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  • Peter Acker

    Peter Acker

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research and work focus on optimizing the use of health system data to create intelligent and accurate emergency referral systems to ensure vulnerable populations receive the care they require as efficiently as possible. I am interested in increasing our understanding of currently available health infrastructure in resource limited settings, and pairing that knowledge with technology tools to help identify patient's true needs and match those needs with health system capacity in real-time.

  • Al'ai Alvarez, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

    Al'ai Alvarez, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Bio Dr. Al'ai Alvarez FACEP FAAEM is a clinical assistant professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and an assistant residency program director (APD) at the Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He is the APD for Residency Process Improvement (Quality and Clinical Operations), Recruitment (Diversity), and Well-being (Inclusion). He is the second year class APD, and the Austere Medicine and Population Health Line Director for the Stanford Emergency Medicine ACCEL Program (https://emed.stanford.edu/residency/ACCEL.html).

    Dr. Alvarez serves as the co-chair of WellMD's Physician Wellness Forum and is one of the peer supporters for WellMD's Physician Resource Network (PRN) Support.

    Dr. Alvarez works on recruitment efforts for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate medical education with a passion for increasing diversity and inclusion at Stanford University. He serves on various diversity and inclusion leadership roles within Stanford University including the EM Faculty Search Committee, steering committee member for the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) at the Stanford School of Medicine, the EM director for the Stanford Clinical Opportunity for Residency Experience (SCORE) Program, and faculty for the Diversity Advisory Panel at the Stanford MD Admissions.

    Nationally, Dr. Alvarez serves on committees on physician wellbeing and diversity and inclusion in medical education. He is the co-chair of the Council of EM Residency Directors (CORD) Wellness Leadership Mini-Fellowship, and also serves as a mentor at the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator.

    Dr. Alvarez has given numerous grand rounds as well as national and international conference lectures and workshops on relevant topics in gratitude and compassion, physician wellbeing, burnout, the imposter syndrome, as well as increasing leadership capacity and mentorship to enhance diversity and inclusion in medicine.

    Dr. Alvarez is the recipient of the 2019 American College of Emergency Physician (ACEP) Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity Distance and Impact Award. He is also the recipient of the 2020 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) Outstanding Academician Award. Dr. Alvarez has already received the 2020 CORD Academy for Scholarship in Education in Emergency Medicine Academy Member Award on Teaching and Evaluation.

  • Kenton Anderson

    Kenton Anderson

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    Cardiac Arrest
    Emergency Ultrasound

  • Paul S. Auerbach

    Paul S. Auerbach

    Redlich Family Professor, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests wilderness medicine; frostbite; marine envenomation; emergency medical care; disaster response; concussion

  • Christopher Bennett

    Christopher Bennett

    Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine

    Bio Christopher Bennett M.D. M.A. is a physician scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He completed residency training at Harvard Medical School's program in Emergency Medicine based at Massachusetts General Hospital. Christopher previously served on the 2018-2019 Board of Directors for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. He also served on the Massachusetts Medical Society's 2019-2020 Committee on Publications which directs the publication and distribution of the New England Journal of Medicine. Bennett graduated with honors from Winthrop University (B.S. in Biology), earned a graduate degree from Duke University (M.A. in Genetics and Genomics), and was awarded his medical degree (M.D.) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine. In addition to his formal graduate training, Bennett was previously a scientist with the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow at Johns Hopkins?s McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, and a researcher with the Emergency Medicine Network based at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research has appeared in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Surgery, the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, Nature Genetics, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine. His writing has appeared in The American Journal of Bioethics, STAT News, KevinMD.com, and Forbes.

  • Andra Leah Blomkalns

    Andra Leah Blomkalns

    Stanford Medicine Professor in Emergency Medicine and the Redlich Family Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Andra Blomkalns is an innovation advocate who believes the best patient-centered programs depend upon clinical practice innovation, continuous data-driven improvement, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Dr. Blomkalns has a long-standing history of scholarship and publication on cardiovascular emergencies, point-of-care testing, innate immunity, and obesity. She has authored or contributed to more than 14 chapters and more than 40 journal articles in peer-reviewed publications on topics influential to administration and organization, clinical best practices, and scientific exploration. Additionally, her grant portfolio diversity reflects her multi-pronged, collaborative approach, and includes institutional, investigator-initiated industry, and federal funding.

