Board of Directors Election Slate

Board of Directors 2016 Election Slate

President-Elect

Secretary/Treasurer

Member-at-Large

Resident Member-at-Large


President-Elect

Name: Christopher Doty, MD
Institution: University of Kentucky
Title: Program Director & Vice Chair

Current Position(s) (include academic rank and institution and/or hospital based position):
Tenured Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine,  University of Kentucky
Vice Chair of Education-- Department of  Emergency Medicine, University of Kentucky
Program Director-- Department of  Emergency Medicine, University of Kentucky

Internship/ Residency/ Fellowship:  Emergency Medicine - SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital (2001)

Medical School:  Jefferson Medical College (1997)

Opinions and Priorities for CORD Board: CORD is the finest organization I have belonged to.  It is a group of like-minded educators that work in concert for the betterment of EM residents, students, and faculty.  The collaborative spirit that CORD embodies is the strength of the council.  We need to be more inclusive and collaborate as an organization with other groups in EM that share our goals.  In similar fashion, we must define our role as the leaders in EM education and physician development by seizing on opportunities to fill spaces that need our expertise and executing our vision of excellence in faculty development and education.

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Secretary/ Treasurer

Name:  Maria Moreira, MD
Institution:  Denver Health Medical Center
Title:  Program Director – Emergency Medicine Residency

Current Position(s) (include academic rank and institution and/or hospital based position):
Associate Professor – University of Colorado School of Medicine

 Internship/ Residency/ Fellowship: Emergency Medicine - Denver Health (2005)

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – RWJ Medical School (1996)

Opinions and Priorities for CORD Board: I believe strongly in CORD’s core mission of active collaboration to further the high standards of excellence held by Emergency Medicine Physicians.  Through collaboration we continue to produce outstanding physicians able to provide patients with evidence-based, compassionate care while also providing residents with the tools to be leaders within medicine advocating for our patients and specialty.  In order to maintain these standards, we need to continue to equip our faculty members with the tools essential to be effective educators and mentors for the next generation of Emergency Medicine Physicians.  If voted to the position of Secretary-Treasurer, I would remain true to CORD’s values and make sure that all of our efforts are focused on advancing the field of emergency medicine education.  I would look to be a steward of our finances to make sure that we are using our funds to the benefit of our membership.  I have benefitted personally from mentorship and collaboration provided by CORD and have grown through my position on the Board as Member at Large in the last 2 years.  I look forward to working on innovative ways to support our membership and maintain and enhance CORDs position as a leader in Emergency Medicine education.

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Member-at-Large

Name: Marc Borenstein, MD
Institution: Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Title: Vice Chair, Medical Director, Associate PD

Current Position(s) (include academic rank and institution and/or hospital based position):
Vice-Chair, Medical Director, and Associate Program Director, Dept of EM, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Internship/ Residency/ Fellowship: Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology; Stamford Hospital/NY Med College (1977); Norwalk Hospital/West Haven VA/Yale School of Medicine (1978); Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (1982)

Medical School:  New York Medical College (1975)

Opinions and Priorities for CORD Board: I have been a member of CORD since its inception. I worked as a Coordinator for the Eastern Region of EM PDs in 1989 prior to when CORD was established. I have been an EM PD for over 20 years. I have provided leadership and expertise to establish, stabilize, and maintain EM residency accreditation at 6 institutions: Lincoln Medical Center, U of CT/Hartford Hospital, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Newark Beth Israel Med Center, U of FL Gainesville, and the U of MO Columbia. Since January, 2016 I am part of a team launching a 7th EM residency at Brookdale Medical Center which welcomed its inaugural class seven months ago. I believe some of the greatest challenges we face as EM educators today include the adverse impact of ED overcrowding on the ability to provide teaching, supervision and patient care; the negative effect of decreasing reimbursements and funding for training the next generation and supporting the development of young investigators; maintaining the career satisfaction, longevity, and well-being of emergency physician teachers and program leadership; and the risk of unraveling the societal safety net provided by EDs and EM physicians. If elected, I can be counted on to serve the CORD membership with enthusiasm, dedication, and hard work.

I see my greatest strength as being effective in facilitating diverse people, communities, and organizations to work together to bring into existence programs that make a difference in the quality of life. I have utilized this strength to build EM programs and EDs with the following mission/values: compassion, the timely provision of medical excellence, a safe environment, and a commitment to the dignity and value of the individual. 

It has been an honor to be part of CORD, an organization made great by the dedication, excellence, and generous collaborative spirit of its membership. I would be thrilled and grateful to have the opportunity to give back to this wonderful organization through service on the Board.

