Speaker Bios by State

ACEP and its spokespersons are the voice of the specialty of emergency medicine and for the hundreds of millions of emergency patients treated each year. Many of these speakers are part of the ACEP Spokespersons' Network, which consists of about 200 members with expertise in all areas of emergency medicine, and who have been professionally trained through workshops offered at the local and national levels. These emergency physicians are featured every day in news stories on policy issues, such as medical liability and overcrowding, to consumer health and safety issues, such as first aid and injury prevention.

If you would like a speaker for an event, please write toElaine Salter in ACEP's PR office for individual contact information. There are no speaker’s fees with the exception of reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses. If you need a speaker, but do not see one in your state, please contact ACEP's Public Relations Office at 202-728-0610 ext. 3006 or e-mail pr@acep.org.

Members of the ACEP Speakers' Bureau are available in the states listed below.


 

CALIFORNIA

CONNECTICUT 

DELAWARE

FLORIDA 

GEORGIA 

ILLINOIS 

KENTUCKY 

MICHIGAN 

NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

OHIO

OREGON 

PENNSYLVANIA 

RHODE ISLAND

TEXAS 

TENNESSEE 

WASHINGTON (STATE)


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

E. JACKSON ALLISON, JR., MD, MPH
Ashville, North Carolinaallison-photo

Dr. Jack Allison has served as chief of staff of the Asheville Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center since 2005 and is responsible for all clinical and patient care activities at this active, affiliated, tertiary referral center. He is also a clinical professor of emergency medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

The focus of his professional career has been in emergency medicine, in both clinical and academic settings. Dr. Allison was one of four founding presidents of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM), was the first sitting president of IFEM, and served as president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. In addition, he has authored more than 150 articles published in journals.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

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LARRY BEDARD, MD, FACEP
Sausalito, Californiabedard

Dr. Bedard is a partner with California Emergency Physicians and serves on the staffs of St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco and San Mateo General Hospital. He has been a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians since 1975 and served as the organization’s president from 1996-1997, as well as on several committees at the local and national levels. He served as, chair of ACEP’s International Emergency Medicine Task Force from 2000-2001 and has been a member of the EMTALA Task Force since 1999. On the local level, Dr. Bedard served on the On-Call Task Force with the California Chapter of ACEP and is a member of the California Carrier Advisory Committee. Dr. Bedard’s professional affiliations include membership to the California Medical Association where he was a board of trustee from 1996-1999, and membership in the Marin Medical Society since 2001. He has also served on the Marin Hospital District Board where he was director from 1992-1996, and has been a member of the Marin Heart Association since 1979 and was president in 1983.

Dr. Bedard has received numerous awards, including the prestigious John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award in 1999 for his outstanding contribution to ACEP and local awards from the California Chapter for his distinguished service and work on legislative issues.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act)
  • On-call shortage

 


 

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bey-photoTAREG A. BEY, MD, FACEP, ABMT, DEAA
Orange, California

Dr. Bey is the director of international emergency medicine and associate clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine. He teaches national and international courses on airway management; nuclear, biological and chemical counterterrorism; and Advanced Hazardous Life Support for the U.S. military in Germany; the National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and in India. Dr. Bey has authored numerous works on terrorism threats, medical toxicology, emergency medicine, difficult airway management, and international emergency medical systems.

Dr. Bey earned his medical degree and a PhD in neuropharmacology from the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany. He completed six years of anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Mainz, Germany, where he performed over 2,000 high-risk procedures and coordinated shock-trauma room admissions. He has extensive experience in prehospital care, having flown over 150 aeromedical missions and responded to over 800 emergency ambulance calls. Dr. Bey completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and his fellowship in Medical Toxicology in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Bey is a certified rescue diver; speaks fluent German, French and Italian; and is a world traveler, trained in cooking Italian cuisine.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Travel Safety

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Toxicology
  • Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Terrorism
  • Poisoning
  • International Emergency Medicine

 

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BROOKS F. BOCK, MD, FACEP
Detroit, Michiganbock-photo

Dr. Bock serves as president of Harper University Hospital and Hutzel Women’s Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Previously, he served as president of Medical Center Emergency Services in Detroit, which staffs emergency medicine physicians in four urban and two suburban hospital emergency departments and employs 90 physicians. His responsibilities included extensive managing and consulting responsibilities with the Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine and the City of Detroit Emergency Medical Services system.

From 1995 to 2005, Dr. Bock served as professor and chair of Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, and oversaw two residency programs: Emergency Medicine Detroit Receiving Hospital/Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Emergency Medicine Sinai- Grace Hospital. He also oversaw three fellowships in research, medical toxicology and administration.