  • Michael Jay Bresler

    Michael Jay Bresler

    Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Health Care Policy & Legislation

  • Italo Milton Brown

    Italo Milton Brown

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Bio Italo M. Brown, MD MPH (Morehouse College '06, Boston University '08, Meharry Medical College '15) is an Emergency Medicine physician and Clinical Instructor in Social Emergency Medicine at Stanford Hospital. Throughout his career, Italo has been at the frontlines of social medicine and health equity. He is a former board member of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign, an organization that spearheads statewide advocacy efforts in support of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare/Medicaid Reform. Italo trained at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, two Bronx Hospitals ranked among the top 20 busiest ERs in the country. In 2017, the National Minority Quality Forum named Italo among the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health. An avid writer, Italo served with the ABC News Medical Unit, and has contributed health & wellness pieces to GQ, The Washington Post, JAMA, and The Root. He also nurtures a passion for pipeline development, working as a mentor with Tour for Diversity in Medicine. His latest role as Chief Impact Officer of TRAP Medicine, a Barbershop-based wellness initiative based in California, focuses on strategic partnerships, community outreach, and advocacy.

  • Holly Caretta-Weyer

    Holly Caretta-Weyer

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Bio Holly Caretta-Weyer is currently Assistant Residency Program Director and Director of Evaluation and Assessment for the Stanford University Emergency Medicine Residency Program as well as EPA Implementation Lead at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Caretta-Weyer attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health where she graduated Alpha Omega Alpha with Honors in Research. She loved being a Badger so much that she stayed for her Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Wisconsin where she was also Chief Resident. Dr. Caretta-Weyer then moved to the West Coast where she recently completed her Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and is also finishing her thesis work for her Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

    While at OHSU, Dr. Caretta-Weyer worked as a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency pilot team and was a founding member of the OHSU undergraduate medical education entrustment committee. She continues to be involved with the national AAMC Core EPA Pilot through her continued collaboration with the OHSU team. Through this process she has gained valuable experience in working to define programmatic assessment, formulate summative entrustment decisions, and more seamlessly bridge the transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education, all of which are key initiatives within medical education.

    Dr. Caretta-Weyer is also the PI on a $1.3M AMA Reimagining Residency Grant focused on redesigning assessment across the continuum of emergency medicine training and introducing predictive learning analytics to the process. She is additionally a member of the International Competency-Based Medical Education (ICBME) Collaborators, a group that seeks to further research on CBME around the world.

    Dr. Caretta-Weyer's education research interests focus on the implementation of competency-based education and assessment across the continuum of medical education, summative entrustment and promotion decision-making processes, coaching within medical education, residency selection in a competency-based system, and the development of learner handovers to span key transitions in the educational continuum. When not focusing on her administrative and education research interests, Dr. Caretta-Weyer can be found kayaking, hiking, cycling, playing volleyball, or cheering on her favorite sports teams including the Wisconsin Badgers and Milwaukee Brewers.

  • Henry Curtis

    Henry Curtis

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Exploring the use of virtual reality for engaging discussion towards meaningful medical education.

    Comparing the observed vs. the perceived medical severity of illness in patients brought to the hospital by ambulance transport.

  • Peter D'Souza

    Peter D'Souza

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Bio Dr. D'Souza's clinical practice is in Emergency Medicine at Stanford Hospital. He has a strong interest in Emergency Medical Services and pre-hospital care. He currently serves as medical advisor for the Palo Alto Fire Department, Mountain View Fire Department, and Santa Clara Fire Department. He serves as the Department Liaison to the Trauma Service. He previously served as Medical Director for Stanford Life Flight and course director for the Stanford EMT Training Program. His research interests include treatment of neurological emergencies and variability in trauma care.

  • Bernard Dannenberg

    Bernard Dannenberg

    Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Pediatric Pain Management and Sedation

  • Lauren Destino

    Lauren Destino

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics

    Bio Lauren Destino, MD, is the Associate Division Chief of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division and Medical Director of Acute Care at Lucile Packard Children?s Hospital Stanford (LPCHS) and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University. She was a site co-Investigator for the I-PASS study at Stanford and is the site Principal Investigator for the PCORI grant, Bringing I-PASS to the Bedside: A Communication Bundle to Improve Patient Safety and Experience. She is involved in a number of quality and process improvement related activities at LPCHS. She is the director for a required quality improvement rotation for residents and co-directs the scholarly concentration for quality and process improvement. Her research interests include communication among the care team (inclusive of patients and families), patient flow throughout the hospital, and value centered improvement.

