

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Setting the Standard

Elizabeth C. Moore, DO

Dr. Moore is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and a Medical Toxicologist at Los Angeles County Hospital + University of Southern California. She is the course director for the medical toxicology elective at USC Keck School of Medicine, co-founder of Women in Toxicology (WiT), and creator and co-host of the podcast Tox in Ten. Follow on Twitter: @ElissaMoore3

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Ethan R. Saffer, D.O.

Ethan R. Saffer, D.O. is an Emergency Medicine Physician at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI, a teaching hospital of Michigan State University.

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Taylor S. McCorkle, D.O.

Taylor S. McCorkle, D.O., is an emergency medicine physician at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI., a teaching hospital of Michigan State University.

 

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Rick Pendykoski

Rick Pendykoski is the owner of Self Directed Retirement Plans LLC, a retirement planning firm based in Goodyear, AZ. He has over three decades of experience working with investments and retirement planning, and over the last 10 years has turned his focus to self-directed accounts and alternative investments. Rick regularly posts helpful tips and articles on his blog at SD Retirement as well as Business.com, SAP, MoneyForLunch, Biggerpocket, SocialMediaToday and NuWireInvestor.

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John Kiel DO, MPH

Dr. Kiel is an Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL.  He blogs at sportsmedreview.com; Follow on Twitter @sportsmedreview.

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Srikanth Nithyanandam, M.B.B.S, MS

Dr. Srikanth Nithyanandam, is a fellow in faculty development in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, KY.

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Andrew Schleihauf, DO, CAQSM

Dr. Andrew Schleihauf is attending physician at Excela Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Greensburg, PA. He blogs at sportsmedreview.com; follow on twitter @DrSchleihauf.

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Diane M. Paratore, D.O. FACEP

Diane M. Paratore, D.O. FACEP, is an Emergency Medicine Physician, program director and core faculty for the emergency medicine residency program at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI.

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Callasandra L. Rose, D.O.

Callasandra L. Rose, D.O. is completing emergency medicine at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI, a teaching hospital of Michigan State University.

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Sarah Kennedy, MD

Dr. Kennedy is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.  She completed a fellowship in emergency medicine ultrasound and is a member of the IU ultrasound division.  Follow on Twitter @IUEM_ultrasound.

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Greg Zahn, MD

Greg Zahn, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, Methodist Hospital. He is fellowship trained in emergency medicine ultrasound and is a member of the IU ultrasound division.  Follow on Twitter @IUEM_ultrasound.

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Mark Ramzy, DO

Mark Ramzy, DO, has been involved in EMS for over 15 years and currently serves as the EMRA Critical Care Chair-elect. He presented his research on Double Defibrillation as a Rising Star at ACEP’s Critical Care Committee meeting this past fall. Dr. Ramzy continues to be a regular contributor to the #FOAMed community as an author and contributor to the free critical appraisal blog REBEL EM. Follow him on Twitter at @MRamzyDO

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Maryam Tabrizi, DMD

Maryam Tabrizi, DMD is on faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry, at the Department of General Dentistry & Dental Public Health.  She attended dental school at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and graduated in 1991. She has a Master of Dental Public Health and additional certifications in Geriatric Dentistry and Functional Medicine.

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Katlyn Silko

Katlyn Silko is a third year resident in emergency medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

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Joseph Tagliaferro, DO

Joseph Tagliaferro, DO, is an assistant of emergency medicine at Western Reserve University School of Medicine, attending physician in the department of emergency medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Joseph P. Wood, Esq., MD

Joseph P. Wood, Esq., MD is a practicing attorney licensed in Illinois and Arizona. He is the author/editor of “Contract Issues for Emergency Physicians” published by the Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association. He has successfully litigated on behalf of emergency physicians who have been wrongfully terminated by their hospital employer.

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Xiao Chi Zhang, MD, MS

Xiao Chi (Tony) Zhang, MD, MS, is a medical education fellow at Philadelphia University/Thomas Jefferson University.