Dr. Bock is the 1988 recipient of the prestigious John G. Wiegenstein Emergency Medicine Leadership Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the American College of Emergency Physicians. He also served as ACEP’s president from 1983 to 1984. In addition, Dr. Bock is a member of American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society, Wayne County Medical Society, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 


 

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BRUCE BONANNO, MD
Neptune, New Jerseybonanno2-photo

Dr. Bruce Bonanno was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Union College, New York, with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University Medical School in Grenada. His medical school experience included living and training in Grenada for two years (and a revolution) and England for one year. He initially trained in surgery in UMDNJ-Newark for two years before working the last 21 years in emergency rooms full time in various New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania hospitals, as well as on a cruise ship.

Dr. Bonanno hosts a 30-minute television show "To Your Health" since it's inception in June 1996 on a 24-hour statewide news station, News12NJ. As the station’s medical consultant, he does weekly live segments on news broadcasts and health packages, as well as moderates and participates in one-hour specials. He does radio interviews and often is quoted in newspaper articles.

Dr. Bonanno serves as president of the board of directors of the National Association of Medical Communicators, a member of the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of ACEP, and chair-elect of ACEP’s Public Relations Committee. He is on the teaching staff of St. George's University, its Admissions Committee, and the Alumni Affairs Board of Trustees.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Travel Safety
  • Child Safety
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 


 

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MICHAEL L. CARIUS, MD, FACEP
Norwalk, ConnecticutCarius-photo

Dr. Carius serves as chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Norwalk Hospital, a community hospital in Connecticut. He practices clinically in the emergency department and is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Dr. Carius received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of medicine in Denver and his undergraduate degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is board certified in emergency medicine and family practice. Dr. Carius completed his residency in emergency medicine at USC/LAC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, in 1983. He has served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine for many years.

Before being elected president of the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2001, he served on the ACEP Board of Directors as secretary-treasurer and as vice president. In addition to his leadership role at the national level, Dr. Carius is an active member of the Connecticut Chapter of ACEP. He has served in many offices including chapter president, and in 1999 was awarded the Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians Phil Stent Award for Outstanding Contributions to Emergency Medicine.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

 

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Connor-photoPATRICK CONNOR, MD, FACEP
Elgin, Illinois

Dr. Connor is president of the Emergency Care Group of Illinois and is associate professor of medicine for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University. In addition, he has the esteemed honor of serving as the stadium physician at Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs Baseball team. Previously, he held the position emergency department director for Provena Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. He is a co-author of the article "Prevention of Oral Bacterial Flora Transmission by Using Mouth to Mask Ventilation During CPR," published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine in 1991, and is a member of the Searle Medical Advisory Board, Pharmacia Medical Advisory Board, and the GlaxoWellcome Medical advisory Board.

He received his degree in emergency medicine from Northwestern University School of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine in 1990 and was appointed chief resident in 1989. Dr. Connor has received additional training at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC., where he obtained a degree in medical technology. Dr. Connor is a tri-athlete and represented the USA at the World Long Distance Championship in Nice, France in 2000.

TOPICS:

  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 


 

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cydulka-photoRITA CYDULKA, MD, FACEP
Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Cydulka is vice-chair and associate professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical at Case Western Reserve University. She served as the residency director at the Case Western Reserve University/ MetroHealth Medical Center program in emergency medicine from its inception until 1999. She is an active contributor to the scientific literature, with over 100 publications in peer review journals and textbooks. Her research interests include emergency treatment of respiratory diseases and health care outcomes. She is on the editorial board for Annals of Emergency Medicine and a past editor of the Yearbook of Emergency Medicine.

She formerly served as a member of the board of directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. She serves as an officer of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, chair of the Test Development Committee of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and editor of the Life Long Learning Self Assessment exam in emergency medicine (the yearly self assessment tool which will be required of all emergency physicians to maintain ongoing certification). Dr. Cydulka also is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Scientific Review Committee, a study section of ACEP for emergency medicine research.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Asthma

 


 

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duranceau-photoCHRISTINE DURANCEAU, MD, FACEP, MPH
Galena, Illinois

Dr. Christine Duranceau has been an emergency physician and a member of American College of Emergency Physicians for over 20 years. She obtained her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine in 1981 after obtaining a doctorate in genetics at the University of California, Irvine. Since finishing her residency in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA in California in 1984, she has worked in different emergency department settings.

For 10 years, she was the EMS director in a large urban emergency department in California, and then eight years as co-director of an urgent care center. For the past six years she has been the medical director and EMS director in a rural setting in Wisconsin. Dr. Duranceau has been on the board of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians for the last six years and is the president. Given this background, she has developed a well rounded and in-depth knowledge of the issues facing emergency medicine in the urban as well as the rural setting. She has been a frequent speaker for local organizations and also has been recording a wellness program for the local radio station.

TOPICS:

  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Access to Emergency Care
  • Legislative Issues

 


 

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fitz-photoJUAN F. FITZ, MD, FACEP
El Paso, Texas

Dr. Fitz is a staff physician at Covenant Medical Group in Lubbock, Texas where he is in the process of establishing an emergency medicine residency program. He is also the medical director for the El Paso Critical Care EMT Paramedic program and a flight physician involved with AeroCare in Lubbock. Dr. Fitz was previously the director and president for AirMed in El Paso and Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a member of the Texas chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Texas Medical Association, the American College of Physician Executives, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the American Medical Association.

