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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.

1st Annual ACEP International Ambassador Conference Proceedings at ACEP13

2nd Annual ACEP International Ambassador Conference Proceedings at ACEP14

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  Dr. Cusick
 

 Jim Holliman, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  Dr. Jim Holliman
   Gaston A. Costa, MD, Liaison  Dr. Costa
Australia Steven (Lee) Fineberg, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador   
Austria Bradley Hubbard, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Hubbard
Bahrain Cecil J. (Jim) Holliman, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Jim Holliman
 

 Amjad Obeid, MD , Liaison  
Belgium       Kim Geybels, MD, Liaison  
Belize Mark D. Bruce, DO, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Bruce
  Joy Mackey, MD, Deputy Ambassador Dr. Mackey
Bhutan      Brian Sorensen, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Bolivia  Autumn Brogan, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Botswana Andrew M. Kestler, MD, Lead Ambassador

 
  Karabo Thokwane, MD, Liaison  
Brazil Ross D. Tannebaum, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Tannebaum
  Carlos Torres, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
  James Salway, MD, Representative  
Cambodia Donna Venezia, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Donna Venezia
 

 Peter Acker, MD, Deputy Ambassador   
Cameroon Michael R. Gartner, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
Chile Darryl Macias, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Darryl Macias
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 Dr. Gutierrez
  Andres Patino, MD, Representative  
   Carlos Fernando Valencia, MD, Liaison  
Cuba Haywood Hall, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador

Dr. Haywood Hall
   Lisa Moreno-Walton, MD, Deputy Ambassador   
   Miguel Fernández, MD, Deputy Ambassador  
Dominican Republic      Amado Alejandro Baez, MD, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Baez
Ecuador      Miguel Fernández, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Egypt Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador

Dr. Jon Hirshon
  Walid Hammad, MD, Deputy Ambassador  Dr. Hammad
El Salvador Eric Cioe, MD, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Cioe
  Elaine Oliveira, MD, Representative  Dr. Oliveira
   Carlos Orellana-Jimenez, MD, Liaison   
Ethiopia Getaw Worku Hassen, MD, PhD, Lead Ambassador  Dr Hassen
EUSEM Terrence (Terry) Mulligan, DO, FACEP, Lead Ambassador

 Dr. Mulligan
  Cecil J. (Jim) Holliman, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  Dr. Holliman
France Darryl J. Macias, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Darryl Macias
Georgia Terrence (Terry) Mulligan, DO, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Mulligan
Germany Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Koenig 2014
  Thomas Fleischmann, MD, Liaison Dr. Fleischmann
Ghana Maxwell Osei-Ampofo, MD, Liaison  
Greece Michael S. Radeos, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  Radeos
Guatemala George W. Skarbek-Borowski, MD, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Skarbek Borowski
Guyana Nicolas Forget, MD, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Forget
Haiti   Regan Marsh, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Marsh
  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
Iceland       Hjalti Bjornsson, MD, Lead Ambassador   
India Lingappa S. Amernath, MD, Lead Ambassador

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

Dr. Holliman
Iraq Cecil J. (Jim) Holliman, MD, FACEP, Interim Lead 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 Dr. Hipskind
  Alexandra Isa Asrow, MD, Deputy Ambassador  
   Giovanni Ricevuti, MD, Liaison  
Jamaica James W. Sadock, MD,Lead Ambassador Dr. Sadock
Japan Seikei Hibino, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador

 Dr. Hibino
   Taku Taira, MD, Deputy Ambassador   
Jordan Cecil J. (Jim) Holliman, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Holliman
   David Callaway, MD, FACS, Deputy Ambassador   
Kenya  Gregory Bell, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Kuwait Anwar Al-Awadhi, MD, MPH, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Al Awadhi
Lebanon Josyann Abisaab, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Abisaab
Libya       J. Stephen Bohan, MD, Lead Ambassador   
Madagascar Georges Ramalanjaona, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
Malawi Heather Machen, MD, Lead Ambassador  
  Brian McMurray, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador Dr. McMurray
   Michael Connelly, MD, Deputy Ambassador  
  Jessica Best, MD, Representative Dr. Best
  Mulinda Nyirenda, MD, Liaison Dr. Nyirenda
Mexico Haywood Hall, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Haywood Hall
   Linda Villamar, MD, Deputy Ambassador   
   Jesica Bravo, MD, Liaison   
   Edgard Soto, MD,  Liaison  
Myanmar       Mark Francis, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador   
   Tony Ohn, MD, Deputy Ambassador   
Nepal Bradley Dreifuss, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Dreifuss
Netherlands Terrence (Terry) Mulligan, DO, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Mulligan
New Zealand     Steven (Lee) Fineberg, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
   Andrew Brainard, MD, Lead Ambassador   
  Greg Larkin, MD, MPH, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
   Michael Connelly, MD, Deputy Ambassador   
Nicaragua Breena Taira, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Taira
  Elizabeth Davlantes, MD, Representative Dr. Davlantes
Nigeria Olumayowa Kolade, MD, Liaison  Dr. Kolade
Norway Gayle Galletta, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Galletta
  Ayman Yassa, MD, Liaison Dr. Yassa
  Tu Carol Nguyen, DO, Representative Dr. Nguyen
Oman Terrence (Terry) Mulligan, DO, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Mulligan
Panama  Ricuarte Solis, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador   
   Ricardo Hughes-Alvarez, MD, Liaison   
Paraguay Elizabeth DeVos, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. DeVos
Peru Joseph Lynch, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Lynch
Philippines Paul Fraley, MD, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Fraley
  Chris Courtney, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  Chris Courtney
Poland Judith E. Tintinalli, MD,FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Tintinalli
  Terrence (Terry) Mulligan, DO, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador Dr. Mulligan
  Nicole Piela, MD, Representative  
Qatar Abdallah Mohamed elsafti, MD, Liaison  
Russia Svetlana Reznikova-Steinway, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
  Anthony Rodigin, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
Rwanda Adam C. Levine, MD, Lead Ambassador

 Dr. Levine
  Patricia Henwood, MD, Representative  
Saudi Arabia Adel Al-Marshad, MD, Lead Ambassador  Dr. Al Marshad
  Bashar Ismail, MD, Deputy Dr. Ismail
   Syed Naqvi, MD, Deputy Ambassador   
South Africa David B. Richards, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Richards
South Korea Edward W. Choi, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Spain Chris Courtney, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador Chris Courtney
   Miguel Fernández, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador   
Sri Lanka Vinodinee (Vinoo) Dissanayake, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Vinno Dissanayake
Sweden James W. Sadock, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Sadock
Switzerland Darryl J. Macias, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Darryl Macias
   John Hipskind, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador   
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
   Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador   
Togo       Komi Vovor-Dassu, MD, Representative  
Turkey Cecil J. (Jim) Holliman, MD, FACEP, Interim Lead Ambassador Dr. Holliman
  Cem Oktay, MD, Liaison Dr. Oktay
Uganda Stacey Chamberlain, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Chamberlain  
  Mark Bisanzo, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador Dr. Bisanzo
   Joseph Kalanzi, MD, Liaison   
Ukraine Brian R. McMurray, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. McMurray
  Svetlana Reznikova-Steinway, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
   Vitaliy Krylyuk, MD, Liaison   
United Arab Emirates Robert (Bob) Corder, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Corder
  Jason Pierce, MD, Deputy Ambassador Dr. Pierce
United Kingdom Bethany Ballinger, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Ballinger
Vietnam  Heather Crane, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador

Dr. Carter
   Amy Noland, MD, Deputy Ambassador   
  Son Ngoc Do, MD, PhD, Liaison  
Zimbabwe Kevin Lunney, MD, Lead Ambassador  
   Mona Lisa Muchatuta, MD, Representative   
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