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William A. Knight IV, MD, FACEP received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati in 2007, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Knight elected to remain in Cincinnati for a 2-year Neurovascular Emergencies and Neurocritical Care fellowship. He is now an Assistant Professor in both the departments of Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery. In addition to working clinically in the Neuroscience ICU and the Emergency Department, he is an active member of the University of Cincinnati Stroke Team, and is the medical director for a local EMS department. Additional administrative duties include serving as the medical director for the Emergency Medicine and Neurocritical Care Mid-Level Provider programs and the associate medical director for the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Neuroscience ICU. His research interests include stroke, traumatic brain injury and post-cardiac arrest resuscitation.

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Scott Weingart, MD received his Medical degree and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then went on to a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He is currently an attending in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Elmhurst Hospital Center, as well as occasional stints in the SICU. He is the director of ED Critical Care at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is the author of the first monograph on critical thinking in Emergency Medicine, titled Emergency Medicine Decision Making, and he hosts a biweekly podcast on ED Critical Care called the EMCrit Podcast, which can be found at blog.emcrit.org or on itunes.
Benjamin S. Abella, MD Mphil is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Clinical Research Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the clinical care of cardiac arrest victims, with a special emphasis on methods to improve the quality and training of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He also maintains an active research program in the use of therapeutic hypothermia to improve survival after resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Dr. Abella graduated magna cum laud from Washington University in St. Louis, and then received a Masters degree in Genetics from Cambridge University in England. After attending medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed dual residency training in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he won the Hilger Perry Jenkins award for outstanding teaching and patient care, given to only one resident hospital-wide each year. Dr. Abella has authored over 50 research papers, book chapters and abstracts. He has spoken widely on cardiac arrest and therapeutic hypothermia, as an invited speaker at national and international meetings. He has been active in national initiatives on resuscitation care through his volunteer activities with the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Abella has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the AHA and other sources, and has won numerous awards for his work, and this year won the “health breakthrough award” from Ladies Home Journal magazine. His work has been featured in Newsweek, Popular Science magazine, on National Geographic television and the ABC network program 20/20.
Lillian L. Emlet, MD, MS, FACEP is Assistant Professor and Program Director of the EM-CCM Fellowship of the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship (MCCTP) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). After receiving her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in 2001, Emergency Medicine residency at Geisinger Medical Center in 2004, Critical Care Medicine fellowship at UPMC in 2006, and a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008, Dr. Emlet’s focus is utilizing simulation for multidisciplinary education. Her areas of interest include difficult airway management, crisis team/ rapid response team training, communication skills training, and palliative medicine, using high-fidelity simulation and standardized patients. Other areas of interest include mentorship of dually trained EM-CCM physicians and fostering the collaboration of multiple disciplines to promote multidisciplinary critical care medicine.
Michael A. Gibbs, MD, FACEP is Chief of Emergency Medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Gibbs is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker. His areas of academic interest include airway management, trauma, medical errors, asthma, and vascular emergencies.
Dr. Robert S. Green BSc, MD, DABEM,FRCPC is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Anesthesia, Division of Critical Care Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. Green attended medical school at Dalhousie University before completing his residency in Emergency Medicine and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Green is a past Chair of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP), Critical Care Committee, and has produced two national guidelines on the Optimal Management of Severe Sepsis in the Emergency Department and the Use of Induced Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest. He is currently completing a Master’s of Science in Clinical Trials at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, UK. He is an active member of the CAEP Research Consortium, the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group and the Ottawa Health Research Institute. Dr. Green was recently awarded a Clinician Scientist Award from Dalhousie University to support his research focus in resuscitation.
Andy Jagoda, MD, FACEP received his Medical degree from Georgetown University in 1982, completed an internship at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda Maryland (NHB) in Basic Medicine in 1983, and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University / George University / MIEMMS in 1987. Dr. Jagoda is currently Professor and Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. His neurological research has focused on the diagnosis and management of seizure disorders in the emergency department and the management of traumatic brain injury. His other research interests focus on practice guideline development and implementation. Dr. Jagoda is the co-author of the textbook, Neurologic Emergencies (McGraw-Hill) and of The Prehospital Management of Traumatic Brain Injury (Brain Trauma Foundation Publication). He has edited several issues of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America dealing with neurological emergencies including Seizures in the Emergency Department, Neurologic Emergencies, and Psychiatric Emergencies. He was the editor of the Neurologic Emergencies section in the textbook Emergency Medicine published by Saunders. He is Editor-in-Chief of the monthly publication Emergency Medicine Practice, and is currently on the Editorial board of Annals of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Jagoda is a member of the Executive Committee of the Brain Attack Coalition at the National Institute of Neurologic Diseases and Stroke, and he is the Co-Director of Clinical Policies Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He was on the Advisory Panel for the Guidelines for the Management of Severe Brain Injury, and for the Stroke Workshop Syllabus developed by the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Jagoda is an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the Council of Residency Directors, and the New York Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Haney Mallemat completed a combined Emergency and Internal Medicine residency at Kings County Hospital Center / SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. He continued on to complete a two-year Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. During this time, he dedicated a significant portion of his training to Critical Care ultrasound and Echocardiography. He now works as an Attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland, as well as the Department of Critical Care at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Julie Mayglothling, MD, FACEP is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Clinically, she shares her clinical time between the Emergency Department, the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit, and the Trauma Service. Dr. Mayglothling completed an Emergency Medicine residency at New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center in 2005 and went on to a Trauma/Critical Care fellowship at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. In addition to working clinically in EM and Trauma/Critical Care, Dr Mayglothling works to promote the specialties of trauma and critical care for emergency physicians.

Chris Nickson BSc(Hons), MBChB, MClinEpid(ClinTox), FACEM, DipPaed, DTMH is a Senior Registrar in the Intensive Care Unit at Royal Darwin Hospital in Perth, Australia. He is an emergency physician currently completing specialty training in intensive care medicine (FCICM). He is passionate about clinical practice at the intersection of emergency medicine and intensive care, and he has particular interests in toxicology, tropical medicine, and clinical epidemiology. His favorite animals are the All Blacks, the blue-ringed octopus, and the Irukandji jellyfish Carukia barnesi. He is also Medical Editor of the award winning website LifeInTheFastLane.com with Dr Mike Cadogan, co-creator of iTeachEM.net, and is excessively enthusiastic about enhancing education for everyone, everywhere through FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation).

Jon Rittenberger, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Clinical and Translational Research Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. Jon also serves on the faculty for the Emergency Responder Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. Following his Emergency Medicine residency, he completed a two-year Resuscitation Research fellowship as a Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) fellow. Clinically, he is an Emergency Medicine Attending and a Post-Cardiac Arrest Physician at UPMC-Presbyterian hospital. His research interests include acute resuscitation, integrating post-cardiac arrest care, therapeutic hypothermia, heat stress, and prehospital emergency care.
Isaac Tawil, MD completed medical school at the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel and went on to complete his Emergency Medicine residency training at the University of New Mexico. He subsequently completed fellowship training in trauma/ surgical critical care at the Baltimore Shock Trauma Center. With his return as assistant professor at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center, he holds appointments in the departments of surgery and emergency medicine where he alternates practicing critical care in the Trauma ICU, Neurosciences ICU as well as Emergency Medicine in the ED. Research interests include traumatic brain injury, coagulopathy management, and medical education delivery.

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