RICHARD LEVITAN, MD @airwaycam
Dr. Levitan was in the first class of EM residents at Bellevue Hospital (1990-1994), and subsequently worked in academic, high-volume, inner-city trauma hospitals in NYC and Philadelphia for 25 years (Bellevue, Lincoln, Penn, Einstein, Jefferson). Starting in 2012 he began working in rural, critical care access hospitals. He now balances this clinical activity with teaching courses, speaking engagements, and device development. In addition to the Airway Cam, his inventions include the Levitan FPS optical stylet, the Cric Key™ and Cric Knife™. He has published extensively on laryngoscopy and airway management and holds an Adjunct Professor appointment at Dartmouth (Geisel) School of Medicine, as well as a Visiting Professor appointment at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
CHRIS NICKSON, MD @precordialthump
Dr Chris Nickson FCICM FACEM BSc(Hons) BHB MBChB MClinEpid(ClinTox) DipPaeds DTM&H GCertClinSim
Chris is an Intensivist at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and is the Monash SPHPM-Alfred ICU Education Practitioner Fellow. He completed his medical degree at the University of Auckland, and continued post-graduate training in New Zealand, as well as the Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne in Australia. He is also an emergency physician and has completed further training in clinical toxicology and clinical epidemiology. He coordinates The Alfred ICU education and simulation programme, convenes the 'Critically Ill Airway' course and teaches on many other Alfred ICU courses. He edits the Alfred ICU’s education website, INTENSIVE, and is co-creator of free open-access medical education (FOAM) projects such as Lifeinthefastlane.com, the RAGE podcast and the SMACC conference. On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.
GREGORY MORAN, MD
Clinical professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Infectious Diseases Service at the Olive View - UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dr. Moran completed a combined EM/IM residency and then got a fellowship in ID. He is now working in in several clinical trials in the emergency department, including antimicrobials for skin and soft tissue infections, community-acquired pneumonia, and newer diagnostic tests for identifying the etiology of skin and soft tissue infections and early identification of sepsis.
HANEY MALLEMAT, MD @criticalcarenow
Dr. Mallemat completed a combined residency in internal medicine and emergency medicine at Kings County’s and SUNY downstate in Brooklyn, New York. After that he did a two year fellowship in Critical Care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He has dedicated great part of his studies to the use of ultrasound in critical care and cardiac echo. He is now working as an assistant professor at the Department of Emergency Medicine University of Maryland and in his personal project with Scott Weingart called Resuscitation Leadership Academy.
MEL HERBERT, MD @MelHerbert
An Australian by birth, he went to medical school at Monash University in Melbourne and did his postgraduate residency training in Emergency Medicine at UCLA in the United States. He currently serves as an attending physician and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC at the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is the owner and editor of EM:RAP, a monthly Emergency Medicine focused audio education series with over 20,000 subscribers and is the owner and conference chair of Essentials of Emergency Medicine, the largest privately run Emergency Medicine conference in the world. An innovator in online education and bedside teaching he believes that the education revolution in medicine has only just begun.
WILLIAM MALLON, MD
Dr. Mallon is a Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Chief of the Division of International Emergency Medicine Stony Brook University (SUNY). He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester during which he took a year off in Paris where he improved his cooking skills working as an au pair… and somehow survived. Mallon completed an EM Residency at LAC+USC, which led to 14 years with the Residency Office. Afterwards he worked with Cal/ACEP, was president of the chapter, and has spent the last 20 years helping the development of Emergency Medicine in Santiago de Chile.
JAN SHOENBERGER, MD @ShoenbergerJan
After graduating from the USC Keck School of Medicine in 1999, Dr. Shoenberger completed her internship in internal medicine at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. She began her residency training the following year at LAC+USC. After serving as Chief Resident in 2002-2003, she joined the faculty in the department of emergency medicine. Dr. Shoenberger has gained recognition as a speaker on the national and international level. In addition to her board certification in Emergency Medicine, she became board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2010. Her primary research interest lies in the interface between palliative medicine and emergency medicine. She has authored numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters.
DANIEL CABRERA @CabreraERDR
Chilean Doctor from PUC, Dr. Cabrera started his emergency medicine education in our program and finished it at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Nowadays he is an Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic and chief editor of the blog Mayo Clinic EM. He has great interest in medical education and clinical decision making.
FERNANDA BELLOLIO @mfbellolio
Chilean physician from PUC, Dr. Bellolio also started her education in emergency medicine in our program to then finish it at Mayo Clinic. She also has a Master Degree in Biomedical Sciences and a fellowship in research at the same university in Rochester, MN. Now she performs as a researcher at Mayo Clinic and her main interests are in education and shared decision making in the Emergency Department.
ANA PAULA FREITAS @aprfreitas
Dr. Freitas is the chief coordinator of the Emergency Medicine Residency at the Porto Socorro Hospital, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. As many other EP in Brazil, she divides her time between different hospitals: twice a week she works in a private hospital closer to the center of the city, and spends the rest of the week working at HPS, dedicating her time to teaching residents, scheduling and to the development of her specialty and her students.
MANRIQUE UMAÑA @umanamd
Emergency Medicine Specialist at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Costa Rica, Dr Umaña is the national coordinator of the Emergency Medicine Postgraduate. He is an ACLS/BLS instructor and a Professor of semiology at UCIMED. He is also a member of the Costarrican Emergency Physicians Association and an international member of ACEP and IFEM.
Jacob Thorsted Sørensen, MD, PhD
Dr. Jacob Sørensen is an experienced clinician, instructor and researcher from Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. He finished his medical studies at the University of Aarhus and pursued internship and further specialty training in cardiology at the Aarhus University Hospital. In 2011 he defended his PhD dissertation entitled: Early diagnosis, triage and measures of outcome in acute myocardial infarction. He is currently sub-specializing in coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions.
Dr. Sørensen has a broad teaching experience, ranging from cardiovascular physiology and disease at the National Paramedics Training Program, to resuscitation and advanced life support (ALS) instruction at the Aarhus University Hospital. He is also the current course director of cardiology and medical emergencies for the Internal Medicine Specialist Training Program under Denmark’s National Board of Health. Dr. Sørensen is a chapter contributor for several cardiology textbooks and has authored and co-authored numerous articles in various medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, the European Heart Journal, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Journal of Cardiology and the Journal of Electrocardiology.
Darryl Macias, MD
Involved in emergency medicine development throughout Latin America, Dr. Macias splits his time in clinical emergency medicine at the University of New Mexico, and his new division within the emergency department, The International Mountain Medicine Center, teaching austere, high angle rescue, disaster, and expedition medicine nationally and internationally. He is past president of the ACEP International Section and the ACEP Ambassador to Chile. He wants all to live and learn extravagantly.
Jessica Mason, MD
Jessica Mason earned her medical degree at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and completed her emergency medicine residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center and The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Her interest in medical education through media drew her to fellowship and she is currently an education fellow at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Fresno. She is a writer and co-host of the Foolyboo podcast This Won’t Hurt a Bit. Jessica is also a medical contributor to EM:RAP, producer of the EMRAP-HD instructional videos, and creator and host of two other medical podcasts: The Hippo EM Resident Call Room and Med Forum.