Before starting her emergency medicine residency, Dr. Backus performed several years of research, resulting in her PhD in 2012. After developing the HEART score with cardiologist Jacob Six, she was the lead investigator for studies validating the HEART score. Her work has transformed our practice and changed the evaluation of chest pain at emergency departments worldwide. Dr Backus has co-authored three books on cardiology and emergency medicine. She is a mother of two daughters and still an inspired researcher.
Dr. 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 is passionate about emergency medicine education and the FOAM movement and is proud to have contributed content to numerous FOAM resources. Jenny is Editor-In-Chief of FemInEM, Associate Editor of R.E.B.E.L. EM, Co-Host of the Core EM podcast and a contributor to EM:RAP and UC:RAP. 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.
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.
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 Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has an interest in complicated medical dermatology, with particular interest in cutaneous lymphomas, inpatient dermatology, and skin cancer. When she is not ridding the world of the scourge of skin disease, she hangs out with her husband and two kids, likes to kickbox, and secretly wishes to be an American Ninja Warrior (not a secret anymore).
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.
Dr. Jenny Jaque received her medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Southern California. After completing her residency she joined the faculty at USC and held the roles of Associate Residency Program Director and Chief of General Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is currently a physician at Kaiser Permanente. She is passionate about teaching and has received numerous teaching awards. When not in the hospital, she enjoys traveling the world with her husband.
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 lectured been a guest on several EM and Critical Care podcasts and lectures both near and far.
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.
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”.
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.
Dr. Perry completed the family medicine residency program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and emergency medicine residency at the University of Manitoba and subsequently completed the Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship at the University of Ottawa, and obtained his Master of Science in Epidemiology in 2002. He previously held a Canadian Institutes for Health Research New Investigator Award and an Ontario Ministry of Health Career Scientist Award. He is a peer reviewer for several granting agencies and journals. Dr. Perry supervises masters students in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Perry's research program is now very well-established and his publication list has grown to over 150 peer-reviewed publications. His major research studies have been in the area of neurological emergencies. He has lead several large multicenter prospective clinical decision rule studies to improve care for patients with headache, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), elderly patients with minor injuries at risk for subsequent functional decline and transient ischemic attack (TIA).
Salim completed his medical school training at Texas A&M Health Science Center, and continued his medical education with a combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University. Currently, he works as a community emergency physician at Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP), where he is the director of clinical education. Salim is also the creator and founder of REBEL EM and REBEL Cast, a free critical appraisal blog and podcast that try to cut down knowledge translation of research to bedside clinical practice.
Arun has been an emergency physician at North York General Hospital - a busy, suburban Toronto teaching hospital - since 1993. In 2005, he added weekly work in the Minor Fracture Clinic - seeing our Minor ED Ortho patients in follow-up and spending a lot of time with orthopedic surgeons (not as bad as it sounds - really!). This experience highlighted not only _which_ ED orthopedic injuries get missed/mismanaged, but understanding _why_. He has given over 450 orthopedic lectures and workshops, developed ED orthopedic courses, and won over a dozen teaching awards. He lives just outside Toronto with his beautiful wife, 2 really fun kids, and a (mostly) disobedient dog.
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.
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.