Achievements and Celebrations

Multidisciplinary Emergency Critical Care Program


Aug 2008

  • Creation of Stanford EMCCM Joint Case Conference Curriculum by Tsuyoshi Mitarai, MD (EMIMCCM) during his senior year of CCM fellowship. 

Sept 2014

  • EMCCM Joint Case Conferences began to take place in both Stanford and Kaiser Santa Clara. The Kaiser conferences are led by Lisa Rapoport, MD (EMCCM). 

June 2015

  • Creation of FLEX RN Program 

Dec 2015

  • Beginning of research collaboration for Stanford Model and FRAN project among Sara Crager, MD, Jason Nesbitt, RN and Christopher Cinkowski RN.

Jan 2016

  • Creation of EMCCM Team by Tsuyoshi Mitarai, MD to develop innovative critical care curriculum for EM residents and to provide mentorship for all fellow/resident members. The members consisted of EM attending with CCM background/interest (Tsuyoshi Mitarai, MD, Lisa Rapoport, MD, Matt Strehlow, MD), EMCCM fellows (Sara Crager, MD, Andrew Phillips, MD, Julian VIllar, MD), and EM residents with interest in CCM (David Radler, MD, Ian Storch, MD, Brian Ichwan, MD). 

Feb-May 2016

  • Expansion of research/QI projects (i.e. Emergency Critical Care Team pilot) led by Sara Crager, MD, Julian Villar, MD, Jason Nesbitt, RN, and Christopher Cinkowski, RN called for a creation of a formal research/QI group to collaborate on various projects. 

July 2016

  • The first revised EMCCM joint conference with a preselected CCM topic and addition of senior EMCCM fellow proctoring. 

Aug 2016

  • Creation of Stanford Multidisciplinary Emergency Critical Care Program (MECCP) by combining the research/QI group and EMCCM team, and changing the organizational structure.

Sept 2016

  • The first Stanford joint EMCCM journal club

Oct 2016

  • Launching of MECCP website 

Oct 2016

Emergency Critical Care Pilot Program over 8 weeks led by Julian Villar, MD and Sara Crager, MD. Highly successful and well regarded by EM Residents, Attendings, Nurses and Critical Care Teams.

Oct 2016

  • Critical Care Education Day; Half-day Multidisciplinary and non-lecture format critical care education for EM Residents. The teaching sessions received the highest evaluation scores of the year by the residents.

MECCP Scholarship

Other EMCCM Research Collaboration at Stanford

  • Petal Network with the Rose and Violet trials - Matt Strehlow, MD, Angela Rogers, MD, Joe Levitt, MD

Photo Gallery

EMCCM Joint Journal Club Faculty Panelist on September 13, 2016

Lisa Rapoport, MD, Kaiser EMCCM Faculty mentoring Tom Gildea, MD and Philip Buss, MD on EMCCM Kaiser Conference on October 5th, 2016

Participants experienced how it is like to be on mechanical ventilator during the Critical Care Day

David Radler, MD
Resident Director of MECCP 2016-2017

EMCCM Joint Journal Club on September 13, 2016

Brian Ichwan, MD, working on programming for the research projects

Rapid Firing Session during the Critical Care Day

Sara Craiger, MD was the founder and made significant contributions to the success of MECCP as a EMCCM Fellow. Sara and Julian lead the ECC Pilot Program.

Post EMCCM Journal Club

Erica Chimelski, MD, Tsuyoshi Mitarai, MD and Rafael working on MECCP website

Sara Crager, MD teaching a rapid fire session during the Critical Care Day

Julian Villar, MD was one of the original members with significant contributions to the success of MECCP as a EMCCM Fellow. Sara and Julian lead the ECC Pilot Program.

Andrew Phillips, MD, Senior EMCCM Fellow, helping out with the Critical Care day

Cardiac Arrest Station during the Critical Care Day 2017