Candidate for YPS Director

Ohio State University

Nominated by: Self-nomination

Membership: 2013-2020
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time.

AAEM Activities (past five years)

AAEM Board of Directors
AAEM Foundation Board of Directors
AAEM LEAD-EM Board of Directors
AAEM/RSA Advocacy Committee Chair
AAEM/RSA Board of Directors
AAEM/RSA Representative Council
AAEM/RSA Legacy Assembly
Government and National Affairs Committee Member
Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress Abstract Judge
Social Media Committee Board Liaison
Scientific Assembly Student Ambassador Mentor
Young Physicians Section Board of Directors


Candidate Statement

I am applying for the Young Physician Section Director of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. I very much appreciate the opportunity and consideration to continue my involvement in this tremendous organization. I have served as the YPS Director for the past year and would like to continue to serve in this capacity. Previously, I have also served on both the RSA board as a resident, as well as the YPS board after residency. My interests in emergency medicine include administration/operations, patient and physician advocacy, and health policy. I have recently completed my MBA at The Ohio State University and am currently serving as the Assistant Medical Director while being on faculty there.

Among the many initiatives that AAEM participates in, the most important to me has been the advocacy efforts. I am proud to have participated in AAEM’s Advocacy Day and feel AAEM provides an integral and highly valued voice for emergency physicians. AAEM’s strong support for the emergency medicine physician is second to none and is ultimately why I want to continue to participate in this organization. AAEM’s advocacy efforts focus on combating unsafe work environments that unfortunately many emergency medicine physicians face on a daily basis. Overcrowding and understaffing are all too common. Another related topic is the issue of due process rights; where emergency physicians are oftentimes influenced to waive these rights and subsequently can be terminated easily. Due process is integral to practicing emergency medicine and something I believe in strongly. AAEM also supports the existence and proliferation of democratic groups. I am applying for this position in order to continue my involvement with AAEM and participate in its important advocacy efforts.

I believe emergency medicine plays a unique role in the community as it functions as not only guaranteed care in case of emergency, but it also functions as a safety net for the most underserved and vulnerable patients. Unlike most other specialties, we as emergency medicine physicians do not chose our patients or their financial circumstances and the medical services we provide and the patient’s insurance status or ability to pay are not connected at all whatsoever. We need to protect our specialty and the physicians that practice this amazing specialty. AAEM champions those who serve our most vulnerable patients and I would be proud to continue my service in AAEM.


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