Emergency Medicine

Faculty

Dr. Norris
Dr. Norris on bedside rounds in India

We are proud to boast one of the most diverse and accomplished faculty in the country. Faculty have come to the program from residencies all over the country. Research interests vary, and include, among others, wilderness & international medicine, new educational technologies, circadian rhythms and shift work; as well as wound healing, envenomations, ultrasound, and pediatric analgesia. They provide a broad spectrum of expertise to all residents. Whether recent graduates or “veterans,” faculty remain committed to the education of our residents and support a strong faculty mentor program to guide each resident through their training.

Dr. Harter
Dr. Harter teaching Surgery 221 course

Some notable faculty honors include CORD Faculty Teaching Award given to Dr. Swaminatha Mahadevan at the SAEM National Conference in Boston. Dr. Gus Garmel, our Co-Program Director, received the Peter Rosen Award and the Program Director of the Year Award from AAEM, the National Mentoring Award and the Award for Excellence in Teaching from EMRA, and Kaiser's Golden Apple Teaching and Silver Scope Awards. The nationally distinguished Heros of Emergency Medicine Awards were given to three of our faculty members: Paul Auerbach, Mike Bresler, and Ken Zafren.

Residents agree that it is also the intangibles that make the faculty outstanding: discussing interesting cases over breakfast after an overnight shift, volunteering images and guidance for a resident presentation, finding a teaching point in every case, or even discussing career opportunities in Nepal! However you define commitment, our faculty hits the mark.


Faculty at each institution

Stanford University Faculty

Name

Residency Training

Professional Interests

Paul Auerbach, MD

UCLA

Wilderness Medicine, Biodesign, Medicine & the Environment, Dive Medicine

Melana Boukhman, MD

Harvard - Beth Israel/Deaconess

Bioterrorism, Disaster Medicine, International Medicine, Innovations in Healthcare

Michael Bresler, MD

Stanford University

Cardiology, Trauma, Governmental Affairs, and Public Policy, past President Cal-ACEP

Ian Brown, MD

Johns Hopkins

Cardiovascular Emergencies, Cardiac Risk Stratification, Medical Informatics

Alice Chiao, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

International Emergency Medicine, EMS Development in India, Travel Medicine

Peter D'Souza, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

EMS, San Mateo County Assistant Medical Director

Bernard Dannenberg, MD

UC Irvine/Loma Linda

Pediatric Pain Management, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD

University of California, at Irvine

Ultrasound, Resident Education

Gregory Gilbert, MD

Emory/Grady

EMS, Stroke, Medical Education, San Mateo County Medical Director

Phillip Harter, MD

Christ Hospital and Medical Center

Medical Education, Simulation & Virtual Reality, Residency Administration

Jennifer Kanapicki, MD

Stanford / Kaiser

International EM Fellow:
Academics - Resident/Medical Student Education

Edward Klofas, MD

UCSF

EMS, Emergency Procedures, medical gismos

Grant Lipman, MD

St. Luke's - Roosevelt

Wilderness Medicine, Evidence-based Medicine

S. V. Mahadevan, MD

UCLA-Olive View

ED Medical Director, Trauma, Medical Education, International Medicine.

Kelly Murphy, MD

Brown University

International Medicine, Sports Medicine, Tropical Medicine, rural grassroots medical education, webmaster

Robert Norris, MD

Akron City Hospital

Wilderness Medicine, Tactical Medicine, Environmental Toxicology, Advanced Airway Management, Search & Rescue

James Quinn, MD

University of Ottawa

Research Director, Medical Informatics, Wound Management, Syncope, Decision Rules

Donald Schreiber, MD

USC/LA County

Cardiovascular Fellowship Director, Cardiovascular Emergencies

Rebecca Smith-Coggins, MD

Northwestern

Wellness, physiological effects of shift work, Simulation

Matthew Strehlow, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

International Medicine, Medical Education, Critical Care, Sepsis, CHF

NouNou Taleghani, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

International Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, EMS

Rebecca Walker, MD

Loma Linda University

International Emergency Medicine, Public Health, Administration

N. Ewen Wang, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, International and Public Health

Eric A. Weiss, MD

Highland Hospital

Wilderness Medicine, Disaster Medicine

Sarah Williams, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Ultrasound, Medical Education, Health Advocacy