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Ayomide Loye, MD

Ayomide Loye, MD, is an emergency medicine resident at Philadelphia University/Thomas Jefferson University.

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David Randall, MD

Dr. Randall is a practicing otolaryngologist with the Ferrell Duncan Clinic in Springfield Missouri. After residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego, he served as otolaryngology chairman at the Naval Hospitals at Millington, Tennesse and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Jeff Swearingen

Jeff Swearingen is the co-founder of Edgemont Capital Partners, an independent M&A advisory firm. He
has closed 13 hospital–based group transactions, including six in emergency medicine, generating approximately $1.5 billion in cash proceeds.

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Randy Sorge, MD

Randy Sorge is a senior resident at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. In July 2018 he will go to Louisiana State University to serve as Assistant Clerkship Director.

Garrick Anderson

M.D. Candidate, University of Maryland

Jondavid Landon

Jondavid Landon is a 4th-year medical student at University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine with a special interest in international ultrasound education.
He lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife Whitney and their 2-year-old daughter, Eleuthera.

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Wesley Eilbert , MD

Dr. Eilbert  is an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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Justin Kosirog, MD

Dr. Kosirog is a 3rd year resident in the combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine program at the University of  Illinois College of Medicine.

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Dyspnea After a Heroin Overdose

STACI ENGEL, MSN, RN

Staci Engel serves as the administrative director of Standardized Patients and Simulation for LUCOM. She enjoys facilitating the student-doctors’ education through kinesthetic learning and interacting with the student-doctors and their families, faculty, and staff.

MOST RECENT

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Susan Derry, MD

Kevin Menes, MD

Dr. Kevin Menes is an Emergency Room Physician in Las Vegas and was working the night of the Oct. 1 shooting. The team’s non-standard approach to MCI was credited in saving hundreds of lives. His interests include Resuscitology, MCI, trauma, procedures and all the aspects of prehospital care and Emergency Medicine. He is a tactical physician with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department SWAT team. He has taught various military special forces and other groups. He traveled to numerous locations teaching Mass Casualty Preparedness. He credits his residency in Emergency Medicine at St. John Hospital, Detroit for his knowledge and experience.

 

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Eran Rosenberg, MD

Dr. Rosenberg is a Pediatric Urologist affiliated with Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY

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Drew White, MD, MBA

Dr. White is currently president of the Maryland Chapter of ACEP and has been a medical staff president at two different hospitals. He is a partner and regional medical director for Emergency Medicine Associates.

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Hospital Politics Don’t Have to Be a Dirty Business

Christopher W. Baugh MD, MBA

Dr. Baugh is a practicing emergency physician and Medical Director of Emergency Department Operations and Observation Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

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Observation Status: The New Treatment, Payment Paradigm

Charlotte DiBartolomeo, M.A.C.T.

Charlotte DiBartolomeo, M.A.C.T. is CEO and Cofounder of Red Kite Project. She and her team can be reached at chardibart@redkiteproject.com and www.redkiteproject.com

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Battlefield Lessons for Post-Trauma Recovery

Sean M. Siler, DO, MBA

Dr. Siler has founded three successful startups, advises private equity firms, and is an Executive Coach for the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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John R. Dayton, MD, FACEP

Dr. Dayton is an emergency physician, educator, and entrepreneur. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah, immediate past president of Utah ACEP and the Chair for the Freestanding Emergency Center Section of ACEP.  John writes about medical innovation, he also contributed to MDCalc and ACEPNow, and he is the founder of MedForums.com. He can be reached on Twitter at @drjohnnyd and at drdayton@gmail.com.

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Eashwar B. Chandrasekaran MD, MSc

Dr. Chandrasekaran is a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine and palliative care at Indiana University School of Medicine Methodist Hospital.

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Esther Choo, MD, MPH

Dr. Choo is an associate professor at the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, OR. She can be reached at chooe@ohsu.edu.

