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Board of Directors


AAEM/RSA Board of Directors
May 2021 — May 2022

The Board of Directors are the key decision makers for the organization and provide leadership and stewardship for current and future projects of AAEM/RSA.

President — Lauren Lamparter, MD

president@aaemrsa.org

Hometown: Laguna Hills, CA
Undergrad: Westmont College
Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois, Chicago
Favorite Thing About Your City: I love the wide variety of restaurants in Chicago, there is always a new place to try!
Professional Interests: Street medicine, medical education, and global health
Hobbies: I love to create, that can mean anything but often includes crafts and cooking
Favorite TV Shows and Books: Friends and ER

 

Vice President — Ryan DesCamp, MD MPH

Liaison to the Representative Council, COMMB, and Medical Student Council

Hometown: Griffith, IN
Undergrad: Indiana University - Bloomington
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago
Favorite Thing About Your City: I love the beaches and parks along Lake Michigan
Professional Interests: Social emergency medicine and LGBTQ healthcare
Hobbies: Cooking, fitness, aviation, and EDM music
Favorite TV Shows: My favorite TV show is the Golden Girls and you can always find me watching this or YouTube videos about aviation.

 

Secretary-Treasurer — Corey McNeilly, MD 

Liaison to the AAEM EM Workforce Committee and Publications & Social Media Committee

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: University of Texas Health San Antonio
Residency: University of Tennessee - Nashville
Favorite Thing About Your City: Access to outdoor activities
Professional Interests: Advocacy related to the impact of scope of practice, workforce volume, and the influence of contract management groups on emergency medicine
Hobbies: Woodworking
Favorite TV Shows and Book/Movie: Favorite book - Infinite Jest; Favorite movie - Pi 

 

Immediate Past President — Haig Aintablian, MD

Liaison to the AAEM EM Workforce Committee, AEROS, and the AAEM Young Physicians Section (YPS-AAEM)

Hometown: Glendale, CA
Undergrad: University of Southern California
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Residency Program: UCLA Medical Center
Favorite Thing About Your City: My favorite thing about LA are all the places I can visit. The infinite number of museums; from the beautiful Getty just a stone's throw away from UCLA, to the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino. I also love visiting the different restaurants across this amazingly vast city. One of my favorite memories from LA is the time they towed the Space Shuttle Endeavor through the LA streets from LAX to its final home at the California Science Center.
Professional Interests: Aerospace medicine, healthcare policy, administration
Hobbies: Astrophotography, martial arts, working on vintage cars, camping, golf
Favorite TV Show: The Office, "Through concentration, I can raise and lower my cholesterol at will." - Dwight Schrute. Stranger Things, there's just something about retro alien shows that gets to me. Dark (German Series), a really complex show about time travel that occurs in a small German town (is my nerd showing yet? haha). Game of Thrones, (mandatory inclusion). Honorable Mentions: Mind Hunter, The Punisher, The Leftovers.

 

Board Member — Megan Daniels, MD MS

Liaison to the Advocacy Committee

Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
Undergrad: Villanova University (go cats!)
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Favorite Thing About Your City: How can I only pick one thing?! The restaurant scene, the museums, the historical sites, and of course the people.
Professional Interests: Community medicine, wilderness medicine
Hobbies: Running, hiking, reading, playing board games, crocheting, listening to true crime podcasts, rock climbing, watching Washington Capitals hockey and Villanova basketball, whispering positive affirmations to my houseplants, playing with my cats Monty and Dusty, spending time with my awesome fiancé
Favorite TV Show and Music: TV: Doctor Who, Killing Eve, Peaky Blinders, Rick and Morty, The West Wing, Succession, Derry Girls. For music: The 1975, Bastille, Walk the Moon, Halsey, AFI, Fall Out Boy, the soundtrack of Hamilton. Currently reading Mexican Gothic. 

 

Board Member — Nahal Nikroo, MD

Liaison to the Wellness Committee

Hometown: Irvine, CA
Undergrad: University of California Irvine
Medical School: University of California Riverside
Residency Program: Vassar Brother Medical Center - Healthquest
Favorite Thing About Your City: Beautiful hikes
Professional Interests: Wellness, Medical Education, POCUS
Hobbies: I love to travel, read, eat, learn new board games
Favorite TV Shows and Books: Currently obsessing over The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and devouring The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks.

 

Board Member — Alexandra Reed, DO

Liaison to the International Committee

Hometown: Austin, TX
Undergrad: Baylor University
Medical School: UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Jefferson Health Northeast
Favorite Thing About Your City: Diversity, food, stumbling upon history within a modern city
Professional Interests: Wellness, international medicine, education
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, biking, traveling, cooking 
Favorite TV Shows and Music: TV: Currently reading Long Bright River, but my favorites include Americanah, Half the Sky, and Harry Potter. Currently watching Survivor (I had never watched before, it is incredible), but my favorites include Friends, Arrested Development, Sherlock, and SNL

 

Board Member — Loren Touma, DO MS 

Liaison to the Education Committee

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
Undergrad: University of Central Florida
Medical School: William Carey
Residency: Jefferson Health Northeast
Favorite Thing About Your City: Food
Professional Interests: Public health, advocacy, and administration
Hobbies: Hiking with my German shepherd, ballroom dancing, and binging Netflix 
Favorite TV Shows, Music, and Books: Harry Potter series, Franki Valli, Boardwalk Empire mostly for Steve Buscemi, and I love all music but I draw the line at bluegrass

 

Board Member — Anika Turkiewicz, MD

Liaison to the Membership & Awards Committee and AAEM Membership Committee

Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
Undergrad: University of Virginia
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency: Temple University
Favorite Thing About Your City: Restaurants, parks, museums, bike trail
Professional Interests: Social EM, advocacy
Hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking, climbing trees, running, piano, traveling
Favorite TV Shows and Books: Life is Beautiful, Sound of Music, Trauma: Life in the ER. Currently watching The Knick

 

Board Member — Jordan Vaughn, MD

Liaison to the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and FemInEM

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergrad: Xavier University of Louisiana
Medical School: University of Rochester Medical and Dental School
Residency: Louisiana State University- New Orleans
Favorite Thing About Your City: The culture, people, food, music, festivals!
Professional Interests: Social EM, Medical Education, Global EM Development, Refugee Health/Asylum
Hobbies: Live music/concerts, hot yoga, weight lifting, pretending to run, magazine street cruising, traveling, foodie.
Favorite TV Shows, Music, and Books: Binge watching The Office or at the movies watching the latest release. Listening to the latest R&B and neosoul

AAEM Board Liaison — Jonathan Jones, MD FAAEM

Jonathan Jones, MD FAAEM Hometown: Jackson, MS
Undergrad: University of Florida
Medical School: University of South Florida
Residency Program: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Professional Interests: Education, advocacy, GI bleeding, Hypertension 
Hobbies: Marathons and triathlons

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