2019-2020 AAEM Board of Directors
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David A. Farcy, MD FCCM FAAEM, is Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Director of Emergency Medicine Critical Care, and an Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Attending 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. Dr. Farcy also participated in an emergency medicine/critical care fellowship at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD.
Since joining Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, Dr. Farcy became immediately active in the Florida Chapter of AAEM, eventually serving on the FLAAEM board as President for two terms, as well as Past President and creator of the Scientific Assembly for the chapter. Dr. Farcy was then elected to the national board of directors for the AAEM where he served as President-Elect and currently serves as President. Dr. Farcy’s passion for patient safety, emergency physician wellness, education, and his ongoing effort to constantly improve patient care is his driving force. When not working, Dr. Farcy enjoys traveling, music, a great bottle of red wine, and prides himself in holding a purple belt in Gracie Jui Jitsu.
Dr. Lisa Moreno-Walton is Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Research and Director of Diversity for the Section of Emergency Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- New Orleans. She serves as Director of the Latino Scholars Program for the School of Medicine and Director of Viral Testing at the University Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Moreno is the first woman President-elect of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM). During her years serving on the AAEM Board of Directors, she has focused on the development of women and underrepresented minorities in leadership positions. She holds degrees in Medicine and Clinical Research, and is a National Institutes of Health Research Scholar. She is the founder of the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM), an academy of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). Her multiple awards include the SAEM Martin Leadership Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Professionalism Award, Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine Distinguished Educator Award, the ADIEM Outstanding Academician Award, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Healthcare Executive Diversity & Inclusion Certificate, and the Order of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine. The recipient of many research grants, Dr. Moreno has over 500 academic presentations, 45 publications, 6 book chapters, and two authored textbooks “Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care”, and “Your Story, Our Story: A Case Compendium of Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care”. Her research interests include HIV, violence prevention and treatment, diversity and healthcare disparities. Her office at University Medical Center participates in the LSU School of Medicine Dean’s Summer Research Program, mentoring college students who aspire to careers in medicine towards the completion of basic research projects. She has mentored over 300 students, residents and junior faculty around the world towards successful careers in research and medicine. As a global health consultant and educator, she has served in over 20 countries with a focus on the development of research and elimination of healthcare disparities for women, underrepresented minorities, and the under-resourced.
After working in academics for a decade, Dr. Jones now practices community medicine in Jackson, MS. He previously served as Professor and Residency Program Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS. He is the recipient of the 2017 AAEM/RSA Program Director of the Year Award. 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 completed emergency medicine residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
He is currently the AAEM Secretary-Treasurer and has served in the past as an at-large director, the YPS director, and YPS vice-president. He serves as board liaison to the Resident and Student Association (RSA) and the Wellness Committee. He previously served as the Assistant Editor for Common Sense. He is active in organized emergency medicine and advocacy at the local and state level. His clinical interests include abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, hypertensive emergencies, and asymptomatic hypertension in the ED. His non-clinical interests include education, transitions of care, communication skills, consultant interactions, and conflict management. He spends his free time with his wife, daughter, and dogs and competes in marathons and triathlons.
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.
Dr. Wood practiced emergency medicine for 37 years in both community and academic hospitals. In 1991, he received his JD with highest honors from the prestigious University of Chicago Law School. He taught law school for 10 years but now, at this time of his career, he devotes more time to representing physicians on a variety of legal issues. Dr. Wood has given more than 700 presentations internationally. His communication skill have made him an effective trial attorney. He has successfully litigated on behalf of physicians who were fired for opposing sexual harassment, fired because the administrator interfered with the physician's exercise of clinical judgment, and "wrongful termination" of a physician as a matter of public policy.
Dr. Beier attended medical school at the University of Virginia and completed his residency at the Hennepin County Medical Center. He previously served administratively as the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and currently serves on the Physician Excellence Committee at Saint Thomas Rutherford.
Dr. Beier has been actively involved in the American Academy of Emergency Medicine for many years and currently sits on the board of Directors at the national and state level. His legislative interests include due process, preservation of physician autonomy and the physician-patient relationship in the rapidly developing health care climate. He previously served the American Academy of Emergency Medicine at the national level as the Chair of Governmental Affairs, and currently serves as the National AAEM PAC treasurer.
Dr. Beier’s other outside interests include full-time management of a 180 acre beef cattle cow-calf farming operation. He also enjoys spending time with family with four children, non-spectator water and field sports, and fine wine.
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. He became involved in AAEM to help preserve and promote the values of AAEM and support the independent practice and lend a community emergency physicians perspective.
Bob and Dena are the proud parents of four children — Aaron, Abby, Olivia and Anna Claire.
L.E. Gomez, MD MBA FAAEM, is Assistant Professor at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and Chairs Diversity and Inclusion Committee for AAEM. He majored in biochemistry at Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences and currently studies the neuroendocrine basis of health disparities. He earned his medical degree from Mt. Sinai in New York City where he researched hospital relocation and completed training in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals after an internship year in medicine at Boston Medical Center. He has mentored underrepresented students in Boston’s South End and Chicago's South Side. He completed an MBA in Health Management with a focus on business ethics and served as faculty at the University of Miami Bioethics Program. He teaches for the National Medical Association’s Emergency Medicine and Physician Executive Sections and recently published research on the business performance advantage of diversity. Dr. Gomez completed AAEM’s Congressional Fellowship in Policy and Advocacy and is active on our Government and National Affairs Committee. He is a research consultant for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and frequent contributor to “Common Sense” on health economics. He served as VP for FLAAEM Chapter before relocating to Annapolis, Maryland with his family where he is a community organizer and advocate for the elimination of economic and health disparities, hosts an educational website at LiberalArtsMD.com and is a frequent guest speaker for educational events towards dismantling racism. He enjoys nature, hiking, touring National Parks and running occasional marathons.
