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Educational Work

Interest

Rock climbing, yoga, exploring and enjoying nature, running, learning about other cultures, biking through the city

Community Service

  • Founder and President, Boulevard Tunnel Initiative: A community initiative to clean, update, and beautify an Atlanta tunnel. See www.blvdtunl.com, check out our Facebook page, or read about us in the local newspaper, Creative Loafing!
  • Roundtable leader, ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference: Washington, DC (2012)
  • Member, Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine Wellness Committee (2008-2010)
  • Participant, Child Family Health International: India (2007) and Ecuador (2003)
  • Clinic Volunteer, Northwestern's NUAID Student Health Organization: Nicaragua (2005)
  • Volunteer, The Kovler Center for Victims of Political Torture: Chicago, IL

Honors and Awards

Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine, Emory University (2009-2010)

Best Resident Teacher of the Year, Emergency Medicine (2010)

-As chosen by the rotating medical students

“Best Teacher of the Year” for Foreign Service in Ghana, West Africa (2001)

-Awarded by the President of Ghana and Ghana Ministry of Education

Community Service Work

Evaluations

Teaching Experience

International teaching experience:

  • Volunteer physician, sidHARTe (2010): Part of a rotating team of physicians working to set up an Emergency Ward in a rural district hospital in Ghana, West Africa. Duties included direct patient care, training nurses on South African/ETAT Triage Protocols, weekly staff lectures on EM topics, and hospital-wide grand rounds lecture.

Nationally published pieces:

  • Geriatric Emergency Medicine (2013): CME lecture for hundreds of midlevel providers nationwide for California Emergency Physicians group
  • Physical Therapy in the Emergency Department (2012): Article published nationwide for the Young Physicians Section of the American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP)

Recent Resident Lectures:

  • Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation
  • Blunt and Penetrating Abdominal Trauma
  • Tropical and International Medicine in West Africa- Grand Rounds presentation
  • Atrial Fibrillation: A Literature Review
  • Conflict of Interest: Pharma and Medicine

Work experience

Independent Consultant

Citizen's Utility Company

Divestiture case manager in the $100 million sale of utility properties

Dec 2012Present

Clinical Instructor

Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine

Quarter-time work as an academic attending at Atlanta's largest level-one trauma center, Grady Memorial Hospital. Work involves supervising residents, teaching medical students, and lecturing, in addition to primary patient care. 

Sep 2012Present

Physician

California Emergency Physicians

Half-time Emergency Medicine work for Dekalb Medical Center, a community hospital in Decatur, GA.

Jul 2011Aug 2012

Emergency Medicine physician Locums Tenens

Vista Staffing Agency

Emergency Departments staffed during my time as a travel physician: 

  • Cape Fear Valley Hospital, NC: 130,000 annual volume
  • United General Hospital, WA: 14,000 annual volume
  • Kaiser Permanente Hospital, OR: 55,000 annual volume
Jul 2010Jul 2011

Clinical Educator, Attending Physician

Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine

Attending physician at three of Emory's Emergency Departments: 

  • Grady Memorial Hospital: 120,000 annual volume
  • Emory Midtown Hospital: 55,000 annual volume
  • Emory University Hospital: 55,000 annual volume
Jun 2000Jul 2002

Volunteer, Education Sector

United States Peace Corps

High school teacher, HIV/AIDS advocacy, Guinea Worm Eradication in a rural village 

Education

BSE

Arizona State University

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Jul 2012Present

Masters in Public Health

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Anticipated graduation date Winter, 2014

Jun 2007Jun 2010

Residency

Emory University
Aug 2003Jun 2007

Medical Degree (MD)

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Certifications

Oct 2011Sep 2021

Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician

American Board of Emergency Medicine
Aug 2008Present

Advanced Hazmat Life Support

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
Nov 2011Nov 2015

Advanced Trauma Life Support

American College of Surgeons
Jun 2012Jun 2014

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

American Heart Association
Apr 2012Apr 2014

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

American Heart Association