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  • 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 Director of Assessment and Interim Associate Dean for Admissions 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 of March of 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.

    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.