2017-2018 AAEM Board of Directors
Kevin Rodgers, MD FAAEM
A graduate of the University of Virginia and the Physician Associate Program at Emory University, Dr. Rodgers completed medical school at the Medical College of Virginia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in 1990. He served as one of the Program Directors there until 1998 when he moved to Indianapolis and joined the faculty at Methodist Hospital / Indiana University. Dr. Rodgers has served on the Board of Directors for 9 years, including as Secretary-Treasurer, and was a previous Chair of the Education Committee. He is currently Professor and Program Director at Indiana University.
David Farcy, MD FCCM FAAEM
David A. Farcy, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of the Surgical Intensivists at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL. Dr. Farcy’s interest in medicine began as a medic in the U.S. Air Force and drove him to pursue a career in emergency medicine and critical care. After graduating from Texas Tech University, Dr. Farcy attended Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara where he obtained his medical degree and completed his emergency medicine residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Finding a love also for critical care, Dr. Farcy also participated in an emergency medicine/critical care fellowship at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD.
Once employed by Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Farcy became immediately active in the Florida Chapter of AAEM, eventually serving on the FLAAEM board and is currently the of immediate past president. Working in an academic setting at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, it is his passion to educate, and be a voice in the effort to constantly improve patient care.
Outside of working clinically, Dr. Farcy prides himself on the extracurricular time he gives to his many lectures, posters, and publications to further educate his fellow physicians.
Lisa Moreno-Walton, MD MS MSCR FAAEM
Dr. Lisa Moreno-Walton is Professor of Emergency Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree, a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree, and is a National Institutes of Health Research Scholar. At LSU, she serves as Director of Research, Director of Diversity and Director of HIV Testing and holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery at Tulane University. The recipient of several research grants, Dr. Moreno has over 250 national and international presentations, 40 journal publications, and six book chapters. Her research interests include HIV, violence prevention and treatment, diversity and health care disparities. She was on the task force which started the renowned Sexual Assault Response Team in New York City, and served as the Associate Director of the Bronx division. She designed and administers a culturally competent HIV prevention and testing program in New Orleans, which is endorsed by the CDC as a model program. As a global health consultant and educator, she has served in over 25 countries to support the development of research and violence treatment and prevention and the elimination of healthcare disparities.
Immediate Past President
Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM
Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM, is the residency director at the University of Tennessee-Murfreesboro/Nashville emergency medicine residency, and a partner in Middle Tennessee Emergency Physicians. Dr. Reiter also is the CEO of Emergency Excellence, a company dedicated to emergency medicine performance improvement.
Dr. Reiter graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers College where he also served as Class President. He enrolled in an accelerated BA/MD program with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he was elected to the AOA Honor Society and served as President of the New Jersey Medical Student Association. During this time, he also earned an MBA from the Rutgers Business School. Dr. Reiter completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Dr. Reiter has been very active in organized medicine outside of emergency medicine, serving many roles within different organizations, such as on the Council on Legislation for the American Medical Association and the Board of Trustees for the Medical Society of New Jersey. An AAEM member since 2001, Dr. Reiter has served on the AAEM Board of Directors since 2005, and served as AAEM President from 2014 to 2016. He also serves on the AAEM Services Board of Directors, and is a Past President of AAEM/RSA. On the AAEM Board, Dr. Reiter has focused on issues such as the corporate practice of medicine, threats to ABEM/AOBEM board certification, health care policy, improving the financial strength of AAEM and building relationships with other organizations.
Dr. Reiter is married to Dr. Christina Reiter, an anesthesiologist. They have four young girls, Jenna, Cara, Emily, and Rebecca.
Past Presidents Council Representative
Howard Blumstein, MD FAAEM
Born in Harrisburg, PA, raised in the Philadelphia area. Undergraduate education Trinity College, Hartford CT 1986, Medical School Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 1990. Residency in Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 1993. Faculty Appointment at Medical College of Pennsylvania (and its various incarnations) from 1993 to 1999, then at Wake Forest University School of Medicine from 1999 to present. Activities with AAEM include service as Chair of the AAEM Education Committee (1997-2000), member of the Board of Directors of AAEM (2000-2006), Secretary Treasurer (2006-2008) Vice President (2008-2010), President (2010-2012) and Immediate Past President (2012-2014).
