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International Ambassador Program

The purpose of this program is to provide ACEP leaders and staff with access to a special network of internationally-oriented member experts who can provide advice and information on issues pertaining to the progress and status of emergency medicine in their assigned countries, and to serve as official representatives of the College to those countries. Shown below is the current roster of ACEP International Ambassadors. These individuals provide a unique contribution to this program and are to be congratulated and recognized for their promotion of the global growth and success of our specialty.

If you are interested in becoming an ACEP International Ambassador, please review our Ambassador Program Information which contains information on the qualifications, duties, responsibilities, and appointment process.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in submitting an application, please submit the following information to ACEP’s International Relations Manager:

Formal letter of interest requesting consideration for appointment to include information on the following areas:

  • History/involvement (past work/experience)
  • Recent activities (on the ground) in the country of interest (within the past two years)
  • Existing/established relationships/contacts
  • Ties to developing emergency medicine
  • Fluency/familiarity with primary language
  • Disclosure statement to include disclosures for all organization/company affiliations with ties to or operating within the country/region of interest as well as family political ties

Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) 

If you have a need to communicate with an Ambassador for a specific country/region, you may contact the Lead Ambassador directly by clicking on the e-mail links provided below.

For general inquiries, questions, or comments about the section, to include issues with e-mail links, please send us an e-mail.

Country Ambassador  
Afghanistan Cecil J. (Jim) Holliman, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Holliman
Argentina James (Jim) Cusick, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
  Darryl J. Macias, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  Dr. Darryl Macias
  Gaston A. Costa, MD, Liaison  Dr. Costa
Australia Steven (Lee) Fineberg, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador   
  R. Bruce Campbell, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador Dr. Campbell
Bahrain Cecil J. (Jim) Holliman, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Jim Holliman
Belize Mark D. Bruce, DO, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Bruce
Bhutan      Brian Sorensen, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Bolivia Joseph (Joe) Currier, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
Botswana Andrew M. Kestler, MD, Lead Ambassador

 
  Amit Chandra, MD, Deputy Ambassador   
Brazil Ross D. Tannebaum, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Tannebaum
  Carlos Torres, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
  James Salway, MD, Representative  
Cameroon Michael R. Gartner, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
China Y. Veronica Pei, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Veronica Pei
Colombia Christian Arbelaez, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Christian Arbelaez
  Camilo Gutierrez, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
Congo-Republic of Stephen Wegner, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Costa Rica David I. Beran, DO, Lead Ambassador  
Cuba Haywood Hall, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador

Dr. Haywood Hall
  Ashley Bean, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  Dr. Bean
Dominican Republic      Amado Alejandro Baez, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Ecuador Christopher Dillon, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Egypt Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador

Dr. Jon Hirshon
  Walid Hammad, MD, Deputy Ambassador  
El Salvador Eric Cioe, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Ethiopia Getaw Worku Hassen, MD, PhD, Lead Ambassador  Dr Hassen
EUSEM Terrence (Terry) Mulligan, DO, FACEP, Lead Ambassador

 
  Cecil J. (Jim) Holliman, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  Dr. Holliman
France Darryl J. Macias, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Darryl Macias
Germany Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Koenig 2014
  Thomas Fleischmann, MD, Liaison  
Greece Michael S. Radeos, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  Radeos
Guatemala George W. Skarbek-Borowski, MD, Lead Ambassador  
  Eric J. Goedecke, DO, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
Guyana Nicolas Forget, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Haiti   Regan Marsh, MD, Lead Ambassador  
  Chris Buresh, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
  Paul Fraley, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador Dr. Fraley
Honduras Ashley Bean, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Bean
  Michael R. Gartner, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
Hungary Alexander Matolcsy, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Matolcsy
India Lingappa S. Amernath, MD, Lead Ambassador

 
  Kumar Alagappan, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
  Arunabha Nandi, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador Dr. Nandi
Indonesia Rio Sutikno-Ong, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
  Yohanes Nangoi, MD, Liaison  
Iran Cecil J. (Jim) Holliman, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador

Dr. Holliman
Iraq Ross Donaldson, MD, Lead Ambassador

 Dr. Donaldson
  Cecil J. (Jim) Holliman, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  Dr. Holliman
Ireland Kerry Forrestal, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
Israel Michael J. Drescher, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
Italy John Hipskind, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
  Alexandra Isa Asrow, MD, Deputy Ambassador  
Jamaica James W. Sadock, MD,Lead Ambassador Dr. Sadock
Japan Seikei Hibino, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador

 Dr. Hibino
Jordan Cecil J. (Jim) Holliman, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Holliman
Kuwait Anwar Al-Awadhi, MD, MPH, Lead Ambassador  
Lebanon Josyann Abisaab, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Abisaab
Madagascar Georges Ramalanjaona, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
Malawi Heather Machen, MD, Lead Ambassador  
  Brian McMurray, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador Dr. McMurray
  Jessica Best, MD, Representative Dr. Best
  Mulinda Nyirenda, MD, Liaison  
Mexico Camilo Gutierrez, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
  Haywood Hall, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador Dr. Haywood Hall
Nepal Bradley Dreifuss, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Dreifuss
Netherlands Terrence (Terry) Mulligan, DO, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
New Zealand     Steven (Lee) Fineberg, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
  Greg Larkin, MD, MPH, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
Nicaragua Breena Taira, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Taira
  Elizabeth Davlantes, MD, Representative  
Norway Gayle Galletta, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Galletta
Oman Terrence (Terry) Mulligan, DO, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
Panama Haywood Hall, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Haywood Hall
Paraguay Elizabeth DeVos, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. DeVos
Peru Joseph Lynch, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
Philippines Paul Fraley, MD, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Fraley
Poland Judith E. Tintinalli, MD,FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Tintinalli
  Terrence (Terry) Mulligan, DO, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
     
Russia Svetlana Reznikova-Steinway, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
Rwanda Adam C. Levine, MD, Lead Ambassador

 Dr. Levine
  Patricia Henwood, MD, Representative  
Saudi Arabia Adel Al-Marshad, MD, Lead Ambassador  
     
South Africa David B. Richards, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Richards
South Korea Edward W. Choi, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Sri Lanka Vinodinee (Vinoo) Dissanayake, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Vinno Dissanayake
Sweden James W. Sadock, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Sadock
  John M. Litell, DO, Deputy Ambassador Dr. Litell
Switzerland Darryl J. Macias, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Darryl Macias
Taiwan Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Koenig 2014
Tanzania Andrea Tenner, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Tenner
Thailand Pholaphat C. (Charlie) Inboriboon, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Inboriboon
Turkey Stephan Rinnert, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
  Cecil J. (Jim) Holliman, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador Dr. Holliman
  Cem Oktay, MD, Liaison  
Uganda Stacey Chamberlain, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador   
  Mark Bisanzo, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador Dr. Bisanzo
Ukraine Brian R. McMurray, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. McMurray
  Svetlana Reznikova-Steinway, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
United Arab Emirates Robert (Bob) Corder, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Corder
United Kingdom Bethany Ballinger, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Ballinger
  Ruth Brown, MD, Liaison  
Venezuela Jorge Insignares, MD, Representative  
Vietnam Carter D. Hill, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador

Dr. Carter
  Son Ngoc Do, MD, PhD, Liaison  
Zimbabwe Kevin Lunney, MD, Lead Ambassador  
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