In addition to speaking Spanish and German, Dr. Fritz is interested in travel, golf, snow skiing, luge, soccer, and history.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Pain Management

 


 

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greenberg-photoMARNA GREENBERG, DO, FACEP
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Dr. Greenberg is an attending physician at Lehigh Valley Hospital and a faculty member for the hospital’s emergency medicine residency program. She also is a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at Penn State College of Medicine, an advanced cardiac life support instructor and course coordinator, a lecturer at Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center, and an instructor in advanced pediatric life support. Dr. Greenberg received her degree in osteopathic medicine from Oklahoma State University College. She has extensive research and publication experience related to the effects of alcohol and tobacco use.

Dr. Greenberg is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors such as Pennsylvania American College of Emergency Physicians 2005 Emergency Physician of the Year Award, the Physician Service Star Award (2004) for ER Preventive Health Initiatives; Koop Community Service Award (2000); the Chief Intern, Enid Memorial Hospital (1986-7); the AOA National Osteopathic College Award (1982-4); and Student Doctor Award, State of Oklahoma 40th Legislature.

TOPICS:

  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators)
  • Heart Help for Women
  • Careers in Emergency Medicine

 


 

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hancock-photoJ. BRIAN HANCOCK, MD, FACEP
Holland, Ohio

Dr. Hancock is chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs/Midwest region for Sterling Health Care, a national firm that provides contract management services. He attended Rush Medical College and completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine.

Dr. Hancock has a long history of service to emergency medicine on a state and national level. As president of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians, he received the Ronald L. Krome Award — the chapter’s highest honor for service. He served as councillor to the ACEP Council from 1990 -1998, when he was elected to the ACEP Board of Directors. He has served as ACEP’s secretary-treasurer, vice president, and president.

Dr. Hancock is a clinical professor of emergency medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and serves on the faculty at the Synergy Medical Alliance Emergency Medicine Residency. He practiced emergency medicine at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw for 21 years where he is on the emeritus staff. He has a long-term commitment to clinical practice, teaching, and research in emergency medicine. His interests are in physician management, policy, administration, and development of executive physician leadership.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 


 

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KRISTIN E. HARKIN, MD FACEP
New York, New Yorkharkin-photo

Dr. Harkin is a full-time attending physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and core faculty of the emergency medicine residency program at Columbia and Cornell. She is an assistant professor of Cornell University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She formerly served as faculty for Harvard University. She is board certified in emergency medicine and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the New York Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Harkin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has received numerous awards in emergency medicine, including the national Robert J. Doherty Teaching Fellowship. In addition, Dr. Harkin has authored three texts in emergency medicine, including Emergency Medicine: The Medical Student Survival Guide, as well as peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and newsletters.

Dr. Harkin has an extensive career in organized medicine. She served as the national president of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, the Board of Trustees of the Emergency Medicine Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of ACEP. She is a National Education Representative for Accreditation Oversight and a national spokeswoman for ACEP.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Home Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Careers in Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Legislative Issues

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RUSSELL H. HARRIS MD, MMM, CPE, FACEP
Camden, New JerseyHarrisphoto

Dr. Harris is an AOA graduate from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his training in the United States Navy, Portsmouth Virginia. He completed his Masters Degree in Medical Management from Tulane University in 2000. Dr. Harris has served as the chairman of the emergency department of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey from 1988-2003 and is the departmental vice-chairman. He is on the Emergency Medicine Faculty of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has faculty affiliations with several other institutions.

Dr. Harris has numerous publications and is an active lecturer in the area of EMTALA. Recently, he served as an administrative fellow assigned to the New Jersey Senate Health Committee where he advised the committee on health issues. Dr. Harris is a retired Captain in the United States Naval Reserves.

Dr. Harris is past-president of the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and received their distinguished service award in 2005. He serves as the Chairman of ACEP’s State Legislative and Regulatory Committee and is active in historic preservation in the greater Philadelphia area. His restoration of one of Philadelphia’s landmark homes, the Oaks Cloister, received the Philadelphia Preservation Alliance award for historic preservation in 2006 and the home was featured recently in HGTV’s show "If Walls Could Talk."

TOPICS:

  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act)
  • Access to Emergency Care

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RAYMOND G. HART, MD, MPH, FACEP
Louisville, Kentuckyhart-photo

Dr. Hart is executive director of the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery based in Louisville, Kentucky. He is an assistant clinical professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Louisville in 1984 and an Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1987. He also completed a Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996. He is Boardcertified in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hart has authored multiple publications and is the senior editor of two textbooks, including "Emergency and Primary Care of the Hand" by ACEP Publishers.
 Dr. Hart has lectured extensively on many topics involving Hand Emergencies. He also lectures on Orthopedic emergencies, Safety and Prevention, Anatomy and how it applies in emergency situations. He has lectured in many settings including to emergency physicians, medical students, high school and junior high schools, corporate as well as lay audiences.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Hand Safety
  • Drunk Driving

 


 

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PATRICK HINFEY, MD, FACEP
Newark, New Jerseyhinfrey-photo

Dr. Hinfey is an attending emergency physician and the associate emergency medicine residency director at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey. Born and raised in NJ, he attended college and graduate school in upstate New York. Following that, he attended the New Jersey Medical School.

