2020-2021 AAEM Board of Directors

To contact the board of directors, please email info@aaem.org.



Dr. Lisa A. Moreno 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 Regional Faculty Advisor for the Southwestern Region of the Latino Medical Student Association. Dr. Moreno is the first woman President 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 25 countries with a focus on the development of research and elimination of healthcare disparities for women, underrepresented minorities, and the under-resourced.


Jonathan S. Jones, MD FAAEM

After working in academics for a decade, Dr. Jones now practices community emergency 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 has previously served AAEM as Secretary-Treasurer, At-large Director, YPS Director, and Assistant Editor of Common Sense. He is an active participant in multiple committees and sections, most passionately, the Wellness Committee. He is active in organized medicine at the local and state level, serving in multiple roles with the Mississippi State Medical Association. He has previously served on multiple committees with both SAEM and CORD and as an ACEP Councillor. 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.

Jonathan 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 has lived in Jackson, MS since 2004 and is active in the community having served on the Board of Directors for Leadership Greater Jackson.

He spends his free time with his wife (Barbara), daughter (Catalina), and dogs. He enjoys running. He’ll gladly join you for a random 10 miler, but will likely turn down speed work on the track. He also enjoys trail running. He has completed over 20 marathons, many halves, dozens of triathlons, and several ultras.


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 three 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 physician 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.


Mark Reiter

Immediate Past President
David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FCCM

David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FCCM is the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Director of Emergency Medicine Critical Care at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida.

Dr. Farcy's interest in medicine began as a medic in the US Air Force (in 1990); leading to a career in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. After graduating from Texas Tech University (1996), Dr. Farcy attended medical school at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico, obtaining his Medical Degree (2000). Dr. Farcy then completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York (in 2005), followed by a prestigious fellowship in Emergency Medicine/Critical Care at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

In 2006, Dr. Farcy joined Mount Sinai Medical Center as an attending and served as Medical Director of the Surgical Intensivist for seven years, pursuing his passion to educate the medical community, while being the voice of the sick, and always striving to improve patient care. In 2012, he was appointed Chairman of the hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Farcy is a recognized national and international speaker and author of several published medical papers and a textbook on emergency medicine critical care. His interests are in critical care medicine, cardiac arrest, ECLS, resuscitation, and disaster medicine. “I have dedicated my career to medical education, process flow, and departmental efficiency with the goal of improving patient outcomes,” Dr. Farcy says. “I am a strong believer that communication is integral in improving and reducing medical errors. I believe that each member of the medical team is a crucial part of the system and that a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare is the key to improve processes to maximize patient outcomes and satisfaction.”

Dr. Farcy currently serves as President for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (November 2017-present) and has served on that Board of Directors since 2015. He represents AAEM on various national committees and coalitions. Dr. Farcy has also held various leadership positions in the Florida Chapter Division of AAEM (2011-present).

Dr. Farcy is the Academic Vice Chair and Associate Professor for the Department of Emergency Medicine & Critical Care at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University. In this role, Dr. Farcy is actively involved in the education of medical students and residents, medical simulation, and faculty development.

Dr. Farcy is dedicated to aiding in crisis relief efforts and has responded to multiple international disasters including Hurricane Andrew (Miami, 1992), the earthquake in Querétaro (Mexico, 1996), September 11 (New York City, 2001), Hurricane Mitch (Nicaragua, 2003), the earthquake in Port au Prince (Haiti, 2010), Hurricane Matthew (Orlando, 2016), Hurricane Irma (Florida Keys, 2017), and Hurricane Maria (San Juan, 2017). Dr. Farcy has received awards for his leadership and relief efforts, including the Shock Trauma Hero Award (2007), the AAEM Joe Lex Educator of the Year Award (2015), and the Heroes of the Year Award (2018) from the City of Miami Beach honoring first responders.

In his free time, Dr. Farcy is a jiu-jitsu enthusiast, who has a purple belt in Valente Jiu-Jitsu. He also enjoys traveling the world and meeting new people.


