2022 - 2023 Critical Care Committee Leader Spotlight

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Sean M Hickey, MD, Chair of the EMRA Critical Care Committee, 2022-2023

sean_hickey.jpgProgram:Mount Sinai Hospital

Your goal as an EMRA leader: To Empower medical students and residents to pursue a career in critical care.

Brian Sumner, MD, Chair-Elect of the EMRA Critical Care Committee, 2022-2023

brian_sumner.jpgProgram:Mount Sinai Morningside - West

Your goal as an EMRA leader: Utilizing the strong foundation of the critical care committee to motivate and empower new leaders who will expand the emergency medicine footprint within critical care medicine

What is the best advice you've ever received? Use adversity as an opportunity. Embrace your reality.

What is something people don't know about you? I was once in shape and ran the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: A professional dog-walker

Favorite life hack for night shifts: Sour Skittles

Erin Bell, MD, Vice Chair of the EMRA Critical Care Committee, 2022-2023

bell-erin.jpgProgram:University of Virginia

Your goal as an EMRA leader: To help connect interested students, current residents, and faculty members who are interested in Critical Care.

Top 3 traits of a great leader:
1. Communication
2. Humility
3. Confidence

Favorite life hack for night shifts: That midnight coffee is necessary! La Colombe canned lattes hit the spot.

What's on your playlist? Anything from the 90s or Classic Rock

Taylor Miller, MD, Vice Chair of the EMRA Critical Care Committee, 2022-2023

Taylor Miller.jpegProgram:University of Maryland

Your goal as an EMRA leader: Help get students and residents interested in Critical Care!

Did you pick up a new quarantine hobby? Does a puppy count?

Favorite life hack for night shifts: Coffee, post-shift brunch

Jonathan Pickos, DO, Vice Chair of the EMRA Critical Care Committee, 2022-2023

Jonathan Pickos.jpgProgram: Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State

Dustin Slagle, MD, Vice Chair of the EMRA Critical Care Committee, 2022-2023

Dusting_slagle.pngProgram: ChristianaCare

Your goal as an EMRA leader: Learn from and teach each other new things on our way to becoming better EM docs.

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: Likely a high school science teacher--I considered it heavily in undergrad.

Did you pick up a new quarantine hobby? Home espresso making--I got a new machine and grinder and I am cranking out drinks all day long now.

What's the last non-textbook you read? Project Hail Mary--I have been on a long Sci-Fi kick. It is a space traveling, alien contacting, science-y story that is funny and smart.

Samuel Garcia, MD, Asst. Vice Chair of the EMRA Critical Care Committee, 2022-2023

samuel_garcia.jpgProgram:Mayo Clinic

Your goal as an EMRA leader: I want to help all medical students, residents, and fellows become masterful resuscitationist. I want to give back to my community through mentorship and education of providers nationwide using high-quality and cutting-edge educational content.

What is something people don't know about you? I have a beautiful wife and two children who mean the world to me

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: I would be a Firefighter. It is the coolest job out there!

Favorite life hack for night shifts: Black out curtains and sound machines for daytime sleeping

Number of apps on my phone: 120

What's the last non-textbook you read? Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins. It is one of the best books I have ever read

Brendan Innes, MD, Asst. Vice Chair of the EMRA Critical Care Committee, 2022-2023

brendanInnes.jpgProgram:Brown Emergency Medicine

Your goal as an EMRA leader: My goal is to work with members of the EMRA community to provide critical care career resources and create educational materials for medical students and residents. I look forward to collaborating with the EMRA community to create connections across all levels of training to improve critical care education and mentorship.

Favorite life hack for night shifts: Early shift caffeine bolus followed by a mid shift snack. Play music at your computer during the shift. Then, go home to sleep in a cold, dark, and quiet room. Finally, and most importantly, try to do something normal that day and catch a glimpse of the sun.

What's on your playlist? A bit of everything including St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Lake Street Dive, Ripe, Tom Misch, Surfaces, The Dip, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, CCR, and Billy Joel

Top 3 traits of a great leader: 1) Commitment 2) Humility 3) Communication

Evan McMurray, MD, Asst. Vice Chair of the EMRA Critical Care Committee, 2022-2023

Evan McCurray.jpgProgram: Mount Sinai Morningside-West

Your goal as an EMRA leader: To make critical care topics accessible for EM residents and to provide resources and mentorship for those interested in pursuing this path for fellowship

Top 3 traits of a great leader:
1. Hard-work
2. Integrity
3. Humility

What is the best advice you've ever received? The journey is the destination

Did you pick up a new quarantine hobby? Running and biking

Gabe Siegel, MD, Asst. Vice Chair of the EMRA Critical Care Committee, 2022-2023

Gabe Siegal.jpgProgram: To make learning difficult topics in critical care a little easier for resident physicians

Your goal as an EMRA leader: Showcase military contributions to Emergency Medicine through programming and networking.

If I weren't an emergency physician, I would be: Trying to recreate a NYC bagel in Denver

What's the last non-textbook you read? Dune

Favorite Twitter feed: Aaron Berkowitz #EndNeurophobia

What's on your playlist? Lane 8

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