About theNNT Team

Shahriar Zehtabchi, MD, FNYAM

Editor-in Chief
Shahriar Zehtabchi, MD, is a tenured professor and Vice Chair of Scientific Affairs in the department of emergency medicine. He completed his emergency medicine residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York in 2002 and joined the faculty the same year. He is actively involved in clinical research in the fields of trauma and neurological emergencies, and has received more than $3 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health and other sources.

Joshua Quaas, MD

Josh Quaas, MD, is a practicing emergency physician practicing in the Bay Area, California. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's–Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. His past emergency medicine experience includes education, research, quality improvement, and administration. Dr. Quaas is one of the original members of TheNNT and continues to practice and preach the pros (and cons) of evidence-based medicine.

Gary Green, MD

Gary Green, MD, is an emergency physician with the Permanente Medical Group in Oakland and Richmond, California. He attended college at Yale University, where he earned a combined BS/MS degree with honors in biochemistry. After a period working as a healthcare consultant for academic medical centers, Gary attended medical school at Stanford and completed his emergency medicine residency at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. After residency, Dr. Green completed a medical education fellowship at UCSF. His medical education research has focused on bedside teaching, medical decision making and improving resident/physician communications skills.

Daniel Runde, MD

Daniel Runde, MD, is currently the assistant residency director and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He received his medical degree at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and completed residency in emergency medicine at St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. He completed a medical education fellowship at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center and has received a master's degree in medical education through the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education at the University of Iowa. Dr. Runde is interested in evidence-based medicine with a focus on patient important clinical outcomes, CT utilization in the emergency department and education and evaluation in medical education.

Allan B. Wolfson, MD, FACEP, FACP

Allan B. Wolfson, MD, recently stepped down after 28 years as program director of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and continues to serve as Vice Chair for Education. He has taught individuals at the bedside and in the classrooms and has led the development of a very successful training program. He has also edited one of the major emergency medicine textbooks through six editions, served on the editorial board of Annals of Emergency Medicine and other journals, chaired the American College of Emergency Physicians' Education Committee for a number of years, and collaborated with others in generating new knowledge through clinical research.

Casey Quinlan

Patient Advocate
Casey Quinlan is TheNNT’s patient advocate and covered her share of medical stories as a TV news field producer, and used healthcare as part of her observational comedy set as a standup comic. When she received a breast cancer diagnosis five days before Christmas in 2007, she used her research, communication, and comedy skills to navigate treatment, and wrote Cancer for Christmas: Making the Most of a Daunting Gift about managing medical care, and the importance of health literate self-advocacy. In addition to her ongoing work as a journalist, Casey is a popular speaker and thought leader on healthcare system transformation from the ground up.
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Fredrik Amell, MD

Fredrik Amell, MD, is a resident physician in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history and biology from Columbia University and his medical degree from Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.

James Mccormack, PharmD

James Mccormack, Pharm.D, received his undergraduate pharmacy degree at the University of British Columbia in 1982 and completed a hospital pharmacy residency program at Lion’s Gate Hospital in North Vancouver in 1984. He received his doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) in 1986 from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He has had extensive experience, both locally and internationally, talking to health professionals and consumers about the rational use of medication, and has presented over 400 seminars on drug therapy over the last 25 years. His focus is shared decision-making using evidence-based information and rational therapeutic principles. In addition, he has published over 100 articles in the medical literature, mainly in the area of rational drug therapy and has been an editor for two internationally recognized textbooks on appropriate/rational drug therapy. Dr. Mccormack is also the co-host of a very popular weekly podcast called the Best Science (BS) Medicine podcast. It can be found at therapeuticseducation.org or in the iTunes store.