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

Medical Director of Disaster Planning at 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.

Aaron Bright, MD

Aaron Bright, MD

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.

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 of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

Dr. Claudius teaches in the medical and undergraduate schools, as well as attending in the Emergency Department at LAC+USC. Her research interests include ALTE, adolescent mental health and mass casualty triage for children.

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.

Lucy Kalanithi MD, FACP

Lucy Kalanithi MD, FACP

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. An internal medicine physician and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, she completed her medical degree at Yale, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, her residency at the University of California-San Francisco, and a postdoctoral fellowship training in healthcare delivery innovation at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center. At the cross-section of her career as a medical professional and her personal experience standing alongside her husband during his life, diagnosis, treatment, and death, Dr. Kalanithi has special interests in healthcare value, meaning in medicine, patient-centered care and, end-of-life care. She has appeared on PBS NewsHour, NPR Morning Edition, and Yahoo News with Katie Couric, and been interviewed for People, NPR, and The New York Times. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter, Elizabeth Acadia.

Haney Mallemat, MD

Haney Mallemat, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Mallemat completed a combined Emergency and Internal Medicine residency at Kings County Hospital Center / SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York. During his final year he served as chief resident for the EM/IM program. He continued on to complete a two-year Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. He dedicated a significant portion of his training to Critical Care ultrasound and Echocardiography and completed both his critical care and echocardiography boards in 2010. He has lectured both nationally and internationally, and has contributed to several Emergency Medicine and Critical Care podcasts. He was awarded the Department of Emergency Medicine “Outstanding Teaching Award” in 2012 and again in 2013.

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 Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Professor, Department Chief, of Emergency Medicine 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”.

Oscar Navea, MD

Oscar Navea, MD

Rob Orman, MD

Rob Orman, MD

Attending Emergency Physician at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, CO 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. This is mostly done through interviews, but sometimes via monologues and lectures. 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, and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Slovis has completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and American College of Emergency Physicians. He is also board certified in Emergency Medical Services and serves as the Medical Director for Metro Nashville’s Fire Department and Nashville International Airport.
Dr. Slovis has received numerous teaching awards including Outstanding Speaker of the Year by the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Hal Jayne Award for Academic Excellence by the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. 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 book chapters. Dr. Slovis has co-authored or edited 3 books.

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.

Scott Weingart, MD

Scott Weingart, MD

Associate 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 250,000 times per month.

Michael B. Weinstock, MD

Michael B. Weinstock, MD

Associate Program Director at Adena Emergency Medicine Residency and Professor of Emergency Medicine, adjunct at The Ohio State University Dept of Emergency Medicine

Mike is the author of the Bouncebacks! series of books and with Scott Weingart and Kevin Klauer will publish Bouncebacks! Critical Care fall of 2018. He has lectured extensively on medical topics and patient safety issues and is the risk management section editor for EM RAP, editor-in-chief for UC RAP, and has contributed to ERcast and Risk Management Monthly. 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.