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Advisory Board


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Judith E. Tintinalli, MD, MS, FACEP


- Professor and Chair Emeritus (1991-), Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

- Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina School of Public Health

- Lecturer, Medical Journalism, University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Dr. Tintinalli is Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was founding Chair of the department and held the chairmanship from 1991 to 2007. Dr. Tintinalli received her MD from Wayne State University, and completed residency training and received her MPH from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Tintinalli was president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine from 1989 to 1990, the founding president of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, and chairman of the Liaison Residency Committee (forerunner of the ACME sponsored Residency Review Committee) and a past President of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, in 1997, and in 2005 was a member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Task Force on the Uninsured.

Dr. Tintinalli is Editor-in-Chief of AccessEmergencyMedicine, the McGraw-Hill digital library for emergency medicine and Editor-in-Chief of the world’s best-selling emergency medicine textbook, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 7th edition (2010). She is also a co-editor of EMS: A Practical Global Guidebook (PMPH, Sheldon, Connecticut, 2010), sponsored by the International Federation of Emergency Medicine. She has been an editorial board member, and a deputy editor of Annals of Emergency Medicine.


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Stephen H. Thomas, MD, MPH


- Professor & Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar

- Emergency Physician-in-Chief, Hamad General Hospital

Dr. Thomas finished LSU's six-year MD program in 1990, moving to North Carolina to train in Emergency Medicine at East Carolina University. After a fellowship in Air Medical Transport at ECU, he joined the faculty at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained a Masters in Public Health (with a concentration in Quantitative Methods) at Harvard University in 1999. Over the course of sixteen years at Harvard, Thomas was primarily involved with medical student education and helicopter EMS, also serving as a founding faculty member of the Harvard Affiliated EM Residency, ultimately rising to Associate Professor at Harvard. In 2009 he took over as the first Kaiser Foundation Professor & Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma.

In 2015 he moved to the position of administering the government-operated EDs for the State of Qatar, serving as system chairman for the country. He is also the chief of service at the Level I trauma center Hamad General Hospital, one of the top five EDs in the world with respect to volume (nearly 600,000 annual visits).

Ongoing areas of clinical research include prehospital medicine, analgesia, and evaluation of new technologies in the air medical and ED settings. His professional organization memberships include the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), where he has worked with and chaired the Undergraduate Education Committee. He has also chaired, and continues to serve on, the Air Medical Services Task Force of the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians (NAEMSP).


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David M. Cline, MD, FACEP


- Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Departmental Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

- Adjunct Professor, Hypertension and Vascular Disease Research Center, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Dr. Cline received his MD from Wayne State University in 1982. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1985. After serving a two-year commitment to the National Health Service in Tarboro, North Carolina, he joined the faculty at East Carolina University, becoming an associate professor there in 1993.

That same year Dr. Cline joined the faculty of University of North Carolina as a Clinical Associate Professor as part of the initiative to start the UNC’s EM residency training program, for which he served as the Assistant Residency Director at the program’s affiliate hospital, WakeMed, in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2001, he moved to Winston Salem, North Carolina, to serve as Research Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and in 2010 he was promoted to Professor of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Cline is co-editor of the seventh edition of Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, two editions of Emergency Medicine: Just the Facts, three editions of the Emergency Medicine Manual, as well as the textbook Abdominal Emergencies. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Academic Emergency Medicine.


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Kevin Biese, MD, MAT


- University of North Carolina Emergency Medicine Residency Director, Chapel Hill North Carolina

Dr. Kevin Biese attended medical school at the University of North Carolina after teaching middle school science courses in Charlotte, North Carolina. Upon graduating in 2002, he attended Harvard’s Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program, completing in 2006. He then became an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill, where he currently serves as residency director as well as one of ten heads of academic colleges for the medical school. His primary interests in Emergency Medicine are education and the care of geriatric patients and he has published and presented in both these areas. He is most interested in utilizing new technologies to meet the educational demands of today’s medical trainees and caregivers.


Journal Review Editors


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Sandra L. Werner, MD, FACEP


- Associate Program Director, MetroHealth Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) EM Residency Program

- Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Werner graduated from the Medical College of Virginia and completed her emergency medicine residency and an ultrasound fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center/CCF/CWRU. She has interests in ultrasound, EMS and resident education and has published ultrasound research in Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine and the Journal of Emergency Medicine. She serves as course director for Ohio ACEP ultrasound courses. A flight physician with MetroHealth’s Lifeflight program and a member of the Cleveland EMS Medical Advisory Board, she is also a past editor for the Yearbook of Emergency Medicine.


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Stephen John Cico, MD, Med


- Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

- Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

- Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs and Faculty Development

Dr. Cico is a board certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician with a Master's in Medical Education from the University of Cincinnati.  As Assistant Dean of Educational Affairs & Faculty Development at the Indiana University School of Medicine, he is part of a team focused on educating millennials, using interactive and innovative teaching techniques, providing feedback, effective bedside teaching, performing evaluations, and improving educational experiences. Dr. Cico is also the Fellowship Director of the new Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Indiana University and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. This is the first PEM fellowship in Indiana, and trains 3 fellows per year. You can find him on Twitter -- @PedsEM.


Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum (EMReC)


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E. Paul DeKoning, MD, MS, FACEP


- Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Dr. DeKoning received his MD from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and has an MS in Epidemiology from Michigan State University.


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Christina Shenvi, MD, PhD


- Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dr. Shenvi received a PhD in Chemical Biology from University of California, Berkeley, followed by a medical degree at Yale Medical School. She completed her emergency medicine residency training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, then earned a fellowship in geriatric emergency medicine. She currently serves as an assistant residency director and assistant professor at UNC. She is an associate editor for geriatrics medical content on ALiEM.com and is a regular contributor to Emergency Physicians Monthly. Her research interest beyond geriatrics is substance abuse, specifically in the area of emergency department interventions for alcohol misuse.


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Tracie Potis, MD, FACEP


- Emergency Physician, Covenant Healthcare

Dr. Potis received her medical degree at University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed her emergency medicine residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance, where she later served as an Assistant Program Director of Emergency Medicine.


Social Media Editors


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Alex Koyfman, MD


- Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center

- Attending Physician at Parkland Memorial Hospital

Dr. Alex Koyfman is a board certified emergency physician and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and American Academy of Emergency Medicine. He serves on the Education committees for both AAEM and ACEP. Dr. Koyfman has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in a diverse set of areas within Emergency Medicine. His main interests include resident/faculty education & development, EM decision making / mindset, ED critical care, and medical entrepreneurship. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of www.emdocs.net and co-writes a monthly column for Emergency Physicians Monthly.


Brit Long, MD


- Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, USUHS

- Attending Physician and Assistant Research Director, SAUSHEC Emergency Medicine

Brit Long received his MD from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by Emergency Medicine residency in San Antonio, TX. He is currently an attending physician and assistant research director at a military emergency medicine program at Fort Sam Houston, TX. He works with www.emDocs.net as Associate Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Content. He is a regulator contributor to emDocs.net and Emergency Physicians Monthly. Research interests include FOAMed, medical education, and clinical reviews.