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Benjamin Schnapp, MDAssistant ProfessorEmergency medicineUniversity of WisconsinOB/GynQuestionsDr. Schnapp graduated from The Mount Sinai Hospital Emergency Medicine residency program in New York City, where he completed a specialty track in medical education and served as chief resident. He completed his Medical Education Scholarship fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago and is currently completing his Masters in Education with a focus on the Health Professions at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Schnapp’s interests include clinical teaching skills, the resident as teacher, and decision making.
Daniel Migliaccio, MDClinical Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Emergency MedicineUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel HillOB/Gyn, Cutaneous Disorders, Environmental Disorders, HEENTTextbook, Lecture, Questions"Promoting the most up to date knowledge on Emergency Medicine topics”. Daniel Migliaccio completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. While in residency, he obtained an Honors Certificate in Medical Education from the Clinical Teaching Scholars Honors Program. He also received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Ultrasound from Stanford University. During his career, Daniel has participated in numerous research projects in point of care ultrasound, medical education and wilderness medicine. His interests include medical education, point of care ultrasound, and austere medicine. He is currently a faculty in the Emergency Department at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and focuses on teaching evidence based emergency medicine to all of his learners.
Andrew Grock, MDAssistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA, Also, Faculty Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare SystemDepartment of Emergency Medicineaffiliationnone.Endocrine, Metabolic, and Nutritional DisordersQuestionsDr. Grock earned a BS in microbiology immunology and molecular genetics from UCLA, attended medical school at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and completed his emergency medicine residency training at Kings County/SUNY Downstate. During residency, he produced over 100 online educational pieces, created and still runs the ALiEM AIR Series, and completed mini-fellowships in wilderness medicine, critical care medicine, and education. He has completed ACEP Teaching Fellowship, has almost finished MERC, and completed a medical education fellowship as well. He now works at the West LA VA and has an academic affiliation with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Karen Serrano, MDClinical Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Emergency MedicineUniversity of North CarolinaNoneCardiovascular DisordersTextbookDr. Serrano attended medical school at the University of Chicago and completed residency training in emergency medicine at the University of Wisconsin. She currently works as an attending physician at University of North Carolina emergency department and Hillsborough Hospital emergency department. She also serves as medical director of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, and as an emergency medicine consultant on the child maltreatment telemedicine outreach program.
Nicholas Kluesner, MDEmergency PhysicianDepartment of Emergency MedicineUnityPoint Health - Des MoinesnoneMiscellaneous DisordersTextbook, QuestionsDr. Kluesner completed undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame majoring in biology and philosophy before graduating from medical school and residency at the University of Iowa. He works as a community emergency physician in a tertiary referral hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. He is also an adjunct clinical professor with the University of Iowa Department of Emergency Medicine and the Des Moines University Department of Behavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities and Bioethics. He sits on the ACEP Ethics Committee, the Iowa ACEP Board of Directors, and the Iowa Medical Society Law and Ethics Committee.
Molly K. Estes, MDAssistant Professor, Associate Clerkship DirectorDepartment of Emergency MedicineLoma Linda UniversityNoneHematologic DisordersTextbook, Lecture, QuestionsMolly Estes completed her residency at the Stanford/Kaiser EM Program, and her fellowship in Medical Education also at Stanford. She currently works as academic faculty at Loma Linda University and is the Associate Medical Student Clerkship Director. She has a passion for teaching, and her current research involves curriculum design in medical student education.
Spencer Greene, MD, MS, FACEP, FACMTDirector of Medical Toxicology and Assistant ProfessorHenry J.N. Taub Department of Emergency MedicineBaylor College of MedicinenoneToxicologyTextbook, Lecture, QuestionsSpencer Greene, MD, MS, FACEP, FACMT is the Director of Medical Toxicology and an Assistant Professor in the Henry J.N. Taub Department of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He directs the only medical toxicology service in Houston. Clinical interests include salicylates, anticonvulsant toxicity, physostigmine, alcohol withdrawal, and envenomations, and he consults on more than 100 bites and stings annually, including snakebites, spider bites, asp envenomations, and jellyfish stings. He serves as a consulting toxicologist for the Southeast Texas Poison Center and has directed the annual Houston Venom Conference since its creation in 2013. He was also the course director for the American College of Medical Toxicology's Natural Toxins Academy. Dr. Greene earned his BA in biology and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and his MS in immunology from C.W Post, Long Island University. He received his MD from Albany Medical College. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After fulfilling an active duty military obligation with the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Greene completed his medical toxicology fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix.
