Faculty

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The faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine includes:

Professors

Robert Shesser

Robert Shesser

Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Medical Leadership and Operations Fellowship
Professor

Keith Boniface

Keith Boniface

Chief, Section of Emergency Ultrasound  
Professor

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

Co-Chief, Section of Clinical Research
Director, Clinical Research Fellowship
Professor of Health Policy (SPHHS)
Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Ali Pourmand

Ali Pourmand

Associate Site Director, UMC
Director, Medical Research Fellowship Program
Professor

Babak Sarani

Babak Sarani

Professor of Surgery
Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

James Scott

James Scott

Vice Chair of Education
Co-Chief, Section of Education
Professor

Associate Professors

Janice Blanchard

Janice Blanchard

Chief, Section of Health Policy 
Associate Professor

Cathleen Clancy

Cathleen Clancy

Co-Chief, Section of Injury Prevention and Toxicology 
Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Associate Professor

Katherine Douglass

Katherine Douglass

Co-Chief, Section of Injury Prevention and Toxicology 
Director, International Emergency Medicine & Global Public Health Fellowship
Associate Professor

Andrew Garrett

Andrew Garrett

Associate Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Yolanda Haywood

Yolanda Haywood

Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Student Affairs
Associate Professor

Aisha Liferidge

Aisha Liferidge

Associate Director, Health Policy Fellowship 
Associate Professor

Raymond Lucas

Raymond Lucas

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
Co-Chief, Section of Education 
Associate Professor

Andrew Meltzer

Andrew Meltzer

Co-Chief, Section of Clinical Research
Associate Professor

Neal Sikka

Neal Sikka

Chief, Section of Innovative Practice and Telehealth
Director, Telemedicine Fellowship
Associate Professor

Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith

Chief, Section of International Emergency Medicine
Director, Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine 
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Global Health (Secondary)

Assistant Professors

Andrea Anderson

Andrea Anderson

Associate Chief, Section of Family Medicine
Assistant Professor
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Secondary)

Sonal Batra

Sonal Batra

Associate Program Director, Residency
Co-Chief, Section of Health Equity
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management (Secondary)

Guenevere Burke

Guenevere Burke

Site Director, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management (Secondary)

Amy Caggiula

Amy Caggiula

Assistant Program Director, Residency
Assistant Professor

 Dr. Kevin Davey

Kevin Davey

Assistant Professor

Dr. Elizabeth Dearing

Elizabeth Dearing

Assistant Professor
Director, Ultrasound Fellowship for Family Medicine

Dr. Sangeeta Deasai Wood

Sangeeta Desai Wood

Assistant Professor

Dr. Steven Davis

Steven Davis

Student Clerkship Director 
Assistant Professor

 Dr. Aaran Drake

Aaran Drake

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarah Frasure

Sarah Frasure

Assistant Professor

Dr. Tress Goodwin

Tress Goodwin

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Secondary)

Tenagne Haile-Mariam

Tenagne Haile-Mariam

Assistant Professor

 Dr. Colton Hood

Colton Hood

Assistant Professor

Dr. Erin Kane

Erin Kane

Co-Director, Medical Leadership and Operations Fellowship
Assistant Professor

 Dr. Natalie Kirilichin

Natalie Kirilichin

Director, Health Policy Fellowship
Assistant Professor

 Dr. John Lafleur

John Lafleur

Director, Extreme Environmental Medicine Fellowship 
Assistant Professor

 Dr. Lia Losonczy

Lia Losonczy

Assistant Professor

Dr. Damali Nakitende

Damali Nakitende

Assistant Professor

Francis O'Connell

Francis O'Connell

Site Director, United Medical Center
Assistant Professor

Kathleen Ogle

Kathleen Ogle

Director, Ultrasound Fellowship
Assistant Professor

James Phillips

James Phillips

Chief, Section of Disaster and Operational Medicine
Director, Disaster and Operational Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor

Maria Portela

Maria Portela

Chief, Section of Family Medicine
Co-chief, Section of Health Equity
Assistant Professor

Natasha Powell

Natasha Powell

Assistant Professor

 Dr. Matthew Pyle

Matthew Pyle

Student Clerkship Associate Director
Site Director, Washington DC VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor