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Lisa Morena-Walton, MD, MS

Dr. Morena-Walton is the professor of EM at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

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Michael S. Jaffe, MD

Dr. Jaffe practices emergency medicine in Murphy, NC at Murphy Medical Center.

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Gavin Budhram, MD

Dr. Budhram is assistant professor of emergency medicine at Baystate Medical Center and is chief and fellowship director in emergency ultrasonography.

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Andrew Makowski, MD, MA

Dr. Makowski is an Emergency Medicine attending at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Milwaukee, WI.

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Josh Bettner, DO

Dr. Bettner is a graduate of WesternU, and a 3rd year resident at the MCW-All Saints Family Medicine Residency.

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Michael Kordecki, DPT, SCS, ATC

Dr. Kordecki is the owner of Praxis Physical Therapy and Human Performance in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

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Yuka Kobayashi, DO, MS

Dr. Kobayashi is a graduate of WesternU and 2nd year resident at MCWAH.

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Joshua Elder, MD, MPH

Dr. Elder is a practicing emergency physician and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the Yale University.

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Christie Lech, MD

Dr. Lech is an attending physician at both Bellevue Hospital Center and Tisch Hospital – NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. She is in the process of com- pleting a Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) through NYU.

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Workplace Violence – The Resident’s Perspective

Brennen Beatty, MD

Dr. Beatty is a practicing emergency physician in Austin, TX. Special thanks to Britta Barts, MBA and Lawrence Brownstein, PhD psychology, senior lecturer University of Texas.

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Rita A. Manfredi, MD

Dr. Manfredi is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University and the Chair for the ACEP Well Being Committee.

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Preeti Jois, MD

Dr. Jois is an EP who promotes clinical excellence in emergency care and education in cardiovascular emergencies through Jois MD Consulting LLC.

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Shakir Katea, MD

Dr. Katea is the President of Iraqi Society for Emergency Medicine

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Triage Under Fire

Vicki Midlow-Porto, PhD

Dr. Mikow-Porto has been a principal of Research and Policy Analytics in Carrboro, NC since 2006. She completed three studies on hospital crime and prisoner hospital treatment issues over the last five years. You can email questions to vmporto@nc.rr.com or call (919) 967-6949.

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Violence in the ED Reaches a Crisis Point

Gillian McCafferty, MD

Dr. McCafferty a graduating ultrasound fellow and attending at Baystate Medical Center. She will begin working as an emergency physician at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts.

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Sukhdeep Singh, MD

Dr. Singh is a graduating Chief Resident and future ultrasound fellow at Baystate Medical Center.

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Ryan Clark, DO

Dr. Clark is an Emergency Medicine resident at Baystate Medical Center in Spring field, Massachusetts.

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Chris Wyatt, MD

Dr. Wyatt is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.

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K. Michael Duerr Specht, MD, PhD

K. Michael Duerr Specht, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Campbell University. He practices emergency medicine at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, NC as well as other ED’s in rural North Carolina and has been working as Research Scientist at the Parmenides Center for the Study of Thinking in Munich, Germany since 2001.

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It’s Time to Embrace TXA for Traumatic Bleeds

Keith Cross, MD

Keith Cross, MD, MS, MSc, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine and has authored numerous textbook chapters and articles relevant to Point-of-Care Ultrasound. He developed and oversees the emergency department ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia program at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

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More Needles: Femoral Nerve Anesthesia

Adam Patterson, MD

Adam Patterson, MD is a fellow in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville and practices at Kosair Children’s Hospital. Dr. Patterson has assisted in the development of the pediatric emergency medicine ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia program that provides both upper and lower extremity nerve blockade for a variety of injuries and procedures.

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More Needles: Femoral Nerve Anesthesia

Damian E. Caraballo, MD

Damian E. Caraballo, MD is the  Assistant Emergency Department Director at Florida Hospital North Pinellas. He is also the Chief Quality Officer for USACS Florida.

