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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

    Al'ai Alvarez, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am a Biodesign Faculty Fellow graduate, and my active research is on using biometrics for personalized fatigue-mitigation lifestyle coaching in high-performance teams to minimize sleep-related disruptions.

  • Kenton Anderson

    Kenton Anderson

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    Cardiac Arrest
    Emergency Ultrasound

  • Timothy J Batchelor

    Timothy J Batchelor

    Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Timothy Batchelor is a Global Emergency Medicine and Advanced Emergency Ultrasound dual Fellow, and clinical instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Batchelor completed his emergency medicine residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He completed medical school at Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida, and was a member of the SELECT curriculum during his four years there. Prior to his clinical medicine career he was a fire service lieutenant, prehospital EMS provider, and accredited EMS and firefighter instructor. He has performed research in Rwanda looking at the impacts of emergency medicine resident Point-of-Care Ultrasound training, in Costa Rica evaluating ultrasound utilization in austere healthcare settings using geospatial analysis, and is involved in advanced transesophageal echocardiography education research domestically. He is currently pursuing an MBA degree from the University of Massachusetts.

  • Christopher Bennett

    Christopher Bennett

    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Adult Clinical/Academic)

    BioChristopher Bennett, MD, MSc, MA, is a physician scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He is a fellow of both the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (FAAEM). His primary research interests are in emergency department based HIV testing and in better understanding American's access to both emergency departments and emergency physician care.

    Dr. Bennett completed residency training at Harvard Medical School's program in Emergency Medicine based at Massachusetts General Hospital. Along with his medical degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bennett holds graduate degrees from both Duke and Stanford. In addition to his formal graduate training, Bennett was previously a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow at Johns Hopkins, a scientist with the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a researcher with the Emergency Medicine Network based at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Christopher previously served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the Board of Trustees for the SAEM Foundation. He also previously served on the Massachusetts Medical Society's 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.

  • Marc Berenson

    Marc Berenson

    Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Berenson was born in the heart of New York City and grew up in the NYC metropolitan area with the notable exception of a three-year stint living in the UK. He has also lived in Washington DC and Roanoke VA. Prior to medical school, Dr. Berenson worked as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic for well over a decade, spending a significant portion of his time creating and providing EMS-related education. After completing his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, he went on to attend Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, graduating with a Distinction in Medical Education. He remained at Rutgers NJMS for residency training, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. In his free time, Dr. Berenson enjoys a spontaneous/random adventure, playing piano, and spending quality time with friends and family.

  • 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.

  • Italo Milton Brown

    Italo Milton Brown

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioItalo M. Brown, MD MPH is a Board-certified Emergency Physician, an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine, and Health Equity & Social Justice Curriculum Thread Lead at Stanford University School of Medicine. Throughout his career, Italo has been at the frontlines of social medicine and health equity. Italo is the current Chief Impact Officer of T.R.A.P. Medicine, a barbershop-based wellness initiative that leverages the cultural capital of barbershops to address the physical and emotional health of Black men and boys. 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 equity & wellness commentary to The New York Times, NPR, USA Today, GQ, Men's Fitness, and Bloomberg. Recently, Italo was selected to be among clinician leaders in access to care for the recurring Health Equity Leaders Roundtable, a new initiative by the White House Office of Public Engagement.

  • Holly Caretta-Weyer

    Holly Caretta-Weyer

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioHolly Caretta-Weyer is currently Associate Dean for Admissions and Director of Assessment at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is additionally the Director of Assessment for the Department of Emergency Medicine and Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee. 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 is currently a PhD candidate at Maastricht University studying postgraduate selection in a competency-based system with an anticipated completion date in 2025.

    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 implementing competency-based education and redesigning assessment across the continuum of emergency medicine training and introducing predictive learning analytics to the process. She is a former Visiting Scholar with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) examining summative entrustment decision-making by competency committees and its implications for initial certification. 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. Finally, Dr. Caretta-Weyer was recently elected as the inaugural Chair of the CBME Task Force for Emergency Medicine. Her work led the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to recognize her as the International Medical Educator of the Year in 2022. She also recently was a keynote speaker for the American Board of Medical Specialties and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine's annual meetings.

    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 work and education research, Dr. Caretta-Weyer can be found kayaking, hiking, cycling, playing volleyball, or cheering on her favorite sports teams including the Marquette Golden Eagles and Milwaukee Brewers.

  • Eli Carrillo, MD

    Eli Carrillo, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Carrillo is an emergency physician with expertise in prehospital emergency care. He is board certified in Emergency Medical Services and is a medical director for the Santa Clara County Fire Department and Milpitas Fire Department. He is the director of prehospital education at Stanford which includes the education of resident physicians and paramedics/EMTs throughout the region. He currently serves as a medical team manager for Urban Search And Rescue, Task Force-3, based out of Menlo Park, CA, a team that deploys to local and national disasters requiring complex search and rescue in confined spaces. He serves as the base hospital medical director in support of Stanford's designation as the single source for EMS communication/consultation in San Mateo County.