 After an internship in medicine at UMDNJ-University Hospital in Newark, Dr. Hinfey completed an emergency medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Following his residency, he returned to UMDNJ-University Hospital for one year as an attending emergency physician prior to joining the staff at Newark Beth Israel. He is interested in the emergency treatment of heart failure and stroke and is a member of ACEP and SAEM. He lives in West Orange with his wife, who is a pediatrician, and two sons.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Emergency Department Overcrowding

 


 

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holliman-photoC. JAMES (JIM) HOLLIMAN, MD, FACEP
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Dr. Holliman is professor of surgery and emergency medicine at M.S. Hershey Medical Center at Pennsylvania State University. He also is director of the Center for International Emergency Medicine, and director of the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program.

In addition, Dr. Holliman is associate program director of the York-Hershey Emergency Medicine Residency Program at M. S. Hershey Medical Center and Medical Director of the City of Reading Fire Department, EMS Division. Dr. Holliman received his medical degree from Washington University 1979 and completed his residency in general surgery from the University of Utah in 1983. He has been a member of ACEP since 1984.

Dr. Holliman served as president of the Pennsylvania chapter of ACEP in 2002, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Directors from 1994- 1997. He received the National IFEM Fellow Award in 2002, the 1998 Award for Outstanding Consultant for Annals of Emergency Medicine, and the 2002 Pennsylvania Chapter Meritorious Service Award.

He serves on ACEP’s International Meetings Subcommittee, as secretary and newsletter editor for the Section of International EM, a Councillor to ACEP’s Council, a member of ACEP’s 911 Legislative Network, faculty for ICEM, and co-editor for the Emergent Field Medicine book, and contributor to an ED Design book.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

 

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houry-photoDEBRA HOURY, MD, MPH, FACEP
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Houry is assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and associate director for the Center for Injury Control at the Rollins School of Public Health. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her emergency medicine residency training at Denver Health Medical Center where she served as chief resident. Her primary research interest is in the prevention of violence against women. She is principal investigator on two federally funded grants for 1.6 million dollars: "Computer based screening for Domestic Violence and Mental Health Symptoms" and "Safety and Effectiveness of Computer Screening for Domestic Violence Victims and Perpetrators," both of which have significant benefited the local community.

Dr. Houry has peer-reviewed several publications and book chapters on injury prevention and violence and received national awards, including the Jay Drotman Award, given annually by the American Public Health Association for the most outstanding young public health professional in the country. She was also awarded the ACEP Young Investigator Award and the Council of Residency Directors Academic Achievement Awards. Dr. Houry serves on several committees for ACEP, Academic Emergency Physicians, and the American Public Health Association. She is an associate editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency

 


 

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jacobsen-photoBRENDA JACOBSEN, DO
Pensacola, Florida

Brenda Jacobsen, DO graduated from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri in 1996. She did her internship at Oakland General Hospital in Madison Heights, Michigan from 1996 to 1997. She trained in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at South Pointe Hospital Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Warrensville Heights, Ohio from 1997 to 2001. She is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Board Eligible in Internal Medicine. She works as an emergency physician and as a hospitalist utilizing both areas of her training. She lives with her husband and several cats in Pensacola, Florida.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • General Internal and Emergency Medicine Topics

 


 

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koenig-photoKRISTI L. KOENIG, MD, FACEP
Irvine, California

Dr. Koenig is director of Public Health Preparedness and professor of clinical emergency medicine at the University of California-Irvine, Department of Emergency Medicine. With expertise in Homeland Security, Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Emergency Management, and Emergency Medical Services she has authored numerous articles and speaks often at local, state, national, and international conferences.

Her international appointments include honorary senior lecturer at the University of London, and invited visiting professorship at King Edward Medical College at Bombay University in India. She serves as a senior health policy advisor for the Institute for Global and Regional Readiness based in Washington, DC, and a senior medical consultant for the California Department of Health Services Emergency Preparedness Office. Dr. Koenig previously served for 5-years as principal advisor on Emergency Management and Disaster Medicine to the Under Secretary for Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs where she was appointed by the secretary as national director of the Emergency Management Strategic Healthcare Group. An honors graduate in applied mathematics from the University of California at San Diego, Dr. Koenig received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed her emergency medicine residency at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • What To Do in an Emergency

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Public Health
  • Health Policy Issues

 


 

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kowalenko-photoTERRY KOWALENKO, MD, FACEP
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dr. Kowalenko is clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Michigan. He also serves as residency director and attending physician at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Department of Emergency Medicine. Previously, Dr. Kowalenko served as assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine and residency director, department of emergency medicine at Wayne State University. Dr. Kowalenko received his degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in 1987 and completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 1991. He has published multiple book chapters, abstracts, and manuscripts.

