The Crashing Patient! 2017 Speakers & Faculty

 
 
Amal Mattu, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Conference Director

Dr. Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after which he completed a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland in 1996, he has received more than twenty teaching awards including national awards from the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association; and local honors including the Teacher of the Year for the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus and the Maryland State Emergency Physician of the Year Award. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on topics pertaining to emergency cardiology, emergency care of the elderly, faculty development, and risk management. Dr. Mattu has authored or edited 17 textbooks in emergency medicine, and he serves as the Consulting Editor for Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.

 


 
Brian J. Browne, MD, FAAEM
 
Dr. Brian Browne, the founding chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is an expert in the administration and operation of fiscally sound emergency medicine networks. His accomplished career in emergency medicine has paralleled the growth and maturation of the specialty. As one of the first physicians in the United States to complete residency training in emergency care, he was recruited to the University of Maryland Medical Center in 1985 to create and lead a new emergency medicine program. That program has become one of the most respected in the world, renowned for its leading-edge clinical services and its educational programs for medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Browne created and heads the Maryland Emergency Medicine Network, which staffs and manages the EDs at 14 hospitals in urban, suburban, and rural communities in the State of Maryland, which collectively treat 600,000 patients every year. He was instrumental in the creation of Maryland ExpressCare, the critical care communications and transport service that enables community physicians anywhere in the state to consult with university-based specialists and transfer patients in need of specialty medical care to the medical center. More than 11,200 patients are transported by this program’s ambulances and helicopter each year, representing 25% of the medical center’s admissions.
 

 
Mike Abraham, MD, FAAEM
 
Dr. Abraham completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2008 and subsequently graduated from ACEP's Teaching Fellowship. He has lectured nationally and internationally on multiple emergency medicine topics. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and serves as the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System.
 

 
Michael Bond, MD
 
Dr. Bond is an Associate Professor and the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Maryland. During his residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, he wrote his first book, SOAP for Emergency Medicine, and recently released “Orthopedic Emergencies: Expert Management for the Emergency Physician“. Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, he has won the Teacher of the Year Award and AAEM’s 2011 Open Microphone Award. Dr. Bond has lectured nationally and internationally on residency education, patient safety, social media, technology and orthopedics.
 

 
Laura Bontempo, MD, MEd
 
Dr. Bontempo received her medical degree from Northwestern University in 1994 and subsequently completed an emergency medicine residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She spent 5 years at Harvard University as the Associate Emergency Medicine Program Director and then was recruited to Yale University to become the Emergency Medicine Program Director, a position she held for 7 years. Dr. Bontempo completed a master’s degree in education with a concentration in health professional education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has received teaching awards in emergency medicine from Harvard, Yale and Northwestern Universities and the University of Maryland. Dr. Bontempo is published in multiple emergency medicine textbooks and journals and has lectured nationally in the areas of cardiology and otolaryngology.
 

 
Ken Butler, DO, FACEP
 
Dr. Butler is an internationally recognized expert in advanced airway management. A member of the emergency medicine faculty at the University of Maryland since 1994, he has become the “go-to” instructor for faculty, resident, and student education on the latest trends and techniques in emergency airway control techniques. Dr. Butler is a core faculty member for the national Practical Emergency Airway Management seminar, offered monthly in Baltimore, and a regular speaker at the board preparation courses hosted by the Ohio chapter of ACEP and the Michigan chapter of ACOEP. He has been an invited lecturer at conferences in South Africa, Greece, China, and Argentina. His teaching skills were recognized with the presentation of the inaugural Associate Residency Director of the Year Award from the Emergency Medicine Resident's Association and ACEP’s National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award.
 

Susanne DeMeester, MD, FACEP
 
Dr. DeMeester completed her residency as Chief Resident at the University of Maryland in 2006. Since then, she has practiced in mixed community and academic practices in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is adjuct faculty at the University of Michigan and Director of the Observation Center at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She serves as the ED cardiology liaison and participate in various committees, including the STEMI, Therapeutic Hypothermia, Heart Failure, and Cardiovascular Steering Committees. Her focus is on improvign ED observation care and creating progressive quality improvement projets (i.e. HEART and shared-decision making, Outpatient management of Afib, outpatient management of PE). Dr. DeMeester recently contributed a chapter on cardiovascular emergencies in the texbook Geriatric Emergencies: A Discussion-based Review, and is involved in several ongoing resaerch projects (2016). She enjoys providing ongoing cardiology education to ED physicians and residents. 
 

 
Sarah B. Dubbs, MD, FAAEM
 
Dr. Dubbs is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine, and also an Assistant Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  After her residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center, she completed a Faculty Development Fellowship with a certificate from the American College of Emergency Physicians Teaching Fellowship. She worked in the community hospital setting before returning to UMMC.  In addition to medical education, Dr. Dubbs has interests in OB/GYN and hematologic and oncologic emergencies, with numerous publications, podcasts, and invitational lectures on these topics.  She is also developing her interests in process and quality improvement, hospital administration, and is a cheerleader for the advancement of women in the house of medicine.
 