    Dr. Carrillo's research interests include the role of physicians in prehospital care, mobile integrated healthcare, cardiac arrest outcomes, and health disparities in EMS care.

    He serves as the clinical and academic advisor for numerous medical students, residents, and EMS Fellows.

  • Andrew Lee Chu, MD

    Andrew Lee Chu, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Chu is a board-certified emergency medicine physician. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

    He received his applied research fellowship training in healthcare innovation at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Harvard.

    Dr. Chu also earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Harvard and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Quantic School of Business and Technology.

    He has published in Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training, the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, and other peer-reviewed publications. Topics include the use of smartphone applications to help clinicians and trainees manage emergencies at the patient’s bedside.

    Dr. Chu has created award-winning apps that provide digital reference tools containing clinical protocols, resources, and other content. These tools focus on acute life-threatening illnesses, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support.

    He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.

  • 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.

  • Debadutta (Dev) Dash, MD, MPH

    Debadutta (Dev) Dash, MD, MPH

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Dash is an emergency medicine physician. He delivers care in the Stanford Health Care level 1 trauma center. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    He received fellowship training in clinical informatics at Stanford Health Care. He earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Harvard University.

    His research interests include computer vision and natural language processing. He is also interested in quality assurance and quality improvement in digital health initiatives.

    Other research projects of Dr. Dash include development of an image classification algorithm that helps predict hypoxic outcomes. He also worked on the development of a hardware and software system designed to provide real-time feedback about cardiac function at the patient’s bedside.

    Dr. Dash was vice president of the American Medical Informatics Association Clinical Fellows while completing his fellowship. He was also a post-doctoral research fellow at the Stanford University Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine & Imaging.

    He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

    He speaks English and Oriya fluently. He also speaks, reads, and writes Japanese and Spanish with intermediate competence.

    His interests outside of patient care include piano, computer programming, sustainable energy projects, and cooking multi-course East Asian meals.

  • John Robert Dayton

    John Robert Dayton

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Dayton was the inaugural Medical Design and Innovation Fellow with Stanford's Department of Emergency Medicine. He also completed a Biodesign Faculty Fellowship with the Byers Center for Biodesign before joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor.

    In addition to practicing medicine, he co-founded the Stanford Emergency Medicine Partnership Program (STEPP), works on the Digital Health team, and is involved with producing the annual Stanford Emergency Medicine Innovation Symposium (StEMIX).

    Outside of Stanford, Dr. Dayton advises health-tech companies on strategy and physician user experience and works in VC. He co-founded Utah's Society of Physician Entrepreneurs and has served in both state and national leadership positions with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

    John's areas of expertise include digital therapeutics, AI operational tools, medical devices, clinical validation, academic-private pilot partnerships, and venture funding.

  • Lauren Destino

    Lauren Destino

    Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
    Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine
    Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioLauren Destino, MD, is the Associate Division Chief of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division and Medical Director of Acute Care at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (LPCHS) and a Clinical Professor at Stanford University. She was a site co-Investigator for the I-PASS study at Stanford and the site Principal Investigator for the PCORI grant, Bringing I-PASS to the Bedside: A Communication Bundle to Improve Patient Safety and Experience. She is involved in a number of quality and process improvement related activities at LPCHS. She is the director for a required quality improvement rotation for residents and co-directs the scholarly concentration for quality and process improvement. Her research interests include communication among the care team (inclusive of patients and families), patient flow throughout the hospital, and value centered improvement.

  • Ram S Duriseti

    Ram S Duriseti

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioRam's Doctoral background and academic interests are in the computational modeling of complex decisions, algorithm design and implementation, and data driven decision making. Outside of clinical work, his main competencies in this regard are software development, algorithm design and implementation, cost-effectiveness analysis, and decision analysis through computational models. He has also collaborated with industry to create and deploy operation specific software involving statistical computing and reasoning under inference. He has been practicing clinical Emergency Medicine in both community and academic settings for over 20 years.

    https://www.shiftgen.com/about
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ram-duriseti-991614/

  • Michelle Feltes

    Michelle Feltes

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr Michelle Feltes is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. She received her doctorate from Washington University in St Louis and completed her emergency medicine residency in the George Washington University Emergency Medicine residency program in Washington DC. She completed the Global EM Fellowship at Stanford and the Masters of Academic Medicine degree at the University of Southern California in 2018. She then stayed on as faculty at Stanford University in the department of Emergency Medicine with a focus on global health. Her academic work focuses on the development of international emergency medicine and medical education.

