Faculty and Staff Highlights
Julio R. Lairet, DO, FACEP, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director, Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service, has been appointed to serve as State Air Surgeon of the Georgia Air National Guard. As the Georgia State Air Surgeon (SAS), Professor Lairet will serve as the senior Air National Guard (ANG) medical officer in the State of Georgia as well as consultant to the TAG for all medical issues. (More information here.)
Alex Isakov, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, represented the National Association of EMS Physicians at a physician’s roundtable exploring bystander response to disaster hosted by the National Security Council Staff at The White House.
Emory Emergency Medical Services is named EMS of the year for Atlanta metro area emergency services. The Medical Director for Emory EMS is Dr. Lekshmi Vaidyanathan. Awards were presented at this year's Georgia Region III Emergency Medical Services banquet.
Alex Isakov, executive director of Emory’s Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), and associate professor and director of the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, was named Medical Director of the Year.
Emory Department of Emergency Medicine enjoys a clean sweep in the Primary Care category for the Emory resident HOPE Awards (House Staff Organization Professional Excellence Award). The winners represent the top 1% of the 1,200 residents at Emory as selected by their peers for exemplifying professionalism. The 2015 winners are Lauren Hudak (overall Winner with highest number of votes), Katherine Nugent and Pearl Arnovitz.
Dr. Hany Atallah, Chief of Service of Grady ECC, to present at the 13th annual What’s Right in Health Care® conference.
Dr. Bryan McNally accepted the NAEMSP “Friends of EMS” Award on behalf of the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) in recognition of CARES' role in advocating for NAEMSP 's mission nationally through influencing or implementing public policy.
Dr. Michael Ross: Young people miss signs of stroke
Dr. Michelle LaPlaca, Georgia Tech and Dr. David Wright, Emory: Atlanta Magazine 2013 Groundbreakers
Dr. Patty Schiff: named by Dean Larsen to the Emory School of Medicine Alumni Board. Dr. Schiff has been a volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory since 2008 and has served on the board of the Emory Alumni since 2009. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Schiff attended the University of Rhode Island and received a BS in Nutrition. Following her undergraduate education, Patty obtained a Masters of Medical Science from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia in 1981. Her thesis involved the study of inborn errors of metabolism. Graduation was followed by several years of research at the Clinical Research Center at Emory. She graduated from Emory School of Medicine in 1988 and completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at Emory in 1991.
Dr. Schiff currently holds a position as a medical consultant for the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. Since 2000, Patty has also worked as a ship physician for Lindblad Expeditions with National Geographic. Shipboard work has taken her to such remote locations as Antarctica, the Arctic, and Baja California. Dr. Schiff is a model volunteer faculty member, donating many hours of her time to teach Emory medical students and residents.
Dr. Arthur Kellermann: Lessons from Boston
Dr. Alex Isakov: Emory reaches out with prayers in wake of Boston tradegy
Dr. Don Stein: The Healing Hormone
Dr. Brooks Moore: Georgia Marathon officials to public: "We are Prepared"
Shakiyla Smith: 2013 Emory Award of Distinction recipient. Congratulations!
Dr. Leon Haley: A Grady Memorial Black History Maker
Dr. Michael Ross and Dr. Arthur Kellermann quoted in Washington Post: Observation units may ease burdens of ER care, but benefits to patients come at a price
Dr. Kyle Brown and Dr. Sean Lowe represented Emory EM at the 16th Annual Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Mid-Atlantic Meeting (Georgetown University). Dr. Brown and Dr. Lowe presented local as well as national data on heart failure admissions managed in observation, an increasingly important policy issue for hospitals.
