Faculty

We Love Our Faculty.

Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center Emergency Medicine Training Program host a diverse and well-rounded faculty. Attending physicians at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Union Memorial Hospital and Franklin Square Hospital Center are integrated into a single department with a single chair. This ensures a consistent educational mission and sustained mentorship to the residents of the program.

Program Leadership.

Jonathan Davis
MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Academic Chair


Professor of Emergency Medicine

Interests: Allergic emergencies,
GU emergencies, heme emergencies, resident/faculty development


Contact: Dr. Jonathan Davis

Rahul Bhat
MD, FACEP

Program Director



Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Interests: Medical education, emergency ultrasound, M&M conference

Contact: Dr. Rahul Bhat

Joelle Borhart
MD, FAAEM

Associate Program Director


Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Interests: OB/GYN Emergencies


Contact: Joelle Borhart, MD

David Carlberg
MD

Associate Program Director

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Safety and Simulation Fellowship Program
Interests:
ECGs, medical education, emergency airway and heroic procedure simulation

Contact: Dr. David Carlberg

 

Beth Pontius
MD, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM

Assistant Program Director

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Residency Didactics, Airway Management Physician for the NFL at M&T Bank Stadium
Interests: Emergency ultrasound, medical education, international medicine
Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Pontius

Clinical Faculty.

Lou Asaro
MD


Emergency
Medicine Attending Physician






Contact: Lou Asaro, MD


Shewit Bezabeh
MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
US FDA

Attending Physician, MWHC Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Epidemiologust
Interests:
Drug Safety, clinical trials, clinical epidemiology and international health

Contact: Shewit Bezabeh, MD

Ethan Booker
MD, FACEP

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician




Contact: Ethan Booker, MD





Eliese Burrows
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Interests:


Contact: Dr. Eliese Burrows





Eric Chang
MD, FACEP

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Interests: Simulation, airway management


Contact: Dr. Eric Chang





Hasan Chaudhary
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician




Contact: Hasan Chaudhary, MD





Liesl A. Curtis
MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine




Contact: Dr. Liesl Curtis




Lindsey DeGeorge
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Medical Director, Georgetown Medical Student Disaster Response Team
Interests:



Contact: Dr. Lindsey DeGeorge




B. Elizabeth Delasobera
MD, FACEP, CAQ-SM

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Team Physician, Washington Capitals, Program Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Interests:
Sports medicine


Contact: Dr. Liz Delasobera


John DeSimone
MD, FACEP

Professor of
Clinical Emergency Medicine

Senior Attending Emergency Physician


Contact: Dr. John DeSimone





Sonja DeVaul
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine



Associate Chair, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Class of 2015 Georgetown Residency Alumni

Contact: Dr. Sonja DeVaul


Jeffrey S. Dubin
MD, MBA

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Chair, Washington Hospital Center Department of Emergency Medicine,
Interests:
ED Operations, quality improvement, risk management, Clinical Decision Rules


Contact: Dr. Jeff Dubin


Rollin J. (Terry) Fairbanks
MD MS FACEP

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Vice President, Ambulatory Quality and Safety, MedStar Health Founding Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MI2, Co-Director MedStar TeleHealth Innovation Center, Associate Director, MedStar Institute for Innovation
Interests:
System safety engineering, human factors engineering, quality & safety

Contact: Dr. Terry Fairbanks
Follow on Twitter @TerryFairbanks

Rebecca Foster
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician




Interests:

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Foster





William Frohna
MD

Professor of
Clinical Emergency Medicine


Chairman, MedStar Emergency Physicians

Interests:
Mass gathering medicine, ED administration (quality improvement, safety/risk management)



Contact: Dr. Bill Frohna

Brendan R. Furlong
MD, FACEP

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


Chief of Service, Emergency Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Interests:
EMTALA, Medical legal aspects of ER, clinical operations



Contact: Dr. Brendan Furlong

Jessica Galarraga
MD, MPH

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Interests: Health policy


Contact: Dr. Jessica Galarraga








Alexa Gale
MD, FAAEM

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Interests:Medical Education, patient satisfaction

Contact: Dr. Alexa Gale







James Gardner
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Interests:

Contact: Dr. James Gardner









Eric G. Glasser
MD, FACEP

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Associate Chief of Service, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Contact: Dr. Eric Glasser