Dr. Kowalenko is a board member and member of the Education Committee of the Michigan chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, an oral examiner with the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and a reviewer for ACEP’s journal, Annals of Emergency Medicine, the Journal of Post- Graduate Medicine, and Preventive Medicine. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, the Wilderness Medical Society and the Counsel of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 


 

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Lavonas-photoERIC LAVONAS, MD, FACEP
Charlotte, North Carolina

Dr. Lavonas is an emergency physician and director of medical toxicology hospital services for Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. An expert on carbon monoxide poisoning treatment and prevention, Dr. Lavonas has helped implement carbon monoxide poisoning prevention strategies on a national level. He conducts research on venomous snakebites, teaches medical professionals about emergency department safety and security, disaster preparedness, and pediatric emergency care, and has won a national award for problem-based teaching. Dr. Lavonas also serves on the ACEP Council and represents the American Board of Emergency Medicine on the undersea and hyperbaric medicine subspecialty examination committee.

Dr. Lavonas completed his medical training in Syracuse, New York, his emergency medicine residency training in Indianapolis, and a fellowship in medical toxicology in Charlotte He is board certified in three specialties: emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and undersea and hyperbaric medicine. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, Krista, and son, Calvin.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Any Toxicology Topic (including illegal drugs, snakebites, and carbon monoxide poisoning)

 


 

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MacLeod-photoBRUCE MACLEOD, MD, FACEP
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. MacLeod is Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine, and is a clinical assistant professor in the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. He has served in leadership positions within the specialty of Emergency Medicine as president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and serves as vice-speaker for the National ACEP. He also serves as vice-chair of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Board of Trustees. Active in his local community, he has served on the Mt. Lebanon School District and the Women’s Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh (a domestic violence shelter) Board of Directors.

TOPICS:

  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 


 

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marco-photoCATHERINE A. MARCO, MD, FACEP
Toledo, Ohio

Dr. Marco serves as clinical professor at the Medical University of Ohio and attending physician at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. She has served on the Ohio ACEP Board of Directors since 2001. Dr. Marco has also served on the national ACEP Ethics Committee since 1997, and chaired the Ethics Committee 2001-2004. She has also served on the national ACEP Academic Affairs Committee, ACEP Steering Committee, and has served as an ACEP Councillor. She has also been active with the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and has served on the Ethics and Constitution and Bylaws Committees, and serves on the SAEM Board of Directors.

Dr. Marco has been active and prolific in the research and writing arenas. She has published over 140 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, textbooks, and other publications. Dr. Marco speaks regularly on numerous subjects including ethical issues, professionalism, research, medico-legal issues, resuscitation, dermatology, and emergency psychiatry.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Advance Directives
  • Hospice Care
  • Ethical Issues in Medicine

 


 

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mcmanus2-photoLTC JOHN MCMANUS, MD, FACEP
Houston, Texas

Dr. McManus serves as a combat casualty research physician at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research and an attending emergency medical physician at two level I trauma teaching hospitals in San Antonio. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and entered the U.S. Army as a medical officer in 1992, having served in numerous military assignments throughout the world.

Dr. McManus completed his emergency medicine residency in 1999 at Madigan Army Medical Center and the University of Washington. Since then, he has served at several U.S. Army teaching hospitals and received numerous teaching and academic awards. He completed an EMS fellowship at Oregon Health and Sciences University as well as received a master’s degree in clinical research.

Dr. McManus is a nationally recognized speaker and accomplished author of numerous scientific publications. As a recipient of the national ACEP teaching award, he has been called "a constant patient and resident advocate who is respected by his residents, peers, and ancillary staff."

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 


 

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moorhead-photoJOHN MOORHEAD, MD, FACEP
Portland, Oregon

Dr. Moorhead is a professor of Emergency Medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He is an EM residency graduate from McGill University, is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Moorhead holds a masters degree in health policy and management from NYU and has published the two national EM workforce studies. He is a past-president of ACEP, Oregon ACEP and the Oregon Medical Association and served on the RRC-EM, and CORD executive committee. He is assistant editor for the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Moorhead is an ABEM director, and chairs the AMA section council for Emergency Medicine. Dr. Moorhead is a recipient of the EMRA Founder’s award, the national ACEP Education award and the John G Wiegenstein leadership award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to ACEP.

TOPICS:

  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Any emergency medicine issue

 


 

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naradzayphotoJERRY NARADZAY, MD, FACEP
Henderson, North Carolina

Dr. Naradzay delivered his first emergency medicine Grand Rounds presentation more than 20 years ago and hasn’t stopped talking since. He loves to convert complex or dry subjects into fun, informative, and interactive educational moments. He has received teaching awards at every level of his education and professional life.