Claudia Ranniger

Claudia Ranniger

Director, Simulation Center
Director, Medical Education Fellowship
Assistant Professor

Colleen Roche

Colleen Roche

Director, Residency 
Assistant Professor

Gobindveer Sahi

Gobindveer Sahi

Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor

Zeina Saliba

Zeina Saliba

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

David Yamane

David Yamane

Section Chief, Critical Care
Assistant Professor

Instructors

Dr. Marcus Davis

Marcus Davis

Instructor

Dr. Jesus Trevino

Jesus Trevino

Instructor

Clinical Professors

 Dr. Dan Hanfling

Dan Hanfling

Clinical Professor

 Dr. Brantley Jolly

Brantley Jolly

Clinical Professor

Thomas Kirsch

Thomas Kirsch

Clinical Professor

 Dr. Toby Litovitz

Toby Litovitz

Clinical Professor

 Dr. Jeffrey Love

Jeffrey Love

Clinical Professor

Anthony Macintyre

Anthony Macintyre

Clinical Professor

Dr. Thom Mayer

Thom Mayer

Clinical Professor

 Dr. Michael Rapp

Michael Rapp

Clinical Professor

Associate Clinical Professors

 Dr. Shantanu Agrawal

Shantanu Agrawal

Associate Clinical Professor

Griffin Davis

Griffin Davis

Associate Clinical Professor

Rita Manfredi

Rita Manfredi

Associate Clinical Professor

Bruno Petinaux

Bruno Petinaux

Chief Medical Officer, The George Washington University Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor

Hamid Shokoohi

Hamid Shokoohi

Clinical Associate Professor

 Dr. E. Reed Smith

E. Reed Smith

Associate Clinical Professor

Assistant Clinical Professors

 Dr. Dan Avstreih

Dan Avstreih

Assistant Clinical Professor

 Dr. James Cogbill

James Cogbill

Assistant Clinical Professor

Malika Fair

Malika Fair

Assistant Clinical Professor

 Dr. Laura Fox

Laura Fox

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Dr. Katherine Fullerton

Katherine Fullerton

Assistant Clinical Professor

 Dr. Tanveer Gaibi

Tanveer Gaibi

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Dr. Stanislaw Haciski

Stanislaw Haciski

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Dr. Vivian Hwang

Vivian Hwang

Assistant Clinical Professor

Jesse Irwin

Jesse Irwin

Clinical Assistant Professor

Sangeeta Kaushik

Sangeeta Kaushik

Assistant Clinical Professor

Massoud Kazzi

Massoud Kazzi

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Dr. Adam Kochman

Adam Kochman

Clinical Assistant Professor

Eugene Lee

Eugene Lee

Assistant Clinical Professor

Melinda Morton Hamer

Melinda Morton Hamer

Clinical Assistant Professor

Todd Muller

Todd Muller

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Dr. Susan Owens

Susan Owens

Assistant Clinical Professor

 Dr. Kari Scantlebury

Kari Scantlebury

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Dr. Philip Seton

Philip Seton

Clinical Assistant Professor

Gary Sharpe

Gary Sharpe

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Dr. Aleksandra Smith

Aleksandra Smith

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Dr. Elizabeth Whitman

Elizabeth Whitman

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Dr. Leila Zucker

Leila Zucker

Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical Instructors

 Dr. Assya Abdallah

Assya Abdallah

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Sean Chester

Sean Chester

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Brent Dibble

Brent Dibble

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Evan Kuhl

Evan Kuhl

Clinical Instructor

 Dr. Annabel Li

Annabel Li

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Adam Rutenberg

Adam Rutenberg

Clinical Instructor

Dr. Andrew Simmons

Andrew Simmons

Clinical Instructor

Adjunct Professors

 Dr. James D'Orta

James D'Orta

Adjunct Professor

 Mr. Charles Doarn

Charles Doarn

Adjunct Professor

 Dr. Sol Edelstein

Sol Edelstein

Adjunct Professor

 Dr. Keith Ghezzi

Keith Ghezzi

Adjunct Professor

 Dr. Michael Granovsky

Michael Granovsky

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Associate Professors

 Dr. Joseph Antos

Joseph Antos

Adjunct Associate Professor

Sunil Budhrani

Sunil Budhrani

Adjunct Associate Professor

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Adjunct Associate Professor

Leana Wen

Leana Wen

Director, Patient-Centered Care Research
(Leave of Absence) 
Adjunct Associate Professor

