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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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, founder of Plaster Publishing, and is currently running for the House of Representatives in Maryland’s 3rd district.

Logan Plaster

MANAGING EDITOR
Logan has edited and designed Emergency Physicians Monthly since 2005. In 2010, Logan launched Emergency Physicians International, a new magazine and social network for global emergency care development. He is also the editor-in-chief of Telemedicine Magazine.

Nicholas Genes, MD, PhD

SENIOR EDITOR
A specialist in emergency medicine informatics at Mount Sinai in Manhattan, Dr. Genes is EPM’s resident tech guru. He practices emergency medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital but can be found sharing his wit and wisdom all over the web.

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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Columnists

Greg Henry, MD

EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Dr. Henry is the founder and CEO of Medical Practice Risk Assessment, Inc.; past president of ACEP.

Michael Silverman, MD

EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Dr. Silverman is a partner at Emergency Medicine Associates and is chairman of emergency medicine at the Virgina Hospital Center. He authors the Director’s Corner each month in EPM. Dr. Silverman’s practical wisdom is now available in an easy-to-use reference guide. Order today on Amazon.

Christina Shenvi, MD, PhD

Dr. Shenvi is an assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina. She authors RX Pad each month in EPM.

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.

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.

Charles Reese, MD

Dr. Reese is president of the ED Benchmarking Alliance.

Amy Levine, MD

PEDIATRICS SECTION EDITOR
Dr. Levine is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina.

Contributors

Louise B. Andrew, MD, JD

EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Dr. Andrew is a past chair of the ACEP Wellness Committee. Dr. Andrew founded MDMentor.com

Michael Carius, MD

EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Dr. Carius is an alternate delegate to the AMA from Connecticut. He is also a past president of ACEP, and an executive editor for Emergency Physicians Monthly.

Jeannette Wolfe, MD

EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Dr. Wolfe is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Tufts School of Medicine’s Baystate campus.

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.

Mike Levy, MD

EMS SECTION EDITOR
Dr. Levy is the medical director areawide of EMS Anchorage, AK and the medical director of the Anchorage Fire Department. He is an affiliate associate professor at UAA College of Health and WWAMI School of Medical Education.

Jesse Pines, MD

HEALTH POLICY SECTION EDITOR
Dr. Pines is a practicing emergency physician and a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy at the George Washington University.

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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.

Seth Trueger, MD

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
Dr. Trueger is an emergency physician at Northwestern University and Assistant Social Media Editor at Annals of Emergency Medicine. He tweets as @MDaware and blogs at mdaware.org

Jeremy A. Lacocque, DO

SUB-EDITOR
Dr. Lacocque is an emergency medicine resident at Midwestern University in Chicago and serves as the EMS Section Editor for EM Resident Magazine, EMRA’s official publication.

Jyoti Mahapatra, MD

Dr. Mahapatra is an emergency medicine instructor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Jaime Hope, MD

Dr. Hope is an attending physician at Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak campus and an Clinical Medicine Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

Ryan McKennon, DO

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

E. Paul DeKoning, MD, MS

Dr. DeKoning is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and program director at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.

David McLario, DO, MS

Dr. McLario is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound for the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics. He practices at Kosair Children’s Hospital. He is co-author of Case Studies in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound, McLario and Kendall, Cambridge University Press, London, UK, 2013.

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Laura Dabney, MD

Laura Dabney, MD, is a psychiatrist who practices psychotherapy in her private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Learn more about her and her practice at DrLDabney.com.

Stephen W. Smith, MD

Dr. Smith is a faculty physician in the Emergency Medicine Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, MN and professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Keith A. Raymond, MD

Keith A. Raymond, MD has practiced medicine in 8 countries in 4 languages. He currently lives in Austria assisting Asylum seekers with the Red Cross. He has multiple journal publications and is writing his first two novels.