 
Brian Euerle, MD, RDMS, FAAEM, FACEP
 
Dr. Euerle has been involved with teaching emergency ultrasound at the University of Maryland for the past ten years. He is currently the director of emergency ultrasound for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland, as well as the director of the emergency ultrasound fellowship. He is the course director of an “Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound” course that is held at the University of Maryland twice each year.
 

 
John Greenwood, MD
 
Dr. Greewood is an EM trained intersivist from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He is the medical director of the Resuscitation & Critical Care Unity and Heart Vascular ICU. Interested in resuscitation and mechanical circulatory support. 
 
 

 
Danya Khoujah, MBBS, FAAEM
 
Dr. Khoujah graduated from the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Residency and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She splits her clinical time between the main medical center and one of the community hospitals in inner city Baltimore. She completed a Faculty Development Fellowship and is interested in medical education, especially emergency neurology, geriatrics and medical simulation.
 
 

 
Mimi Lu, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
 
Dr. Lu is the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education for the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine. She is a fellowship-trained pediatric emergency physician and graduate of ACEP's Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Lu is an outstanding educator and frequently lectures locally and nationally on pediatric emergency medicine topics. She has received teaching awards including the UMEM Residency Program's Outstanding Teaching Award, AAEM's Young Educator Award, and ACEP's Junior Faculty Teaching Award. Her teaching skills continue to progress and she is now one of the rising stars nationally on the CME speakers' circuit, especially in topics pertaining to pediatric resuscitation.
 

 
Sara Manning, MD
 
Dr. Manning is a 2012 graduate of Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine. She went on to complete her residency in emergency medicine at Washington University where she served as Chief Resident. Her interests include medical education and patient safety. 
 
 

 
Joe Martinez, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
 
Dr. Martinez is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  He completed a combined residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland in 2003.  Dr. Martinez was appointed Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in 2005. In addition to his clinical and administrative duties, Dr. Martinez is an active lecturer on the local, national, and international level, with a particular interest in abdominal and gastrointestinal emergencies, as well as medical student education.
 

 
Siamak Moayedi, MD, FAAEM
 
Siamak Moayedi, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has been teaching invasive medical procedures in the cadaver lab since 2004. He has authored 2 text book chapters about procedure education and has lectured internationally on the topic. He is the Course Director for two cadaver based CME courses: CriticalProceduresinEM.com & EssentialProceduresinEM.com

 


 
Stephen Schenkel, MD, MPP, FACEP
 
Dr. Schenkel completed residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at University of Maryland in 2003. He is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief of Emergency Medicine at Mercy Medical Center. His interest in patient safety led him to work with the Maryland Patient Safety Center where he chaired a statewide Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Collaborative and served on the Board of Directors. He is a past President of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He directs the behavioral health and Morbidity and Mortality conferences for the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine residency.  He has lectured regionally and internationally on patient safety and Emergency Department administration.
 

 
Ryan Spangler, MD
 
Dr. Spangler is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. After residency, he served as chief resident and complete a Faculty Development fellowship, as well as the ACEP teaching fellowship. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor for the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for Emergency Medicine. 
 

 
 
Semhar Tewelde, MD
 
Dr. Tewelde is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and completed an emergency cardiovascular fellowship. She’s published on emergency cardiology topics in the emergency medicine literature as well as in Cardiology Clinics. She’s been an invited speaker for EMedHome’s EMCast on the topic of cardiogenic shock and has won awards for excellence in teaching and lecturing. She has developed an emergency cardiology curriculum for emergency medicine residents. Most recently, she has spoken at Maryland ACEP annual education conference.
 

 
Larry D. Weiss, MD, JD, FAAEM, MAAEM
 
Dr. Weiss serves as a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Weiss worked for many years at Charity Hospital in New Orleans where he completed his residency training and served as the Albert J. Lauro Professor of Medicine at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. In addition to full time clinical and academic responsibilities, Dr. Weiss taught at the L.S.U. School of Law, and worked as in-house counsel for a group of approximately 100 emergency physicians where he actively litigated malpractice cases in defense of emergency physicians. Dr. Weiss, as President of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, is a past recipient of AAEM's David Wagner Award for leadership, and a designated Master of AAEM.
 

 
George Willis, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
 
Dr. Willis graduated from the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine residency in 2010. After graduation, he completed a Faculty Development Fellowship during his Chief Residency. His academic interests are in endocrine emergencies, procedural and simulation education, as well as medical student education and has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland and the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education.
 

 
Mike Winters, MD
 
Dr. Winters, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, is a leader in the field of critical care in the emergency department. He is editor-in-chief of the new textbook Emergency Department Resuscitation of the Critically Ill and he is the founder of the EM/IM/Critical Care Training Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has taught courses nationally and internationally and won national education awards from ACEP and AAEM for his critical care teaching.