EMRA is Building More EM Leaders of Tomorrow

One of the things EMRA loves most — and does best — is help EM residents and medical students grow into confident, inspiring leaders. Now there are more opportunities than ever: With the addition of 30+ new vice-chair positions to EMRA’s most active committees, and the debut of the new Administration & Operations Committee, there are more than 100 funded national leadership opportunities at EMRA!

But we’re not stopping there.

EMRA is building bridges with CORD and ACEP committees. With more opportunities to interface with these groups, you can get involved, too. Join us at CORD for our in-person meetings or virtually join an EMRA committee today (it only takes a few clicks at emra.org), and you’ll be the first to know when new opportunities arise.


Please help us recognize the lasting contributions and the positive impact of the 2017-2018 EMRA committee leaders, whose tenure officially ends in April. If you know or see these stars of EM, thank them for their time, work, and attention!

Critical Care Committee
Joshua Glick, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Abdullah Bakhsh, MD, King Abdulaziz Hospital

Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Vidya Eswaran, MD, Northwestern University

Education Committee
Michael Yip, MD, Yale University

Informatics Committee
Michael Hoaglin, MD, Duke University

International Committee
Eric Lee, MD, Mount Sinai SOM – New York

Pediatric EM Committee
Alexander Chang, DO, University of Illinois at Peoria

Prehospital & Disaster Medicine Committee
Michael Spigner, MD, University of Cincinnati

Research Committee
Olga Kovalerchik, MD, Yale University

Simulation Committee
Xiao Chi (Tony) Zhang, MD, Thomas Jefferson University

Sports Medicine Committee
Albert Leung, MD, University of Chicago

Toxicology Committee
Alexandra Amaducci, DO, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Ultrasound Committee
Franklin A. Poff III, MD, University of South Florida

Wellness Committee
Randy Sorge, MD, Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai

Wilderness Committee
Geoff Comp, DO, FAWM, Ohio Health Doctors Hospital


As the baton is passed to incoming committee chairs, chairs-elect and vice chairs this spring, these groups are positioned to build on some incredible momentum — especially with the help of so many more funded leaders. Please help us welcome the new crew!

Administration and Operations (newly formed committee!)
Chair Joshua Gauger, MD,University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Chair-Elect Arnab Sarker*, University of Virginia Medical School
Vice Chair Greg Fernandez, MD, Mount Sinai SOM – New York

Chair Kathleen Yip, MD, Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Critical Care
Chair Clark Owyang, MD, Mount Sinai SOM – New York
Chair-Elect Tanya Belle, MD, University of Connecticut
Vice Chair Matt Guess, MD, Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Vice Chair Yanika Wolfe, MD, Albert Einstein Medical Center

Diversity & Inclusion
Chair Linelle Campbell, MD, NYU School of Medicine
Chair-Elect Christopher Harris, MD, University of Chicago
Vice Chair Amy Zeidan, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Chair Deena Khamees, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Chair-Elect Thomas Yang, MD, Aventura Hospital & Medical Center
Vice Chairs
Jeff Liu, MD (Baylor College of Medicine)
Anthony DeVivo, DO (Mount Sinai St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center)
Ross Christensen, DO (Maricopa Medical Center)
Erin Karl* (University of Minnesota)
Hannah Hughes, MD (University of Cincinnati)
Greg Tanquary, DO (Ohio Health Doctors Hospital)
Jonathan Brewer (Texas A&M College of Medicine)

EM Resident Editorial Team
Editor-in-Chief Tommy Eales, DO, Indiana University
Deputy Editor Brian Fromm, MD, Thomas Jefferson University
Jeremy Lacocque, DO (MWU/CCOM @ Provident Hosp Cook County)
Jayram Pai, MD (Mount Sinai SOM – New York)
Megan Cobb, MD (University of Maryland)
Leah McDonald, MD (NYU School of Medicine)
Karen Bowers, MD (Emory University)
Danny Van Valkinburgh, MD (University of Tennessee @ Memphis)

Health Policy
Chair Allen Wang, MD, MPH, George Washington University
Chair-Elect RJ Sontag, MD, UT Health Science Center @ San Antonio
Vice Chairs
Kyle Ragins, MD (UCLA Olive View)
Neil Dubey, MD (Mount Sinai SOM – New York)
Erik Blutinger, MD (University of Pennsylvania)
Sushant Kapoor, MD (Christiana Care Health System)
Hannah Gordon* (FIU Herbert Wertheim COM)
Petrina Craine, MD (Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital)

Chair Archana Shah, MD, University of Chicago
Chair-Elect DJ Apakama, MD, Mount Sinai SOM – New York

Chair Brian Strickland, MD, University of Chicago
Chair-Elect Jon Dyal, MD, Baylor COM
Vice Chair Ravi Katari, MD, Mount Sinai SOM – New York

Medical Student Council
Chair Sarah Ring, University of Miami
Vice Chair Mike Messina, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Pediatric EM
Chair Jijoe Joseph, MD, Nassau University Medical School
Chair-Elect Cindy Chang, MD, Harbor UCLA

Prehospital & Disaster Medicine
Chair Seth Kelly, MD, University of Maryland
Chair-Elect Mike Sachon*, Edward Cia COM - Virginia

Chair William Bianchi, DO, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Chair-Elect Alex Janke, MD, Yale New Haven Medical Center
Vice Chair Aadil Vora*, Nova Southeastern University

Chair Aga DeCastro, MD, University of Connecticut
Chair-Elect Shyam Murali*, Texas A&M College of Medicine
Vice Chair Alex H. Tran, Brown Medical School

Sports Medicine
Chair Beau Grantier, MD, University of Mississippi
Chair-Elect Dustin Harris, MD, University of Chicago
Vice Chair Stewart Lee, MD, Albany Medical Center

Chair Aaron Frey, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Chair-Elect Daniel Bral*, Nova Southeastern University

Chair Landon Pratt, MD, University of Arizona
Chair-Elect Ben Karfunkle, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Vice Chair Kevin Hu, MD, Mount Sinai SOM – New York

Chair Leann Mainis, MD, UCSF-Fresno
Chair-Elect Jayram Pai, MD, Mount Sinai SOM – New York
Vice Chair Taryn Webb, MD, Mount Sinai SOM – New York

Chair Charlie Duke, MD, Yale New Haven Medical Center
Chair-Elect Lauren Altschuh, MD, Wellspan York Hospital
Vice Chairs
Marc Cassone, DO (Geisinger Medical Center)
Yevgeniy Maksimenko, MD (Boston Medical Center)

*Graduating medical student

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