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When Burnout Strikes, Light Your Own Fire

Puneet Chopra, MD

Puneet Chopra, MD is chairman of emergency medicine and director of the observation medicine at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, MD. He is a partner with Emergency Medicine Associates.

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How to Develop a Successful Observation Unit

Dan Buckland

Dan Buckland earned his PhD from MIT in Aeronatuics and Astronautics, and is currently enrolled in Harvard Medical School. He’s also an Associate member of the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and an editor for Medgadget.com

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EPs in Space!

Paul Jarvis, MD

Paul Jarvis, MD is a Senior Emergency Medicine Physician at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds and a Clinical Associate of the Lean Enterprise Academy. In addition, Paul is the Director of P&H Medical, an international management consultancy for the healthcare sector, and Yorkshire Medical Education, a provider of education for the healthcare professionals.

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UK Physician Strike Extends to the A&E

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Rebecca Liggin, MD

Rebecca Liggin, MD is an associate professor of pediatrics, emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is the director of the global health and service honors track for medical students and the associate director of the emergency medicine honors track at UAMS.

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Assessing Fever in Returning Travelers: Part II

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John Reed, MD

John Reed, MD is Chairman and Medical Director for EMA/EmCare at Southeastern Regional Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine and is a Campbell University School of Medicine Faculty member of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

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Telepsych Eases Psych Boarding, But It’s Only One Step of Many

Phillip Stephens, DHSc, PA-C

Phillip Stephens, DHSc, PA-C is the Associate Provider Site Director for EMA/EmCare at Southeastern Regional Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine and teaches Research Methodology, Population Health & Evidence Based Medicine for A.T. Still University.

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Annie H. Rominger, MD

Annie H. Rominger, MD, MPH, MsC is Associate Research Director in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine of the University of Louisville and practices at Kosair Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rominger has authored textbook chapters and learning materials advocating ultrasound use for ill or injured children and is a proponent for international ultrasound education; traveling widely to teach in a variety of austere settings.

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Daniel Sessions, MD

Daniel Sessions, MD is the assistant program director for research at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Emergency Medicine Residency.

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Adrianna Levesque, MD

Adrianna Levesque, MD is an EM senior resident in the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Emergency Medicine Residency.

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Danielle Turner-Lawrence, MD

Danielle Turner-Lawrence, MD an associate professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, and is the associate emergency medicine residency program director for Beaumont Health System.

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5 Simple Rules for Managing Decision Overload

Brett R. Todd, MD

Brett R. Todd, MD is an assistant professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, and is the assistant emergency medicine residency program director for Beaumont Health System.

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5 Simple Rules for Managing Decision Overload

Rosanne Skalicky, MBBS

Rosanne Skalicky, MBBS, FACEM graduated from University of Tasmania and has worked in emergency medicine in Hobart, Brisbane and Adelaide. During this time she has always been involved in education and was director of EM training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

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EM in Myanmar Takes Strides

Joe Lex, MD

Joe Lex, MD, FACEP, MAAEM is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and a Visiting Professor at Hué University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Hué, Vietnam. He is currently working with organizations in Vietnam, Myanmar, Poland, and Argentina to improve Emergency Medical Education.

MOST RECENT

EM in Myanmar Takes Strides

Jason Adler, MD

Jason Adler, MD is an attending physician at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and is the physician coding, documentation, and billing expert within Emergency Medicine Associates. In addition to being on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Chapter of ACEP, Dr. Adler currently serves on the National ACEP CNAC (Coding & Nomenclature Advisory Committee) as well the CAC (Carrier Advisory Committee) for Novitas Solutions, Inc.

Joshua Broder, MD

Dr. Broder is an associate professor and the residency program director in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. His text, Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician, received the 2011 American Publishers Award for Clinical Medicine.

