Jennifer Casaletto, MD, FACEP
Dr. Jennifer Casaletto practices emergency medicine as an adjunct faculty physician at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as in rural North Carolina at UNC-Rockingham. She is the current president of the North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians. Past academic leadership positions include founding residency program director at Virginia Tech-Carilion and associate residency program director at Maricopa Medical Center.

Among her organized medicine leadership positions, she is past chair of ACEP’s Academic Affairs Committee and Young Physicians Section, past president of the Arizona College of Emergency Physicians, and past chairwoman of the Arizona Governor’s Domestic Violence Council’s Health Cares About Family Violence Subcommittee via an appointment to Arizona’s Committee on the Impact of Domestic Violence and the Courts. Outside the hospital, Dr. Casaletto is a mother to two school-age sons, has completed five marathons, and enjoys being a baseball and soccer mom.

 
     

Shruti Chandra, MD, MEHP
Dr. Shruti Chandra is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. She obtained her MD at Jefferson Medical College and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Jefferson. She completed a Medical Education fellowship and received a Master’s in Education for Health Professions at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Chandra is the Phase 3 Director for Sidney Kimmel Medical College for the expanded fourth-year curriculum.

Dr Chandra is a Telehealth practitioner and developer of the Telehealth Facilitator Certificate Program for which she is the program director. She is the program director for Telehealth and Digital Health graduate certificate programs. She is lead for the education subcommittee of the AAMC advisory committee for creating Telehealth competencies. She has presented telehealth topics at various conferences such as at HIMSS, SEARCH, CORD. She has participated in Telehealth webinars through AAMC and SAEM. She is invested in education and research in Telehealth. 

 

 

   

Gail D'Onofrio, MD, FACEP
Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS is the Albert E. Kent Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the Emergency Services at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. D'Onofrio is internationally known for her work in substance use disorders, women’s cardiovascular health, and mentoring physician-scientists in developing independent research careers. For the past 28 years, she has developed and tested interventions for alcohol, opioids, and other substance use disorders, serving as PI on several large NIH, SAMSHA, and CDC studies that have changed clinical practice. She is currently the PI on two NIDA Clinical Trial Network grants; the recently funded ED-INNOVATION tests the implementation of ED-initiated buprenorphine in 30 diverse ED across the country and compares different formations of buprenorphine in engaging patients in treatment and the NIDA-funded K12 establishing the Yale Drug use, Addiction and HIV Research Scholars (Yale-DAHRS) program, a three-year post-doctoral, interdisciplinary, Mentored Career Development Program with focused training in prevention and treatment of drug use, addiction, and HIV in general medical settings. She is also a founding Board member of Addiction Medicine, now recognized as a new specialty, subspecialty by the ABMS.

 
     

Fiona Gallahue, MD, FACEP
Dr. Fiona Gallahue is the immediate past president of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD-EM). Dr. Gallahue has served as a GME leader throughout her career. Dr. Gallahue is the current program director of the emergency medicine residency at the University of Washington (UW) and associate professor at the UW in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Gallahue established the emergency medicine residency program at the UW in 2011. She was awarded the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2020, awarded to program directors who find innovative ways to teach residents and to provide quality health care while remaining connected to the initial impulse to care for others.

 

 
     

Judd E. Hollander, MD, FACEP
Judd E. Hollander, MD, is Senior Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Innovation at TJU and Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, where responsibilities include the JeffConnect Telemedicine Program and Jefferson Urgent Care. He graduated from New York University Medical School in 1986, completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Barnes Hospital in 1989, and an Emergency Medicine Residency at Jacobi Hospital in 1992. His research interests include innovative care delivery models (including telemedicine), risk stratification of patients with potential cardiovascular disease; cocaine-associated cardiovascular complications; and laceration and wound management.