Professional highlights include Assistant Residency Director at both MCP and Wake Forest, Medical Director of the Emergency Department, Chair of the Clinical Safety Committee and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine all at Wake Forest University/NC Baptist Medical Hospital. Was awarded the David K Wagner Award by AAEM on 2016.
At-Large Board Member
Robert Frolichstein, MD FAAEM
Bob Frolichstein, MD FAAEM is the President of Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP) an independent, democratic group with 6 EDs and 47 emergency physician partners. Bob graduated from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville before entering medical school at the University of Missouri. He attended medical school on a military scholarship. After graduation he completed a transitional internship at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. Bob and his wife Dena then spent 3 years in the Republic of Panama where Bob worked in the ED of Gorgas Army Hospital and as Officer-in Charge of a health clinic for active duty soldiers and their dependents. He then completed his Emergency Medicine Residency training at the military training program in San Antonio, TX, He stayed on as teaching faculty for three years post graduation completing his military obligation.
Bob joined GSEP and after completing his partnership track, became a partner. He quickly assumed leadership roles including, Assistant Department Director, Department Director, Board of Directors and, for the last six years served as the President of GSEP. He has served on, and chaired numerous hospital committees. GSEP has successfully struggled to remain independent while providing exceptional care to over 200,000 patients annually in San Antonio. He considers the preservation of the opportunity for each emergency physicians to practice in an independent, democratic group where each physician is treated fairly with transparency vital to the continued success of our specialty.
Bob and Dena are the proud parents of four children — Aaron, Abby, Olivia and Anna Claire.
At-Large Board Member
Megan Healy, MD FAAEM
Megan Healy, MD FAAEM, holds a faculty appointment of Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, where she is also Assistant Program Director for the EM residency program. A Philadelphia native, she completed medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in 2010 and residency at Temple in 2013. At Temple she also serves on the medical school admissions committee and teaches in the Doctoring curriculum.
Megan served on the RSA and the YPS Board of Directors as Advocacy Chair since residency and organized the first AAEM/RSA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in 2012. Megan recently worked to re-establish the AAEM Women in EM committee, with the mission to recruit, retain and advance women in our organization and currently works as board liaison for this committee. She also chairs the new AAEM Marketing Task Force. Her academic interests include angioedema, sepsis, and headaches/SAH. Other passions include advocacy for patients and for fair workplace practices in our specialty, medical education and leadership for women in academic medicine. She currently lives in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia with her husband, new daughter Georgia and their dog.
At-Large Board Member
Jonathan Jones, MD FAAEM
Jonathan S. Jones, MD FAAEM, is Associate Professor and Residency Program Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He is originally from Orlando, FL, and received a BS in Physics from the University of Florida and MD from the University of South Florida. He moved to Jackson, MS, to complete residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and liked it so much he stayed on as faculty. He has served as the Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director, Assistant Program Director, and now for the last 5+ years as Program Director. He is the recipient of the 2017 AAEM/RSA Program Director of the Year Award.
He currently serves as an at-large director of the Academy after previously serving as the YPS director, and YPS vice-president. He is the Assistant Editor for Common Sense and serves on the AAEM Education and Wellness committees. He is active in organized emergency medicine and advocacy at the local and state level and is active from an educational and residency perspective with CORD and SAEM. His primary interests revolve around resident and student education, particularly in transitions of care, communication skills, consultant interactions, conflict management, and bedside teaching. His research interests include: transitions of care, resident evaluation methods, intern preparation and training, student evaluation, predictors of resident performance, and resident health and wellness. Clinically, his interests include: abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, hypertensive emergencies, and asymptomatic hypertension in the ED. In his free time, he competes in marathons and triathlons.
