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  • Peter Acker

    Peter Acker

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research and work focus on optimizing the use of health system data to create intelligent and accurate emergency referral systems to ensure vulnerable populations receive the care they require as efficiently as possible. I am interested in increasing our understanding of currently available health infrastructure in resource limited settings, and pairing that knowledge with technology tools to help identify patient's true needs and match those needs with health system capacity in real-time.

  • Al'ai Alvarez, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

    Al'ai Alvarez, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Al'ai Alvarez FACEP FAAEM is a clinical assistant professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and the Director of Well-Being at Stanford Emergency Medicine. He also serves as the Co-Lead of the Human Potential Team, and serves as the Director of Emergency Medicine Wellness Fellowship. His work focuses on humanizing physician roles as individuals and teams through the harnessing of our individual human potential in the context of high-performance teams. This includes optimizing the interdependence between Process Improvement (Quality and Clinical Operations), Recruitment (Diversity), and Well-being (Inclusion).

    Prior to this role, Dr. Alvarez served as an associate residency program director (APD) at the Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He was the APD for Residency Process Improvement (Quality and Clinical Operations), Recruitment (Diversity), and Well-being (Inclusion). He also served as the second-year class APD, and the Medicine Without Walls (MWOW) Line Director for the Stanford Emergency Medicine ACCEL Program (https://emed.stanford.edu/residency/ACCEL.html).

    Dr. Alvarez serves as the co-chair of WellMD's Physician Wellness Forum and is one of the peer supporters for WellMD's Physician Resource Network (PRN) Support.

    Nationally, Dr. Alvarez serves on committees on physician wellbeing and diversity, equity, and inclusion in medical education. He is the co-chair of the Council of EM Residency Directors (CORD) Wellness Leadership Mini-Fellowship, a mentor at the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator, and co-chairs the largest national diversity mentoring program through the joint American College of Emergency Physician (ACEP)'s Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity (DIHE) and the Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA)'s Diversity Mentorship Initiative.

    Dr. Alvarez has given numerous grand rounds as well as national and international conference lectures and workshops on relevant topics in gratitude and compassion, physician wellbeing, burnout, the imposter syndrome, as well as increasing leadership capacity and mentorship to enhance diversity and inclusion in medicine.

    In addition to being active nationally on these endeavors, he applies all of these efforts into studying high-performance resuscitation teams (HPRT) with a focus on effective communication, psychological safety, belonging, and burnout, and has been an invited participant and leader at the annual Mission Critical Teams summits. Dr. Alvarez is the co-director of the joint Mayo Clinic-Stanford-Mission Critical Teams Institute High-Performance Resuscitation Teams Summit in Chicago this Fall of 2021.

    Dr. Alvarez is the recipient of the 2019 American College of Emergency Physician (ACEP) Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity Distance and Impact Award. He is also the recipient of the 2020 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) Outstanding Academician Award. Dr. Alvarez has already received the 2020 CORD Academy for Scholarship in Education in Emergency Medicine Academy Member Award on Teaching and Evaluation.

  • Kenton Anderson

    Kenton Anderson

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    Cardiac Arrest
    Emergency Ultrasound

  • Christopher Bennett

    Christopher Bennett

    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

    BioChristopher Bennett M.D. M.A. is a physician scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He completed residency training at Harvard Medical School's program in Emergency Medicine based at Massachusetts General Hospital. Bennett graduated with honors from Winthrop University (B.S. in Biology), earned a graduate degree from Duke University (M.A. in Genetics and Genomics), and was awarded his medical degree (M.D.) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine. In addition to his formal graduate training, Bennett was previously a scientist with the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow at Johns Hopkins’s McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, and a researcher with the Emergency Medicine Network based at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Christopher previously served on the 2018-2019 Board of Directors for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM); after his term on the Board, he was a member of the SAEM executive taskforce on Equity and Inclusion. He was subsequently a founding member of the SAEM Equity and Inclusion Committee, a position he continues to hold. He also served on the Massachusetts Medical Society's 2019-2020 Committee on Publications which directs the publication and distribution of the New England Journal of Medicine. His research has appeared in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and JAMA Surgery. His writing has appeared in The American Journal of Bioethics, STAT News, KevinMD.com, and Forbes.

