Theresa Q. Tran, MD, MBA, FACEP

Associate Medical Director, Baylor St. Luke’s
Program Director, MD/MBA Dual Degree Program
Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University

Theresa Tran’s ability to understand and explain how the business of medicine affects patient care has raised the bar in EM. Her work on surprise billing, scope of practice, tort law, and more has elevated the collective knowledge of the specialty, and her role as an educational leader and mentor ensures progress will grow exponentially.

Kari Sampsel, MD, MSc, FRCPC, DipForSci

Jordan M. Warchol, MD, MPH

More than 200 applications were reviewed by the selection committee, comprising Chair Omar Maniya, MD, MBA, with Hannah Hughes, MD, MBA; RJ Sontag, MD; Venkat Subramanyam, MD; Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc; Sophia Spadafore, MD; Karina Sanchez, MD; and Jazmyn Shaw, MS-IV. The selection committee was blinded to EMRA and/or ACEP membership status. Care was taken to ensure both a diverse applicant pool and awardee group. For any questions, contact us at

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