Emergency Medicine Faculty

Leadership

Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Residency Training: University of Cincinnati Hospital and College of Medicine

Professional Interests: Technology and Innovation, Cardiovascular Emergencies, Point-of-Care Testing, Innate Immunity



Michael Gisondi, MD
Vice Chair of Education

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Faculty Development, Education Research, Palliative Care


Sam Shen, MD, MBA
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Quality

Residency Training: Harvard/Beth Israel Deaconess
Professional Interests: Health Care Management, Emergency Department Operations


Matthew Strehlow, MD
Vice Chair of Strategy

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: International Medicine, Medical Education, Critical Care, Sepsis, Congestive Heart Failure



Prasanthi Govindarajan, MD
Associate Vice Chair

Residency Training: Boston Medical Center
Professional Interests: Neurological Emergencies, Pre-hospital Care, Stroke.


Tsuyoshi Mitarai, MD
Associate Vice Chair

Residency Training: University of Maryland
Professional Interests: Internal Medicine/Critical Care Medicine


Clinical Directors

Ian Brown, MD
Assistant Director of Adult Emergency Medicine (Informatics)

Residency Training: Johns Hopkins University
Professional Interests: Cardiovascular Emergencies, Cardiac Risk Stratification, Medical Informatics


Bernard Dannenberg, MD
Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Residency Training: University of California, Irvine - Pediatrics / Loma Linda University - Emergency Medicine
Professional Interests: Pediatric Pain Management, Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD
Medical Director of Adult Emergency Medicine

Residency Training: University of California, Irvine
Professional Interests: Ultrasound, Medical Education



Daniel Imler, MD
Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Fellowship Training: Boston Medical Center - Boston University
Residency Training: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Professional Interests: Clinical Informatics, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Global Health, Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Moon Lee, MD, MPH
Quality Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Residency Training: University of California, Davis
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Ryan Ribeira, MD Assistant Medical Director

Residency: Stanford

 



Donald Schreiber, MD
Quality Director of Adult Emergency Medicine

Residency Training: University of Southern California
Professional Interests: Cardiovascular Emergencies


Alexei Wagner, MD, MBA
Assistant Director of Adult Emergency Medicine (Clinical)

Residency Training: University of Chicago
Professional Interests: Aeromedicine, Airway Management, Medical Education
 


Academic Directors

Phillip Harter, MD
Director of Residency Program

Residency Training: Christ Hospital and Medical Center
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Simulation and Virtual Reality, Residency Administration


Cori Poffenberger, MD
Director of Faculty Development and Wellness

Residency Training: University of California, Los Angeles - Harbor
Professional Interests: Ultrasound


James Quinn, MD
Director of Research

Residency Training: University of Ottawa
Professional Interests: Medical Informatics, Wound Management, Syncope, Decision Rules



Kimberly Schertzer, MD
Director of Emergency Medicine Simulation

Residency Training: Stanford/Kaiser
Professional Interests: Simulation


Rebecca Smith-Coggins, MD
Co-Director of Academic Affairs

Residency Training: Northwestern University
Professional Interests: Wellness, Physiological effects of shift work, Simulation


Nounou Taleghani, MD, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: International Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, Emergency Medical Services



Rebecca Walker, MD
Director of Postgraduate Fellowships

Residency Training: Loma Linda University
Professional Interests: International Emergency Medicine, Public Health, Administration


Ewen Wang, MD
Co-Director of Academic Affairs
Associate Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health


Stanford Full-Time Faculty

Peter Acker, MD

Residency Training: University of Chicago
Professional Interests: International Emergency Medicine, Pre-hospital Emergency Care, Medical Education


Al'ai Alvarez, MD

Residency Training: Jacobi-Montefiore Emergency Medicine / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Quality and Clinical Operations, Physician Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion


Kenton Anderson, MD

Residency Training: Duke University Medical Center
Professional Interests: Cardiac Arrest, Emergency Ultrasound



Nicholas Ashenburg, MD

Residency: Maine Medical Center
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine; Ultrasound


Paul Auerbach, MD

Residency Training: University of California, Los Angeles
Professional Interests: Wilderness Med., Biodesign, Medicine & the Environment, Dive Med.