  • Andra Leah Blomkalns

    Andra Leah Blomkalns

    Redlich Family Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Andra Blomkalns is an innovation advocate who believes the best patient-centered programs depend upon clinical practice innovation, continuous data-driven improvement, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Dr. Blomkalns has a long-standing history of scholarship and publication on cardiovascular emergencies, point-of-care testing, innate immunity, and obesity. She has authored or contributed to more than 14 chapters and more than 40 journal articles in peer-reviewed publications on topics influential to administration and organization, clinical best practices, and scientific exploration. Additionally, her grant portfolio diversity reflects her multi-pronged, collaborative approach, and includes institutional, investigator-initiated industry, and federal funding.

  • Michael Jay Bresler

    Michael Jay Bresler

    Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHealth Care Policy & Legislation

  • Italo Milton Brown

    Italo Milton Brown

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioItalo M. Brown, MD MPH (Morehouse College '06, Boston University '08, Meharry Medical College '15) is an Emergency Medicine physician and Clinical Instructor in Social Emergency Medicine at Stanford Hospital. Throughout his career, Italo has been at the frontlines of social medicine and health equity. He is a former board member of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign, an organization that spearheads statewide advocacy efforts in support of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare/Medicaid Reform. Italo trained at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, two Bronx Hospitals ranked among the top 20 busiest ERs in the country. In 2017, the National Minority Quality Forum named Italo among the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health. An avid writer, Italo served with the ABC News Medical Unit, and has contributed health & wellness pieces to GQ, The Washington Post, JAMA, and The Root. He also nurtures a passion for pipeline development, working as a mentor with Tour for Diversity in Medicine. His latest role as Chief Impact Officer of TRAP Medicine, a Barbershop-based wellness initiative based in California, focuses on strategic partnerships, community outreach, and advocacy.

  • Holly Caretta-Weyer

    Holly Caretta-Weyer

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioHolly Caretta-Weyer is currently Associate Residency Program Director and Director of Evaluation and Assessment for the Stanford University Emergency Medicine Residency Program as well as EPA/CBME Implementation Lead at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Caretta-Weyer attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health where she graduated Alpha Omega Alpha with Honors in Research. She loved being a Badger so much that she stayed for her Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Wisconsin where she was also Chief Resident. Dr. Caretta-Weyer then moved to the West Coast where she completed her Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and completed her Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She began her PhD at Maastricht University studying residency selection in a competency-based system in March of 2021.

    While at OHSU, Dr. Caretta-Weyer worked as a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency pilot team and was a founding member of the OHSU undergraduate medical education entrustment committee. She continues to be involved with the national AAMC Core EPA Pilot through her continued collaboration with the OHSU team. Through this process she has gained valuable experience in working to define programmatic assessment, formulate summative entrustment decisions, and more seamlessly bridge the transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education, all of which are key initiatives within medical education.

    Dr. Caretta-Weyer is also the PI on a $1.3M AMA Reimagining Residency Grant focused on redesigning assessment across the continuum of emergency medicine training and introducing predictive learning analytics to the process. She is additionally a member of the International Competency-Based Medical Education (ICBME) Collaborators, a group that seeks to further research on CBME around the world.

    Dr. Caretta-Weyer's education research interests focus on the implementation of competency-based education and assessment across the continuum of medical education, summative entrustment and promotion decision-making processes, residency selection in a competency-based system, and the development of learner handovers to span key transitions in the educational continuum. When not focusing on her administrative and education research interests, Dr. Caretta-Weyer can be found kayaking, hiking, cycling, playing volleyball, or cheering on her favorite sports teams including the Wisconsin Badgers and Milwaukee Brewers.

  • Peter D'Souza

    Peter D'Souza

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. D'Souza's clinical practice is in Emergency Medicine at Stanford Hospital. He has a strong interest in Emergency Medical Services and pre-hospital care. He currently serves as medical advisor for the Palo Alto Fire Department, Mountain View Fire Department, and Santa Clara Fire Department. He serves as the Department Liaison to the Trauma Service. He previously served as Medical Director for Stanford Life Flight and course director for the Stanford EMT Training Program. His research interests include treatment of neurological emergencies and variability in trauma care.

  • Bernard Dannenberg

    Bernard Dannenberg

    Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine
    Clinical Professor, Pediatrics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPediatric Pain Management and Sedation

  • John Robert Dayton

    John Robert Dayton

    Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine

    BioI am an Emergency Physician and healthcare entrepreneur. My goal is to improve healthcare through innovative medical devices and digital health. I am the first Medical Design and Innovation Fellow with Stanford's Department of Emergency Medicine.

    In addition to practicing medicine, I advise health-tech startups, co-founded Utah's Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, and served in local and national leadership positions with the American College of Emergency Physicians. I also write about medical innovation for Emergency Physicians Monthly, invest with the SLC Angels, and founded MedForums.com to help Physicians find the best educational resources.