AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. June 2010, Volume 12, Number 6: 514-516.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Time and Resource Constraints in the Emergency Room

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Thomas Robey, MD, PhD, is an emergency medicine resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He studied medicine and bioengineering at the University of Washington and biology, engineering, and the history and philosophy of science as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Robey co-founded Seattle’s Forum on Science, Ethics, and Policy and has taught ethics to medical and undergraduate students. He derives great meaning from being one strand in the health care safety net.

Contributors

Jay Baruch, MD, is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he also serves as director of the medical ethics curriculum. He is the author of a collection of short fiction, Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers (Kent State University Press, 2007). His academic interests include pragmatic medical humanities, which he will pursue as a faculty fellow at The Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University.

Douglas Bernstein, MD, is a first-year resident in emergency medicine at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and additional training in logistical planning and personnel safety for humanitarian aid missions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Bernstein completed an internship in general surgery at Duke University Medical Center before assuming his current residency position at Yale. His research interests include medical ethics and resource utilization in the emergency department.

Laura Burke, MD, is a graduating emergency medicine resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. She is participating in a collaborative study of the effects on Boston hospitals of the Massachusetts ambulance diversion ban.

Stephanie Cooper, MD, MS, is an emergency medicine physician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her academic interests are bioethics, humanities, and narrative medicine. She teaches Ethics in the ER, a course that introduces medical students to critical ethical concepts in the context of emergency medicine.

Damon Allen Darsey, MD, is a resident in emergency medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is the founding president of Mobile Medics, a corporation that provided risk management services, on-site medical services, and disaster response plans. Dr. Darsey was a flight paramedic for the University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Helicopter Transport, AirCare, and was the team leader in developing and securing funding and operational support for Mississippi MED-COM, a statewide medical communications center.

Kelly A. Edwards, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and core faculty for the Institute for Public Health Genetics. She received an MA in medical ethics and a PhD in philosophy of education from the University of Washington. Her teaching programs for medical students, faculty, and graduate students are used throughout the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) system. Dr. Edwards co-chairs the professionalism working group that has developed benchmarks for ethics and professionalism for the medical student program and has consulted with several clinical clerkships on professionalism evaluation.

Robert Galli, MD, is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He joined the university in 1994 as residency director of the emergency medicine program. When the program became an academic department, Dr. Galli was named chairman. Programs within the department include the helicopter ambulance service, medical toxicology, emergency ultrasound, sexual assault forensic examination, and a level 1 trauma center. The newest program in the department is telemedicine/telemergency. Dr. Galli has served as medical director of Mississippi EMS since 2004.

Gregory Luke Larkin, MD, MSPH, is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and chief of global health and international emergency medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Larkin chairs the International Association for Suicide Prevention’s task force on emergency medicine and suicide and has a grant from the New Zealand Ministry of Health to examine suicide clusters using a novel application of geospatial mapping techniques. Dr. Larkin wrote the Code of Conduct for the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine as is the principal architect of the Code of Ethics for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). In addition to the National Health Service and U.K. Department of Health, Dr. Larkin serves as an advisor to health ministries in Slovenia, Croatia, Iraq, Jordan, Rwanda, and New Zealand. Most recently he served in post-earthquake Haiti and as an advisor to the Haitian ambassador to the U.S.

Christopher H. Lee, MD, is a clinical instructor in emergency medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has completed his fellowship in EMS and disaster medicine and is currently pursuing a PhD at Yale. He also serves as a field response physician for the Connecticut Urban Search and Rescue team.

Edward Monico, MD, JD, is an assistant professor in emergency medicine at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. His research interests lie at the intersection of law and medicine and include informed consent, standard of care, and research ethics.

John C. Moskop, PhD, holds the Wallace and Mona Wu Chair in Biomedical Ethics and is professor of internal medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His primary research interests are ethical issues in end-of-life care and in emergency medicine. Dr. Moskop serves on the ethics committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the clinical ethics consultation affairs committee of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

Caroline Pace, MD, is completing her emergency medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine as part of an 8-year combined BA/MD program with an undergraduate focus on anthropology. She recently accepted a position as assistant professor in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her academic interests include resident education, enhancing communication between emergency department and inpatient medical teams, and the application of medical ethics in the emergency department.

Brian J. Zink, MD, is professor and inaugural chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and has been physician in chief of emergency medicine at the Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital since July 2006. Dr. Zink’s scholarly interests include alcohol effects in trauma, medical student career development, and the history of emergency medicine.