Joseph Becker, MD

Residency Training: Yale New Haven
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine



Milana Boukhman, MD

Residency Training: Harvard/Beth Israel Deaconess
Professional Interests: Bioterrorism, Disaster Medicine, International Medicine, Innovations in Healthcare


Patrick Burns, MD

Residency Training: University of Washington
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine


Holly Caretta-Weyer, MD

Residency: University of Wisconsin
Professional Interests: Education and Assessment



Eli Carrillo, MD

Residency Training: Highland Emergency Medicine
Professional Interests: Emergency Medical Services


Henry Curtis, MD

Residency Training: Mount Sinai
Professional Interests: Medical Humanities, Disaster Medicine, Virtual Reality Education


Peter D'Souza, MD

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: Emergency Medical Services



Youyou Duanmu, MD

Residency: Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Professional Interests: Point-of-Care Echocardiography, Clinical Decision Tools


Andrea Fang, MD

Residency Training: University of California, Los Angeles - Harbor
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Marc Gautreau, MD

Residency Training: University of Massachusetts
Professional Interests: Emergency Medical Services, Disaster Medicine



Zhara Marjan Ghazi-Askar, MD

Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Michelle Feltes, MD

Residency: George Washington University
Professional Interests: International Emergency Medicine


Karen Frush, MD

Residency Training: Duke University
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine



Moises Gallegos, MD, MPH

Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Medical Education

Gregory Gilbert, MD

Residency Training: Emory University
Professional Interests: Emergency Medical Services, Stroke, Medical Education


Carrie Jurkiewicz, MD

Residency: University of Chicago Hospital
Professional Interests: Wilderness Medicine



Jennifer Kanapicki, MD

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: International Emergency Medicine, Medical Education


Ayesha Khan, MD

Residency Training: Detroit Medical Center
Professional Interests: Social Emergency Medicine, Mobile Health


Kajal Khanna, MD, JD

Residency Training: University of California, San Francisco
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine



Edward Klofas, MD

Residency Training: University of California, San Francisco
Professional Interests: Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Procedures, Medical Gismos


Benjamin Lindquist, MD

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: International Emergency Medicine


Grant Lipman, MD

Residency Training: St. Luke's - Roosevelt
Professional Interests: Wilderness Medicine, Evidence-based Medicine



Viveta Lobo, MD

Residency Training: Hahnemann University
Professional Interests: Ultrasound


Jason Lowe, DO

Residency Training: University of California, San Francisco - Fresno
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Angela Lumba-Brown, MD

Residency Training: New York Medical College
Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Trauma, and Brain Injury



S.V. Mahadevan, MD
Director of Global Affairs and Strategy

Residency Training: University of California, Los Angeles - Olive View
Professional Interests: Trauma, Medical Education, International Medicine


William Mulkerin, MD

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: Emergency Medical Services


Jennifer Newberry, MD, JD

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health



Jessica Ngo, MD

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: Disaster Response 


Avinash Patil, MD

Residency Training: Loma Linda University
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine


Nicholas Pokrajac, MD

Residency: UCSD

 



Shashank Ravi, MD

Residency: University of Wisconsin

Professional Interests: Quality improvement, patient safety

 


Brian Travis Rice, MD

Residency: LAC USC Emergency Medicine Residency 
Professional Interests: International emergency medicine


Kelly Roszczynialski, MD

Residency: University of Alabama, Birmigham

 



Stefanie Sebok-Syer, PhD

PhD: Queen's University

Professional Interests: Medical Education


Cherrelle Smith, MD

Residency Training: University of North Carolina

Professional Interests: Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Katherine Staats, MD

Residency Training: University of Texas, Austin
Professional Interests: Community Paramedicine, High-Performance CPR and Prehospital Resuscitation, EMS Education



Alfredo Urdaneta, MD

Residency Training: UCSF, Fresno
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine, CCM, ECLS/ECMO, Trauma Resuscitation, Sepsis, and Medical Education


Sarah Williams, MD

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: Ultrasound, Medical Education, Health Advocacy
 


Jenny Wilson, MD

Residency Training: UCSF-SFGH
Professional Interests: Emergency Critical Care, Lung Injury, Sepsis, Critical Care Ultrasound



Samuel Yang, MD

Residency Training: Johns Hopkins University
Professional Interests: Infectious Diseases, Global Health, Medical Technology


Stanford Part-Time Faculty

Rodney Altman, MD

Residency Training: University of Illinois
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine


Barbie Barrett, MD

Residency Training: University of Southern California
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine


Michael Bresler, MD

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine



Ram Duriseti, MD

Residency Training: Stanford
Professional Interests: Computational Modeling of Medical Decisions, Statistical Computing, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis


Natalie Htet, MD

Professional Interests: Critical Care Medicine


Shawn Kaku, MD

Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine



Michael A. Kohn, MD

 


Anne Merritt, MD

Residency Training: Yale University
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine

Sachie Oshima, MD

Residency Training: Stanford/Kaiser
Professional Interests: Health Information Technology



Elizabeth Raphael, MD

Residency Training: Detroit Medical Center
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine


Shyam Sivasankar, MD

Residency: Stanford

Professional Interests: Pediatric emergency medicine

 


George Sternbach, MD

Residency Training: University of Chicago
Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine



Eric L. Weiss, MD

Residency Training: University of California, Los Angeles
Professional Interests: Infectious Diseases


Ken Zafren, MD

Residency Training: University of California, Los Angeles
Professional Interests: Emergency Medical Services, Wilderness Medicine


Vance Vanier, MD

Residency: Highland



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