Stanford Part-Time Faculty

Name

Residency Training

Professional Interests

Jodi Adams, MD

University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hosiptal

International & Disaster Medicine, Wilderness Medicine and Resident Education

Rodney Altman, MD

University of Illinois

Venture Capital, Medical Devices

Joseph Becker, MD

University of Texas/NASA Program, Yale

Infectious Disease, Global Care, HIV, & Critical Care

Ram Duriseti, MD, PhD

Stanford/Kaiser

Computational Modeling of Medical Decisions, Statistical Computing, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Daniel Grossman, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

International Medicine

Suzanne Lippert, MD

Alameda County Medical Center/Highland

International EM, Health & Human Rights, Editorial/Peer-Review

Tsuyoshi Mitarai, MD

University of Maryland (IM/EM)

Critical Care

Jessica Ngo, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

EMS & Disaster Medicine

Sachie Oshima, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

General Emergency Medicine

Jeffrey Peterson, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Sports Medicine, Wilderness & Expedition Medicine

Jessica Pierog, DO

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pennsylvania

Pre-hospital Care, EMS

Elizabeth Raphael, MD

Wayne State/Detroit Receiving Hospital

Injury Biomechanics, Mechanism of Injury, Tissue Tolerance to Forces & Analysis of Dynamic Systems

Joseph Ryan, MD

Truman Medical Center

EMS

Kimberly Schertzer, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Medical Simulation

George Sternbach, MD

University of Chicago

Medical Education

Wendy Thanassi, MD

Yale/New Haven

Infectious Disease, Travel Medicine, Occupational Medicine

Eric L. Weiss, MD

UCLA

International and Travel Medicine, Wellness

Ken Zafren, MD

Kerm Medical Center/UCLA

Wilderness Medicine, State of Alaska EMS Director

Stanford Emergency Medicine Fellows

Name

Residency Training

Professional Interests

 

Kaiser Santa Clara Faculty

Kaiser Physician Bios

Name

Residency Training

Professional Interests

Arshanoush Ahmadi, MD

 

 

Manish Asaravala, MD

Northwestern and UCSF

Ultrasound

Marcy Behnam, MD

 

 

Lynn Bui, MD

 

 

Nina Chicharoen, MD

 

 

Nicole Choi, MD

 

Pediatric EM

Susan Chow, MD

LA County/USC

Patient Empowerment

Yi-Mei Chng, MD

Harvard – BWH/MGH

Airway, injury prevention, simulation

Sean Curry, MD

 

 

John Dani, MD

UCLA-Olive View

Kaisser Call Center Coordinator

Paul David, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Resident Education, Patient Satisfaction

Santosh Davies, MD

University of Pennsylvania, Drexel

Ultrasound; Complex Ultrasound Fellowship

Stephanie Eden, MD

 

 

Stephen Emond, MD

MGH

Evidence-based Medicine, Asthma

Shahinoor Esmail, MD

UCLA-Harbor

Assistant Chief of EM, Medical Education

Cheri Finalle, MD

 

 

Gus Garmel, MD

Wright State

Co-Program Director, Medical Education, Mentoring, Residency Administration, Medical Writing & Editing, EKG & Radiology interpretation, AAEM Residency Program Director of the Year 2008

Michelle Holmes, MD

Detroit Receiving Hospital/Wayne State

Quality Assurance, Acute Stroke Care

Vanessa Hsieh-Park, MD

UCLA-Olive View

Radiology Utilization

Plomarz Irani, MD

University of Pittsburgh

Medical Education

Anita Kulkarni, MD

Cook County

Women’s health, Domestic Violence, Patient Satisfaction

Albert Kuo, MD

UCLA-Harbor

Ultrasound

Joanna Law-Courter, MD

University of Washington/Madigan

Preventive Medicine

Haydn Leung, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Sepsis (Kaiser Early Goal Directed Therapy Committee), Critical Care, Airway Management

Joel Levis, MD, PhD

Stanford/Kaiser

Assistant Chief of EM, Medical Education, Medical Writing, Acute MI & Stroke Quality Improvement