Dr. Naradzay believes that an emergency physician must live in and be part of the community he or she serves and part of that involvement is getting the confidence of the community through education. To be an ambassador for emergency medicine, Dr. Naradzay has used didactic lectures, television spots, newspaper articles, e-medicine and websites, peer-reviewed journals, and textbook chapters to educate and inform the public about clinical conditions, community issues, and popular medical topics. He is equally at home combining magic tricks and skeletons to teach elementary school children and encouraging adult care facility residents to exercise and watch for the signs of a stroke. He has tuned up more than a hundred prepared lectures from basic pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, clinical issues, legal aspects of emergency medicine, charting, coding, physician behavior and nurse relationships.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Enhancing EMS-ED Communication
  • Managing Medical Education Debt
  • West Nile Virus, Smallpox (Clinical and Historical Issues)
  • Patient Satisfaction Through Communication

 


 

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ROBERT E. O’CONNOR, MD, MPH
Newark, DelawareOConnor-photo

Dr. O'Connor is director of education and research, Department of Emergency Medicine at Christiana Care Health Systems in Delaware, where he practices emergency medicine and is active in EMS. He is professor of emergency medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. O’Connor completed studies at Haverford College, the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has served as co-chair of the EMS Committee the American College of Emergency Physicians and has served on numerous other Committees for the College.

Dr. O'Connor has presented more than 200 research papers and lectures at local, national, and international research conferences. His work covers a broad-spectrum of emergency medicine, as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, chapters, editorials, and reviews. He is president of the National Association of EMS Physicians. His primary research interests are in pre-hospital care and EMS systems.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • EMS

 


 

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MATTHEW RICE, MD, JD, FACEP
Federal Way, Washingtonrice-photo

Dr. Rice is senior vice president and chief medical officer at Northwest Emergency Physicians of Team Health. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1977 and completed his internship in internal medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was battalion surgeon and operations medical officer for VII Corp Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, for three years prior to his emergency medicine residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. He served in numerous roles around the world as a military physician and as a staff physician at Madigan Army Medical Center, including advisor to the Surgeon General in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Rice served as program director for the Madigan/University of Washington Emergency Medicine Residency Program and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, before retiring from the Army in January 2000.

Dr. Rice serves on the board of directors of the National Patient Safety Foundation, is actively involved in the political process, and works as a medical- legal consultant. He is a frequent speaker and consultant to industry and community groups and has a passion for new and creative approaches to product development and solutions to difficult problems.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Patient Safety
  • Health Care Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Future of Health Care
  • International Medicine
  • Prehospital Care
  • Violence in the Emergency Department
  • Disaster Management

 


 

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sachs2-photoCAROLYN SACHS, MD, FACEP
Los Angeles, California

Dr. Sachs is an associate professor at the UCLA Emergency Medicine Center. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and her master of public health degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed an emergency medicine residency and a research fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles.

For the last few years, Dr. Sachs has served as chair of the UCLA Domestic Violence Committee and a core member of the California Medical Training Center Statewide domestic violence education effort. Her research interests include mandatory reporting, sexual assault, and violence against women.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Domestic and Family Violence

 

 

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sanson-photoTRACY G. SANSON, MD, FACEP
Tampa, Florida

Dr. Sanson is director of the University of South Florida’s Division of Global Emergency Medical Sciences and Team Health's division of Medical Leadership Education and Professional Liaison. She is involved in emergency medicine education including training in India, and education director for the University of South Florida’s emergency medicine residency program. In addition, she serves as director emergency medicine clerkships for the USF College of Medicine EM. Dr. Sanson lectures nationally and internationally on administrative and management issues, on leadership, communication, personal development, women’s issues and emergency medical clinical topics.

Dr. Sanson is actively involved in leadership roles with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Coalition and Center for Ethical and Medical Testimony, and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. She also is an active member of her church and in her community. Dr. Sanson and her husband Dr. Kelly O’Keefe home school their three daughters. They frequently coordinate their educational efforts, both nationally and internationally, allowing them to travel and explore as a family.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention(seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When YouCome to the EmergencyDepartment

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • International Travel
  • Any Area Related to EmergencyMedicine
  • Leadership
  • Personal development
  • Branding
  • Communication, negotiations
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Public Speaking, Presentation Skills
  • Litigation stress
  • Violence in the medical settingChild Safety

 


 

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schneider-photoSANDRA SCHNEIDER, MD FACEP
Rochester, New York

Dr. Schneider has served as professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester in New York since 1993. She also is emergency physician-in-chief at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and an attending physician at Highland Hospital. Dr. Schneider also serves on the board of directors for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the New York State Chapter of ACEP, and for the American Association of Emergency Psychiatrists. In addition, Dr. Schneider is a former president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Schneider graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh. She established an emergency medicine residency training program at the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, as well as fellowship programs in pediatric emergency medicine, sports medicine, international emergency medicine, EMS and research.

