AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. September 2010, Volume 12, Number 9: 769-771.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Natural Disasters, Quarantine, and Public Health Emergencies

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Andrew C. Miller, MD, is a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine in a joint training program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. Miller graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2005 and completed his residency and chief residency in a 5-year combined emergency medicine and internal medicine training program at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate/Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. He has been active in postdisaster medical relief work domestically and in Pakistan, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. He has received the 2010 AMA Paul Ambrose Award, the 2009 AMA Foundation Leadership Award, and the 2008 EMRA Leadership Excellence Award.

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Bonnie Arquilla, MD, is an associate professor of emergency medicine and the director of disaster preparedness for the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate/Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn. She is the co-chair of the pediatric task force for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, founder of the Disaster Preparedness Fellowship Program at SUNY Downstate, and leader of the New York Institute, All Hazards Preparedness (NYIAHP), which creates and implements some of the largest and most complicated disaster exercises in the United States.

Ryan Bailey is a student at DePaul University College of Law, where he is a health law fellow and a member of the student board of directors for the Health Law Institute. Ryan graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 with a BA in English and a BA in Spanish. He was the 2010 DePaul-AMA Law and Medical Ethics Scholar.

John Broach, MD, MPH, is a fellow in the Division of Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He received undergraduate, public health, and medical school training at Northwestern University in Chicago and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Lee Daugherty, MD, MPH, is a member of the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. She attended medical school at Georgetown University, then completed her internal medicine training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and her pulmonary and critical care medicine training at Johns Hopkins. She is the medical control chief for the Johns Hopkins Hospital office of emergency management, the co-chair of the emergency mass critical care committee, and a member of the hospital epidemiology and infection control committee. Her research interests include critical care infection control and critical care disaster response.

Elamin M. Elamin, MD, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa and medical director of neurorespiratory critical care at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, also in Tampa. His research interests include clinical and translational research related to sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and ICU sedation.

Mathew Foley, MD, MS, is chief of the emergency department at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, California, fellowship director of the Cal/ACEP Health Policy and Advocacy Fellowship, a member of the WestJEM advisory board, and a member of the Cal/ACEP board. His interests include health policy and advocacy.

Sadia Hussain, MD, is a first-year resident in the 5-year combined emergency medicine and internal medicine training program at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate/Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn. Dr. Hussainís interests include disaster medicine, tropical diseases, and international medicine; to this end, she has worked in Haiti, Ghana, Malawi, and Brazil.

Nikita Joshi, MD, is a second-year resident in emergency medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate/Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. Her research interests include disaster medicine and simulation training for disaster scenarios.

Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, is an attending physician and health policy fellow in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Dr. Khaldun, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, completed her emergency medicine residency and chief residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate/Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn. Her research interests include health policy, injury prevention, and preventive medicine.

Donna Rosene Leff, PhD, teaches science reporting at Northwestern University in Chicago, where she is a professor in the Medill School of Journalism and a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Policy Research. In 1974, as a reporter for Chicago Today newspaper, she wrote a series about waste in public hospitals that led to the closing of Chicago’s Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, and, in 1975, as a reporter for the Ypsilanti Press (Michigan), she exposed the murders of patients at the Ann Arbor Veteran’s Administration hospital.

Adriel Malave, MD, is a senior pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine fellow at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His research interests include clinical pulmonary involvement in patients with spinal cord injury and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Mary-Elise Manuell, MD, MA, is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. She is the division director for the Division of Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness and the program coordinator for the national disaster life support training center at the medical school. Dr. Manuell has a masterís degree in disaster management from the American Military University. Two of her focus areas are crisis standards of care during catastrophic incidents and planning for active shooter incidents.

Andrew Milsten, MD, MA, is an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He is the director of the disaster medicine and emergency management fellowship. Dr. Milsten has a masterís degree in emergency health services from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His research focuses on mass-gathering medical care.

David W. Ross, MD, JD, is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, where he educates faculty, residents, and medical students in bioethics and medicolegal dynamics, focusing on issues of compliance and liability exposure. He earned his AB in political science and economics from Columbia University, his MD from Cornell University Medical College, and his JD from New York University School of Law. Dr. Rossís current areas of interest are physician rights, modern sophistry, and the ethics of violence.

Dana Sajed, MD, is a clinical instructor in emergency medicine at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, then trained in emergency medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate/Kings County Hospital Center residency program in Brooklyn. He has completed a fellowship in emergency ultrasound at Massachusetts General Hospital, and his research interests include bedside ultrasound use in resource-limited settings, shock, and resuscitation.

Douglas B. White, MD, MA, is an associate professor of critical care medicine and a core faculty member of the Center for Bioethics and Health Law at the University of Pittsburgh. He directs the Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness. Dr. White has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the ethics of allocating scarce resources during public health emergencies.