Munish Goyal
MD, FACEP

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Director of Faculty Education, Director of Research since 2012, Chair of the Code Blue Committee at MWHC
Interests:
Resuscitation, Post-cardiac arrest syndrome, septic shock

Contact: Munish Goyal, MD




Autumn Graham
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine





Contact: Dr. Autumn Graham



Dan Herzberg
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine Attending Physician





Contact: Dr. Dan Herzberg



A. Zach Hettinger
MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


Medical Director and Director of Cognitive Informatics, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare

Interests:
Health information technology, patient safety research



Contact: Dr. Zach Hettinger

Korin Hudson
MD, FACEP, CAQ-SM

Associate Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine

Associate Program Director- Sports Medicine Fellowship Team Physician: Georgetown Athletics Team Physician: Washington Mystics Consulting Physician: Washington Capitals Vice-Chair, Ethics Committee, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Interests:
Sports Medicine, Medical Ethics, Pre-Hospital Care
Contact: Dr. Korin Hudson or Dr. Korin Hudson


Jacob Isserman
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

MWHC EM Clerkship Site Director
Interests:
Critical care, medical education

Contact: Dr. Jacob Isserman







Latrise Jefferson
MD

Emergency Medicine
Attending Physician



Contact: Dr. Latrise Jefferson









Tamara Katy
MD

Pediatric Emergency Care Attending Physician






Contact: Dr. Tamara Katy





Kathryn Kellogg
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Associate Medical Director, MedStar National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, Director of Applied Safety Integration, Ad hoc reviewer for The Annals of Emergency Medicine and Applied Clinical Informatics


Contact: Dr. Kathryn Kellogg


Diana Ladkany
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician



Interests:
Simulation, Safety, Medical Education


Contact: Dr.Diana Ladkany





Kerri Layman
MD, RDMS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Associate Cheif of Service, MGUH Director, MEP Emergency Ultrasound Division Emergency Medicine Attending Physician


Contact: Dr. Kerri Layman



Jeffrey N. Love
MD, FACEP

Founding Program Director


Professor Emeritus


Interests:
Education, toxicology, ocular trauma, emergency radiology


Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Love



Jasmine Malek
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Clinical Instructor, Ambulatory Care Clerkship I and II, Clinical Educator, MedStar Sports Concussion Program
Intrests: HIV, head injury, international emergency medicine


Contact: Dr. Jasmine Malek



E. Gregory Marchand
MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Director of Clinical Informatics, MedStar Emergency Physicians, Associate Director, MedSTAR Transport, Medical Director, Unit 1G(MedSTAR)

Interests:
Air medicine, patient safety initiatives, use of information technology in health care, airway management, trauma care


Contact: Dr. Greg Marchand

Anantha Mallia
DO

Emergency
Medicine Attending Physician

Associate Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Director, Critical Care Ultrasonography Program,
Critical Care Attending Physician







Contact: Dr. Anantha Mallia

Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi
PharmD, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


MedStar Washington Hospital Center & Children’s National Medical Center, Toxicology consultant for the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment and the National Capital Poison Center

Research Interets: Medicine Safety, Medical Toxicology and Prescription Drug Abuse

Contact: Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, MD

Norine McGrath
MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


Director, John J. Lynch Center for Ethics, Instructor, Intor to Ethics, Healthcare Ethics, Georgetown School of Medicine, President, Board of Directors, DC Forensic Nurse Examiner Program

Interests:
Medical ethics




J.V. Nable
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


GUH ED Clerkship Site Director,
Medical Director, Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service, Georgetown EM SLOE Committee Chair, Medical Team Physician, FEMA Maryland Task Force 1, Peer Reviewer, Journal of Emergency Medicine and Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

Interests:
EMS, medical education
Contact: Dr. J.V. Nable

Susan R. O’Mara
MD, FAAEM

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Vice Chair, Washington Hospital Center Emergency Department, Assistant Medical Director, MedStar Transport
Interests:
Lecturing, medical writing, RN-MD team building





Contact: Dr. Susan O’Mara

Jessica Palmer
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician



Director of Resident Educational Activities, Class of 2016 Georgetown EM Residency Alumni
Interests: Simulation and Education



Contact: Dr. Jessica Palmer


Carolyn Phillips
MD, RDMS, FACEP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Associate Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Site Director, MedStar Washington Hospital Center Emergency Ultrasound
Interests:
Ultrasound, medical informatics


