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  • Peter Acker

    Peter Acker

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests As part of the Stanford Emergency Medicine International team my work has focused on emergency medicine education and capacity development in resource limited settings, including Myanmar, India, Uganda, Nepal and others.

  • Al'ai Alvarez

    Al'ai Alvarez

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Bio Dr. Al'ai Alvarez is an assistant clinical professor in Emergency Medicine and the assistant residency program director at the Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He is the second year class coach and is the SWAGGERT line director for the Stanford Emergency Medicine ACCEL Program (https://emed.stanford.edu/residency/ACCEL.html)

    Dr. Alvarez focuses on the intersection of residency wellbeing with clinical operations, the patient experience, quality and patient safety. Prior to his role in academic emergency medicine, Dr. Alvarez served as the assistant medical director in clinical operations and quality education at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

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

    Dr. Alvarez works on recruitment in graduate medical education and the medical school. Equally important is his work on increasing diversity and inclusion at Stanford University, and is a steering committee member for the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity at the Stanford School of Medicine.

    Nationally, Dr. Alvarez serves on committees on physician wellbeing and medical education, and has given several grand rounds on relevant topics in gratitude, physician wellbeing, burnout, as well as leadership capacity to enhance diversity and inclusion.

  • Kenton Anderson

    Kenton Anderson

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    Cardiac Arrest
    Emergency Ultrasound

  • Paul Auerbach

    Paul Auerbach

    Redlich Family Professor, Emeritus

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

  • Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH

    Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in graduate medical education -- particularly in understanding how learners learn in the clinical environment, and how learners can optimally communicate with patients and families, to improve patient understanding, patient satisfaction, and patient safety. My current studies include: (1) Coaching Initiative; (2) Improving Family-Centered Rounds to Improve Safety and Communication, (3) Shared Decision-Making, and (4) Scholarly Concentrations.

  • 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

  • Holly Caretta-Weyer

    Holly Caretta-Weyer

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Bio Holly Caretta-Weyer is currently Assistant Residency Program Director for the Stanford University Emergency Medicine Residency Program and Director of Evaluation and Assessment for the Emergency Medicine Clerkships 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 an 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 Director for Stanford Life Flight. He previously served as 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 Medical Director of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division and Associate Medical Director of the acute care floor at Lucile Packard Children?s Hospital (LPCH) Stanford and a clinical assistant professor at Stanford Univeristy. 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 LPCH. She is the director for a required quality improvement rotation for residents and co-directs the scholarly concentration for quality and process improvement. She is also the MOC portfolio manager for LPCH Stanford?s MOC part IV portfolio. Her research interests include communication among the care team (inclusive of patients and families) as well as quality and quantity of time trainees spend in patient/family communication.

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