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Reading a Head CT When the Pressure is On

CT of Small Bowel Obstruction

Jason Friesen, MPH, EMT-P

Jason Friesen, MPH, EMT-P is a paramedic who has been working in international development since 2003. He is the Founder of Trekmedics.org

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The Uberification of Emergency Response

Eleanor Silverman, DSc

Eleanor Silverman, DSc is a senior executive at NASA where she has direct responsibility for 100 civil servants and hundreds of onsite contractors. The views expressed are her own and not necessarily those of NASA or the U.S. Government.

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When Women Lead, EM Wins

Arjun Venkatesh, MD

Dr. Venkatesh is the Director of Quality and Safety Research and Strategy in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Scientist in the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Yale University. He also chairs the Quality Measures Subcommittee of the ACEP Clinical Registry Committee and co-leads the ACEP Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL).

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MACRA Under the Hood, Part II

Goodbye SGR, Hello MACRA

Neel Vibhakar, MD

Neel Vibhakar, MD, FACEP is the Chairman of EM at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center and Co-Chair of the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Risk Forum.

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Beyond HEART: Building a Better Chest Pain Protocol

Jason Adler, MD

Jason Adler, MD is an attending physician at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and is the physician coding, documentation, and billing expert within Emergency Medicine Associates.

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The Right Moves: Making Sense of ICD-10

Brian J. Holland, MD

Brian J. Holland, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  He is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory, Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville, KY.

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A Novel Approach to the Shocky Child

Vivek Parwani, MD, FACEP

Vivek Parwani, MD, FACEP is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Yale School of Medicine and the medical director of the Yale-New Haven Adult Emergency Department.

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A Practical Rx for Chronic Pain

Jane Hyatt Thorpe, JD

Jane Hyatt Thorpe, JD is an Associate Professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health and Director of the Healthcare Corporate Compliance Program at George Washington University.

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10 Times HIPAA May Not Apply

Elizabeth Gray, JD, MHA

Elizabeth Gray, JD, MHA is a senior research associate at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

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10 Times HIPAA May Not Apply

Thomas A. Doyle, MD

Dr. Thomas A. Doyle is an emergency physician who practices in Sewickley, PA. He is the author of the forthcoming book “Suck It Up, America: The Tough Choices Needed for Real Health-Care Reform”

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Allison Tadros, MD

Allison Tadros, MD is an Associate Professor at West Virgina University’s Department of Emergency Medicine

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Matt S. Friedman, MD

Matt S. Friedman, MD is a board certified EMS and Emergency Medicine physician. He completed an EMS fellowship with the Fire Department City of New York (FDNY). He is currently the Associate Medical Director of Prehospital Care at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He also serves as the Lead House Physician for Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden and the US Open. Dr. Friedman is the acting medical director for numerous annual mass gatherings and large music festivals in NYC. 

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Behind the Music: Medical Care at Asia’s Largest Music Festival

The Party Drugs of Summer 2017

Debra Baines, MD

Debra Baines, MD is an attending physician at Mercy Hospital in Chicago.

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Mark A. Merlin, DO, EMT-P

Mark A. Merlin, DO, EMT-P is the EMS Fellowship Director at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center/Barnabas Health

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Balancing Theory With Practice

Linda Lawrence, MD

Linda Lawrence, MD, is the current president of the American College of Emergency Physicians  (ACEP)

MOST RECENT

FACEP: A limited loophole

Paul Kivela, MD

Paul Kivela, MD is managing partner of the Napa Valley Emergency Medical Group in California. He is also medical director of Medic Ambulance and currently serves on the board of the Queen of the Valley Medical Center. He is former president of the Napa County Medical Association.

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Alan Jon Smally, MD

Alan Jon Smally, MD is the Medical Director at Hartford Hospital, CT

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Mandy Robar, MD

Kevin Kaucher, PharmD

 Kevin Kaucher is a PharmD at Denver Health and Hospital Authority.

