Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs Committee

Who We Are 

The Academic Affairs Committee provides leadership in the area of academic advocacy. They serve as the liaison to CORD, SAEM, AACEM, NAEMSP and other EM organizations for joint interests and projects. 

Academic Affairs works with academic departments of EM and in particular EM residency programs in order to establish a connection with AAEM at the early stages of resident training and to provide the resources necessary to develop an understanding of the goals of the Academy.


Mary Claire O’Brien, MD FAAEM

Sangeeta Sakaria, MD MPH MST FAAEM
Vice Chair

Laura J. Bontempo, MD MEd FAAEM
Board Liaison

Tom Derenne
Staff Liaison

Our Projects

Common Sense Articles
How to Join

If you are interested in joining our committee, apply today!

Apply to Join a Committee

Appointments are confirmed on a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October).