Emily Rose, MDAssistant Professor of Clinical Emergency MedicineDepartment of Emergency MedicineKeck School of Medicine of the University of Southern CalifornianoneSystemic Infectious DiseasesTextbook, LectureDr. Rose is the Director for Pre-Health Undergraduate Studies and the Director of the Minor in Health Care Studies at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. A native South Dakotan, she trained in Emergency Medicine and was chief resident at Los Angeles County/ USC Medical Center and then pursued a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Loma Linda University. She has been Emergency Medicine faculty at LA County/USC Medical Center since 2010 where she continues to care for both sick/injured children and adults. Dr. Rose is a prolific educator with numerous publications invited national presentations. Dr. Rose is passionate about innovative education and an advocate for high standards of professionalism in medicine. She has been awarded faculty of the year by both the emergency medicine residents and medical students, has received the LAC+USC Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award and has been awarded the Honorable Mention Outstanding Speaker of the Year for the American College of Emergency Physician Scientific Assembly.
Sarah A. Stahmer MD FACEPClinical Associate ProfessorEmergency MedicineUniversity of North CarolinaNoneCardiovascular DisordersLectureDr. Stahmer is an Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Director of Emergency Ultrasound. She was instrumental in the development of ultrasound in emergency medicine through the development of clinical practice guidelines, training of residents and creating the foundation for research by starting the SAEM US interest group. She was a program training director in EM for nearly 20 yrs and has been a member of the board of directors for CORD and SAEM.
Rebecca Higbee, MDEmergency Medicine PhysicianEmergency MedicineUS Acute Care SolutionsNoneToxicology, HEENTQuestionsBecky graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and obtained her emergency medicine training at the Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency. She is ABEM board certified and currently works full time in community emergency departments in the Denver Metro area. In her free time she enjoys climbing, running, gardening and backpacking.
William E Soares III, MD MSAssistant ProfessorEmergency MedicineUniversity of Massachusetts Medical Center - Baystate CampusnoneAbdominal DisordersTextbook, LectureBill Soares is an academic emergency physician and researcher with an interest in graduate medical education. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed residency training in emergency medicine at Alameda Health System/Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. After residency, he pursued a masters degree in Clinical and Translational Science at Tufts University in conjunction with a 2-year emergency medicine research fellowship at Baystate Medical Center. Currently, Bill lives with his wife, Judy, and 3 children in Amherst, MA.
M. Tyson Pillow, M.D., M.Ed.Associate ProfessorDepartment of Emergency MedicineBaylor College of MedicineNoneEndocrine, Metabolic, and Nutritional Disorders, Nontraumatic Musculoskeletal DisordersLectureDr. M. Tyson Pillow completed his undergraduate training at Rice University, and his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. After 3 years of Emergency Medicine Residency training at the University of Chicago, he returned to Baylor as faculty in the Section of Emergency Medicine. He currently serves as the Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine, and the Medical Director for Simulation and Standardized Patient Programs for Baylor College of Medicine. During this time, he also completed a Masters in Education program at the University of Houston.
Emily Perriello, PharmDEmergency Medicine Clinical PharmacistDepartment of PharmacyHartford HospitalNoneMiscellaneous DisordersTextbookEmily Perriello went to pharmacy school at the University of Connecticut. She went on to complete a PGY1 at Hartford Hospital, and then a PGY2 in emergency medicine at Duke University Hospital. She is currently an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist at Hartford Hospital in CT.
Michelle D. Lall, MD, MHS, FACEPAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Emergency MedicineEmory University School of MedicinenoneSigns, Symptoms, and Presentations, Endocrine, Metabolic, and Nutritional DisordersTextbook, LectureDr. Lall, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, is an Associate Professor at Emory University. She has been faculty at Emory since 2013. She has also been an Assistant/Associate Residency Director for Emergency Medicine since that time. Prior to coming to Emory, Dr. Lall was an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University beginning in 2008. She was an Assistant Program 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. 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 is also interested in resident and faculty wellness and well being and gender bias in medicine. She has presented nationally on these topics. She is currently the President of the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine. Her professional memberships include: American College of Emergency Physicians – where she is a fellow, Society for Academic Emergency Physicians, American Association of Women Emergency Physicians, and Georgia College of Emergency Physicians. She is also a member of the Delta Omega Honor Society.
