2022 - 2023 Administration & Operations Committee Leader Spotlight

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Daniel Novak, DO, Chair of the EMRA Administration & Operations Committee, 2022-2023

daniel_novak.jpgProgram: Maimonides Medical Center

Your goal as an EMRA leader: My goal is to continue to bring residents and medical students together and expand on their interests within Admin & Ops

Why get involved with a professional society? It allows for me to network and build strong connection with the amazing people in our field and learn from them.

What is the best advice you've ever received? Do things because you love it and not to just do it

Favorite life hack for night shifts: COFFEE

What's the last non-textbook you read? Being Mortal

What's on your playlist? Country Music

Michael Muradian, MD, Chair-Elect of the EMRA Administration & Operations Committee, 2022-2023

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Program:Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak

Your goal as an EMRA leader: To connect with others and help shape the future of this organization and this specialty.

Why get involved in a professional society? It is a great opportunity to work with and learn from others around the country while gaining valuable experience.

Top 3 traits of a great leader: Dedication, empathy, collaborative

What is the best advice you've ever received? You can learn something from each of your patient encounters, even the negative ones.

Christina Brown, Vice Chair of the EMRA Administration & Operations Committee, 2022-2023

Christina_Brown.jpgProgram: Rush Medical College

Your goal as an EMRA leader: I am excited to continue being part of the Admin and Ops committee. I hope to show how important it is to be a leader and advocate in Emergency Medicine for your team and patients!

What is the best advice you've ever received? Everyone has their own path in life. Don't compare yours to others

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: Dolphin Trainer

What is something people don't know about you? I love spicy food and successfully completed the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Challenge!

Did you pick up a new quarantine hobby? My partner and I splurged on the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle during quarantine. It took 17 hours to build with over 6,000 pieces!

Favorite life hack for night shifts: Get the music playing!

Savanah L. Harshbarger, MD, MBA, Vice Chair of the EMRA Administration & Operations Committee, 2022-2023

savanah_harshbarger.jpgProgram:Harvard (Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital)

Your goal as an EMRA leader: Empower residents to explore opportunities beyond the hospital and make connections between the worlds of medicine, leadership, and business

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: A group fitness instructor!

What's on your playlist? John Mayer, Frank Ocean, Drake

What's the last non-textbook you read? Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Did you pick up a new quarantine hobby? Tried (and failed) a sourdough starter

Favorite life hack for night shifts: Hydration!! - with PRN caffeine :)

Andrew Luo, Vice Chair of the EMRA Administration & Operations Committee, 2022-2023

andrew_luo.jpgProgram: Penn State College of Medicine

Your goal as an EMRA leader: Broaden our members' exposure to the non-clinical aspects of medicine and learn from the future leaders of emergency medicine

Top 3 traits of a great leader: Vision, Empowerment, Culture Champion

Did you pick up a new quarantine hobby? I bought a longboard - still learning how to ride it though!

What's the last non-textbook you read? Born A Crime by Trevor Noah and Poor Economics by Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo - great reads!

Karan Bains, MD, MBA, Asst. Vice Chair of the EMRA Administration & Operations Committee, 2022-2023

karan_bains.jpgProgram:University of California - San Francisco General Hospital

Your goal as an EMRA leader: As part of the leadership team for the Admin & Ops committee, I want to make information and networking related to operations, innovation, and technology accessible and digestible for any emergency medicine physician to use in their personal and professional lives.

What is something people don't know about you? The sound of styrofoam terrifies me.

Did you pick up a new quarantine hobby? Making (mediocre) cocktails

Favorite life hack for night shifts: Have a post-shift brunch to look forward to

Favorite Twitter feed: Adrian Wojnarowski

Linsay Ling, MD, Asst. Vice Chair of the EMRA Administration & Operations Committee, 2022-2023

Linsay Ling.jpgProgram: Magnolia Regional Health Center

Your goal as an EMRA leader: As an EMRA leader, I hope to positively impact rural communities by mitigating barriers to care and establishing a network of dedicated physicians to serving the rural population

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: a storm chaser with NOAA

Favorite life hack for night shifts: lots of snacks & a hot beverage

What's the last non-textbook you read? The Stalker by Lars Kepler

Shanesse Spratt, MD, Asst. Vice Chair of the EMRA Administration & Operations Committee, 2022-2023

Shanesse Spratt.jpgProgram: Magnolia Regional Health Center

Your goal as an EMRA leader: My goal as an EMRA leader is to help establish a robust Rural EM Residency alliance within EMRA.

Number of apps on my phone: 107

What's the last non-textbook you read? Medical Apartheid

What's on your playlist? Beyonce

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