|Christopher S. Amato, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Dr. Amato is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. He is also the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and Pediatric Medical Director Atlantic Ambulance and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He is an Attending Physician, Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital /Goryeb, Children's Hospital Morristown, NJ.
|Kelly L. Callahan, MD, MPT
Dr. Callahan is the Medical director at Harbor-UCLA K.I.D.S (Kids in the dependency system) Hub which provides medical care to children involved with DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) as well as forensic evaluations for children with suspected abuse allegations. She is also is part of the multi-disciplinary in the Securing Attachments For Emerging Families (SAFE Families). This clinic provides primary care in a multi-disciplinary approach to infants that have been exposed in-utero to drugs. She completed her pediatric residency and child abuse fellowship at Harbor UCLA in 2008 and 2011 respectively. Dr. Callahan became the medical director of the child abuse/foster care clinic at Harbor-UCLA in 2014.
|Richard M. Cantor, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Dr. Cantor is Professor of Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, New York. He is also the Director of Pediatric Emergency Services and Director of Fellowship Program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is also the Medical Director at Central New York Poison Control Center. Dr. Cantor won the ACEP Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award in 1993-94 and the 2002 National Emergency Medicine Award For Excellence in Education. He also is the 2016 New York State Physician of the Year by the New York Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
|Ilene A. Claudius, MD, FACEP
Dr. Claudius is Associate Professor at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA and faculty and Director of Quality and Process Improvement.
|Daniel DeUgarte, MD, FAAP
Dr. Daniel DeUgarte is an Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Surgery and Chair of Surgical Quality and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Harbor-UCLA. He is a surgical site principal investigator for the CODA trial, a multi-institutional randomized controlled trial comparing non-operative and operative management of appendicitis funded by the Patient Centered-Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
|J. Christian Fox, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Dr. Fox is Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Irvine.
|Sean M. Fox, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Dr. Fox is Professor of Emergency Medicine & Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Program Director of Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina.
|Eron Y. Friedlaender, MD, MPH, FAAP
Dr. Friedlaender is Attending Physician of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
|Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAEMS
Dr. Gausche-Hill is the Medical Director at Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency; Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Clinical Faculty, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA. She is a nationally and internationally known EMS and pediatric emergency medicine researcher and educator. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for ABEM.
| James (Jim) L. Homme, MD, FACEP
Dr. Homme is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine; Associate Program Director Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency; Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
|Timothy A. Horeczko, MD, MSCR, FACEP, FAAP- Course Director
Dr. Horeczko is Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Core Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; Director, Research Associates in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA, Torrance, California. He is the Course Director for the 2019 Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly.
|William Loudon, MD
On the forefront of pediatric neurosurgery research for more than 20 years, Dr. Loudon has conducted studies investigating molecular characterization and novel therapeutic approaches for central nervous system malignancy, cancer stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine.
A respected expert in pediatric neurosurgery, Dr. Loudon’s clinical focus is in brain tumors and is an integral member of the brain tumor program at CHOC Children’s Neuroscience Institute and the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s. As part of the CHOC concussion team, Dr. Loudon is conducting clinical research into the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric concussion and head injury. He also has a patent pending on novel ex vivo three-dimensional culture system for stem cell research.
Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Loudon is board certified in neurosurgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas at Houston and received his PhD in cancer biology from University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Loudon performed his pediatric neurosurgical residency at Medical College of Virginia and his postdoctoral fellowship at Massey Cancer Institute/Medical College of Virginia. He served his pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
|Mimi Lu, MD, MS, FACEP
Clinical Assistant Professor Director, PEM Education Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Director, Pediatric Emergency Department, UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
|Gira Morchi, MD
Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital Orange County, University of California Irvine
|Michael Overbeck, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
|Cyrus Rangan, MD
Dr. Rangan graduated from Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1995 followed by a residency in General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, graduating in 1998. He then completed a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center in 2000. He is board-certified in Pediatrics and Medical Toxicology. Dr. Rangan is Director of the Toxicology and Environmental Assessment Branch at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Public Health. He investigates community reports of environmentally related illnesses or disease clusters and provides expert consultation and education to hospitals and other impacted professionals about medical issues in toxicology, “HazMat”, epidemiology, and environmental health. Dr. Rangan serves as Director of the Los Angeles Area Medical Toxicology Education Program for the California Poison Control System and provides lectures and media support for hospitals, healthcare groups, health agencies, and schools. Dr. Rangan is also an attending physician and Consulting Toxicologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and an instructor at the USC/Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Rangan also provides expert consultation on Toxicology topics to various television shows and programs.
|Emily A. Rose, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Dr. Rose is the Director for Pre-Health Undergraduate Studies and the Director of the Minor in Health Care Studies at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She is core faculty at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.
|Mohsen Saidinejad, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAP
Dr. Saidinejad is an attending physician at Harbor UCLA Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Department and holds an appointment as Associate Professor at UCLA School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his pediatric residency training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship training at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He also trained in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in Epidemiology and International Health at the University of Michigan,and holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the George Washington School of Business, where he received a Leadership and Service award.
Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, he spent 9 years as emergency medicine attending physician at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC and as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine. His area of research is emergency department aftercare and the use of mobile and connected health technology to track health behavior, improve discharge instructions, and optimize treatment adherence.
As director of patient experience, he is constantly exploring innovative strategies to improve communication and as well as anticipating and managing patient expectations during an ED visit. Nationally, he serves on the technical planning committee for the NIH Wireless Health and has been involved with the NIH mobile health (mHealth) training institute. He is chair of the pediatric committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and ACEP liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM). He is a co-founder and chief experience officer at healthEworks, a startup Internet company, which was funded by the NIH and other agencies to develop video education and hospital discharge instructions. He is also integrally involved in the Los Angels County and the National Pediatric Readiness Project.
|Kathy N. Shaw, MD, MSCE, FAAP
Dr. Shaw is Associate Chair and PSO in the Department of Pediatrics at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Nicolas Crognale Endowed Chair and Chief of Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
|Lynne M. Smith, MD, FAAP
Interim Chair, Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
*Faculty subject to change