At-Large Board Member
Bobby Kapur, MD MPH FAAEM
Dr. Bobby Kapur is the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) in Miami, FL since 2015 and has launched an academic platform based on clinical excellence, innovative education, translational research, and public health outreach at the Jackson Health System and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Kapur served as the Founding Residency Program Director at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) from 2009-2015. Dr. Kapur was also appointed as the Founding Director of the Center for Globalization at BCM from 2011-2013. In 2014, Dr. Kapur led a six-person team that trained nearly 1,500 people in Ebola preparedness and response in Nigeria during the middle of the epidemic in the country.
Dr. Kapur previously was the International Emergency Medicine fellowship director at George Washington University from 2004-2009. At GWU, Dr. Kapur established multiple academic training programs and implemented a countrywide project in Turkey that trained more than 2,000 physicians providing emergency care in Turkey’s government hospitals.
Dr. Kapur received his Medical Doctor degree from Baylor College of Medicine and his Emergency Medicine residency from Yale School of Medicine followed by a fellowship in International Emergency Medicine from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also completed his Master in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Kapur has published multiple peer-reviewed papers and is the senior editor for the first textbook in the field of Emergency Public Health titled Emergency Public Health: Preparedness and Response. In June 2012, Dr. Kapur was awarded the Order of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (Fellow of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine).
At-Large Board Member
Evadne Marcolini, MD FAAEM
Evie Marcolini, MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. She has clinical appointments in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Neurology; and is core faculty in the Emergency Department as well as the Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology. She has board certifications in Emergency Medicine and Neurocritical Care, and is Fellowship-trained in Surgical Critical Care from the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Marcolini is the Medical Director for the SkyHealth Critical Care helicopter transport service for Yale New Haven Health. Evie has been active in AAEM as a member of Education Committee, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Committee, and has been the Co-Chair for the Scientific Assembly since 2015. She has been active as a speaker for AAEM at Scientific Assembly as well as multiple international conferences sponsored by AAEM. Dr. Marcolini has given invited lectures at national and international Emergency Medicine conferences in the US, Argentina, Vietnam, Greece and Italy. She is an elected member to the Neurosciences Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and has earned a Fellowship in the American College of Critical Care Medicine. She has been awarded the American College of Emergency Physicians National Junior Faculty Teaching Award. She also has a special academic interest in Critical Care and end of life issues, and is a member of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Ethics Committee. She is a member of the American College of Critical Care Medicine Ethics committee, and teaches an ethics seminar annually for the Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics. She is a co-editor of the textbook: Emergency Department Resuscitation of the Critically Ill. She has been active as faculty for Wilderness Medical Associates International since 1992, and teaches wilderness medical courses in her free time.
At-Large Board Member
Terrence Mulligan, DO MPH FAAEM
Terrence M. Mulligan DO, MPH, FIFEM, FACEP, FAAEM, FACOEP, FNVSHA, HPF received his medical degree in 1997 from A.T. Still University in Missouri. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine in 2001 and a second residency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in 2002 in Bronx, New York. He then completed a Fellowship in International Emergency Medicine at George Washington University in 2003, and completed a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at George Washington University in 2003. In 2006, he completed a one-year Health Policy Fellowship from American Osteopathic Association, and in 2008, he completed a Fellowship in EM Administration and Management. He has completed graduate work at Erasmus University in the Netherlands in Health Economics, Policy and Law. He is double-board certified in Emergency Medicine and in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and is a subspecialist in International Emergency Medicine, Health Policy and in EM Administration and Management.
Dr. Mulligan is a Clinical Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, where he is the Director of the International Emergency Medicine (IEM) program and the IEM Fellowship. From 2006-2010, Dr. Mulligan was living and working in The Netherlands directing two emergency departments and EM residencies at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, and at UMC Utrecht, two of the first EM programs in that country, and contributed heavily to EM development in Netherlands. During that time, he completed graduate work in a Master of Science program in Health Economics, Policy and Law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dr Mulligan is also an Extraordinary Senior Lecturer / Visiting Assistant Professor at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, and a Visiting Professor at Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital, Hunan Normal University, in Changsha, China.