Mark Reiter

Past Presidents Council Representative

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.


At-Large Board Member

L.E. Gomez, MD MBA is medical director for one of the largest multi-specialty community health centers in Washington, D.C. with prior academic appointment to the faculty of Howard University College of Medicine, a premier HBCU. He earned his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, MD from the Ichan School of Medicine, internship in medicine at Boston University and residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals. His prior healthcare business consulting experience includes Kai-Zen Consulting, specializing in business performance improvement, budget analysis, process engineering, and patient experience. He has served as consulting clinician for improvement of CMS MIPS and is a former AAEM Advocacy Congressional Fellow. Dr. Gomez is an equity and inclusion expert, with original publications on the economic power of diversity to improve performance and outcomes, as well as influence policy and culture. He is immediate past Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and serves as liaison to our board for that committee, as well as for the Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health Group. He is currently an MPH candidate in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Program.


At-Large Board Member

Dr. Bobby Kapur is the President of Allegheny Health Network Emergency Medicine Management since November 2019. He was 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

Dr. Bruce Lo, MD MBA FAAEM, is currently a partner with the Emergency Physicians of Tidewater (EPT), a democratic group servicing southeast Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia school of medicine and did his residency at the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed his Master of Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016.

Dr. Lo has been very active in advocacy in the state of Virginia. He has served of multiple psychiatric task forces including creating standardization for medical clearance for psychiatric patients presenting to the ED. He has worked with legislators on the issue of balance billing and help bring emergency department information exchange (EDie) program to Virginia, a program that connects every emergency department in Virginia regardless of health system or EHR.

Dr. Lo currently works in multiple EDs including a quaternary referral center to community hospitals to free-standing emergency departments. He currently serves on a number of leadership roles within the Sentara health system. He is the chief of emergency medicine at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a community teaching hospital, for the past 12 years. He also helped found the Sentara Transfer Center which currently manages transfers for 8 Sentara hospitals and 3 Free-Standing emergency departments and serves as its medical director.

Dr. Lo currently co-chairs the Sentara system stroke committee and the Sentara ED commodities committee, standardizing clinical and operational workflows across all 12 Sentara facilities. He works with other health systems as well as EMS to both improve the care for patients across the spectrum.

Dr. Lo has been the recipient of AAEM’s Open Mic New Speaker award and has lectured at various national and international conferences as well as a guest lecturer at a number of emergency medicine grand rounds across the country. He is currently a Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and also serves as an assistant program director for the EM residency program at EVMS for the past 13 years.


At-Large Board Member
Evie Marcolini, MD FAAEM FCCM

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) Subcommittee, 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
Sergey M. Motov, MD FAAEM

Dr. Motov is an emergency medicine physician practicing in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Medical Academy of Latvia and completed his EM residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Motov is a Research Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine, a Chair of Pain Management Committee at Maimonides Medical Center, and a Chair of the Institutional Review Board.

Dr. Motov previously served as the Assistant Residency Director and Associate Research Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center where he has trained more than 200 residents.

Dr. Motov has been very passionate about safe and effective pain management in the ED.  His true interests are geared towards perfecting the role of non-opioid analgesia in the ED and more refined and judicious opioid use in the ED. He has published multiple peer-reviewed papers and has conducted multiple presentations on regional, national, and international levels about opioid alternatives for ED pain management.  Dr. Motov has been active as a speaker for AAEM at Scientific Assembly as well as for multiple international conferences including MEMC where he has been serving as a Chair of the Pain Track.

Dr. Motov is actively involved in growing this body of work both nationally and globally and currently serves as a co-Chair of the Pain and Procedural Sedation Interest Group at AAEM.


At-Large Board Member
Terrence M. Mulligan, DO MPH FAAEM

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 four subspecialty Fellowships: in International Emergency Medicine, in Health Policy, in EM Administration and Management, and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine for Ireland.

