|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 Pediatric Medical Director of Atlantic Ambulance. He is the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and an Attending Physician, Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital /Goryeb, Children's Hospital Morristown, NJ. Dr. Amato is active in education with appointments on National Committees as well as lecturing locally and nationally. He has published chapters and peer-reviewed research in areas including toxicology, dehydration, and orthopedics.
|Alexander C. Arroyo, MD
Dr. Arroyo is the Division Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. He is also the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Ultrasound Research at Maimonides Medical Center.
|Jeffrey R. Avner, MD, FAAP
Dr. Avner is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Maimonides Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn after serving over 20 years as Chief of PEM at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. He has received numerous awards for excellence in both medical student and resident teaching. Dr. Avner has been a member of many national committees related to PEM. He has also been the program chairman for the AAP Emergency Medicine section meeting, the course director for a national review course for Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PREP:EM) and an editor for the AAP online self-assessment for Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PREP:E-Med). Dr. Avner has published many original studies and review articles on a variety of PEM topics but his specific interest lies in the management of febrile children. His work on febrile infants has been published in Pediatrics, Academic Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Care and The New England Journal of Medicine.
|Richard M. Cantor, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Dr. Cantor is a Professor of Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics. He is also the Retired Director of Pediatric Emergency Services and Director of Fellowship Program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is also the Emeritus Medical Director of the Upstate Poison 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 and Associate Professor at Harbor-UCLA, and the Director of Quality Improvement for the Department of Emergency Medicine. She graduated from medical school at UCLA before completing a combined residency in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at UCLA. She completed her Pediatrics education by raising four children.
|Sean M. Fox, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Dr. Fox is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and a Professor of Pediatrics and serves as the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine residency program at Carolinas Medical Center. Throughout his career, he has focused his attention particularly on medical education while dividing his clinical time between the pediatric emergency department and the adult emergency department. He completed ACEP's Teaching Fellowship focusing on curriculum development with innovative teaching methods. He has been awarded several national and institutional academic awards including the ACEP’s National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award in 2014. Currently, Dr. Fox works with other national educators to craft the courses and curriculum for the yearly ACEP Scientific Assembly as well as the ACEP/AAP Advanced Pediatric Assembly. Continuing to want to enhance his own education as well as benefit others, Dr. Fox spends his spare time generating and managing several educational websites geared toward the practice of emergency medicine.
|Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAEMS
Dr. Gausche-Hill is the Medical Director for Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and serves as Clinical Faculty at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. She is nationally and internationally known for her work as an EMS researcher and educator, and for her leadership in the field of EMS and pediatric emergency medicine. She is best known for her study of pre-hospital airway management for children published in JAMA 2000 and her work on the National Pediatric Readiness Project published in JAMA- Pediatrics in 2015. She has won numerous national awards for her leadership in emergency medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, and EMS. Dr. Gausche-Hill currently serves as a senior editor for the textbook, Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, and serves on the American Board of Emergency Medicine Board of Directors.
|Michael J. Gerardi, MD, FACEP
Dr. Michael Gerardi enjoys lecturing regularly throughout the USA and internationally on health policy, emergency medicine (EM) practice, pediatric EM and risk management issues. He practices clinical adult and pediatric EM and is Board Certified in EM, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric EM. He is the Director of Pediatric EM at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital and faculty in the Pediatric EM Fellowship and the Residency in EM at Morristown Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of EM at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gerardi served 8 years on the Board of Directors of ACEP and as its President in 2014-2015. He also helps lead a national Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies.
|Robert S. Hoffman, MD, FAACT, FACMT
Dr. Hoffman is a tenured Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology at the New York University School of Medicine. He is also an Attending Physician for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Bellevue Hospital Center.
Robert S. Hoffman received his MD and completed a 3-year internship and residency in Internal Medicine followed by a Fellowship in Medical Toxicology all at NYU School of medicine. He achieved and maintains Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Emergency Medicine. In 1989 Dr. Hoffman became the director of the Fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the New York City Poison Center, and in 1994 he became the Director of the New York City Poison Center. In 2014 he became the Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Hoffman has authored over 450 publications in peer-reviewed journals covering various aspects of toxicology. He has been an editor of Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies for the last 7 editions. He has held offices in all 3 American Toxicology Societies and is a recipient of the ACMT Ellenhorn Award and the EAPCCT Louis Roche Award.
