Newly Elected Board Members Fall 2018

EMRA is pleased to welcome the newest members and representatives to the EMRA Board of Directors. 


Hannah Hughes, MD, MBA

Hannah Hughes is an Emergency Medicine Resident at the University of Cincinnati. Born and raised in California, she attended UCLA for business and medical school, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) and Gold Humanism Honor Societies (GHHS).  As an undergraduate, Hannah worked as an analyst in local government where she developed her passion for healthcare administration and as a scribe in the emergency department where she discovered the best specialty in the world.  She is married to Carlos (Tony) Casillas, a Med-Peds resident.  Together, they enjoy international travel, long-distance running, and watching reruns of popular comedy shows.

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Vice Speaker

Karina Sanchez, MD

Karina Sanchez, MD, is a second year resident at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. She earned her medical degree from Ross University and subsequently completed a Surgical preliminary year. She has been an active Representative Council member and successfully brought a Resolution to the Council. Since medical school, she has advocated on behalf of her colleagues to making sure their voices are heard; first as Student Government Curriculum Committee Chair then as Residency Program Representative to EMRA. As Vice Speaker of the Council, she is working to increase participation so all members are reflected in the policies and actions of EMRA.  

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Resident Representative to ACEP

Erik J. Blutinger, MD, MSc

Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc, is a senior resident at the University of Pennsylvania. His primary areas of focus are health advocacy, global health, and curriculum development. He received his medical degree at George Washington University and Master's degree in health policy at the London School of Economics. He has written Op-Eds for the Philadelphia Inquirer plus a commentary on Neighborhood Health in the Academic Emergency Medicine journal. He has worked clinically in South Africa while developing a medical school curriculum with the African Federation of EM (AFEM). Erik currently sits on the ACEP State Legislative & Regulatory Committee. 

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Director of Health Policy

Angela Cai, MD, MBA

Angela Cai is a second year resident at SUNY Downstate/Kings County. She made her way to Brooklyn from Charlotte, NC, Duke (Go Devils), and UNC School of Medicine and Kenan-Flagler Business School. Her professional interests outside of patient care include leading physician engagement in the business and policy of health system change. On days off she enjoys cooking for friends, biking to coffee shops in Brooklyn, giving her brother unsolicited life advice, and hanging out with her husband Matt who is completing his political science PhD at Yale.   

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Director of Membership

Gregory H. Tanquary, DO, MBA

Born and raised in the home of the best barbeque, Kansas City, I completed undergraduate studies at Kansas State University. My medical training began at Kansas City University. After getting married, we packed up and moved to Columbus, Ohio to begin my emergency medicine residency at Doctors Hospital Ohio Health.

My professional interests include critical care, FOAMed, and advocacy for the future of emergency medicine.

Between busy ED shifts I can be found at a local brewery, enjoying baseball, or chasing my fury chow!

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