Dr. Schneider served as a medical command physician and flight physician at the University of Pittsburgh. Once in Rochester, she served as interim director of EMS services and then closely with the medical director of EMS services for Monroe and Livingston Counties. One of her primary areas of expertise is emergency department overcrowding. She is the author of over 50 peer reviewed articles and 35 book chapters.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • What to Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Avian (Bird) Flu
  • Hospital Administration
  • Pre-hospital Medicine (EMS)
  • Toxicology

 


 

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DAVID SIEGEL, MD, JD, FACEP
Tampa, FloridaSiegel-photo

Dr. Siegel is a senior physician consultant for the EMPATH Consulting Group and clinical coordinator for Florida Medical Quality Assurance, Inc., a Florida Peer Review Organization. He also is clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of South Florida School of Medicine in Tampa.

A past president of ACEP’s Pennsylvania Chapter of ACEP, Dr. Siegel is president- elect of Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP). As a past chair of FCEP’s Governmental Affairs Committee, Dr. Siegel led FCEP’s successful 2003 effort toward passage of significant medical liability reforms in Florida, specific for emergency care providers. He serves as chair of the National EMTALA Technical Advisory Group and has served on several ACEP committees in roles including chair of the Bylaws, Professional Liability, Quality of Care, and Federal Governmental Affairs Committees. In addition, ACEP awarded Dr. Siegel the 2006 recipient of ACEP’s Colin C. Rorrie, Jr. Award for Excellence in Health Policy.

TOPICS:

  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 


 

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ADAM J. SINGER, MD, FACEP
New York, New Yorksinger-photo

Dr. Singer is professor and vice chairman for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University. He graduated from the Ben Gurion University Medical School and served as a medical officer for five years. He completed his internship in general surgery at the Yale New Haven Hospital and his residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, where he also served as the chief resident.

Dr. Singer’s main areas of research include wound healing, pain control, and cardiovascular diseases. He has contributed to more than 150 publications, including several in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. In addition, Dr. Singer served on many national committees and advisory boards, including associate editor for Academic Emergency Medicine as is a reviewer for multiple journals. He is also the recipient of multiple extramural research funding.

TOPICS:

  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Wound Care

 


 

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stennes3-photoRICHARD L. STENNES MD, MBA, FACEP
La Jolla, California

Dr. Stennes has served as an emergency physician in San Diego, California and Bemidji, Minnesota for 34- years. His leadership at the national level includes extensive involvement in the leadership of medical staffs and in the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and the American Medical Association-House of Delegates. Dr. Stennes is chair of ACEP’s Cruise Ship Medicine Section.

Dr. Stennes graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1969 and completed his internship at St Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. He and his wife Nilla have lived in La Jolla, California for 34 years and have traveled extensively all over the world.

The 2004 expedition to the Weddell Sea and the 2005 expedition to the High Canadian Arctic on the Kapitan Khlebnikov were the fourth and fifth Quark expeditions for Dr. Stennes, the first being on the Yamal to the North Pole in 2001 and two trips to Antarctica on the Orlova in 2004. Additionally, Dr. Stennes has done numerous voyages as the ship physician on cruise and expedition ships over the last four years, including Holland America/WindStar, ResidenSea/World, and Lindblad.

TOPICS:

  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Medical Liability/Tort Reform
  • Physician Reimbursement
  • Emergency Department Overcrowding
  • Access to Emergency Care

 


 

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suner-photoSELIM SUNER, MD, MS, FACEP
Providence, Rhode Island

Dr. Suner is associate professor of emergency medicine and surgery at Brown Medical School and has a joint appointment in the Division of Engineering at Brown University. He also serves as director of emergency preparedness and disaster medicine for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and chairman of the Emergency Preparedness Committee for the hospital.

Dr. Suner completed his undergraduate, graduate and medical education at Brown University in 1992, receiving his master of science in biomedical engineering and his doctor of medicine degrees. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Rhode Island Hospital in 1996.

Dr. Suner has published extensively in the areas of disaster medicine and neurosciences. He is an associate editor for the textbook Disaster Medicine, published in 2006 by Mosby. He has delivered over 100 lectures world-wide on topics related to emergency preparedness, disaster medicine and neurosciences. Dr. Suner is also the team leader for the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team, an active rapid response team for the National Disaster Medical System, recently deployed to respond to Hurricane Katrina and the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, as well as the anthrax attacks.

TOPICS:

  • Disaster Preparedness

 


 

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TODD B. TAYLOR, MD, FACEP
Nashville, Tennesseetaylor-photo

Dr. Taylor is Speaker of the Council for the American College of Emergency Physicians. He practiced emergency medicine for 20 years before retiring in 2006 to pursue other business ventures and continue his advocacy for emergency medicine. Dr. Taylor received his Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and serves as a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Over the years his many volunteer activities have afforded him the opportunity to gain experience in ED Crowding & Ambulance Diversion, EMTALA, Healthcare Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy, Healthcare Policy, Managed Care Issues, Emergency Medicine Management, Coding, & Billing, and many other issues facing emergency medicine & healthcare.