Katie Duke, MSN, RN

Katie Duke, MSN, RN, CEN, AGACNP-BC, is an ER nurse in New York City. She has been featured on television shows like NY MED, NY ER, and Fox News.

Taja Whitted

Taja Whitted has worked as an editor for Emergency Physicians Monthly and currently works at Harper Collins.

Mel Herbert, MD

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

David Effron, MD

Dr. Effron is the assistant 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.

Cedric W. Lefebvre, MD

Cedric W. Lefebvre, MD is Associate Professor and Program Director of the emergency medicine residency at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Timothy Erickson, MD

Timothy B. Erickson, MD is an EM professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Evan Schwarz, MD

Evan Schwarz, MD is a faculty member in Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

Steven G. Schauer, DO

Steven G Schauer, DO, RDMS, FAAEM is an emergency physician with the US Army Institute of Surgical Research and San Antonio Military Medial Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Diane L. Miller, MD, MS

Diane L. Miller, MD, MS is an EMS Fellow of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina.

Michelle Lin, MD

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

Michael Levin-Epstein, JD, M.Ed

Michael Levin-Epstein, JD, M.Ed is a Maryland-based freelance writer who contributes to EPM, Telemedicine and other health care and business-related publications.

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.

Jesse Gurm, MD

Jesse Gurm, MD is a Staff Emergency Physician at canton Aultman Emergency Physicians (CAEP) in Canton, Ohio.

Theodore Losey, MD

Theodore Losey, MD is Staff Physician at Silvertip Emergency Physicians in Kalispell, Montana.

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

David Newman, MD

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

Francesca L. Beaudoin, MD, MS

Francesca L. Beaudoin MD, MS is the Assistant Professor of emergency medicine at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

 

Jeffrey P. Feden, MD

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

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.

Brian Cohn, MD

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

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD is the former editor-in-chief of Emergency Physicians Monthly, the CMO of TeamHealth, and the Vice Speaker of the ACEP Council.

Eric McLaughlin, MD

Eric McLaughlin, MD is the medical Director at Elite Care Emergency Center in Houston, Texas.

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

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.

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.

Sean Roth, DO

Sean Roth is Staff Emergency Physician at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Robert Jones, DO

Robert Jones, DO is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

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.

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

Jeremy Brown, MD

Jeremy Brown, MD is the Director of the Office of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health. His opinions do not necessarily represent those of the Office, NIH or any other branch of government.

Eric Steinberg, DO

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

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.

J.J. Sverha, MD

Dr. Sverha is the Chief Value Officer of emergency medicine at Virginia Hospital Center and a partner in Emergency Medicine Associates.

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).

Lynn Massingale

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

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.

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.

Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS

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

Jennifer Prosner

Jennifer Prosner is the Chief Resident at Maricopa Medical Center.

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.

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.

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.

Jason Grimsman, MD

Jason Grimsman, MD is an Emergency Ultrasound Fellow at the Maricopa Medical Center.

Alicia Peterson, MD

Alicia Peterson, MD is the Chief Resident of Emergency Medicine at the Maricopa Medical Center

Jared Marcucci MS, MD

Chris Crowe, MD

Chris Crowe, MD is an attending physician at Maricopa Medical Center

April Edwards, MD

April Edwards is a MED-PEDS resident at the University of North Carolina.

Edward Bernstein, MD

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

Jesse Loar, MD

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

Howard Kim, MD

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

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.

Mark Mosley, MD, MPH

Mark Mosley, MD, MPH is an Emergency Physician practicing in Wichita, Kansas.

Amy Kraft

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

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

Stephen A. Harper, MD

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

David Gilinson

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

Kamal K. Chavda, MD

Kamal K. Chavda, MD is a PEM Fellow at Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kerry Bergman, MD

Kerry Bergman, MD is a Pediatric surgeon at Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ.

Jennifer Prosser, DO

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

William A. Mills, MD

Dr. Mills is a professor in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina

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

Mark Reiter, MD, MBA

Mark Reiter, MD, MBA is President of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Residency Director of the University of Tennessee-Murfreesboro/Nashville, and CEO of Emergency Excellence.