He is a Board member of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM), acting as North American Regional Representative to IFEM, representing ACEP, AAEM, SAEM, ACOEP, CAEP and multiple other N. American EM Societies. He has been active with IFEM since 2005. He is a co-founder and Board member of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM), a Board member of the Global Academy for EM, and a Board member for the American Academy of EM for India (AAEMI). He is the immediate past-chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Section for International Emergency Medicine, the Chair of the American Academy of EM (AAEM) Committee for International Medicine, a member of the SAEM Global EM Academy and the SAEM International Outreach Taskforce, and the co-founder of the International EM Fellowship Consortium (http://www.iemfellowships.com/). He is an Associate Editor and co-founder of the peer-reviewed journal, The African Journal of Emergency Medicine, and is an executive editor of Emergency Physicians International magazine. He is a co-author of the IFEM Model Curriculum for Medical Student Education in EM, a co-author of the IFEM Model Curriculum for EM Specialists, and is the main author of the IFEM Model Curriculum for CME/CPD.
Over the last twelve years, Dr. Mulligan has initiated and participated in emergency medicine and acute care system development programs in over three dozen countries. He has established and assisted in establishing residencies in Emergency Medicine, national and international EM societies, Fellowships in EM and EM subspecialties, schools for emergency nursing, training schools for paramedics, relief agencies for underserved areas, disaster medicine and disaster preparation, hospital disaster preparedness and hospital trauma system development all around the world. He has delivered over 400 lectures, symposia and educational programs nationally and internationally for over twenty local, national and international EM organizations. In 2010, he was honored with the special award, “The Order of the IFEM” for “extensive and continuous commitment to the specialty of Emergency Medicine in his own country and for significant contributions to supporting the development and advancement of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine.” In June 2012, he was nominated for the award, “Best Personal Contribution to Emergency Medicine in the Netherlands” by the Dutch Society for Emergency Physicians. In October 2012, he received the highest award from the ACEP International EM Section for “Individual Achievement in International Emergency Medicine Development”. Most recently, Dr Mulligan was awarded the “International Emergency Medicine Leadership.
At-Large Board Member
Brian Potts, MD MBA FAAEM
Brian Potts, MD MBA FAAEM, is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. He attended medical school at University of California – Irvine where he completed a combined MD/MBA degree program and stayed to then complete his emergency medicine residency at University of California – Irvine in 2007. Brian works for Berkeley Emergency Medical Group in two community emergency departments in Berkeley and Oakland, CA at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. He is the Medical Director and Chair of their Berkeley emergency department and the Chief Financial Officer for his group. Brian has held numerous national and state leadership roles in the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and most recently is the chair of the State Chapter Committee since 2012. He has been a previous board member twice while serving as Young Physician Section (YPS) Director in 2011 and as President of AAEM Resident and Student Association (RSA) in 2007. He is also a past President of YPS in 2010 and past President of the AAEM Medical Student Section in 2004. He was honored with the James Keaney Award in 2015 and AAEM Resident of the Year in 2005. Within the California chapter division (CAL/AAEM), Brian is a past President of CAL/AAEM in 2010 and has been a member of the chapter’s Board of Directors since 2006. He is also the Managing Editor of the CAL/AAEM News Service, an electronic news service with over 1,500 emergency physicians, residents, and students subscribers for the last 15 years.
At-Large Board Member
Thomas Tobin, MD MBA FAAEM
Tom practices clinically in Washington State. He returned to his home state after completing medical school at Albany Medical College in New York and EM Residency at University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.
He started his career in Spokane at Deaconess Medical Center where he became a partner and later business manager and president of the single practice democratic group. During that time he was also given the appointment of Clinical Instructor, University of Washington, Department of Medicine. Tom also held medical director positions for an EMS Service and Paramedic Training program in Deer Park, WA and Spokane, WA, respectively.
Tom gained an interest in rural medicine and critical access hospitals during his work as a Medical Director for the Rural Healthcare Quality Network in Washington State. In this role he reviewed and provided support to critical access hospitals within the state. In addition he worked with his fellow medical directors to develop protocols and review processes that met the unique needs of this rural facilities.