Dr. Hollander has published over 600 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and editorials on these and other topics. Dr. Hollander was President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, chaired the SAEM Program Committee and Emergency Medicine Foundation Scientific Review Committee and was Deputy Editor for the Annals of Emergency Medicine, and co-chaired the National Quality Forum (NQF) committee to create a framework to support measure development for telehealth. Dr. Hollander was awarded the ACEP Award for Outstanding Research in 2001, the Hal Jayne SAEM Academic Excellence Award in 2003, and the SAEM Leadership Award in 2011. 

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Jaime H. Hope, MD
Dr. Jaime Hope is an Attending Physician at Beaumont Health RO Level 1 Trauma Center as well as a Rural Critical Access Hospital.  A dual-Board Certified physician and Assistant Professor who completed her Fellowship in Medical Education, she teaches a variety of medical didactics as well as stress management skills, resilience, overcoming imposter syndrome, and Healthy Habit creation and maintenance.  Dr. Hope serves on the Patient Experience Committee, Human Trafficking Task Force, Service Excellence Committee, Patient Family Advisory Council, Pain Management Steering Committee, Curriculum Integration Subcommittee, Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group and is passionate about promoting good patient-physician relationships and preventative medicine.  She is an ABEM Oral Boards Examiner as well as an expert legal reviewer for defendants. 

Dr. Hope is outspoken about recognizing and treating underserved and marginalized populations and is an advocate for human trafficking victims.  She volunteers for the OUWB Hope Warming Center Free Clinic for homeless patients as well as the Pontiac Street Outreach, along with COTS Detroit and the House of Providence.  Dr. Hope has spoken at FEMinEM FIX, EM:RAP, the HIPPO Board Review series, ERCast, ACOEP, ACEP ED Directors Academy, Ohio ACEP, Michigan ACEP, All NYC EM Conference, ICON, Rebellion in EM, FutureDocs, AMWA National Conference, Essentials of Emergency Medicine, MSUCOM Statewide Campus, and more!  

 
     

Eric Ketcham, MD, MBA, FASAM, FACHE, FAAEM, FACEP
Dr. Ketcham serves as an emergency physician and addiction specialist for the Presbyterian Healthcare System for multiple hospitals in New Mexico, as an addiction specialist/medical director for New Mexico Treatment Services (methadone and buprenorphine clinic), and the medical director of an alcohol detox center in Dulce, NM. He is the Director of Clinical Implementation for the New Mexico Bridge, helping hospitals throughout NM develop buprenorphine initiation programs.

He served as the emergency department (ED) medical director at San Juan Regional Medical Center, in Farmington, NM for 10 years. He is the co-founder and the chair of the ACEP Pain Management & Addiction Medicine Section, and the co-chair of ACEP emergency medicine-focused DEA X-waiver training course. In 2016 he was called to testify before the United States Congress, House Judiciary Committee in a hearing regarding the impact on patient care due to the rapid price increases of naloxone and buprenorphine. He was called to speak as an invited expert twice in 2019 at US Congressional Briefings in support of legislation to advance the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD), and in support of the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act to remove the X-waiver requirement. He has been interviewed by NPR and NBC for his work on opioid addiction.

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Alexis M. LaPietra, DO, FACEP
Dr. Alexis LaPietra is System Chief for Pain Management and Addiction Medicine as well as the Fellowship Director of the Emergency Medicine Pain Management Fellowship and Emergency Medicine Addiction Medicine Fellowship at St Joseph’s Health in NJ. She created the St Joseph’s Health Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO SM) program and founded the Pain Management/Addiction Medicine Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). She has been involved in multiple national educational initiatives with ACEP and is the current Chair for the PACED (Pain and Addiction Care in the ED) Accreditation Program. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine.


In 2016 she received the Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award from G.W. University Center for Healthcare Innovation as well as the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians Practice Innovation Award. Dr. LaPietra’s work has been highlighted in The Annals of Emergency Medicine, NPR, NBC, The New York Times, Fox News, and CNN. Her work was the basis for the “ALTO in the ED Act,” part of the legislation included in the H.R.6- SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act signed into law by President Trump in October 2018.