Bruce Lo, MD, MBA, RDMSProfessorDepartment of Emergency MedicineEastern Virginia Medical School/Sentara Norfolk General HospitalNoneThoracic DisordersTextbook, Lecture, QuestionsDr. Bruce Lo is currently the medical director for Emergency Services at Sentara Norfolk General, a quaternary, Level 1 trauma center and the main teaching facility for Eastern Virginia Medical School. He also serves as the medical director for the Sentara Regional Transfer Center. He has served on a number of leadership roles across the Sentara health system including co-chair of the Sentara system stroke committee as well as the president of the medical staff for Sentara Norfolk General and Sentara Leigh Hospital and president of the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians. He is a professor of Emergency Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School and an assistant program director for the Emergency Medicine residency. He currently sits on the American College of Emergency Physicians clinical policy and academic affairs committee.
Andrew W Phillips, MD, MEdClinical Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Emergency MedicineUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillNoneMiscellaneous DisordersTextbook, Lecture, QuestionsI am a former junior high teacher now emergency physician and intensivist. I have been researching health professions education for over a decade and have built and several curricula. In addition to contributing to the Miscellaneous chapter, I am the editor-in-chief of EM Coach. I took on this project because I saw a need for evidence-driven, modern instructional methods for the written board review. Just because it's online doesn't mean it's modern, so we built this curriculum from the ground up using prior research and theory and are now producing our own research with regular innovations. I'm proud of EM Coach and hope it helps everyone both on the boards and in their daily practice.
Megan L Fix, MDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Surgery, Division of Emergency MedicineUniversity of UtahnoneImmunological DisordersTextbook, Lecture, QuestionsDr. Fix is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah and her major focus is medical education. She serves as the Director of Education for Emergency Medicine and is actively involved in the School of Medicine. She is the course director for the 4th year Transition to Internship Course, is the Faculty Director of Mentoring and a Core Faculty member for Clinical Method Curriculum. Dr. Fix graduated from Stanford School of Medicine and the Harvard Affiliated Residency Program.
Jia Chang, MDClinical InstructorSurgery and Perioperative CareUSACS/UT-Austin Dell Medical SchoolnoneCardiovascular DisordersQuestionsMedical School: Stanford School of Medicine Residency: Stanford Emergency Medicine
Patrick G. Meloy, MD, FACEPAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Emergency MedicineEmory University School of MedicinenoneOB/Gyn, Signs, Symptoms, and Presentations, Psychobehavioral Disorders, Cutaneous Disorders, Hematologic DisordersTextbook, QuestionsDr. Patrick Meloy joined the Emory University School of Medicine faculty in 2013. He serves as Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and is currently practicing at Emory University Midtown Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital. He earned his bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and his MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He successfully graduated from the Sinai-Grace Hospital/Wayne State University Emergency Medicine residency after serving as chief resident. He is currently a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physician and was named “Teacher of the Year” twice of the Emergency Medicine program at Emory. He has authored several book chapters, and has published multiple clinical and research papers. He currently is the Site Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Residency Core Faculty, and is coordinator of the Mock Oral Boards for the residency program. His interests include trauma care, infectious disease preparedness, pediatric emergency care and emergency medicine myths.
Julie Sayegh, MD, MAEdDirector of Simulation, Assistant Clinical ProfessorEmergency MedicineDesert Regional Medical CenterNoneEndocrine, Metabolic, and Nutritional DisordersTextbookDr Julie Sayegh is a Southern California native. Her undergraduate education was completed at UCLA, then she traveled to Chicago, IL where she completed medical school at Rush Medical College, and her residency training at Cook County Hospital. Dr Sayegh found her way back to California where she concurrently took on a fellowship program at the University of California Irvine, and completed a masters in Multimedia education. Her interests lie in medical simulation and education, mentorship and resident and medical student wellness.
Danielle Goodrich MDAssociate PhysicianDepartment of Emergency MedicineLos Angeles Medical CenternoneRenal and Urogenital DisordersQuestionsDanielle Goodrich MD FAAEM graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at the Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency and was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Commitment to Clinical Excellence at graduation. Currently, she is working at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center. She is active in the American Academy of Emergency Medicine where she is the President of the Young Physician Section and a member of the Cal/AAEM board. Her academic interests include ultrasound, patient safety, and physician wellness.
Rhonda Cadena, MD MSAssistant ProfessorDepartments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Emergency MedicineUniversity of North CarolinanoneNeurological DisordersTextbook, Lecture, QuestionsRhonda Cadena M.D., is a board certified Neurointensivist and Emergency Physician at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Emergency Medicine and is the fellowship director of the Neurocritical Care fellowship at UNC. Clinical Interests include: Neurocritical care, stroke, neurological emergencies, and education. Education/Training: MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine; Residency, Emergency Medicine University of Cincinnati; Fellowship, Neurocritical Care and Stroke, University of Cincinnati.