After completing his MBA at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville he accepted the CMO position with a management services organization. As CMO he helped contract development and procurement. His primary role was in the day-to-day clinical and operations management of the medical practice at each hospital site.
Currently Tom works as a locum’s tenens EM physician in Washington and Idaho. He also provides consulting services in healthcare business and practice operations. He has experience in contract negotiations and review of physician contracts.
Jennifer Kanapicki Comer, MD FAAEM
Jennifer Kanapicki Comer, MD is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. She completed medical school at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and did her residency at the Stanford/Kaiser Residency Program. She completed two fellowships, one in International Emergency Medicine and one in Academic Emergency Medicine. She currently is the Assistant Program Director for the Stanford/Kaiser Residency Program, a position she has served in for the past 5 years. She also is Co-Director of the Academic Emergency Medicine Fellowship.
Dr. Kanapicki Comer has been involved in AAEM since her intern year in 2007. She served multiple positions on both RSA and YPS, with her most recent role serving as YPS President. She also has served various positions on the board of CAL/AAEM and currently serves as Secretary. She was honored last year with AAEM’s Young Educator Award.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Garet and their son, Ethan.
Mary Haas, MD
Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Residency Program: University of Michigan/St. Joseph
Professional Interests: Medical education, particularly social media use in medical education, critical care
Hobbies: Traveling, trying new restaurants, spending time with family
Journal of Emergency Medicine (JEM) Editor - Ex-Officio Board Member
Stephen Hayden, MD FAAEM
Dr. Stephen Hayden graduated from the accelerated six-year biomedical program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College and was elected to the alpha omega alpha honor medical society. He did a General Surgery internship at the San Diego Naval Hospital, which was followed by a tour of duty as senior flight surgeon for the Naval Strike Warfare Center at the NAS Fallon, Nevada. He additionally served as the medical director for Fallon's High Sierra Search and Rescue helicopter unit. Dr. Hayden then completed an Emergency Medicine residency at the University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York, where he served as chief resident in 1993.
He joined the faculty at the University of California, San Diego Department of Emergency Medicine in July 1993, and is board certified in both Emergency Medicine, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He served as Director for the UCSD Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program, is a past president of the Council of Residency Directors for Emergency Medicine (CORD), and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Hayden is a primary editor for the textbook, The Five-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult. He is an item writer for the written certification examination of the American Board of Emergency Medicine as well as an oral examiner. He was the 1996 recipient of the EMRA scholarship for the ACEP/Emergency Medicine Foundation Teaching Fellowship, 1999 ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award, 2002 UCSD Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2005 AAEM Residency Program Director of the Year, and selected in 2006/2007 as one of America's Top Physicians. Areas of research and teaching interest are evidence-based emergency medicine, emergency airway management, and imaging in emergency medicine.
Dr. Hayden is married with three children ages 12, 10, and 8, and enjoys sailing, tennis and will be testing soon for his second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Common Sense Editor - Ex-Officio Board Member
Andy Walker, MD FAAEM
After nearly eight years as an attending in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center emergency department, where he twice won the Corey Slovis Award for Excellence in Bedside Teaching, Dr. Walker left academic medicine in 1999 and joined Cumberland Emergency Physicians, P.C., a one-hospital democratic group in Nashville. While with CEP, he served as chairman of his hospital's Peer Review/Quality Assurance Committee and on its Medical Executive Committee. In the summer of 2012 Dr. Walker entered semi-retirement, but continues to practice clinical emergency medicine part-time. He also continues to consult as an expert witness in litigation involving emergency physicians, attempting to bring a voice of reason to our dysfunctional tort system.
He is a founding fellow of AAEM and was instrumental in forming the Academy's Tennessee chapter, TNAAEM. After the Tennessee Supreme Court outlawed restrictive covenants in physician employment contracts in 2005, he helped lead the effort the following year that defeated a legislative attempt to restore them. That attempt would have been successful if not for TNAAEM.
Dr. Walker received his M.D., cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine where he was elected to membership in Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Shands-Jacksonville hospital in 1988.