David Mishkin, MD

David Mishkin, MD is an emergency physician with Sheridan Healthcare. He practices at Baptist Hospital of Miami.

Richard L. Stennes, MD, MBA

Richard L. Stennes MD, MBA, is the ACEP Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates and was the president of ACEP from 1985-1986.

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.

Adam Levine, MD

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

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.

Bill Dribben, MD

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

Dr. Peter Pryor

Dr. Pryor is a faculty member at Denver Health and is an Assistant Professor of EM at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Kerri A. Broderick, MD

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

Justin Hepker, MD

Justin Hepker, MD is an emergency physician at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City, Indiana.

Rhonda Cadena, MD

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

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.

Mike Miller

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

Mandy Robar

Mandy Robar is an Ultrasound Fellow at Denver Health.

Dr. Courtney Smalley

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

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.

Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, MD

Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, MD, PharmD, MPH is a practicing emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Lewis Nelson, MD

Lewis S. Nelson, MD is a practicing emergency physician and toxicologist and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at NYU School of Medicine.

Joseph Habboushe

Joseph Habboushe, MD, MBA is an attending at Beth Israel. He is the creator and editor of EMRA’s Basics of Emergency /medicine pocket guide and iphoneapp.

Jonathan Sherbino, MD

Lauren Maeda, MD

Dr. Lucia Modesti

Dr. Lucia Modesti is a 4th year resident from University of California at San Diego.

Dr. Maegan Reynolds

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

Karen Serrano, MD

Karen Serrano, MD is an assistant professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina.

Mikhail 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.

Mike Elfond, DO

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

John Dallara, MD

John Dallara, MD, practices emergency medicine in Virginia and North Carolina and directs the EM PREP Course.
www.emprepcourse.com

Greg Roslund, MD

Gregory Roslund, MD is an emergency medicine doctor in Dallas, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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.

Maxwell S. Kennerly, ESQ.

Maxwell S. Kennerly, Esq., is a Philadelphia trial lawyer and author of the blog
www.LitigationandTrial.com

Deborah Vinton, MD

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

Kevin Kaucher, PharmD

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

Mandy Robar, MD

Alan Jon Smally, MD

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

Gary M. Gaddis, MD, PhD

Gary M. Gaddis, MD, PhD is a Missouri Endowed Chair for Emergency Medicine, St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

Hemal Kanzaria, MD, MS

Dr. Kanzaria is an emergency physician and Clinical Scholar affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of California Los Angeles.

Marc Probst, MD, MS

Dr. Probst is an Assistant Professor and K23 Scholar in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Munish Goyal, MD

Munish Goyal, MD, is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Amal Mattu, MD

Amal Mattu, MD, FAAEM, FACEP is a Professor and Vice Chair at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine and Co-Director of the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship.

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.

Linda Lawrence, MD

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

Nikita K. Joshi, MD

Dr. Nikita K. Joshi is an academic fellow at Stanford University

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

Tim Valeriote, RN

Tim Valeriote, RN, BSN, BSC, CEN is a senior member of the Emergency Department nursing team at UNC Hospitals.

Ryan Lown, MD

Ryan Lown, MD is a Senior EM resident at the University of Illinois.

Debra Baines, MD

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

Shivani Mody, DO

Shivani Mody, DO is a chief resident in emergency medicine at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University SOM.

William Soares, MD

William Soares, MD is an attending physician at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University SOM.

David Tracy, MD

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. 

Rachel Klockow

Rachel Klockow works for EMP. She has been a physician recruiter for 26 years.

Harvey Castro, MD

Harvey Castro, MD is the Medical Director of Elite Care Emergency.

Fred Wu, PA-C, MHS

Fred Wu, PA-C, MHS is the Lead PA in the emergency department at Kaweah Delta Medical Center (Visalia, CA) and serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA).

