iEM Blog Authors

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Nardos Markonnen

USA

I am a second-year Emergency Medicine resident involved in the Global Health Leadership Track. My interests in global health include the delivery of equitable medical care, refugee health, and global health research.

Amani Khalouf

UAE

Amani is a Syrian medical practitioner who’s currently a PGY1 resident in ED in Cleveland Clinics Abu Dhabi. She was born and raised in Syria until the age 16. She moved to UAE and finished Medical school with Excellence with honors degree and managed to involve myself in multiple extracurricular activities. I love the challenging nature of emergency medicine and how it contributes to my mindset as a physician and a person. 

Maryam Bagherzadeh

Canada

I am a second-year medical student at Queen’s University in Canada. I have had a longstanding interest in Emergency Medicine and its tremendously diverse and varied field, its acuity in care and its culture around teamwork. Additionally, I am greatly interested in Medical Education and international collaborations aimed at facilitating free open access medical education (FOAMed), I enjoy playing sports, reading and traveling!

Cicilia Ve

Indonesia

I am currently enrolled as a medical student clerkship in 2 hospitals: RSUD Moewardi and RS Universitas Sebelas Maret in Surakarta City. I have interest in cardiology, surgery, and emergency medicine.

sarah bridge

USA

Sarah Bridge, MD is a 3rd year Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Virginia. She completed medical school at the University of Utah and spent a year working in Mbarara, Uganda as a Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellow from 2016-2017, where she worked on a cryptococcal meningitis clinical trial with researchers from the University of Minnesota. She has also worked on global health projects in central America and India. Her interests include rural medicine, wilderness medicine, clinical research, ethics, resident wellness, medical education, pediatrics, migrant and refugee health, and critical care. She hopes to work for the Indian Health Services in the American southwest after residency.

Francesco Adami

ITALY

Final year medical student 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.

sheza qayyum iEM

Canada

My name is Sheza Qayyum, and I am a third-year medical student at the University of Toronto in Canada. My interests include medical education, FOAMed, and inner-city health. I am one of the podcast co-directors at the International Student Association of Emergency Medicine (ISAEM), which I enjoy greatly. I also love baking (and really all things food-related), chasing waterfalls with pretty hikes, and laughs with my friends and family.

Gayatri Lekshmi Madhavan

India

Dr Gayatri Lekshmi Madhavan, MBBS, FICM, MEM, MRCEM.
Emergency and Critical Care Physician, Ramachandra Hospital, India. Her areas of interest include Trauma, POCUS and Neuro-emergencies. Her research paper – Point of Care Transcranial Ultrasonography for Detection of Midline Shift in Neuro-emergencies in the ED – received several awards and recognition at many International Emergency and Critical Care Conferences.

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TEMESGEN BEYENE

ETHIOPIA

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.

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JULE R. O. G. SANTOS

brazil

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).

nadine schottler

Nadine Schottler

Great Britain

Intercalating student (following 3rd year of medical school) at QMUL. President of Emergency Medicine Society at QMUL (BLPEMS). Contributed in creating a Pan-London Medical Schools’ EM symposium and enthusiastic in increasing the exposure our students have to the ED – through talks, events, courses, and shadowing shifts. Love getting involved in research and educational events in my free time.

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IBRAHIM SARBAY

TURKEY

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, acilci.net, 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.

Carmina

nepal

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

USA

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

usa

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 (bapjc.org) 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).

edc

turkey

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.

Sajan Acharya

Nepal

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.

Brenda Varriano - iEM

canada

Brenda has just completed her first year of medical school at Central Michigan University. She has an interest in Emergency Medicine, and participated in the 2020 STAR-EM (Summer Training and Research in Emergency Medicine) at Toronto Western Hospital. Aside from school she loves working out, drawing and listening to music. At school she volunteers with Special Olympics, designed a study that aims to develop a crisis preparedness toolkit for rural Older Adults Impacted by COVID-19 through CMU-CARES, and is working with a group of students to host Pre-Medical School Workshops. Brenda loves to see others succeed while keeping a healthy lifestyle and avoiding burnout.

arthur martins

Brazil

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.

Sumaiya Hafiz

UAE

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.

neha 2

UAE

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.

amitasudhirmd

usa

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.

josephciano

USA

Joey Ciano, DO is an Emergency Medicine Physician from New York, USA.
He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency in Brooklyn, NY and is the current International Emergency Medicine Fellow in the Northwell-LIJ Health System. One of his main professional interests is building the educational infrastructure of EM in countries where EM is not yet recognized as a field and in countries that are in the early stages of this process. He has partnered with international NGOs in EM educational projects and works as a visiting EM faculty member in West Bengal, India. He is excited to collaborate with the other authors of the iEM Education Project to contribute to world of FOAM-ed.

anzal rehman

UAE

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.

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.

Job Guillen

Mexico

Emergency and Critical Care Physician, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in México. #MedEd & #FOAMed enthusiast, a follower of the revolution in medical education and missionary of the cause. Founding editor of #FOAMex http://www.foamex.org; Current professional interest areas are innovation and creativity in medical education, international emergency medicine, Critical Care Medicine and PoCUS.

Israa Saleh

UAE

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.

alper-photo

TURKEY, UAE

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 acilci.net. Founder and director of International Emergency Medicine Education Project – iem-student.org. Active member of IFEM core curriculum and education committee and board member of Asian Society for Emergency Medicine.

Guest and Former Authors

Shama Patel

Shama Patel

USA

Kaushila Thilakasiri

Kaushila Thilakasiri

Sri Lanka

Shaza Karrar

Shaza Karrar

UAE

Erik Blutinger

Erik Blutinger

USA

David Wiercigroch

David Wiercigroch

Canada

Joey Chaplin

Joey Chaplin

United Kingdom

Helene Morakis

Helene Morakis

Canada

Nadarajah Prasanna

Nadarajah Prasanna

Sri Lanka

Lucas Silva

Lucas Silva

Brasil

Masuma Ali GH

Masuma Ali GH

Tanzania

Alhanouv Alqahtani

Alhanouv Alqahtani

KSA

Bryn Dhir

Bryn Dhir

USA

Rebeca Rios

Rebeca Rios

Brazil

Keerthi Gondy

Keerthi Gondy

USA

Luisa Neves

Luisa Neves

Brazil