California Chapter Division

The California Chapter Division of AAEM (CAL/AAEM) advocates for emergency physicians and their patients throughout the state. CAL/AAEM believes in the right of every patient to access the best emergency care available and works to protect the patients of California from the degradation of care that follows in the wake of the corporate practice of medicine.

The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (WestJEM)

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The California Chapter Division of AAEM (CAL/AAEM) advocates for the values of AAEM at the state level for its California members. Read its bylaws to learn more.


Jesse Borke, MD CPE FAAEM

Vice President 
Jennifer Kanapicki Comer, MD FAAEM 

Danielle E. Goodrich, MD FAAEM 

Shahram Lotfipour, MD MPH FAAEM 

At-Large Directors 
Victor M. Cisneros, MD MPH CPH FAAEM
Jessica Muñoz, MD
Daniel Nelson, MD FAAEM
Faith Quenzer, DO MPH FAAEM

Associate Representative 
Carl Preiksaitis, MD

Resident Representative 
Karen Chung, MD
Cassandra DeWitt, MD
Yusuke Kishimoto, MD

Medical Student Representative
Nvard Sisliyan

Board Liaison
Haig Aintablian, MD FAAEM

Staff Liaison
Elizabeth Mueller

Membership Information

If you are already a member of AAEM or AAEM/RSA:

If you are not a current AAEM or AAEM/RSA Member:


  • Full Voting ($125)
  • Associate ($75)
    • Fellows-in-Training ($75)
  • Resident (Free)
  • Medical Student (Free)

Chapter division memberships run on a calendar year and must be renewed annually.



  • Six WestJEM full-text electronic issues, four CPC-EM full-text electronic issues, and access to special issues throughout the year
  • 20% discount on article processing fees if you are listed as a first or last author and manuscript is accepted
  • Access to WestJEM’s online Academic Job Board
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Upcoming CAL/AAEM Events

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