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Deborah Vinton, MD

Dr. Deborah Vinton is a 3nd year Emergency Medicine Resident at the Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

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Jonathan E Siff, MD, MBA

Jonathan E. Siff, MD, MBA is associate professor of emergency medicine at Case Western Reserve University and attending physician in the department of Emergency Medicine at the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Mike Elfond, DO

Mikhail Elfond, DO, is the associate director of academic affairs / attending physician, Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York.

Christine Ahn, MD

Christine Ahn, MD, is a PGY-3 and chief resident at SUNY Stony Brook with an appointment as faculty starting July 2010.

Mikhail Elfond, DO

Mikhail Elfond, DO, is the associate director of academic affairs / attending physician, Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York.

Dr. Maegan Reynolds

Dr. Maegan Reynolds is a 3rd year EM Resident at the Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

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Lauren Maeda, MD

Jonathan Sherbino, MD

Taylor McCormick, MD

Taylor McCormick, MD is a fourth year emergency medicine resident at Los Angeles Country and the University of Southern California Medical Center.

Dr. Courtney Smalley

Dr. Smalley is a 3rd-year EM Resident.

Mandy Robar

Mandy Robar is an Ultrasound Fellow at Denver Health.

Mike Miller

Mike Miller is a 3rd year Resident at Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency.

Jeremiah D. Schuur, MD

Jeremiah D. Schuur, MD is the Co-Chair of ACEP’s Cost-Effective Care Taskforce, Chief of the Division of Health Policy Translation in the Department of EM at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Rhonda Cadena, MD

Rhonda Cadena, MD is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and neurology at the University of North Carolina.

Kerri A. Broderick, MD

Kerri A. Broderick, MD is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Denver Health Medical Residency Program.

Bill Dribben, MD

Bill Dribben, MD practices emergency medicine and toxicology at Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. John Kendall

Dr. Kendall is the Director of the Ultrasound Fellowship at Denver Health and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Adam Levine, MD

Adam Levine, MD is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Brown University.

Joseph Watkins, MD

Joseph Watkins, MD is a 4th year resident in emergency medicine at Washington University in St. Louis and is the director of the Washington University EM Journal Club.

Uzma Samadani, MD, PHD, FACS

Uzma Samadani, MD, PHD, FACS is the Co-Director at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center for Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury at NYU Langone Medical Center; Assistant Professor Departments of Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Physiology and Neuroscience, New York University School of Medicine, New York; Chief Neurosurgeon New York Harbor Health Care System

Jennifer Prosser, DO

Jennifer Prosser, DO is the Chief Resident at the Maricopa Medical Center.

David Gilinson

David Gilinson is a Senior Management Consultant and data scientist at ReefPoint Group, an analytic consulting firm headquartered in Annapolis Maryland.

Stephen A. Harper, MD

Stephen A. Harper is a Major in the US Army and current Military EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellow.

Robert Simpson, BHSc, Grad Dip ICP

Robert Simpson is an intensive care paramedic in Australia and the author of AmboFOAM, a medical education blog for paramedics. Read more at ambofoam.blogspot.com

Amy Kraft

Amy Kraft is a Science reporter based in New York City.

Edward Read Jr., MD

Edward Read Jr., MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also an Attending Physician in the Emergency Medicine Department at McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.

Howard Kim, MD

Howard Kim, MD is a PGY-4 resident at the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine.

Jesse Loar, MD

Jesse Loar, MD is a PGY-4 resident at the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine.

Edward Bernstein, MD

Edward Bernstein is a Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in Emergency Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Jared Marcucci MS, MD

Aaron Wolfe, MD

Aaron Wolfe, MD is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Case Western Reserve University and the Co-Director of Emergency Simulation Medicine in the department of emergency medicine at the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Michael J. Breyer, MD

Dr. Breyer is an associate program director at the Denver Health Emergency Medical Residency Program and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado.

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Erika Pasciuta, MD

Erika Pasciuta, MD, is a PEM fellow at Kosair Children’s Hospital for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS

Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS, FAHA is an Associate Professor and Co-director, UC Stroke Team at the University of Cincinnati.