Allison Tadros, MD

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

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”

Paul Rostykus, MD, MPH

Paul Rostykus, MD, MPH has been an EMS medical director in Southern Oregon for 25 years and has a subspecialty certification in EMS.

Terry Mulligan, DO

Terry Mulligan, DO is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Maryland.

Jason Bryslawskyj

Jason Bryslawskyj is a physicist at the Brookhaven Particle Collider.

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.

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.

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.

Benjamin Nti, MD, MS

Dr. Nti is an Emergency Medicine fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

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.

Philip Pazderka, MD

Philip Pazderka, MD is Associate Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Western Michigan 
University School of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine.

Casey Hollensteiner, MD

Casey Hollensteiner, MD is an Attending physician with the Department of Emergency Medicine, Community Hospital South.

William Fales, MD

William Fales, MD is the EMS Director for Kalamazoo County, Department of Emergency Medicine, Western Michigan University School of Medicine; Professor of Emergency Medicine.

Susan Musyimi, MD

Susan Musyimi, MD is a 3rd year Emergency Medicine resident at Western Michigan University School of Medicine.

Ken V. Iserson, MD, MBA

Ken V. Iserson, MD, MBA is the author of “Improvised Medicine: Providing Care in Extreme Enviroments” 2013, McGraw-Hill and “The Global Healthcare Volunteers’ Handbook: What You Need to Know Before You Go” 2014 www.galenpress.com.

Sonali Ganguly, MD, MA

Sonali Ganguly, MD, MA is a senior EM  resident at Maimonides Medical Center. She has staffed multiple EDM festivals and other mass gatherings.

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.

Keri Gardner, MD, MPH, FACEP

Keri Gardner, MD, MPH, FACEP is the Emergency Department Medical Director at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, NY and the Chief Medical Officer for NES Health.

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.

James Webley, DO

James Webley, DO is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He is an EM physician at  McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan.

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

Michael Lynch, MD

Michael Lynch, MD is the Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire.

Michael Tatusov, MD

Michael Tatusov, MD is a fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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.

James Broselow, MD

James Broselow, MD is the creator of the Broselow Tape and Founder of eBroselow, LLC

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.

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.

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.

Adrianna Levesque, MD

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

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.

Chloe Sidley, MD

Chloe Sidley, MD is a resident in the department of emergency medicine at The Ohio State University.

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.

Lauren Westafer, DO

Dr. Westafer  is an emergency physician and research fellow at Baystate Medical Center. She is the author of The Short Coat.

Nicholas Daniel, DO

Dr. Daniel is assistant professor in emergency medicine at Baystate Medical Center and associate director for the fellowship in wilderness medicine.

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.

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.

Elizabeth Gignac, DO

Elizabeth Gignac, DO is an EMA/EmCare Emergency Physician and the Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director for Campbell University School of Medicine at Southeastern Regional Medical Center Department of Emergency Medic.

Charles Lick, MD

Charles Lick, MD is an EP with Emergency Physicians P.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been EMS medical director for Allina Health since 2000, a researcher in EMS medicine and an active member of the Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium.

Demetris Yannopoulis, MD

Demetris Yannopoulis, MD is the research director for interventional cardiology and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Mandisa McIver, MD

Mandisa McIver, MD is an assistant professor of PEM at UNC.

Andrew D. Fisher APA-C

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.

Dominic Bagnoli, MD

Dominic Bagnoli, MD is the CEO of USACS.

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.

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

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.

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.

Nir J. Harish, MD, MBA

Nir J. Harish, MD, MBA is a practicing emergency physician and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University School of Medicine.

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.

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.

John Williams, MD

John Williams, MD is the ED Director of Operations at the University of Illinois Hospital, and has been involved with a number of handoff and consultant initiatives.

Robert Frantz, MD

Robert Frantz, MD is the president of the TeamHealth Emergency Medicine West Group.

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.

Brit Long, MD

Brit Long, MD is an EM Chief Resident at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium.

