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.
Dr. Bright graduated from the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine and completed an internship in internal medicine before training in emergency medicine at the LAC+USC Dept. of Emergency Medicine where he served as Chief resident. From there he went into community practice in the Los Angeles area eventually becoming medical director at a major metropolitan hospital. He later returned to academics as Assistant Professor and medical director of the emergency department at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is the co-founder and CEO of Hippo Education.
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.
Dr. Claudius attends in the Emergency Department at Harbor-UCLA. Her research interests include ALTE, adolescent mental health and mass casualty triage for children.
Dr. Zlatan Coralic is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Pharmacy and in the Department of Emergency Medicine. His primary research interests involve safe, effective, and appropriate pharmacotherapy in emergency medicine. Dr. Coralic was also one of the founding pharmacists for the UCSF Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist program and the Bay Area Emergency Medicine Pharmacists group. He is also actively involved in teaching pharmacy and medical students, interns, and residents at the UCSF Medical Center.
Dr. Hayes is a Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pharmacy Practice, University of Maryland School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy. After graduating from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 2005, he completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency and a two-year fellowship in Clinical Toxicology. He has served as the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Emergency Medicine and Toxicology at the University of Maryland Medical Center since 2008. He is board-certified in Clinical Toxicology. Dr. Hayes has given several national lectures including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist’s Midyear Clinical Meeting, the Teaching Course, the Crashing Patient Conference, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s Scientific Assembly, and the Social Media and Critical Care Conference. He has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, contributes to the Academic Life in EM blog, and has been featured on several emergency medicine podcasts, including EMCast, EM:RAP, Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine, and EMCrit. He is currently serving on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. In the past few years he has been honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the Department of Emergency Medicine's residency program, two Preceptor of the Year Awards from the University of Maryland Medical Center's pharmacy residency program and the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacy, and fellowship status in the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. He resides in Baltimore with his wife, Melissa Hayes, PhD, and their two beautiful daughters.
Dr. Hedayati is heavily invested in the training of her 68 residents so that they can take good care of her in her old age. She is also currently pursuing a Masters in Education for Health Professionals at Johns Hopkins. She lives in Chicago with her 10 year old daughter, 3 year old dog, and lives to travel the world.
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.
Joe Lex is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Visiting Professor at Hué University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Hué, Vietnam. He has been involved in Emergency Medicine for 49 years – as a Viet Nam combat medic, Emergency Technician, Certified Emergency Nurse, and then Board Certified Emergency Physician. For five years he was Education Chair for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, which renamed its educator-of-the-year award the "Joe Lex Award." After 14 years as a community “pit doc,” he joined the faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he won the “Excellence in Teaching” award after his first year. He has spoken at hundreds of international and national emergency medicine meetings. Although he only recently was forced to acquire a cell phone, he is considered a godfather of the Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed) movement and has more than 5500 followers on Twitter. His website www.FreeEmergencyTalks.net educates motivated learners around the world, and has been accessed nearly 1,000,000 times. He is currently working with organizations in Viet Nam, Myanmar, Poland, and Argentina to improve Emergency Medical Education. On 30 June 2016, he retires from emergency medicine to become a promoter for some select young jazz artists he has heard during his travels. Eight bands are booked for his retirement party.
Dr. Lin is an Academy Endowed Chair for Emergency Medicine Education and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. By night (because I only work night shifts), I am all about traditional academics. By day, however, I am the Editor-in-Chief of Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM), which is a blog-based volunteer organization. Since its inception in 2009, the site garners over 1 million views annually and has since launched exciting endeavors including global online journal clubs, the ALiEM Chief Resident Incubator program, virtual fellowships, and publications on digital scholarship.
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 been a guest on several EM and Critical Care podcasts and lectures both near and far.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Schriger has been on faculty at UCLA since 1989. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Intermin Chief of the Emergency Department. He currently has two primary areas of research. The first is methods for making the medical literature more transparent and less biased. The second is understanding how patients and physicians approach low probability - high risk conditions such as "r/o pulmonary embolism," and how behavior can be modified to produce more cost-effective strategies for dealing with such problems. He has written or co-written over 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Schriger has served as a methodologist to clinical guideline development panels for AHCPR (now AHRQ), NHLBI, AAOS and ACOEM, though he now has considerable reservations about how the guideline movement has developed. He serves on the panel which develops and revises the reporting guideline CONSORT. He is a Deputy Editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine and is the founding editor of the Emergency Medicine Journal Club feature in that journal.
At UCLA Dr. Schriger chaired the Emergency Department Quality Improvement Committee for 20 years and is Course Director for the Clinical Reasoning Curriculum in the medical school.
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.”
Dr. Shreves attended medical school at LSU-New Orleans, then trained in emergency medicine at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. For several years after residency, Dr. Shreves was a faculty member at SLR focusing her academic interest on EBM. She co-founded the SMART EM podcast and contributed to theNNT.com website. In 2011, she completed a fellowship in palliative medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and currently splits her clinical time between emergency medicine and palliative care. She is the associate program director for the emergency medicine residency at Mt. Sinai - St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. In addition, she co-produces the Annals of Emergency Medicine monthly podcast.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Weinstock has lectured nationally and internationally on medical topics and patient safety issues and is the editor-in-chief for UC RAP, the risk management section editor for EM RAP, and has contributed to ERCast and Risk Management Monthly. He is the author of the Bouncebacks! series of books and with Scott Weingart and Kevin Klauer will publish Bouncebacks! Critical Care in 2019. Michael has practiced medicine nationally and internationally including volunteer work in Papua New Guinea, Nepal, and the West Indies. Research interests include ED evaluation and management of chest pain, patient safety, and EM medical education. In March 2014 he received an award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Emergency Medicine from the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine residency program.