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).
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.
Terrence M. Mulligan DO MPH FIFEM FACEP FAAEM FACOEP FNVSHA FFSEM 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 has completed three subspecialty Fellowships: in International Emergency Medicine, in Health Policy, in EM Administration and Management, and in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
Dr. Mulligan is a Clinical 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. He is also an Affiliate Faculty of the University of Maryland Institute for Global Health. 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, a Visiting Professor at Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital, Hunan Normal University, in Changsha, China, and a Visiting Professor at Apollo GlenEagles Hospital in Kolkata, India.
He is a Board member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), and the Secretary for the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM). He has been active with IFEM since 2005. He is also the founder and Treasurer of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine Foundation, and the founder and President / CEO of the IFEM Institute. He is a co-founder and Vice President of the American Academy of EM for India (AAEMI). He is the past-chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Section for International Emergency Medicine, the past chair of the American Academy of EM (AAEM) Committee for International Medicine, a past chair of the International EM Committee for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (ACOEP), and the co-founder of the International EM Fellowship Consortium (http://www.iemfellowships.com/). He is co-founder and was an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, The African Journal of Emergency Medicine, and is an executive editor of Emergency Physicians International magazine (www.epijournal.com). 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, and co-author of many other peer-reviewed publications for the IFEM.
Over the last twenty years, Dr. Mulligan has initiated and participated in emergency medicine and acute care system development programs in over fifty 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 850 lectures, symposia and educational programs nationally and internationally for over thirty 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”. Dr Mulligan was awarded the “International Emergency Medicine Leadership Award” by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) in 2015. He received an award for “Individual Achievement in International Emergency Medicine” by the ACEP Ambassador Committee in 2017. In 2017, he was also named an “Honorary Fellow of the Polish Society of Emergency Medicine”. In 2018, Dr Mulligan received a personal citation from the Minister of Health of Lithuania for “Leadership in Emergency Medicine Development” and for his contribution to Lithuanian Emergency Medicine systems development. He recently was awarded for his contributions to the Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine. In November 2018, he received the ACEP President’s Award for Excellence in EM, and the AAEM President’s Award as well. In December 2018, Dr Mulligan was named a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.
Carol Pak-Teng, MD FAAEM, is an emergency physician in NJ passionate and driven in the areas of women's advocacy, community based policy change, and physician wellness strategy events. To date, she has built multiple communities of women leaders in and out of EM, organized cultural awareness conferences, and been acknowledged nationally for her work by the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine as the 2015 Outstanding Resident while training at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. She has also received accolades for her work in Political Psychology and Asian American Studies at NYU. She volunteers her time in mentorship for NJ SEEDs, as an alumni career advisor for low-income students, and sits on the Board of Speak Up Summit, a community advisory to the Board of Education.
Dr. Pak-Teng is dedicated to growing the membership of AAEM through a push for gender equity, diversity outreach, a growth in policy advocacy, focus on humanistic changes to our specialty, and examination of factors of wellness.
As a leader in emergency medicine, Dr. Pak-Teng speaks candidly about her period of depression in residency in efforts to unveil the systematic ways in which physicians have become the most at risk profession for depression and suicide. Having experienced it first hand, she is passionate about helping to shape the specialty in which this risk is no longer one we must fear. She feels certain AAEM can play a pivotal role in creating safer psychological environments for our colleagues.
She hopes to connect people across our organization and make our work publicly known. Please feel free to reach our to her with your ideas, solutions, tribulations, and passions. We are ready to say no, set boundaries and preserve the love we have for our specialty.
Dr. Tobin 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.
Tom worked as a locum’s tenens EM physician in Washington and Idaho. He also provided consulting services in healthcare business and practice operations. He has experience in contract negotiations and review of physician contracts.
Dr. Tobin is currently the CMO at Community Hospital in Grand Junction, CO.
Phillip Dixon is currently an Associate Professor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University and was elected YPS Director of the American Academy of Emergency Physicians in March of 2019. Dr. Dixon completed his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University while playing 4 years of football. He then went to St. George's University for both his MPH and MD degrees. Following medical school, Dr. Dixon completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and was elected as a chief resident in his final year of residency. Throughout residency, Dr. Dixon became interested in advocacy, physician leadership, and administration. He was elected as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Resident and Student Association of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, as well as elected the resident representative for the Mississippi State Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He also was one of two chief residents among all specialties to co-chair the Chief Resident Committee and represented residents on multiple hospital administration committees. He will complete an EMBA from The Ohio State University Fisher School of Business in May of 2019 and has accepted the position of Assistant Medical Director of the Wexner Medical Center Emergency Department in July of 2019. His professional interests include creating a more efficient and effective emergency department, as well as national/state health policy, advocacy and leadership, and physician wellness. His personal interests including gym/fitness, sports, outdoor activities, and community events.
Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Undergrad: University of Missouri Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri Kansas City
Residency Program: Penn State
Professional Interests: Disaster management, international emergency medicine
Hobbies: Skiing, basketball, foodie, globe trotter, adrenaline addict
Andy grew up in New Orleans and attended Loyola University and the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his emergency medicine residency as a chief resident in 1990 from the Charity/LSU program in New Orleans. Since residency he has been a member of the West Jefferson Emergency Physicians Group, a single hospital democratic group in Marrero, Louisiana. Currently, he is serving as the President and Medical Director of this group.
Andy has served many roles with AAEM including in all leadership roles in Louisiana’s state chapter of AAEM. He has served three terms as a member at large of the national board of directors and been the chair of the State Chapter and Membership committees.
He has been married to his wife, Georgia since 1984 and is the proud father of three wonderful now grown children. He enjoys international travel, fishing, genealogy and all things New Orleans.
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.