Contact: Dr. Carolyn Phillips



Martin Pitts
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine Attending Physician




Contact: Dr. Martin Pitts





Kevin C. Reed
MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Assistant
Professor of
Clinical Emergency Medicine


Chair, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Interests:
Medical simulation, competency training and evaluation

Contact: Dr. Kevin Reed


Tina G. Rosenbaum
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine






Contact: Dr. Tina Rosenbaum





Amir Sakla
MD, FACEP

Emergency
Medicine Attending Physician






Contact: Dr. Amir Sakla





Daniella Santiago-Haddock
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician


Interests:



Contact: Dr. Daniella Santiago-Haddock







Diane A. Sauter
MS, MD, FACEP, FACMT

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Primary investigator for phase II clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of ecallantide for the reversal of ACE-inhibitor angioedema. Services
Interests:
Medical toxicology, clinical research.


Contact: Dr. Diane Sauter



Amit Shah
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Interests: Medical technology evaluation (safety, clinical effectiveness, and cost effectiveness)


Contact: Dr. Amit Shah





Kirsten Sheahan
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine & Pediatric Emergency Medicine


MedStar Washington Hospital Center & Children’s National Medical Center






Jordan Smedresman
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician


Interests:


Contact: Dr. Jordan Smedresman







Janet A. Smereck
MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Director of Student Formative Feedback
Interests:
Herbal and seafood toxicities, obstetrical emergencies

Contact: Dr. Janet Smereck





Philippa Soskin
MD, MPP

Associate Professor of
Clinical Emergency Medicine

Co-Director, Health Policy Fellowship
Member of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Practice Committee
Interests:
Public Policy, International Medicine


Contact: Dr. Philippa Soskin


Jennifer Thompson
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician
Interests:
Ultrasound, occupational exposures, health policy/public health
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Thompson






Kathryn Voss
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Residency Site Director, Georgetown Emergency Department, Director, Emergency Ultrasound Medical Student Elective, Ultrasound Director, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Cheif Resident GUH/WHC EM Residency, Class of 2015



Contact: Dr. Kathryn Voss

Lindsey White
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Clerkship Site Director – MWHC
Contact: Dr. Lindsey White









Lauren Wiesner
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Director of Emergency Preparedness, MWHC ED, Duty Officer, DC Emergency Healthcare Coalition, Medical Director, Georgetown Medical Student Disaster Response Team
Interests:
Disaster medicine and medical education

Contact: Dr. Lauren Wiesner



Puja Williams
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician


Contact: Dr. Puja Williams









Matthew Wilson
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


Resident Research Director, Medical Director, National Park Service NCA, Course Director, Wilderness Medicine, Georgetown School of Medicine
Contact: Dr. Matthew Wilson




Cory Wittrock
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Director, MedStar Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, Site Director, Emergency Ultrasound Program, GUH
Interests:
Emergency ultrasound, health policy
Contact: Dr. Cory Wittrock





Christopher Wuerker
MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine & EMS Attending Physician
Interests:
Flight/Transport Medicine, EMS, critical care
Contact: Dr. Christopher Wuerker





 

Mike Ybarra
MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Founding Program Director, Health Policy Fellowship, Deputy Vice President, Advocacy and Strategic Alliances, PhRMA, Emergency Medicine Attending Physician
Interests:
Health policy, medical education, AAEM/YPS

Contact: Dr. Mike Ybarra


 

Research Faculty.

Sarah Henrickson Parker
PhD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Director of Education and Academic Affairs
National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Interests:
Patient safety, team performance, communication
Contact: Sarah Parker

Raj Ratwani
PHD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Scientific Director
National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Interests:
patient safety, cognitive performance, behavior modeling
Contact: Raj Ratwani

Adjunct Faculty.

Shantanu Agrawal
MD, MPhil, FAAEM

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician
Interests:
Health policy, health care fraud
Contact: Dr. Shantanu Agrawal

Michelle Grant-Ervin
MD, MHPE

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Director of a local hospice in Washington, DC
Interests:
Education and palliative medicine

Kulleni Gebreyes
MD

Former Associate Program Director

Interests: Community outreach, public policy, clinical quality improvement and patient safety

Annemarie Utz
MD

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Interests: End of life issues/palliative care, ED physician wellness, OB/GYN care in the ED patient