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Alex Koyfman, MD

Alex Koyfman, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and an Attending Physician at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He is also Editor-in-Chief for emDocs.

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Henry Higgins, MD

Henry Higgins, MD is the CEO and owner of Family Emergency Room in Austin, Texas.

Marcus Webb

Marcus Webb is the Chief Story Telling Officer for Ted Med

Kerryann B. Broderick, MD

Dr. Broderick is an associate professor at Denver Health Medical Center.

Jacob Berriochoa, MD

Dr. Berriochoa is a third-year resident in EM at the MetroHealth Medical Center.

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.

Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD

Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Thomas A. Platts-Mills, MD

Thomas A. Platts-Mills, MD, PhD, FRS is a Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at the University of Virginia

Mark A Antonacci, MD

Dr. Antonacci is the chief of emergency medicine at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Joseph K Maddry, MD

Dr. Maddry is an emergency medicine physician and toxicologist at the US Air Force En route Care Research Center and the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

John G Knight Jr, MD

Dr. Knight is an emergency medicine physician at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Ryan Clark, DO

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

Sukhdeep Singh, MD

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

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.

David Hartnett, MD

Dr. Hartnett is an Emergency Medicine resident at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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.

Sergey Motov, MD

Dr. Motov is an Attending Physician and Associate Research Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center with particular interest in safe and effective analgesia in the ED.

Benjamin M. Krainin, MD, PGY-2

Ben Azan, MD

Dr. Azan is a PGY-4 in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Christian Rose, MD

Shakir Katea, MD

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

Matthew DeLaney, MD

Dr. DeLaney is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.

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.

Dennis Hughes, MD

John C. Prestosh, DO

Dr. Prestosh is the president of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians

Thomas Collins, MD

Dr. Collins is the medical director for the department of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland

Cedric Dark, MD, MPH

Dr. Dark is the Founder and Executive Editor of the Policy Prescriptions® blog, where clinicians discuss ways to fix the American healthcare system.

David Zodda, MD

Dr. Zodda is a practicing Emergency Medicine physician, fellowship trained in Knowledge Translation and Evidence Based Medicine, and the Assistant Director of the Emergency Medicine residency program at Hackensack University Medical and Trauma Center in New Jersey.

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.

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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Joshua Elder, MD, MPH

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

Yuka Kobayashi, DO, MS

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

Michael Kordecki, DPT, SCS, ATC

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

Josh Bettner, DO

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

Andrew Makowski, MD, MA

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

Ritu Sahni MD, MPH

Dr. Sahni is a practicing EMS and Emergency Physician in Portland, OR. He is Immediate Past-President and Advocacy Chair for the National Association of EMS Physicians.

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Nikki Waller, MD

Dr Waller is the Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.

Creagh Boulger, MD, RDMS

Dr. Boulger is the Assistant Ultrasound Director and Assistant Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director at Ohio State University.

Sheema Samdani, DO

Dr. Samdani is a third-year and chief resident at Baystate Medical Center.

Gavin Budhram, MD

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

Jaiva Larsen, MD

Patty Cason, FNP

Earl J. Reisdorff, MD

Dr. Reisdorff is the Executive Director of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)

Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH

Dr. Dobiesz is the Director of External Programs at STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and is faculty at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Puja Gopal, MD

Dr. Gopal is a 2nd year EM resident at the University of Illinois at Chicago EM Residency Program.

Nuriya Robinson, MD

Dr. Robinson is faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Michael S. Jaffe, MD

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

Lisa Morena-Walton, MD, MS

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

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.

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.

Tina Wu, MD

Dr. Wu is the associate chief of service and the director of quality improvement at the Perelman Center for Emergency Services at New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

Jason F Naylor, PA-C

Erick E Thronson, BSN

Dan Quan, DO

Dr. Quan is an emergency physician and medical toxicologist at Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix, AZ. He can be reach at dquan@aztox.com.

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