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About Us

Our Leadership

The Board of Directors and Medical Student Council are the key decision makers for the organization and provide leadership and stewardship for current and future future projects of RSA. Leadership is directly elected by members of AAEM/RSA and any paid member is eligible to run for election. Learn more about serving on the board.

 


RSA Board of Directors
May 2016 – May 2017

President – Mary Haas, MD

Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Residency Program: University of Michigan/St. Joseph Professional Interests: Medical education, particularly social media use in medical education, critical care
Hobbies: Traveling, trying new restaurants, spending time with family 

 

Vice President – Amy Ho, MD

Hometown: Austin, TX
Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center
Residency Program: University of Chicago Emergency Medicine
Professional Interests: Health policy, digital health, health care economics
Hobbies: Running, music festivals, yoga, swing dance, writing, travel, lifting

 

Secretary-Treasurer – Phillip Dixon, MD MPH

Hometown: Toms River, NJ
Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University
Masters of Public Health: St. George's University
Medical School: St. George's University
Residency Program: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Professional Interests: Public health and health policy, cost-efficiency and effectiveness in the ED, advocacy for EM physicians, ultrasound
Hobbies: Playing and watching sports, gym, a beach bum at heart

 

Immediate Past President – Victoria Weston, MD 

Hometown: Highland Park, IL
Undergrad: Duke University
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency Program: Northwestern University
Professional Interests: Administration, neurologic emergencies, STEM K-12 outreach
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, skiing, cooking, travel

 

 

Board Member – Ashely Alker, MD

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergrad: University of California, Santa Barbara  
Medical School: George Washington University
Residency Program: University of California, San Diego
Professional Interests: International medicine, patient advocacy, innovative technologies in medicine
Hobbies: Water polo, learning new languages, writing

 

 

Board Member – Nathan Haas, MD

Hometown: Springfield, IL
Undergrad: University of Illinois 
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Residency Program: University of Michigan
Professional Interests: Education, critical care, administration, simulation
Hobbies: Basketball, golf, running, the outdoors

 

Board Member – Shana Ross, DO

Hometown: Cheyenne, WY
Undergrad: Colorado State University
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Residency Program: University of Illinois Chicago
Professional Interests: Medical Education, under-served community outreach and gender inequality
Hobbies: Painting, hiking, fishing and learning to play the guitar

 

 

Board Member – Melanie Pollack, DO

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergrad: University of Michigan
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Residency Program: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Professional Interests: Disaster training, EMS
Hobbies: Running, hiking, beach, being outside

 

 

Board Member – Tiffany Walker Sigal, MD

Hometown: Naples, FL
Undergrad: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Medical School: University of Florida
Residency Program: UNSOM/EM
 

 

 

Board Member – Michael Wilk, MD

Hometown: Howell, MI
Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Residency Program: Hope to know on March 16th, 2016!
Professional Interests: EMS, teaching hands-only CPR, international emergency medicine
Hobbies: Camping, fishing with my Dad, traveling, watching football, running, playing basketball

 

 

AAEM/RSA Medical Student Council President – Stephanie Cihlar

Hometown: St. Charles, IL
Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Health care economics, critical care, toxicology
Hobbies: Running, hiking, camping, travel

 

 

AAEM Board Liaison – Joel Schofer, MD MBA CPE FAAEM

Joel Schofer, MD RDMS FAAEM Hometown: Boyertown, PA
Undergrad: Ursinus College
Medical School: Drexel University
Residency Program: Naval Medical Center, San Diego
Fellowship: Christiana Care Health System
Professional Interests: Emergency ultrasound, resident education
Hobbies: Golf, reading, movies, fantasy sports, Philadelphia Phillies/Sixers/Eagles fan

 

Want to know how you can be involved? Learn more.


Medical Student Council
May 2016 – May 2017

Medical Student Council President – Stephanie Cihlar

Hometown: St. Charles, IL
Undergrad: Loyola University Chicago
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Health care economics, critical care, toxicology
Hobbies: Running, hiking, camping, travel

 

 

Medical Student Council Vice President – Moiz Qureshi

Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Undergrad: University of Missouri Kansas City
Medical School: University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
Professional Interests: EMS, international emergency medicine, disaster management, administration
Hobbies: Foodie, basketball, fantasy football, adrenaline junkie

 

 

Western Regional Representative – Sasha Hallett

Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Midwestern University - AZCOM
Professional Interests: Emergency medicine, pediatric emergency medicine
Hobbies: Crossfit

 

 

Midwestern Regional Representative – Nicholas Bertucci

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergrad: Northern Illinois University
Medical School: Midwestern University-Chicago
Professional Interests: EMS, Ultrasound, PEM
Hobbies: Cooking, hockey

 

 

Southern Regional Representative – Scott Bland

Hometown: St. Cloud, FL
Undergrad: University of Central Florida
Medical School: Campbell School of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Military and tactical medicine, health policy, economic/business models of medical provision
Hobbies: Sci-fi and kung fu movies, trail running, hanging out with my children

 

 

Northeastern Regional Representative – Michelle Davis

Hometown: Oakland, CA
Undergrad: UC Berkeley
Medical School: George Washington University
Professional Interests: Pediatric emergency medicine, critical care, trauma, LGBTQ health
Hobbies: Running, hiking, camping, reading, cooking

 

 

Ex-Officio International Representative – Harshesh Amin

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Undergrad: Capital University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Emergency med, trauma, ultrasound
Hobbies: Basketball, football, traveling

 

 

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