Faculty

Sanjay Arora, MD

Sanjay Arora, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Dr. Arora completed his clinical training at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005 and joined the faculty at USC where he currently serves as the Co-Research Director in Emergency Medicine. He is also a clinical fellow at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and is a faculty mentor at the USC Resource Center for Minority Aging Research. He is the Co-Director of the Research Fellowship at USC, Co-director of the Undergraduate Emergency Medicine Research Program and Director of the Medical Student Research Program in his department. He has focused efforts on diabetes and HIV as model diseases on which to test interventions. His work has been funded by the CAL/ACEP Emergency Medicine Research and Education Foundation (EMREF), the McKesson Foundation, the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI), Gilead Sciences, the Office of AIDS Programs and Prevention, and the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP). In addition to conducting research, he is a prominent educator in his field and received the speaker of the year award at both of the largest national conferences in emergency medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly and the Essentials of Emergency Medicine in 2011.

Solomon Behar, MD

Solomon Behar, MD

Voluntary faculty at UC Irvine Department of Pediatrics and Attending Physician at Long Beach Memorial/Miller Childrens Hospital and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Dr. Behar is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada and a Graduate of The University of California, Berkeley and University of Nevada School of Medicine. He trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, served as Chief Resident there and brings a wide variety of clinical experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine to the table. As the father of 3 children, he’s got street cred when it comes to kids and is thankful that most of you enjoy caring for self-destructive adults so that he doesn’t have to.

Joe Bellezzo, MD

Joe Bellezzo, MD

Vice Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Sharp Memorial Hospital

Joe currently practices Emergency Medicine at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California, an urban, non-academic, level II trauma center. With his colleague, Dr. Zack Shinar, Joe has helped develop the Emergency Department Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ED ECMO) program, the only current program where emergency physicians initiate ECMO in crashing patients. Additionally, Zack and Joe have partnered with Dr. Scott Weingart to produce the EDECMO.org website and co-host the EDECMO podcast, a resource dedicated to teaching resuscitationists how to incorporate ECMO into their resuscitation armamentarium.

Victoria Brazil, MD

Victoria Brazil, MD

Associate Professor and Academic Lead for integrated Clinical Practice, Bond University.

Dr. Brazil is an emergency physician and medical educator. She works on the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia in the Emergency Department of the Gold Coast Health Service and at Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine where she leads the clinical skills and simulation program. Her main interests are in connecting education with patient care through healthcare simulation, technology enabled learning, faculty development activities, and talking at conferences. She is an enthusiast in the social media and FOAMed world (@SocraticEM), and a keen runner.

Richard Cantor, MD

Richard Cantor, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University, Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at Golisano Children’s Hospital, and Medical Director for the Central New York Poison Control Center

Dr. Cantor is also the Director of the Fellowship Program In Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is nationally known for his work as a researcher and educator in the fields of pediatric emergency medicine and toxicology. Cantor has held multiple leadership positions in the field of pediatric emergency medicine through ACEP and AAP. He currently serves on the following ACEP National Committees: Educational Meetings, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Public Relations, and Publications Advisory Board. He has also served on the editorial and development boards of national curricula including APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource. He received the ACEP Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award in 1994 and the ACEP National Education Award in Emergency Medicine in 2002. In 2009, he published a textbook, Neonatal Emergencies, which has received a special commendation award from the 2010 British Medical Association Committee. He is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Emergency Medicine Joint Sub-board in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Cantor is a well known invited International Speaker in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, having spoken in Europe, India, and the Middle East. At Upstate Medical University, he serves as an Advisory Dean, is a member of the Medical School Admissions Committee, and is on the Medical Alumni Board of Directors.

Ilene Claudius, MD

Ilene Claudius, MD

Associate Professor, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Claudius attends in the Emergency Department at Harbor-UCLA. Her research interests include ALTE, adolescent mental health and mass casualty triage for children.

Greg Hendey, MD

Greg Hendey, MD

Dr. Hendey is a Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at UCSF Fresno. Most of his professional time has been dedicated to research, ED operations, and teaching orthopedic procedures. He likes to spend free time playing guitar with his residency band (the Frequent Flyers), raising two fabulous kids, and cheering for the Fighting Irish!

Mel Herbert, MD

Mel Herbert, MD

Professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

Dr. Herbert is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California, one of the largest public hospitals in the country. He is an internationally recognized and award winning educator in Emergency Medicine. Best known for his education company EM:RAP. Dr. Herbert proves that a little Australian accent and a few puns can go a long way.

