Jenny Beck-Esmay received a degree in drama from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, completed medical school at the University of Minnesota and returned to NYC to complete residency at NYU-Bellevue. She has combined her love of emergency medicine with performance as the co-host of the Core EM podcast. As a life-long feminist, Jenny is thrilled to be the co-editor-in-chief of FemInEM.org. She is passionate about emergency medicine education and the FOAM movement and is proud to have contributed content to FOAM sites including CoreEM, REBEL EM, WikEM and FemInEM. In her free time, Jenny enjoys reading sci-fi, fantasy and comics and enjoying delicious dinners out with friends.
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.
Cameron Berg’s professional focal points are emergency operations, observation medicine and emergency cardiology. He lives with Dr. Laura Berg (emergency physician extraordinaire), two kids, a big dog, a big yard, and lots of computers. He likes making medicine better (and cheaper).
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 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.
Brittney DeClerck is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. Sub-specializing in dermatopathology, Dr. DeClerck is an expert in the microscopic diagnosis of skin disorders, including skin cancers and inflammatory skin diseases. She sees patients at the health science campus and Pasadena sites for the Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has an interest in complicated medical dermatology, with particular interest in cutaneous lymphomas and skin cancer.
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.
Dr. Hope has been nominated for an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award and enjoys teaching in the classroom as well as at the bedside. She graduated from Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine and is a loyal Spartan fan! Dr. Hope is passionate about health promotion, empowerment and using evidence-based truths about human nature to improve habits and healthspan. She is a frequent volunteer at local homeless shelters, community centers, and senior citizen group meetings, sharing her enthusiasm about wellness and confidence.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.”
Mizuho Spangler is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and practices both adult and pediatric emergency medicine. She also practices community emergency medicine in Orange County, CA. Dr. Spangler serves as the Executive Editor of Hippo Education’s medical podcasts and is the co-host of Pediatric Reviews and Perspectives and Urgent Care Reviews and Perspectives. In 2014, Dr. Spangler also co-founded 3MD | THREE MOMMY DOCTORS, which produces first-aid kits for kids using hospital-grade supplies and provides education to parents. Mizuho loves exercising and spending time with her two children.
Mike Stone is an emergency physician (and recovering academic) living in Portland, Oregon with his wife, kids and part-coyote, his interests include good food, good music, good company, and teaching point-of-care ultrasound to anyone who’ll listen.
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 250,000 times per month.
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.