  • Ram S Duriseti

    Ram S Duriseti

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Bio Ram's Doctoral background and academic interests are in in computational modeling of complex decisions, algorithm design and implementation, and data driven decision making. Outside of clinical work, his main competencies in this regard are software development, algorithm design and implementation, cost-effectiveness analysis, decision analysis through computational models. He has also collaborated with industry to create and deploy operation specific software involving statistical computing and reasoning under inference. He has been practicing clinical Emergency Medicine in both community and academic settings for over 20 years. At Stanford, he primarily works in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

    https://www.shiftgen.com/about
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ram-duriseti-991614/

  • Michelle Feltes

    Michelle Feltes

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Bio Dr Michelle Feltes is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. She received her doctorate from Washington University in St Louis and completed her emergency medicine residency in the George Washington University Emergency Medicine residency program in Washington DC. She completed the Global EM Fellowship at Stanford and the Masters of Academic Medicine degree at the University of Southern California in 2018. She then stayed on as faculty at Stanford University in the department of Emergency Medicine with a focus on global health. Her academic work focuses on the development of international emergency medicine and medical education.

  • Laleh Gharahbaghian

    Laleh Gharahbaghian

    Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Emergency Ultrasound,
    Resident Education,
    Interesting Cases,
    Visual Diagnosis

  • Dr Michael Gisondi

    Dr Michael Gisondi

    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Dr. Michael Gisondi is the inaugural Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as the Principal and Founder of the Precision Education and Assessment Research Lab (The PEARL) at Stanford University. He is a medical education researcher and an expert in the application of social media in medical education. He is a leader in the fields of medical education and emergency medicine, recently serving on the Board of Directors of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, as well as the editorial boards of Academic Life in Emergency Medicine, the Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine, and the international medical education conference, Medutopia. He is an associate editor for the textbook, Emergency Medicine, and conference faculty with the national certification course, EPEC-EM: Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care in Emergency Medicine.

    Born and raised in upstate New York, Dr. Gisondi earned his Bachelor of Science with honors from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, where he was inducted in Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University, spending an additional year as Chief Resident. While at Stanford, he also completed a fellowship in Faculty Development with the Division of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Gisondi was a faculty member at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine from 2003 ? 2017, where he held several leadership roles including Residency Program Director, Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship Director, and Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators. He was a Junior Fellow of the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern and a member of the Northwestern McGaw Graduate Medical Education Committee.

    In 2014, Dr. Gisondi was awarded the National Faculty Teaching Award of the American College of Emergency Physicians and was named Alumnus of the Year for recognition of his early career achievements by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He completed the SAEM Chair Development Program in 2018 and he is a participant in the 2018-20 Stanford Medicine Leadership Academy.

  • Prasanthi Govindarajan

    Prasanthi Govindarajan

    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My current research focuses on using large databases to understand the effect of state or county-wide public policy on health care outcomes (specifically stroke). Our team is also exploring how patient safety, effective and equitable care in acute stroke management can be achieved using technology.

  • Phillip M. Harter, M.D.

    Phillip M. Harter, M.D.

    Associate Professor (Teaching) of Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Medical Education, particularly the role of simulation (part-task trainers, human patient simulators and virtual reality) in the education of medical students and residents. Also, the use of the internet for distance learning in health care professions.

  • Natalie Htet

    Natalie Htet

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Hemodynamic monitoring; axillary art line; FEIBA; video education

  • Daniel Imler

    Daniel Imler

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in understanding the impact of smart, agile clinical pathways to drive behavior change among providers.

  • Kajal Khanna

    Kajal Khanna

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Global pediatric emergency medicine research, educational scholarship, pediatric emergency medical care in low- and middle- income countries and rights-based approaches to health systems development

  • Sara Marie Krzyzaniak

    Sara Marie Krzyzaniak

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Bio Sara M. Krzyzaniak, MD FACEP is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She joined the Stanford University family after 8 years at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria where she served in multiple education roles including EM Clerkship Director and Residency Assistant/Associate Program Director. While in these roles she received several awards recognizing her excellence in teaching and education including "Mentor of the year", "Teacher of the year", and "Outstanding Junior Faculty". She was also recognized nationally by the American College of Emergency Physicians with the "National Emergency Medicine Junior Faculty Teaching Award".

    Dr. Krzyzaniak's scholarly work has included curriculum development for pediatric stabilization and resuscitation for low-middle income countries, development and implementation of an augmented reality application for pediatric code cart instruction, and best practices in social media for physicians. Presently her scholarly work focuses on the remediation of struggling learners and gender issues in academic medicine. She has also been a course director for Residents as Teachers curriculum as well as an Intern Preparatory Course for medical students.

    Beyond her scholarly endeavors and residency leadership roles, Dr. Krzyzaniak also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the national faculty development program Faculty Incubator which is supported by the medical education startup Academic Life in Emergency Medicine.

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