TheNNT Editorial Board

Shahriar Zehtabchi, MD

Editor-in Chief
Shahriar Zehtabchi, MD, FNYAM, is a tenured professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the department of emergency medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his emergency medicine residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital 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.

Jarone Lee, MD

Jarone Lee, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and surgery at Harvard Medical School, and medical director of Blake 12 Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Previously, he was an emergency physician at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, where he also did his residency training. Dr. Lee has published dozens of peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in emergency medicine and critical care.

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

Allan B. Wolfson, MD, FACEP, FACP, 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, PharmD, 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 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.

Kabir Yadav, MD

Kabir Yadav, MDCM, MS, MSHS, FACEP, is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He completed emergency medicine residency at Kings County Hospital Center / SUNY Downstate Medical Center, followed by a clinical research fellowship at Jacobi Medical Center with a Masters in Clinical Research Methods. After completing a NIH KL2 Career Development Award and a Masters in Translational Science at GW, he became one of the first board-certified clinical informaticists in the country. He is core faculty at the UCLA CTSI for both the Community Engaged Research Program and Biomedical Informatics. He has been funded through PCORI, NIH, CDC, and foundations to leverage technology and implementation science to perform health services research focused on improving patient and provider decision making, and partners with community to do mutually meaningful research.

TheNNT Scientific Advisory Board

Eddy Lang, MD

Eddy Lang, MD, is the Academic and Clinical Department Head for Emergency Medicine in the Calgary Zone. He is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary. His areas of interest are knowledge translation, evidence-based medicine and operations research. Dr. Lang is a member of the GRADE working group and has led the development of GRADE-based clinical practice guidelines in pre-hospital care in the US as well as with the International Liaison Committee for Resuscitation. Dr. Lang is also an award-winning educator having received recognition at both the university, national and international levels. He also serves as Senior Editor for the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Associate Editor for both ACP Journal Club and the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. In addition, he is a member of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC). He also authors a monthly column for the Calgary Herald on EBM as it relates to the public. Dr. Lang is the conference chair for CAEP 2018.

Dean Seehusen, MD

Dean Seehusen, MD, is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University and currently serves as the Director of Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Washington. He is a graduate of the Tripler Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency and the Madigan Army Medical Center Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine. He holds a Board Certification from the American Board of Family Medicine and has an active license to practice medicine in Hawaii. Dr. Seehusen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, an Assistant Medical Editor of American Family Physician and an editorial board member of Family Medicine.

Chris Carpenter, MD

Chris Carpenter, MD is dual-board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine and is an Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. His funded research interests include diagnostics, dementia, falls prevention, and implementation science. He is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine, Associate Editor of both Annals of Internal Medicine’s ACP Journal Club and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. He co-led the collaboration to develop the American College of Emergency Physician/American Geriatrics Society Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines as well as the international Standards for Reporting of Implementation Research (StaRI) reporting guidelines. He is also faculty for Emergency Medical Abstracts and Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine courses, as well as a contributor to Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine and Sketchy EBM. He has published 135 manuscripts, two textbooks, and 16 textbook chapters.

Chris Del Mar, MD, MB BChir (Cantab)

Chris Del Mar, MD, MB BChir (Cantab), is a professor of public health and former Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University and professor of general practice at the University of Queensland. He is an EBM champion and acts as Co-ordinating Editor of one of the Cochrane groups on Acute Respiratory Infections. He has authored over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals (>200 scientific papers), 5 books, and 22 book chapters. His h-index is 45 and total citations 7,313, with 14 papers cited over 100 times. He has been awarded $20 million in research grant funding (77 grants). Dr. Del Mar is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Aseem Malhotra, MBChB, MRCP

Aseem Malhotra, MBChB, MRCP, is a Consultant Cardiologist in the NHS. He is also the best-selling author of The Pioppi Diet and writes regularly in academic medical journals including the British Medical Journal and print newspapers such as the Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Mail. He has been seen on broadcast media in his campaign against sugar and highlighting the harms of too much medicine and was featured in the New York Times on his documentary film The Big Fat Fix, challenging the Mediterranean diet. In 2015, he spearheaded the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Choosing Wisely campaign to wind back the harms of too much medicine and in the same year at age 37 became the youngest member to be appointed to the board of trustees of health think tank, The King's Fund.