 
     

Louis J Ling, MD, FACEP
Louis Ling is at the University of Minnesota (U of M), and Partner of Superior Value in Program Accreditation (SVPA), and recently Sr VP at the ACGME.

Previously EM faculty and past Chief Medical Education Officer at Hennepin Healthcare, he formed the academic department of EM at the U of M and later was Associate Dean for GME. Past chair of ACEP Academic Affairs and GME committees, past chair of RRC-EM, past-president of SAEM and ABEM. Past member of the ACGME Board.

 
     

Dr. Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, FAAHPM
Dr. Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, FAAHPM, is Chairman Emeritus of Emergency Medicine at St Joseph's Health in Paterson and Wayne New Jersey overseeing the care of more than 200,000 adult and child visits annually. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is currently President of the American College of Emergency Physicians.Dr. Rosenberg is well known as an innovator and problem solver. He has several innovations to his credit. One such innovation is the acute pain management in the emergency department standard called ALTO, alternatives to opioids which has been signed into law the fall of 2018. This program is a multidisciplinary acute pain management program that not only helps patients with painful conditions without using opioids but also helps those patients with drug dependency and addiction.Dr. Rosenberg is principle author of the Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines. He has written many articles and chapters on Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Pain Management and Emergency Department Innovations and has lectured internationally.

 

 
     

Ed Salsberg, MPA
Mr. Salsberg is a Senior Research Scientist at the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity at George Washington University School of Public Health. Mr. Salsberg has been studying the supply, demand, distribution, use and education of the health workforce for more than 35 years. He has been at George Washington University since 2014. Prior to that Mr. Salsberg successfully established and managed three health workforce research centers. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Salsberg was the founding director of the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to that, Mr. Salsberg established and directed the Center for Workforce Studies at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the School of Public Health at the University at Albany of the State University of New York (SUNY). All three health workforce centers have been leaders in providing data and information on the health workforce and they have pioneered approaches to collecting health workforce data.


Since 2015, Mr. Salsberg has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

 

 
     

Alan Sazama, MD
Dr. Sazama practices emergency medicine clinically at the bedside as well as through telemedicine at Avera Health in Sioux Falls, SD. Avera is one of the nation’s largest Telemedicine providers, using technology to bring board-certified emergency physician expertise to the bedside of rural hospitals throughout the country. Dr. Sazama has personal interests in medical education, medical toxicology, and examining healthcare disparities including how telemedicine can be utilized to aid access of care.

 
     

George RJ Sontag, MD
Dr. Sontag serves as president of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, representing over 18,000 physicians-in-training. He was elected to the EMRA board during his chief resident year at UT Health San Antonio and now practices with Mid-Ohio Emergency Services in his home state of Ohio. His non-traditional path to emergency medicine featured ten years of public policy development and community leadership. As the recipient of the 2019 EMRA/ACEP Congressional Health Policy Fellowship, he served on Capitol Hill crafting public health legislation with Congressman Raul Ruiz, an emergency medicine physician.

 
     
Robert W. Strauss, MD, FACEP
Dr. Strauss practices administratively at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is TeamHealth’s, Chief Med. Training Officer and a) coordinates professional-leadership development, b) manages online and live education programs, c) develops engagement initiatives, d) oversees all CME programs, and e) is executive sponsor of wellness programs. Among his organized medicine leadership positions, he is a past chair of the ACGME RRC-EM, a senior ABEM director, and Director of ACEP’s ED Directors Acad. He is a chief editor of Strauss and Mayer’s ED Management. Dr. Strauss has been honored with several ACEP awards, including the “James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to EM,” “ACEP’s Outstanding Speaker Award,” “Hero of Emergency Medicine,” and “Outstanding Contribution to Education in Emergency Medicine.”
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*Faculty subject to change