iEM Blog Authors


Israa Saleh


EM resident in ZMH, Abudhabi. Served in human rights and peace office IFMSA | Advocate of FOAM | Profound interest in research, critical care and disaster medicine | Also a poet and part-time philosopher.

Francesco Adami


Final year medical students at the University of Pisa, author of “From Last Hope to First Aid: Stories from the History of Emergency Medicine”, cardiopulmonary resuscitation Instructor, medical researcher & science writer.

Temesgen Beyene bw



Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at Addis Ababa University College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Harvard Medical School Global Clinical Research Scholars Training Program graduate. Humanitarian Innovation Imitative (HI2) international fellow at Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and alumni of Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI). I am interested in clinical research, public health aspects of emergency medicine and disaster preparedness and planning. I am currently involved in educating junior doctors, creating media-based education focusing on public health emergencies. I also have a special interest in Emergency Medicine system development in resource-limited settings.

Jule Santos BW



Emergency physician and #FOAMed enthusiast. Head of the Emergency Medicine Resident Program – DF, Brazil.  Current professional interest areas are international emergency medicine, medical education, critical care, airway management, physician wellness, Free Open Access to Medical Education. Founding editor of Emergência Rules. Board member of Brazilian Society for Emergency Medicine, regional DF (ABRAMEDE-DF).

kilalo mjema - BW



Emergency Physician at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam, Honorary Lecturer and Assistant Coordinator of Externship and Visiting Scholars at the Emergency Medicine Department- Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. Active member of the Emergency Medicine Association of Tanzania (EMAT) and Chairperson of EMAT’S Finance Committee. My areas of interest includes PaedsEM, PoCUS, Disaster Medicine and Training. Photography, Travel Blogging and family keeps me going, they are the jet packs to my engine the fuel that keeps me running.
ibrahim sarbay



I am an Emergency Medicine Resident living in İstanbul, Turkey. Writing online since 2002, and co-founded “Opereyşın,” one of the most notable community blogs of Turkey. Currently, I write for a favorite Turkish FOAMed blog,, and share my journey of learning through social media. I like researching, web programming, and making infographics. I believe in Free Open Access to medical education by heart.



Medical graduate from Patan Academy of Health Sciences. Gaining firsthand experience in a resource limited setting. Enthusiastic about improving rural health via improved emergency services. A firm believer in bit size improvements leading up to a change. Besides medicine, avid nature lover and movie enthusiast with a new found hobby of cooking.

john austin lee


J. Austin Lee, MD MPH, is interested in both emergency medicine and global health. He is a chief resident in the department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. He received his his MPH from George Washington University, followed by an MD from Indiana University.

anthony rodigin


I have practiced clinical EM at a community hospital in San Francisco Bay Area since graduating residency in 2010. As assistant medical director of my ED I cover education, EMS relations and midlevel practice. Volunteer as EMS medical advisor for US national parks close to SF Bay, stay active in Bay Area Paramedic Journal Club ( and serve as ACEP ambassador to Russia. Biggest EM passions are education, EMS and international EM (especially focusing on EM and EMS in Eastern Europe and former USSR states).

rebeca barbara rios


I am a student at the end of the 3rd year of medicine, in Brasilia, capital of Brazil. I already contribute to ISAEM, with translations in FOAMed and also assisting in matters related to the national embassy. I am also Academic Coordinator of ABRAMEDE, the Brazilian Association of Emergency Medicine.

shaza karrar


Shaza Karrar is a graduate of Sharjah University, School of Medicine, an Emergency Medicine board certified physician and a winner of multiple Resident Awards, serving as the Editor-in-Cheif of the Emirates Society for Emergency Medicine (ESEM) Newsletters. Big Medical Education Advocate and  Founder and Creator of the EM Space Podcast supporiting FOAMed and FOAMTox right out of the MENA region, with a profound interest in Toxicology and Disaster Medicine.



A proud emergency physician and a medical education enthusiast. The President of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association of Turkey in 2014. An active member of the Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey (EMAT) and International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) Core Curriculum and Education Committee. Current professional interest areas are critical care, medical education, physician wellness, point-of-care ultrasound and international emergency medicine. Viva la iEM Education Project.

arthur martins


Medical Student at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, leader of the #FOAMed Project, from International Student Association of Emergency Medicine (ISAEM), and a great supporter of the #FOAMed movement. Passionate about Emergency Medicine, with a special interest in trauma, disaster medicine, point of care US, wilderness medicine and medical education, both in academia and in community-oriented health education projects. Besides medicine, loves books, travel, math & physics, music and a big cup of coffee.

masuma ali


Masuma Ali Gulamhussein is a second-year Emergency Medicine (EM) resident in Tanzania, at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) with interests in global health and advocating for EM worldwide. She is interested in advancing in EM research and also finds it fulfilling interacting with a diverse cross-cultural society and EM colleagues from all parts of the world.

nada radulovic


I am senior medical student at Queen’s University in Canada. Aside from having a longstanding interest in Emergency Medicine and Global Health, I have really enjoyed being involved in international collaborations and initiatives aimed at promoting free open access medical education (FOAMed). Outside of Medicine, I enjoy running, spending time outdoors and discovering new coffee shops! 

anzal rehman


I am currently a 2nd year Emergency Medicine Resident at Zayed Military Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE with a vested interest in sharing updated knowledge and developing teaching tools. As a healthcare professional, I continually strive to incorporate the newest clinical research into practice and am an active advocate for the use of Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) in the ED. I also regularly edit and write up segments as the Deputy Chief Editor for the ESEM Monthly Newsletter and have been the Team Leader in the Organizing Committee/ Quality Team for ESEM17 as well as ESEM18.