James Lee, MD

UC Davis

Resident Education

Bill Liang, MD

University of Michigan

Medical Education, Simulation, Medical Education Scholar Fellowship
(Michigan)

James Lin, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Chief of EM, Quality Improvement, Medical-Legal Issues

Jessica Mathieson, DO

Denver General

 

Cameron McClure, MD

UC Davis

 

David Nix, MD, PhD

Stanford/Kaiser

Sports Medicine, CHF, Medical Education, Statistics

Richard Oh, MD

UCLA-Olive View

Medical Education

Pina Patel, MD

 

 

Karla Prodany, MD

Jacobi/Montefiore

Ultrasound

Amritha Raghunathan, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

 

Lisa Rapoport, MD

U Chicago & Stanford

EM & ICU

James Steck, MD

UCSD

Medical Education & Literature

Darrell Sutijono, MD

 

Ultrasound

John Takahashi, MD

UCLA

Assistant Chief of EM, Call Center Coordinator, Medical Administrarion

Mark Thanassi, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Quality Assurance, Resident Education (former Associate Residency Director Yale Emergency Medicine)

Elizabeth Turner, MD

 

 

Kavid Udompanyanan, MD

 

 

D. Andrew White, MD

Maricopa

Disaster Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Toxicology

Josh Young, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Medical Education

Kenneth Yu, MD

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Operational efficiency, wilderness medicine, resident education

 

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Faculty

Valley Physician Bios

Name

Residency Training

Professional Interests

Al'ai Alvarez, MD

Jacobi Medical Center

Emergency Medicine

Jeffery Arnold, MD

UCLA/Harbor

Department Chair, Quality Improvement

Evan Bloom, MD

Beth Israel - Deaconess, Boston

Emergency Medicine

Carmie Chan, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Medical Education

Connie Chan, MD

Emory University

Ultrasound

Michael Chin, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Medical Education

Erica Chiu-Liang, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Emergency Medicine

Andrew Chong, MD, MSc

Albert Einstein

Research

Matthew Denny, MD, MPH

Mount Sinai

Public Health

Dzung Do, MD

Albert Einstein/Beth Israel

General Emergency Medicine

Eric Ernster, MD

LA County-Harbor

Emergency Medicine

Ian Ferguson, D.O.

Kern/UCLA

Director of Medical Education

F. Brendan Garrett, MD

SCVMC

General Emergency Medicine

Jennifer Jackson, MD

Temple University

Emergency Medicine

Michael Jones, MD

LA County-King/Drew

General Emergency Medicine

Luke Karaelias, MD

UC Irvine

Director of Medical Education

Lara Kulchychi, MD

Beth Israel - Deaconess, Boston

Emergency Medicine

Alexander Lam, MD

Boston Medical Center

Genereal Emergency Medicine

James Lane, MD

York Medical Center/Naval Aerospace Medical Institute

SART Program, Medical Director

Seamus Lonergan, MD

Highland Hospital, Oakland

Director of Quality Improvement, Medical Education

Jasmine Mahesri, MD

Mount Sinai, New York

Emergency Medicine

Erick Miranda, MD

LA County-USC

Medical Student Director

MyPhuong Mitarai, MD

University of Maryland

Director of Education

Anthony Montefusco, MD

LSU Medical Center

Director of Clinical Operations

Avinash Patil, MD

Loma Linda

International Emergency Medicine

Abigail Pease, MD

Highland Hospital, Oakland

Residency site Director

Deborah Schwartz, MD

UC Davis

General Emergency Medicine

Shradha Shah, MD

Wayne State Univeristy, Detroit Medical Center

Emergency Medicine

Vernell Smith, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

EMS, Base Station Liason Physician

Matthew Tripp, MD

Temple

General Emergency Medicine

Benjamin Tsai, MD

Maimondes Medical Center

General Emergency Medicine

Val Vigil, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Emergency Medicine

Jan Vobecky, MD

Stanford/Kaiser

Emergency Medicine

Erin Wentzien, MD

LA County/USC

General Emergency Medicine

Michael Young, DO

Albert Einstein

Toxicology

 

 

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