Dr. Menelaos Demestihas quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek: How to avoid getting the flu at work
Dr. Deb Houry: College Rankings: a Guide to Nowhere
Dr. Michael Ross quoted in WSJ: Health Matters: A New Stroke Strategy
Dr. Leon Haley, Jr.: Appointed to the National Advisory Council (NAC) for Healthcare Research and Quality
Dr. Michael Ross: Filling a Gap Between ERs and Inpatient Rooms
Dr. Deb Houry & Dr. Sheryl Heron: Why health reform is key for minorities
Dr. Katherine Heilpern: Named to the Emory Healthcare Board of Directors
Dr. Deb Houry's Op-Ed: Emergency Rooms are on Life Support
Dr. Tammie Quest: Named the Roxann Arnold Professor in Palliative Medicine
Shakiyla Smith: Emory School of Medicine August Staff Member Spotlight
Dr. Alyssa Bryant: Receives IPEC funding for Interprofessional Team Training program
Dr. Tammie Quest: PI in $250,000 palliative care grant to study impact of chaplain support
Dr Nicole Franks: Named Chief Quality Officer at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
Dr. Kiera von Besser: Appointed by Governor Deal to the Board of Community Health. The Board of Community Health establishes the general policy to be followed by the Department of Community Health (DCH). DCH champions access to affordable, quality health care in our communities, responsible health planning and use of health care resources, and healthy behaviors and improved health outcomes. As of July 1, 2009, DCH is responsible for Public Health, healthcare finance & management, and health planning & regulation. DCH is also designated as the single state agency for Medicaid.
Dr Sheryl Heron: 2012 recipient of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) National Teaching Award. This is one of the most coveted awards in academic emergency medicine -- awarded annually to only 10 emergency physicians among scores of nominees -- recognizing mid career faculty members who are devoted teachers, role models, mentors and 'curriculum creators'. It's also important to put this in context, recognizing that ACEP has more than 26,000 members, so this award represents and honors those performing at the highest level of achievement. Our heartiest congratulations for a job so well done, and for representing Emory so well!
Dr. Deb Houry: Selected as a member of the 2013 class of Leadership Atlanta
Dr. Pat Capes: Member of the Woodruff Leadership Academy Class of 2012
Dr. Nicki Pesik, EM Volunteer Faculty, has been selected to be the Branch Chief of the Quarantine and Border Health Services Branch in the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ).
Dr Jeffrey Linzer, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, honored with the Dr. Zeb L. Burrell, Jr. Distinguished Service Award for Emergency Medical Service. Dr Burrell is considered the father of EMS in Georgia. The award is presented to an individual or organization, “…for outstanding contribution to the development and/or enhancement of the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care. Named in honor of Dr. Zeb Burrell, Jr. of Elberton/Athens, the recipient should typify the high ideals, irreproachable character, and extreme unselfish dedication to EMS which is so typical of Dr. Burrell and which makes him one of Georgia’s most outstanding EMS pioneers and leaders.” Only 2 other physicians have won this award since it was first presented in 1992.
Dr. Patricia Baines's video on managing patients who have been a victim of sexual assault: "How to complete adult sexual assault exam" is featured as the video of the month on AccessEmergencyMedicine website.
Dr. Katherine Heilpern: President-Elect, Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM)
Dr. Deb Houry Emory University Senate President Elect and Faculty Council Chair Elect
Dr. Michael Ross: Making Atlanta the Best Place in America to Have a Heart Attack
Dr. Douglas Ander selected by the medical students of Morehouse School of Medicine to receive the 2012 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society - Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award. This award is given annually to a clinician who generously and effectively donates time, skill and experience to teach clinical skills to our medical students of the Morehouse School of Medicine. Congratulations, Dr Ander!
Dr. Tamara Espinoza, EM Fellow: Grady Health Foundation’s Next Generation Healer honoree.
Dr. Ziad Kazzi: Recognized in February 2012 by The American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Association for his contributions as an editor of the 2nd edition of the AAEM Resident and Student Association Toxicology Handbook. The book consists of 79 chapters written by more than 100 authors from the United States and several other countries. Emory’s mark on the book is visible with Brent Morgan as an associate editor and 24 additional authors that include Emory faculty, fellows, current and past residents. En route to Emory are 570 copies of the book that will be distributed to every Emory medical student
Dr. Pat Capes elected as one of only two specialty physcicians from Emory University to serve on the Emory Midtown Hospital Local Clinically Integrated Network (LCIN) Board, the group responsible for directing the institution’s quality and efficiency efforts.
Dr. Matt Keadey: Georgia Physician Magazine Fall 2011
Dr. David Wright: Emergency Medicine Expert
Dr. Arthur Kellermann: Making a Difference
Dr. David Wright: Health-Care Innovations Her