Sajan Acharya


I am a medical graduate from Nepal. I am an eager supporter of FOAMed movement. I have always loved books. Medical school wanted me to read particular types, so I did. A poet at my core; I love to write about things that touch my heart. What better world to be in than medicine when you are on look out for moments that touches you. I find medicine fulfilling also because it feeds my passion for teaching.

Bryn Dhir


Bryn Dhir is a researcher and physician-scientist, interested in Emergency Medicine residency programs. Bryn has numerous leadership and management skills for various clinical, administrative, and work initiatives around the globe.

neha 2


Neha Hudlikar is a graduate of RAK Medical & Health Sciences University and is currently training in Emergency Medicine at Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi. A big supporter of the FOAMed movement, she is passionate about developing and supporting innovative ideas that promote free access to medical education for all. Her main interests in Emergency Medicine include trauma, disaster medicine, PoCUS and development of EM in resource limited settings. She currently also serves as the Associate Editor of Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine Newsletter. Outside of medicine, an avid reader, tree-hugger and an advocate of gender equality.

Sumaiya Hafiz


I am a final year medical student studying in Dubai Medical College, with a strong interest in Emergency Medicine. I am also a photographer and work as a contributor for Getty Images. In my free time I like to write, research, find ways of educating the society regarding common medical issues, and travel. I also have an interest in Emergency Care in resource limited settings, public education, and raising awareness about first response emergency care.

Kaushila Thilakasiri


I am a registrar in Emergency Medicine in Sri Lanka. My research interests are in the field of medical education and resuscitation. I am also volunteering as the director of training and development of St John Ambulance in Sri Lanka. My teaching commitments are being a visiting lecturer at the University of Moratuwa in MSc. Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, committee member of the Simulation Center of Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo, visiting lecturer in Post Basic Nursing school Colombo in Emergency Nursing Care Diploma, European Resuscitation Council Young ERC member and ALS full instructor, faculty member of EMT training and protocol developer of the National Ambulance Service- Suwaseriya. I am also involved in teaching and developing various local acute care and emergency medicine training programs for medical students and CPD programs for junior doctors. I have contributed to develop and implement a near-peer learning module on emergency medicine for the University of Colombo, Faculty of Medicine. I represent Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine as a council member.



Amita Sudhir, MD is the Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director at the University of Virginia, USA. She was also the third year emergency medicine clerkship director for 8 years. She has authored several textbook chapters, an ACEP clinical policy (on NTSEMI ACS), lectured both nationally and internationally, and created multiple curricula and educational modules. She is also on the Scientific Advisory Council (First Aid subcommittee) for the American Red Cross.



My name is Joey Ciano, I am a born and raised New Yorker currently working and living in Queens, NY. I am finishing my first year of International Emergency Medicine Fellowship in the Northwell Health system. My main interest in International EM is promoting EM systems building. This focuses on promoting the development of the specialty of EM in countries that have not yet recognized EM as a field or are in the early stages of this process. My main interest is working on the post-graduate educational infrastructure. I have done EM educational work in Uganda and continue to work in West Bengal, India to help educate practitioners in EM to help specialty development. COVID-19 has changed the way we teach locally and internationally, so I thought this project would be a great opportunity to reach international students in EM during these challenging times.



I’m a fourth-year medical student at the University of Michigan applying to Emergency Medicine. I am passionate about medical education, especially end-of-life care in the ED, and resilience/wellness. Outside of medical school, I am an avid triathlete, nature-lover, and an advocate on sustainability and climate change.

Leah Sarah Peer

Canada, South Africa

Leah Sarah Peer is a Canadian medical student from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She has a Bachelor’s of Science, with a Specialization Biology, and a Minor Human Rights. Leah is passionate about Global Health, Social Justice and Medicine. She always believes in being human, caring for the needy and helping people is her soul’s greatest joy. Alongside her medical studies, Leah loves voicing her thoughts through writing and hopes to be an agent of change.



Emergency physician and academician (UAEU CMHS) who interested in international emergency medicine, emergency medicine education, medical education, point of care ultrasound and trauma. Founding editor of Founder and director of International Emergency Medicine Education Project – Active member of IFEM core curriculum and education committee and board member of Asian Society for Emergency Medicine.

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