TOPICS:

  • What To Do in an Emergency

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Computers, Emergency Department Automation, & Informatics
  • Internet & Medicine
  • Emergency Department Crowding & Ambulance Diversion
  • Patient Safety
  • Emergency Medicine Management, Coding, & Billing
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)
  • Managed Care Issues
  • Unionization (anti-position)
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Healthcare Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy
  • Pain Management

 


 

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JUDITH TINTINALLI, MD, MS, FACEP
Chapel Hill, North Carolinatintinalli-photo

Dr. Tintinalli is professor and founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also is editor-in-chief of the world’s largest-selling emergency medicine textbook, Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide and co-editor of Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies. In addition, she is president-elect of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (2006-2007) and editor-in-chief of AccessEmergencyMedicine, the McGraw Hill digital library for emergency medicine, scheduled for release in the fall of 2006.
 Dr. Tintinalli received her medical degree from Wayne State University and completed her residency and received her master’s in public health from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The Department of Emergency Medicine has 20 clinical faculty and two research faculty members, a fully accredited three-year emergency medicine residency program, and divisions of emergency medical services and informatics.

Dr. Tintinalli served as president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine from 1989 to 1990 and was the founding president of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors. She served as a board member and deputy editor of the Annals of Emergency Medicine until 2005. In addition, Dr. Tintinalli was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, in 1997 and served as a member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Task Force on the Uninsured in 2005.

TOPICS:

  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Emergency Department Overcrowding

 


 

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turturro-photoMICHAEL A. TURTURRO, MD, FACEP
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Turturro is a clinical professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and vice chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is a former chair of the ACEP Education Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Chapter of ACEP and examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a senior reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 


 

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waninger-photoKEVIN N. WANINGER MD, MS, FACEP
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Dr. Waninger is director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He previously served as the team physician at both the University of Delaware and Virginia Tech University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, his Master’s of Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and his medical degree from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in family medicine at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, New Jersey, and in emergency medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He completed additional fellowship training in primary care sports medicine at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Sports Medicine

 


 

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wehner-photoDANIEL R. WEHNER, MD, FACEP
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Dr. Wehner is chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Conemaugh Health System’s Memorial Medical Center, a very busy community/teaching tertiary referral center/level I trauma center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

He was born and raised in Pittsburgh until he attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. From there, he attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and then completed a residency in emergency medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.

He has practiced emergency medicine for over 20 years in moderate- to highvolume community emergency departments in Delaware, New Jersey and Georgia. He is actively involved in ACEP on the chapter level, having served as president of the Delaware Chapter and now on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Chapter.

Dr. Wehner lives in Johnstown with his wife who is an emergency nurse and their three children.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 


 

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weltge-photoARLO WELTGE, MD, MPH, FACEP
Houston, Texas

Dr. Weltge is a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He began his emergency practice about the same time emergency medicine was recognized as a specialty. Dr. Weltge has practiced in rural, suburban, private, public, and teaching hospitals in and around Houston.

Dr. Weltge speaks on a wide variety of health care topics and is involved with regional efforts to address emergency department overcrowding and access to trauma care. He has been involved with local injury prevention efforts, state issues related to professional liability, and is knowledgeable about state and federal access to care, health care reform, public health and human research subject protection issues.

Dr. Weltge serves as medical director for the Houston Community College Program in EMS, which trains the City of Houston EMTs and Basics. He also is fellowship director for the joint University of Texas—Houston Fire Department EMS Fellowship. Dr. Weltge is also past president of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians and chair of ACEP’s Finance Committee. In addition, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by ACEP’s Council.

TOPICS:

  • Child Safety
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Elderly Safety
  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Home Safety
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Motor Vehicle Safety
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • Travel Safety
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

 

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST:

  • Resuscitation (CPR, AEDs)
  • Public Health

 


 

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williams-photoJAMES M. WILLIAMS, DO, FACEP
San Antonio, Texas

Dr. Williams has served as emergency department medical director at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital since 2002. He also is vice chief of staff at the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital.

Dr. Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola College in 1985. After graduating in 1991 from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on an Army scholarship, he completed a surgical internship at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He completed a year as a general medical officer at Fort Hood prior to doing his general surgery residency at Brook Army Medical Center. Beginning in July 1996, he served as the brigade surgeon for First Armored Division Artillery in Germany and Bosnia.

Dr. Williams is active regionally and nationally serving on the board of directors for the Texas College of Emergency Physicians and the Public Relations Committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians. He also is the medical director for Master Train, a regional medical education company and EMS Director for Southwest Ambulance. In addition, Dr. Williams is a consultant for WOAI TV’s morning show "SA Living" and the San Antonio Express News.

He lives in San Antonio with his wife and three sons.

TOPICS:

  • Heart Attack/Stroke
  • Injury Prevention (seasonal, sports, outdoor)
  • Teen Drug Abuse
  • What To Do in an Emergency
  • What To Expect When You Come to the Emergency Department

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