Kenji Inaba, MD

Kenji Inaba, MD

Associate Professor, Clinical Scholar, of Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

A native of Canada, Dr. Inaba completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University and subsequently went on to Queen’s University for medical school. He completed his Masters at the University of Toronto and his General Surgery training at the University of Western Ontario. He then went to the Ryder Trauma Center to pursue subspecialty fellowships in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery. He is board certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery and is board certified in Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Inaba is currently an attending trauma surgeon at the LAC+USC Medical Center and an Associate Professor, Clinical Scholar, of Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California. He is the Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and the Associate Trauma Medical Director. He is the Program Director for both the General Surgery Residency and the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. While at USC he has been the recipient of 21 teaching awards including the prestigious USC Keck School of Medicine Overall Excellence in Teaching Award for the Clinical Sciences for the last seven years in a row, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Fraternity Faculty Teaching Award and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. In addition to his teaching here at USC, he has lectured extensively, having given more than 150 invited lectures around the world. He has mentored more than 85 research fellows and students who have garnered 24 separate research awards for this work. Dr. Inaba has authored more than 250 peer reviewed articles, 200 scientific presentations and 22 textbook chapters in the area of trauma resuscitation, diagnostics and hemorrhage control.

Paul Jhun, MD

Paul Jhun, MD

Dr. Jhun graduated with highest academic distinction from Stanford University, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He completed medical school and Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Southern California. After serving as chief resident, he stayed on as faculty and Assistant Program Director for the residency program. His passion for educational content development led him to join Drs. Herbert and Bright at EMRAP and Hippo Education in 2013, where he is the Executive Editor and Content Director. He has won many speaking and teaching awards, including Faculty of the Year at the University of Southern California. Currently, he is a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Haney Mallemat, MD

Haney Mallemat, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency and Internal Medicine Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Haney Mallemat splits his clinical time between Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, but he is always focused on medical education and the use of bedside ultrasound to improve patient care. He has lectured been a guest on several EM and Critical Care podcasts and lectures both near and far.

William “Billy” Mallon, MD

William “Billy” Mallon, MD

Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Chief of the Division of International Emergency Medicine Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Dr. Mallon is an Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Chief of the Division of International Emergency Medicine Stony Brook University (SUNY). As a small child Mallon was almost completely non-verbal until the age of 4 or 5, and was widely believed to be retarded or at least "slow". When he did start talking, it did little to convince people otherwise. 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, spent a sabbatical year in Santiago de Chile in EM development. He’s been apart of EMA’s faculty for almost 20 years and has lectured at every Essentials to date.

Amal Mattu, MD

Amal Mattu, MD

Professor, Vice Chair, of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Mattu, Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, has received more than a dozen teaching awards including national teaching awards from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), and in 2000 he was selected as Founder’s Day Teacher of the Year for the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus. He received the 2005-2006 Rookie Faculty of the Year Award and the Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award from ACEP, the 2006 Program Director of the Year Award from the AAEM Resident and Student Association, the 2007 Maryland Emergency Physician of the Year Award from the Maryland Chapter-ACEP, and the 2008 Joe Lex National Educator of the Year Award from AAEM. Dr. Mattu is a frequent speaker at national and international CME conferences on diverse medical topics and faculty development.

Greg Moran, MD

Greg Moran, MD

Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Chief, Dept. of Emergency Medicine and faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Dr. Moran is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Infectious Diseases and completed all his postgraduate training at UCLA. He is particularly interested in infectious disease problems in the Emergency Department. Research interests include community-associated MRSA, pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections, infection control, and nonsurgical management of appendicitis. Research publications have appeared in JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Moran is a co-investigator for EMERGEncy ID NET, a nationwide network of emergency departments developed in collaboration with the CDC for the study of emerging infectious diseases. He is a frequent lecturer nationwide at educational programs regarding infectious diseases in the emergency department and is Associate Editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine. He was also medical advisor for 5 seasons of the NBC television program “ER”.

Sean Patrick Nordt, MD, PharmD

Sean Patrick Nordt, MD, PharmD

Dr. Nordt is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Nordt cut his toxicology teeth as an undergraduate pharmacy student at St. John’s University during a rotation at the New York City Poison Control Center. Dr. Nordt attended the University of Southern California, San Diego for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Toxicology where he developed a love for patient care and went on to attend medical school in Ireland followed by an EM residency back at UCSD. Dr. Nordt is the Director of the Section of Toxicology at the Keck School of Medicine.

