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Chapter 1. Anyone, Anything, Anytime: The EMTALA Story
Cameron Grossaint, DO, HCA Florida - North Florida | University of Central Florida
Moira Smith, MD, MPH, University of Virginia Health System
Sachin Santhakumar, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Chapter 2. Serving the Forgotten: The EM Safety Net
Jasmeen Kaur, DO, Hackensack University

Chapter 3. The Plumbing is Broken: Hospital-Based Congestion
Nathaniel Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP

Chapter 4. Health Beyond Health Care: Social Determinants
Sriram Venkatesan, FAWM, Sri Ramachandra Medical College
Mackensie A. Yore, MD, MS, Veterans’ Administration Los Angeles, UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program
Valerie A. Pierre, MD, FAAEM, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Chapter 5. Physician Payment 101
Nishad Abdul Rahman, MD, St. John’s Riverside Hospital
Nicholas Rizer, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Jordan Celeste, MD, FACEP, Emergency Physicians of Central Florida/Orlando Health

Chapter 6. Patients as Payers 
Kirstin Woody Scott, MD, MPhil, PhD, University of Michigan; RAND Corporation
Pranav Kaul, MD, Northwestern University
Michael Granovsky, MD, CPC, FACEP, Logix Health

Chapter 7. Taking the Free Marketing Out of Health Care
Corinne Rezentes, DO, Brooke Army Medical Center
Sahar Rammaha, MSU College of Medicine Class of 2023
Jordan M. Warchol, MD, MPH, FACEP, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Chapter 8. The New Regulated Utility: Physicians
Saumya Singh, MD, Creighton University SOM/Maricopa Emergency Medicine
Ashley Tarchione, MD, Maricopa Medical Center/Valleywise Health
Jasmeet S. Dhaliwal, MD, MPH, MBA, USACS Colorado

Chapter 9. Less Money, More Problems: Physician-Owned Practices
Christopher Clifford, MD, George Washington University Hospital
Vishnu Muppala, MD, MPH, Maimonides Medical Center

Chapter 10. “New” Methods to Control Costs: Quality and Data
Evelyn Huang, MD, Northwestern University
Jacob Altholz, MD, UNLV Kirk Kirkorian School of Medicine
Jesse Schafer, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

Chapter 11. Medical Malpractice: The Sword of Damocles
Lindsay Davis, DO, MPH, Central Michigan University
Ranjit Singh, DO, Hackensack University
Ramnik S. Dhaliwal, MD, JD, Carepoint Health


Chapter 12. Scope Trials and Tribulations
Miltiadis Kerdemelidis, MD, AdventHealth Orlando
Stefania Markou, DO, MPH, AdventHealth Orlando
Andrew Little, DO, AdventHealth Orlando

Chapter 13. Board Certification: Why It Matters
Krishna J. Patel, DO, Central Michigan University
Sandra Gad, MSc, St. George’s University
Kathleen Cowling, MS, DO, MBA, FACEP, Central Michigan University

Chapter 14. Corporate Practice of Medicine
Nicholas S. Imperato, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2023
Aaron R. Kuzel, DO, MBA, University of Louisville
Angela G. Cai, MD, MBA, University of Pennsylvania

Chapter 15. Education as the New Battleground
Kenneth Kim, MD, UCLA Ronald Reagan/Olive View
Carolina Ornelas-Dorian, MD, MPH, University of California-San Francisco


Chapter 16. Emergency Medicine Outside the ED
Jose Reyes, MD, Cook County Health
Adnan Hussain, MD, Vituity

Chapter 17. Leading Outside the Walls: Importance of Leadership Skills
Tuong Pham, MD, Valley Health System
Thuy Nguyen, MD, University of Connecticut
Steven Nazario, MD, AdventHealth Orlando


Chapter 18. All Politics is Local
Kira Gressman, MD, University of Washington
Nikkole J. Turgeon, MD, Boston Medical Center
Nicholas P. Cozzi, MD, MBA, FDNY/Northwell Health and Rush University Medical Center
Puneet Gupta, MD, FACEP, Los Angeles County Fire/UCLA-Harbor

Chapter 19. Process Matters: From Lobbying to Law
Cole Ettingoff, MPH, Tel Aviv University Class of 2025
Hannah Gordon, MD, MPH, Baylor College of Medicine

Chapter 20. Building the Winning Message
Christopher Kuhner, MD, Maimonides Medical Center

Chapter 21. The Fourth Branch of Government: Regulatory Issues
Melanie Yates, MD, University of Cincinnati
Rebecca Leff, MD, Mayo Clinic
Chadd K. Kraus, DO, DrPH, CPE, FACEP, Geisinger Medical Center

Chapter 22. The Fight Never Ends: Judicial Challenges
Jacqueline Buchak, MD, John Peter Smith Health Network
Colten J. Philpott, MD, MPH, MBA, MHA, MPA, John Peter Smith Health Network
Heidi Knowles, MS, MD, FACEP, John Peter Smith Health Network

Chapter 23. Advocacy for Everyone
Hannah Thielmeyer, MD, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Laura Haselden, MD, MPM, MedStar Georgetown Emergency Medicine Health Policy Fellowship
Brittany CH Koy, MD, Cleveland Clinic Akron General


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