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Jameel Abualenain

Jameel Abualenain

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Dr. Reem Al-Hawas

Reem Al-Hawas

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Dr. Mary Chopard

Mary Chopard

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Dr. Ted Fan

Ted Fan

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Shweta Gidwani

Shweta Gidwani

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Stefanie Gilbert

Stefanie Gilbert

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Dr. Mark Hanson

Mark Hanson

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Mr. Robert Jarrin

Robert Jarrin

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Dr. John Jones

John Jones

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Murteza Shahkolahi

Murteza Shahkolahi

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Dr. Jeffrey Stone

Jeffrey Stone

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Dr. Jennifer Stuth

Jennifer Stuth

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 Mr. Sylvan Waller

Sylvan Waller

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Adjunct Instructors

Dr. Pouya Gharahdaghi

Pouya Gharahdaghi

Adjunct Instructor

 Mr. Jason McKay

Jason McKay

Adjunct Instructor

Fellows

 Dr. Timur Alptunaer

Timur Alptunaer

Disaster Medicine
Research Instructor

 Dr. Ksenya Badashova

Ksenya Badashova

Medical Leadership and Operations
Research Instructor

 Dr. Luis Dominguez

Luis Dominguez

Health Policy
Research Instructor

 Dr. Marisa Dowling

Marisa Dowling

Health Policy
Research Instructor

Dr. Jared Lucas

Jared Lucas

Telemedicine
Research Instructor

 Dr. Samantha Noll

Samantha Noll

Disaster Medicine
Research Instructor

 Dr. Jordan Selzer

Jordan Selzer

Disaster Medicine
Research Instructor

Dr. Marcee Wilder

Marcee Wilder

Clinical Research
Research Instructor

Advanced Practice Clinicians

Amy Keim

Amy Keim

Associate Clinical Professor

Andrew Maurano

Andrew Maurano

Associate Clinical Professor

Ryan Strauss

Ryan Strauss

Associate Clinical Professor

Dina Abdelsamad

Dina Abdelsamad

Clinical Assistant Professor

Yasmin Al-Atrache

Yasmin Al-Atrache

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Lindsey DuPre

Lindsey DuPre

Clinical Assistant Professor

Rachel Ernzen

Rachel Chun

Clinical Assistant Professor

Eleanor Frye

Eleanor Frye

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Mr. Nathan Janusz

Nathan Janusz

Clinical Assistant Professor

Laila Kassa

Laila Kassa

Clinical Assistant Professor

Joseph Kunic

Joseph Kunic

Clinical Assistant Professor

Noelle Landers

Noelle Landers

Clinical Assistant Professor

Erin Love

Erin Love

Assistant Clinical Professor

 Melissa Maloof

Melissa Maloof

Clinical Assistant Professor

Sara Manifould

Sara Manifould

Clinical Assistant Professor

Robert McKinney

Robert McKinney

Clinical Assistant Professor

Britney Neitenbach

Britney Neitenbach

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Randall Owen

Randall Owen

Clinical Assistant Professor

Stephen Robie

Stephen Robie

Clinical Assistant Professor

Medina Salami

Medina Salami

Clinical Assistant Professor

Victoria Taillac

Victoria Taillac

Clinical Assistant Professor

Danielle Telesford

Danielle Telesford

Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael Tesfazion

Michael Tesfazion

Clinical Assistant Professor

Alexa Tovsen

Alexa Tovsen

Clinical Assistant Professor

 Caitlin Ward

Caitlin Ward

Clinical Assistant Professor

EM Pediatrics

Alyssa Abo

Alyssa Abo

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Monika Goyal

Monika Goyal

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Tania Ahluwalia

Tania Ahluwalia

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Sadiqa Kendi

Sadiqa Kendi

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Ioannis Koutroulis

Ioannis Koutroulis

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Simone Lawson

Simone Lawson

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Joelle Simpson

Joelle Simpson

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Rosemary Thomas-Mohtat

Rosemary Thomas-Mohtat

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Xian Zhao

Xian Zhao

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)

Paul Mullan

Paul Mullan

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Secondary)