December 13, 2016

Section Election Results and Bio Sketches of Officers

In picture starting from the left: Dr. Krall, Dr. Maino, Dr. Melin, Dr. Bledsoe, Dr. Sochor, Dr. Brady, Mr. Murray


Dr. Blesdoe is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine. He has quite a bit of event experience including most Las Vegas events and Burning Man. He is active in EMS and research.


Dr. Krall is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine with University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, and attending physician at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. He has experience in aeromedical transport, unlimited hydroplane and offshore boat racing, and has been on the medical and safety teams at Michigan International Speedway for 21 years. Since 2013, He has provided on-site medical support for the Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Michigan Tough Mudders, as well as the 24-hour World's Toughest Mudder.


Dr. Brady is a practicing emergency physician at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He is a tenured professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine as well as the David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is residency trained in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. In addition to the ED-based practice, Dr. Brady is the chair of the the UVA Medical Center's Resuscitation Committee, the operational medical director of several EMS agencies, and the medical director of the University of Virginia’s event medicine program, Special Event Medical Management. His clinical and academic interests include event medicine, medical response, acute coronary syndrome, and cardiac arrest management.


Dr. Maino is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Michigan State University working at Henry Ford Allegiance Health for the past 33 years. He has been a member of ACEP since 1980 as well as the Medical Director of the Jackson County Medical Control Authority since 1984, a flight physician with EPMG's Midwest Medflight, Ann Arbor Michigan from 1986-1994 and either the Assistant, Co-medical Director or Medical Director of Michigan International Speedway (MIS), Brooklyn, MI since 1984. Since 1984 he has participated in every racing event (USAC, CART, IRL, NASCAR, etc.) as well as special "mass spectator events" such as fairs and concerts (Live Nation's country western "Faster Horses" Concert) held at the speedway. His claim to fame is performing an emergent trackside tracheostomy on NASCAR driver, Ernie Irvan, packaging him and flying him to St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI after sustaining a serious head injury during a NASCAR race practice in the summer of 1994

1st Alternate Councillor/Newsletter Editor: CLAIRE MELIN, MD

Dr. Melin is a third year Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Virginia. She has always had an interest in organizing events for her local community but it wasn’t until she participated in medical care at the Michigan International Speedway that she realized she could combine her interest in Event Management with Emergency Medicine. She is currently involved in the Special Events Medical Management track at the University of Virginia and plans to continue her involvement in Event Medicine after graduating from residency this June.

2nd Alternate Councillor: PAUL PEPE, MD, MPH, FACEP, MACP, MCCM

Dr. Pepe is an EMS-boarded subspecialist who has served as the lead medical officer for a myriad of major events over the past three decades. He has written several relevant papers including the seminal publication that consigned “Event Medicine” as an evolving subspecialty of Emergency Medicine. He has been routinely involved in local events such as annual parades, marathons and festivals, but also major intermittent events such as the Economic Summit of Nations (with medical oversight for the respective heads of state), national presidential political conventions and several National Basketball Association (NBA) championship games. He has been imbedded in protective medicine tasks such as U.S. Secret Service presidential details and he has served as the Emergency Medicine and Trauma Consultant for a host of executive level entities such as the White House Medical Unit, the NBA Trainers Association and numerous other high-profile organizations.

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