Dr. Mulligan is an Adjunct Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, where he was the Director of the International Emergency Medicine (IEM) program and the IEM Fellowship from 2006-2019. 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 of the IFEM Institute. He is a co-founder and Vice President of the American Academy of EM for India (AAEMI), now an AAEM Chapter. He is the past-chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Section for International Emergency Medicine and the ACEP Ambassador Committee, the past chair of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (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. He is co-founder and past Board Member of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM), and was a co-founder and Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, The African Journal of Emergency Medicine. He is also a co-founder and executive editor of Emergency Physicians International magazine. He is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers, book chapters and other publications, including the IFEM Model Curriculum for Medical Student Education in EM, the IFEM Model Curriculum for EM Specialists, 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 regional EM societies and federations, 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 1000 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”, one of only 6 historical recipients. 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.


At-Large Board Member
Vicki Norton, MD FAAEM

Dr. Vicki Norton is a community Emergency Physician in Florida and is a partner in one of the few independent, democratic groups in the state. She has served as affiliate faculty for Florida Atlantic University since 2016 and enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students and scribes working in the Emergency Department.

Dr. Norton graduated for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 with a B.S. in Biology. From there she did research under Dr. Frank Longo, chair of the Department of Neurology at UNC, studying genes that could play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. She left North Carolina in 2003 to start medical school at the Drexel University College of Medicine, graduating in 2007. She completed Emergency Medicine residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA in 2010. After residency, she moved to Florida and began working as an Emergency Medicine attending.

After seeing and experiencing firsthand the treatment of Emergency physicians employed by contract management groups, she became more involved in AAEM in order to better advocate for herself and her colleagues. She has served on several AAEM committees, including the Membership and State Chapters committees. She joined the Florida Chapter Division of AAEM Board of Directors and held various positions before becoming President in 2017. She also co-chaired the Women in Emergency Medicine committee 2018-2020 and oversaw the transition of the committee to a formal section of AAEM. She was a panelist for “Women Leaders in Emergency Medicine” at the Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress (MEMC) in Dubrovnik in 2019. Most recently, she was the 2020 James Keaney Award recipient for outstanding contributions to AAEM.

Dr. Norton is a strong proponent of gender equity, diversity in medicine, advocacy and fair workplace environments. One of her goals is to remove the corporate and private equity influence from medicine and allow doctors to get back to what they do best: taking care of patients. She is the wife to Florida State Senate candidate Brian Norton and mother to three children. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, baking, and reading. She is honored to serve on the AAEM Board of Directors.


At-Large Board Member
Carol Pak-Teng, MD FAAEM

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.


YPS Director 

Phillip Dixon is currently an Assistant Professor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University and was elected YPS Director of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine 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.


AAEM/RSA President 
Haig Aintablian, MD

Hometown: Glendale, CA
Undergrad: University of Southern California
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Residency Program: UCLA Medical Center
Favorite Thing About Your City: My favorite thing about LA are all the places I can visit. The infinite number of museums; from the beautiful Getty just a stone's throw away from UCLA, to the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino. I also love visiting the different restaurants across this amazingly vast city. One of my favorite memories from LA is the time they towed the Space Shuttle Endeavor through the LA streets from LAX to its final home at the California Science Center.
Professional Interests: Aerospace medicine, healthcare policy, administration
Hobbies: Astrophotography, martial arts, working on vintage cars, camping, golf
Favorite TV Show: The Office, "Through concentration, I can raise and lower my cholesterol at will." - Dwight Schrute. Stranger Things, there's just something about retro alien shows that gets to me. Dark (German Series), a really complex show about time travel that occurs in a small German town (is my nerd showing yet? haha). Game of Thrones, (mandatory inclusion). Honorable Mentions: Mind Hunter, The Punisher, The Leftovers.


Andy Walker MD FAAEM

Common Sense Editor
Andy Mayer, MD FAAEM

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. 


Stephen Hayden

Journal of Emergency Medicine 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.



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