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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 – Ashley 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