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Name: Michael Gisondi, MD
Institution: Northwestern University
Title: Program Director

Current Position(s) (include academic rank and institution and/or hospital based position):
Current:
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Residency Program Director
Fellowship Director, Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship
Director, Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Effective 5/1/17:
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Education
Stanford University School of Medicine

Internship/ Residency/ Fellowship: Emergency Medicine - Stanford University / Kaiser Santa Clara (2002) Fellowship - Faculty Development (2003)

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of Medicine (1999)

Opinions and Priorities for CORD Board:  It would be my honor and privilege to serve CORD as a member of the Board of Directors. CORD has been one of my primary sources of professional development and I owe the organization so much.

I attended my first CORD meeting in 2003 while I was completing my fellowship in faculty development; since then I have missed just one Academic Assembly. I always look forward to our annual conference, where I consistently learn new ways to be a better educator and program director. For this, I am extremely grateful and motivated to devote more of my time and effort to advancing CORD.

I hope that my skills and background will allow me to substantively contribute to the BOD. My recent work with social media in medical education has been focused largely on graduate medical education and has involved many CORD representatives. Through Academic Life in Emergency Medicine, I created ALiEM EM Match Advice in 2014 – a web series designed to assist senior medical students in the Match. We have published 12 episodes on ALiEM.com in the last three years, featuring a total of 36 different EM residency program directors. Also with ALiEM, I have served as the Chief Strategy Officer during the launch years of the Chief Resident Incubator and the Fellowship Incubator. I believe that each of these projects has been instrumental to my understanding of many of the most important challenges we face as program directors: managing the complexities of the match process, delivering high-quality educational content using online and digital media, aligning our faculty development efforts with emerging accreditation challenges, and advancing science in our specialty through the expansion of high-quality fellowship programs.

I am eager to work with the Board to help member programs address these issues. I hope that as a Member-at-Large I can contribute in meaningful ways to advance the mission of CORD and maintain its legacy in the future. Thank you for your consideration of my candidacy.

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Resident Member-at-Large

Name: William Peterson, MD
Institution: University of Michigan
Title: Resident Physician

Current Position(s) (include academic rank and institution and/or hospital based position):

Resident, PGY-3

Internship/ Residency/ Fellowship: Emergency Medicine - University of MIchigan (TBD)

Medical School:  University of Michigan (2014)

Opinions and Priorities for CORD Board:

  1. Clinical-educators are crucial to the mission of academic emergency medicine programs and the support of excellence in emergency medicine education. I have worked to create a community of medical educators through a GME sponsored grant at the University of Michigan and support expansion of this and similar programs.
  2. Collaboration among different institutions supports meaningful change often with broader scope and applicability, and greater diversity of opinion. I believe in continued support of collaboration to produce innovative and meaningful scholarly output.

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Name: Adam Rieves, MD, MS
Institution: Washington University in Saint Louis
Title: Resident Physician

Current Position(s) (include academic rank and institution and/or hospital based position):

PGY-2 resident at a four-year program

Internship/ Residency/ Fellowship: Emergency Medicine - Washington University in Saint Louis (TBD)

Medical School:  University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (2015)

Opinions and Priorities for CORD Board:If elected to the Board of directors, I will focus on wellness and advocacy.

Emergency physicians see the breadth of the human experience on every shift. Burnout is one of the major threats to the sustainability of our profession. Developing tools to help deal with the unavoidable stressors we face in a healthy way is the key to helping ensure we remain compassionate along the continuum of our careers. If we make this a priority in training, we can effect a culture shift for future generations of physicians.

The second priority I would have for resident education would be formalizing education and opportunities for advocacy. The healthcare landscape is changing at an unprecedented speed and in an uncertain direction. Given the current political climate, it is nearly impossible to say what the healthcare industry will look like in six months, a year, five years from now, or twenty years from now. Amidst this evolution, the station of emergency medicine will be determined by the strength of our advocates. By the end of training we must understand the role for advocacy on the hospital, local, state, or national level and be prepared to be change-agents.

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Name: Caitlin Schrepel, MD
Institution: University of Washington
Title: Resident Physician

Current Position(s) (include academic rank and institution and/or hospital based position):

Resident, PGY2

Internship/ Residency/ Fellowship: Emergency Medicine - University of Washington (TBD)

Medical School:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2015)

Opinions and Priorities for CORD Board: My priority as the resident member for the CORD Board of Directors will be to provide resident perspective with regard to policy, wellness and curriculum development. My specific interest is in curriculum design and development. While residents are using more nontraditional methods of learning (i.e. podcasts, blog posts, videos), it remains crucial that core content is adequately addressed. One of my goals is to incorporate these nontraditional resources into the formal curriculum by identifying high-yield resources which can be used in much the same way that a traditional textbook might be used to teach content. By folding these resources into the formal curriculum, residents can access resources appropriate to their learning style, allowing them actively engage in learning. As my ultimate goal is to work as a residency program director, participating on the CORD Board of Directors will give me the opportunity to further develop insight into the landscape of resident education on a national, while providing CORD with a proactive resident partner. 

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