  • Moises Gallegos

    Moises Gallegos

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioMoises grew up in Southern California. He attended Harvard College where he studied Neurobiology and topics in Mind/Brain/Behavior. He earned his MD from Stanford School of Medicine and concurrently earned a Masters in Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed residency and was Chief Resident at Baylor College of Medicine while working at Ben Taub General Hospital. He began his academic career as Assistant Professor in the Henry JN Taub Department of Emergency Medicine at Ben Taub and rejoined the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine in 2019. He is the Clerkship Director for EMED301A, the required/core Emergency Medicine rotation. He is currently completing coursework to obtain his Master of Education in the Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

  • Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD

    Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD

    Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEmergency Ultrasound,
    Resident Education,
    Interesting Cases,
    Visual Diagnosis

  • Zahra Ghazi-Askar

    Zahra Ghazi-Askar

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Ghazi-Askar is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics and serves as the Director of Pediatric Ultrasound Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine . As an academic clinical educator in with expertise in pediatric and adult point-of-care ultrasound, Dr. Ghazi-Askar's clinical focus is on children and young adults who seek care in the pediatric emergency department. She is specialty-board certified in pediatric emergency medicine.

    At a national level, Dr. Ghazi-Askar is the Chair of Point-of-Care Ultrasound subcommittee for the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), where she is leading the development of an educational curriculum for pediatric residency point-of-care ultrasound.

    Dr. Ghazi-Askar also has expertise in the field of Tele-ultrasound, where she is able to teach point-of-care ultrasound virtually where clinical expertise may otherwise not be available. Here she is able to provide education and health equity when it is most needed.

  • Dr Michael Gisondi

    Dr Michael Gisondi

    Professor of Emergency Medicine (Adult Clinical/Academic)

    BioDr. Michael A. Gisondi is the inaugural Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Dean for Academic Advising at Stanford School of Medicine. He is the Principal and Founder of The Precision Education and Assessment Research Lab (The PEARL) and a Distinguished Member of the Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy. Dr. Gisondi is a medical education researcher and an expert in the application of social media in medical education. He is a member of the editorial boards of Academic Life in Emergency Medicine and International Clinician Educators Blog, and he is associate editor of the textbook, Emergency Medicine.

    Dr. Gisondi is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the National Faculty Teaching Award of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Hal Jayne Excellence in Education Award of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine recognized him as Alumnus of the Year in 2014. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine, and earlier in his career, he served as Residency Program Director, Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship Director, and Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

  • Prasanthi Govindarajan

    Prasanthi Govindarajan

    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy current research focuses on using large databases to understand the effect of state or county-wide public policy on health care outcomes (specifically stroke). Our team is also exploring how patient safety, effective and equitable care in acute stroke management can be achieved using technology.

  • Ashley Erin Hall

    Ashley Erin Hall

    Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Ashley Erin Hall is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. She is completing an Ultrasound Fellowship with an emphasis on Clinical Informatics, acting as one of the physician leaders on a hospital committee in charge of ultrasound operations and workflow changes. As a certified Epic Physician Builder since residency, she has continued to work on Electronic Medical Record (EMR) optimization through fellowship. Combining her interests in ultrasound and clinical informatics, she has specifically focused on improvements in the EMR user interface, physician workflow/efficiency, patient safety, and billing/compliance.

  • Phillip M. Harter, M.D.

    Phillip M. Harter, M.D.

    Associate Professor (Teaching) of Emergency Medicine, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMedical Education, particularly the role of simulation (part-task trainers, human patient simulators and virtual reality) in the education of medical students and residents. Also, the use of the internet for distance learning in health care professions.

  • Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd

    Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd

    Professor of Emergency Medicine (Pediatrics) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Hospital Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCompetency-based medical education; assessment; curriculum development; professional development

    Recent projects:
    EPA to Milestone Crosswalk PEM Work Group leader. Mapping pediatric emergency medicine milestones 2.0 to pediatric emergency medicine and common pediatric subspecialty entrustable professional activities. March 2024. Access at https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/americanboardofpediatrics/viz/EPAtoMilestoneCrosswalk/PrimaryDashboard?publish=yes

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine Milestones Work Group member. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Milestones. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. April 2022. Access at https://www.acgme.org/globalassets/pdfs/milestones/pediatricemergencymedicinemilestones.pdf

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine Milestones Work Group member. Supplemental Guide: Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. April 2022. Access at https://www.acgme.org/globalassets/pdfs/milestones/pediatricemergencymedicinesupplementalguide.pdf

    Hsu D, Aye T, Carraccio C, Goodman D, Johnson T, and Ryan S. EPAs that are common to all subspecialties: Lead within the subspecialty profession. American Board of Pediatrics Information for Program Directors. April 2017. Access at https://www.abp.org/content/entrustable-professional-activities-subspecialties

    Hsu D, Nypaver M, et al. Subspecialty-Specific EPAs: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Entrustable Professional Activities. American Board of Pediatrics Information for Program Directors. March 2016. Access at https://www.abp.org/content/entrustable-professional-activities-subspecialties

  • Natalie Htet

    Natalie Htet

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGenetic phenotyping of patients in septic shock

  • Daniel Imler

    Daniel Imler

    Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am interested in understanding the impact of smart, agile clinical pathways to drive behavior change among providers.