I am an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. I received my medical degree from Northwestern University in 1994 and subsequently completed an emergency medicine residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. I spent 5 years at Harvard University as the Associate Emergency Medicine Program Director and then was recruited to Yale University to become the Emergency Medicine Program Director, a position I held for 7 years. I also completed a Master of Education degree with a concentration in health professional education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I have received teaching awards in emergency medicine from Harvard, Yale and Northwestern Universities and the University of Maryland. I am published in multiple emergency medicine textbooks and journals and have lectured nationally in the areas of cardiology and otolaryngology.