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James J. Augustine, MD

James J. Augustine, MD is the vice president of the Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance and is the Director of Clinical Operations for Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP) in Canton, Ohio.

Ricardo Martinez, MD

Ricardo Martinez, MD is the Chief Medical Officer for North Highland and assistant professor of emergency medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

Lynn Massingale

Lynn Massingale is the Executive Chairman and former CEO of TeamHealth.

Christopher R. Carpenter, MD, MSc

Christopher R. Carpenter, MD, MSc, is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and the director of evidence based medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also on faculty with Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM).

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Joseph Habboushe, MD MBA

Joseph Habboushe, MD MBA is an attending at Beth Israel. Joe is the creator and editor of EMRA’s Basics of Emergency Medicine pocket guide & iPhone app.

Eric Steinberg, DO

Eric Steinberg, DO is a EM resident at Beth Israel Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Stuart Swadron, MD

Stuart Swadron, MD is currently Vice-Chair for Education in the Dept of EM at the LA County/USC Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. EM:RAP (Emergency Medicine: Reviews and Perspectives) is a monthly audio program that can be found at www.EMRAP.org

Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA

Mark Rosenberg, DO is the chairman of emergency medicine and chief of geriatric emergency medicine and palliative medicine at St Joseph’s Healthcare System in Paterson, New Jersey.

Myles Riner, MD

Myles Riner, MD is the 2010 winner of ACEP’s Colin Rorrie Award for Excellence in Health Policy; Author of the blog Ficklefinger.net.

Jessica Munoz, RN

Jessica Munoz, RN, BSN, MSN, APRN-RX, FNP-BC is a practicing emergency nurse practitioner in Hawaii. She has spent the past 5 years working in the arena of human trafficking. She is currently the volunteer director for the Courage House Hawaii ™ project whose goal is to build a long-term residential home for underage victims of sex trafficking in Hawaii.

Ghazala Q. Sharieff, MD, MBA

Ghazala Sharieff, MD, MBA is the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Palomar-Pomerado Health System/California Emergency Physicians

Brian Cohn, MD

Brian Cohn, MD is an assistant professor of EM at Washington University in St. Louis.

Jim Ducharme, MD, CM, FRCP

Jim Ducharme, MD, CM, FRCP, is a clinical professor of medicine, McMaster University. He is the Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer at the AIM Health Group, and the Vice-President, International Federation for Emergency Medicine.

Jeffrey P. Feden, MD

Jeffrey P. Feden, MD works in the Division of Sports Medicine at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

David Newman, MD

David H. Newman, MD is the author of Hippocrates’ Shadow: Secrets From The House Of Medicine

Rich Levitan, MD

Richard Levitan, MD, works at several hospitals in rural New Hampshire, has academic affiliations at the University of Maryland and Dartmouth Medical School, and runs the world’s largest fresh-tissue cadaver airway course every month in Baltimore. More at CEME.org

Chris Courtney, MD

Christopher S. Courtney, MD is the Global Health Director of the Nothing to Lose Foundation and Research Fellow at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Michelle Lin, MD

Michelle Lin, MD is the Editor-in-Chief of Academic Life in Emergency Medicine

Mel Herbert, MD

Mel Herbert, MD is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at KECK School of Medicine, and is Founder of EMRAP, HIPPO Education.

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Ryan McKennon, DO

Dr. McKennon is the assistant division head in the emergency department at Henry Ford Fairlane.

Lauren T. Southerland, MD

GERIATRICS SECTION EDITOR
Dr. Southerland is an Assistant Professor and Director of Geriatric Emergency Care in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Ohio State University. Her research has focused on older adult injury prevention and management.

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Ashley Bean, MD

GLOBAL EM SECTION EDITOR
Dr. Bean is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is a member of the departmental Division of Ultrasound and director of the Global Health an International Emergency Medicine residency track.

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