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  • Ryuichiro Abe

    Ryuichiro Abe

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Ryuichiro Abe was a clinical doctor majoring in Intensive Care Medicine and Anesthesiology. Based on the clinical experiences, he is devoted to basic research for host-bacteria interaction. His research interests focus on improving the diagnosis of bacterial infection with sepsis to treat patients more appropriately and preventing the dissemination of antimicrobial drug resistance.

  • 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 Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioAl'ai Alvarez, MD FACEP FAAEM (@alvarezzzy) is a national leader and educator on wellness, diversity, equity, and Inclusion. He is an emergency physician and clinical associate professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) at Stanford University. Dr. Alvarez is the Director of Well-Being and co-chair of the Human Potential Team at Stanford Emergency Medicine. He also serves as the Director of the first Physician 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. His long-term interest is to optimize the interconnectedness between Medical Education, Process Improvement (Quality and Clinical Operations), Recruitment (Diversity), and Well-being (Inclusion) through human-centered design.

    Dr. Alvarez is a faculty fellow at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign (2021-2022), exploring the role of mindfulness in high-stress environments. He is also the co-director and organizer for the High-Performance Resuscitation Teams Summit (https://bit.ly/HPRT2023), in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and the Mission Critical Teams Institute. The goal of HPRT is to develop a collaborative inquiry among teams from various disciplines, including healthcare, aerospace, sports, military, special operations forces, fire rescue, and other high-performing/elite teams.

    Dr. Alvarez served as the associate residency program director (APD) at the Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency Program [2016-2021]. Among his roles, he 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 currently serves as the 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 well-being 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-founded and co-chair of the largest national diversity mentoring program in EM 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, compassion, and belongingness and their role in physician well-being and diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine.

    Dr. Alvarez received the 2019 ACEP DIHE Distance and Impact Award, the 2020 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) Outstanding Academician Award, the 2020 CORD Academy for Scholarship in Education in EM Academy Member Award on Teaching and Evaluation, and the 2022 John Levin Leadership Award at Stanford Health Care.

  • 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, MD, MSc, MA, FAAEM, is a physician scientist in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. 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. Bennett holds an undergraduate degree from Winthrop University (BS in Biology), a graduate degree from Duke University (MA in Genetics and Genomics), a medical degree (MD) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, and a graduate degree from Stanford University (MSc in Epidemiology). In addition to his formal graduate training, Bennett was previously 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 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.

  • 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 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 is a PhD candidate 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 a 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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Bernard Dannenberg

    Bernard Dannenberg

    Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine
    Clinical Professor, Pediatrics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPediatric Pain Management and Sedation

  • 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 Instructor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Dayton is the first Medical Design and Innovation Fellow with Stanford's Department of Emergency Medicine. In addition to practicing medicine, he advises health-tech startups, co-founded Utah's Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, and served in both local and national leadership positions with the American College of Emergency Physicians.

    He co-leads the Stanford Emergency Medicine Partnership Program (STEPP), is involved with various Digital Health efforts and programs, and is involved with producing the annual Stanford Emergency Medicine Innovation Symposium (StEMIX).

  • Jamie S. Dent

    Jamie S. Dent

    Grant Strategist, Emergency Medicine

    Current Role at StanfordTo provide support to research faculty by building out the research infrastructure. These supports include: manuscript resources, proposal development tools, data science experts, clinical research workflows.

  • 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 in 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, 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. At Stanford, he primarily works in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

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