Dr Hoffman’s current interests focus on the development and propagation of evidence-based recommendations in toxicology. His is currently a co-chair of the Extracorporeal Treatments in Poisoning (EXTRIP) workgroup and the co-chair of the international Clinical Toxicology Recommendations Collaborative."
|James (Jim) L. Homme, MD, FACEP
Dr. Homme is an 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.
|John M. Kelso, MD
Dr. Kelso received his MD from Saint Louis University, trained in Pediatrics at Naval Medical Center San Diego and Allergy and Immunology at Mayo Clinic. He is in practice at Scripps Clinic in San Diego. He has authored over 100 publications and is an author and Section Editor at UpToDate.
|Mimi Lu, MD, MS, FACEP
Dr. Lu is the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education for the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine. She is a fellowship-trained pediatric emergency physician and graduate of ACEP's Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Lu frequently lectures locally and nationally on a variety of pediatric emergency medicine topics. She has received teaching awards including the UMEM Residency Program's Outstanding Teaching Award, AAEM's Young Educator Award, and ACEP's Junior Faculty Teaching Award.
|Emily MacNeill, MD
Dr. MacNeill works in clinical practice at the Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children's Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Program Director Emergency Medicine Residency, and Director of Inclusion and Equity Division of Medical Education for Atrium Health.
|Carol Pak-Teng, MD, FAAEM
Dr. Pak-Teng is the Founder & CEO of APA EMerge, a career accelerator for Asian American physicians. She serves on the Board of Directors for AAEM and the Medical Executive Board of Jersey City Medical Center of RWJBarnabas Health.
|Alfred D. Sacchetti, MD, FACEP
Dr. Sacchetti is the Chief of Emergency Services at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ and Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. A full-time clinician, he is also a dedicated researcher and enthusiastic educator with over 100 journal publications and textbook chapters to his credit and more than 600 national and international lectures.
Dr. Sacchetti’s recognitions include the Maternal and Child Health’s Emergency Medical Services for Children Policy Leader of Distinction award, the American College of Emergency Physician’s Lifetime Commitment to Communication award and the American Academy of Pediatrics Martha Bushore Fallis award for contributions to Advanced Pediatric Life Support.
Despite his academic and administrative activities, Dr. Sacchetti’s main passion remains patient care. He continues to work full time as a general Emergency Physician treating over 4,000 patients annually and incorporates his clinical expertise into all of his lectures and presentations.
His main clinical areas of research include Sedation and Pain Management, Family Member Presence, Arrhythmias, CHF, and particularly Children with Special Health Care Needs.
|S. Chad Scarboro, MD, FACEP
Dr. Scarboro practices emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine at Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children's Hospital. He is the medical director of the emergency department at Levine Children's Hospital. He also serves as the simulation director for the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Levine Children's Hospital. Dr. Scarboro serves as the course director for the pediatric procedures lab at the Scientific Assembly and the Advanced PEM Assembly.
|Kathy N. Shaw, MD, MSCE, FAAP
Dr. Kathy Shaw is a national leader in the fields of pediatric emergency medicine and quality and patient safety, receiving the 2017 Jim Seidel Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for her contributions. She is an Associate Editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine, co-editor of the Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and is a senior epidemiologist for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). At the University of Pennsylvania, she is the Co-Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, which offers a master’s degree and certificate training programs in this field. She co-directs a multidisciplinary course on Systems Thinking and Patient Safety with a joint appointment as a Professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. Currently, Dr. Shaw is a Co-PI on an AHRQ grant to define and evaluate diagnostic error in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
|Amy Smith, MS, RN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, NY SAFE
Amy Smith is an award-winning Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner at LIJ- Forest Hills Hospital, who has been with Northwell Health for 12 yrs. After completing a fellowship in emergency nursing Amy won Nurse of the Year in 2009. She went on to complete her training as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner at NSUH and practiced there for several years before moving to Lenox Hill Hospital, where she was then awarded Nurse of Excellence. Amy was integral in establishing a new Sexual Assault program at Northwell’s first free-standing Emergency Department Lenox Health Greenwich Village, for which she was awarded Northwell’s highest honor The President’s Award in Exceptional Patient Experience in 2016. Amy was in the first graduating cohort from Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies in Acute Adult Gerontologic NP, then completed a post-master’s as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Recently she was awarded The Lydia Martinez Award for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner of the year by the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault. In 2018 Amy was appointed SAFE Program Coordinator at Hofstra Northwell after they received a HRSA grant to advance Sexual Assault training for nurses, for which she is lead faculty.
*Faculty subject to change