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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

3rd Annual ACEP International Ambassador Conference Proceedings at ACEP15

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 Alexandra Isa Asrow, MD, Lead Ambassador  
  John Hipskind, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador\ Dr. Hipskind
  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 Villamar
  Jesica Bravo, MD, Liaison  
  Edgard Soto, MD,Liaison  
Myanmar Mark Francis, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
  Tony Ohn, MD, Deputy Ambassador  
Netherlands Terrence (Terry) Mulligan, DO, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Dr. Mulligan
New Zealand Andrew Brainard, MD, Lead Ambassador
  Steven (Lee) Fineberg, MD, FACEP, Deputy 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  
Portugal  Claudia Febra, MD, Liaison  
Qatar Abdallah Mohamed Elsafti, MD, Liaison  
Russia Anthony Rodigin, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador  
  Svetlana Reznikova-Steinway, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
Rwanda Adam C. Levine, MD, Lead Ambassador Dr. Levine
   Cara Taubman, MD, Representative  
  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 Korea Edward W. Choi, MD, Lead Ambassador  
Spain Chris Courtney, MD, FACEP, Lead Ambassador Chris Courtney
  Miguel Fernández, MD, FACEP, Deputy Ambassador  
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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