Rob Orman, MD

Rob Orman, MD

Attending Emergency Physician at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, CO, St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR, and Santiam Hospital in Stayton, OR

A multiple award winning educator and lecturer, Dr. Orman is the host of Essentials of Emergency Medicine and the ERcast podcast where he distills complex ideas into useable nuggets. His goal with ERcast is to demystify aspects of medicine that make us anxious, normalize the seeming insanity of the job, and dissect the practices and thought processes of masters in the field. Rob is a community emergency physician living in Bend, Oregon who loves cycling, reading, family, and binge watching Netflix.

Alfred Sacchetti, MD FACEP

Alfred Sacchetti, MD FACEP

Chief of Emergency Services at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey and Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A full time clinician, Dr. Sacchetti is also a dedicated researcher and enthusiastic educator with over 100 journal publications and textbook chapters to his credit and more than 450 national and international lectures. His main clinical areas of research include Sedation and Pain Management, Family Member Presence, Arrhythmias, CHF, and Children with Special Health Care Needs. 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 in the Emergency Department treating over 4,000 patients annually.

Zack Shinar, MD

Zack Shinar, MD

Part-time Faculty Member of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Diego’s Emergency Medicine Residency

Dr. Shinar works full-time at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California as a board certified emergency physician. He graduated as chief resident from Los Angeles County/USC Emergency Medicine Program and studied bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate. His area of research is Resuscitation. Specifically he focuses on advanced resuscitative techniques like ECMO and LVAD. He speaks on Resuscitation on various podcasts including EDECMO.com. His hobbies include ultramarathons, triathlons, surfing and mountain biking.

Jan Shoenberger, MD

Jan Shoenberger, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Dr. Shoenberger is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She is currently the Residency Director at LAC+USC. Her interests include Palliative Care, end-of-life issues, pain management and EM resident education. A Southern California native, Shoenberger likes to cook (and eat), play with her 2 big dogs, 2 small nephews and travel. “I love anything involving animal rescue, live music and coconut. What I don’t love are litterbugs, closed minds, and lines at the airport.”

Corey M. Slovis, MD

Corey M. Slovis, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine; Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Medical Director of Metro Nashville Fire Department and Nashville International Airport

Dr. Slovis has completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and most recently in Emergency Medical Services. He serves as the Medical Director for Metro Nashville’s Fire Department and Nashville International Airport. Dr. Slovis has received numerous teaching awards including the Judith E Tintinalli Outstanding Contribution in Education and the Outstanding Speaker of the Year by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Hal Jayne Award for Academic Excellence by the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, and the Peter Rosen Award by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine for outstanding contributions in the area of academic leadership. He has been named Medical School Best Clinical Professor seven times, and has been awarded the title Master Clinical Teacher by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In addition to his teaching activities, Dr. Slovis has authored more than 100 medical articles and 50 book chapters and has also co-authored or been an editor of 3 books.

Stuart Swadron, MD

Stuart Swadron, MD

Dr. Swadron is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. A native of Canada, Dr. Swadron completed medical school at the University of Toronto before heading to the warmer climate of California for a residency in Emergency Medicine at LAC+USC. With a passion for education, Dr. Swadron has become internationally recognized through his involvement in EM:RAP, Essentials, and a variety of other speaking engagements.

Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH

Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director at NYU/Bellevue Department of Emergency Medicine

Anand "Swami" Swaminathan is a New Jersey Native who completed his EM training at Bellevue hospital in NYC where he stayed on as faculty. He is a big supporter of the FOAMed movement and uses it to cut knowledge translation. Much of his time goes into the Core EM blog, an educational website focused on core content EM. He is an assistant editor for REBEL EM and course director for The Teaching Course. Outside of EM, he enjoys distance running and building Legos with his kids (Matt 8, Maya 5 and Luke 2). Follow Swami on twitter @EMSwami.

Jeff Tabas, MD

Jeff Tabas, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Tabas is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and practices at San Francisco General Hospital. His educational and research focuses are cardiovascular emergencies, procedural skill training and continuing medical education. He is currently director of Outcomes and Innovations for the UCSF Office of CME and a section editor for Jama Internal Medicine. He was awarded ACEP’s Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Education in 2013.

Scott Weingart, MD

Scott Weingart, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Stony Brook School of Medicine, and Attending Physician, Division Chief, Emergency Critical Care at Stony Brook University Medical Center

Dr. Weingart received his medical degree and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then went on to a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He is best known for his podcast on Resuscitation and ED Critical Care called the EMCrit Podcast; it currently is downloaded more than 400,000 times per month.

Chris Hahn, MD

Chris Hahn, MD