Andrew C. Meltzer, MD - Executive Editor - Tech Innovation in EMed

Dr. Andrew Meltzer

Andrew C. Meltzer is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University whose research focuses on the use of novel bedside diagnostics and therapeutics to identify, understand and care for patients with emergency conditions with a focus on gastrointestinal emergencies. Dr. Meltzer is a well-published author and he is an active lecturer and educator. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the medical industry.

In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Dr. Meltzer has served in a leadership role for several successful healthcare tech startups. Specifically, Dr. Meltzer serves as Chief Medical Information Officer for Babyscripts, a digital health tool to transform pregnancy care and served as Chief Medical Officer for OpenBeds, an online platform for substance use disorder treatment.

Dr. Meltzer attended medical school at the SUNY Downstate School of Medicine in New York City, completed his residency and fellowship training in emergency medicine and clinical research at the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine and Shock Trauma Center, and serves as Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine.

Erin Kane, MD - Managing Editor - Hustle and Flow

Dr. Erin KaneErin Kane is an emergency physician and Assistant Professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is co-director of the Medical Leadership and Operations fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Her work focuses on system redesign, with the goals of delivering care that is more patient-centered and value-based. Most recently, she launched a program for home monitoring of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Emergency Department.

Dr. Kane received her medical degree from Harvard University and completed her training in the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency Program, where she served as Chief Resident. She previously served as the Assistant Medical Director for the Johns Hopkins Capacity Command Center. She also was a senior associate in the Washington, DC office of McKinsey & Company, where she served a range of hospital, health system, and payer clients in the public and private sectors.

James Phillips, MD - Managing Editor - Disaster Medicine

Dr. James PhillipsDr. Phillips is an Assistant Professor at GWUH and Chief of Disaster and Operational Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine as well as a CNN Medical Analyst. Dr. Phillips is the Chief Medical Officer for SOSi (SOS International LLC) and serve as the medical director for Camp Taji near Baghdad, Iraq. His areas of research and lecturing include Healthcare Workplace Violence, Disaster Medicine, Tactical Medicine, Mass Gathering Medicine, and the role of medicine in counterterrorism.

Dr. Phillips completed his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Illinois Chicago in December of 2012, and previously trained at the University of Michigan in Plastic Surgery. He also completed the BIDMC Disaster Medicine Fellowship, now associated with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and in January 2017 was chosen as a Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Health Security in the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative and is a CONTOMS (Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support) graduate and have served as a Tactical Physician.




Randall Lee - Editor

Dr. Randy Lee serves as Editor for Urgent Matters. Dr. Lee has more than 15 years of advisory work, investment experience, and company leadership. He is currently an assistant professor and the co-fellowship director for medical leadership and operations at George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee continues to practice emergency medicine at George Washington University Hospital. He currently serves as an advisor and/or on the board of directors for several early-stage healthcare companies. In addition to his medical background, Randy had a 10-year career on Wall Street, where he managed an investment portfolio, evaluated new investment strategies, and grew various

company and divisional operations. Dr. Lee earned his medical degree at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his emergency medicine residency at UCLA Medical Center, where he served as a chief resident. Randy graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Finance and International Business.