ROSS P. BERKELEY, MD, FACEP, FAAEM - Course Director
Ross Berkeley is the Director of Quality for Emergency Medcine Physicians (EMP), Ltd., and serves on the Board of Directors for Physicians Specialty Limited Risk Retention Group (PSLRRG). He is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he serves as Program Director of the emergency medicine residency and Vice Chair for Quality & Education. Dr. Berkeley is an expert peer reviewer for the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners and serves on the Claims Committee for PSLRRG as well as the Claims and Underwriting Committee for ProAssurance Casualty Company. He has served as the Quality Director of emergency departments in both community and academic settings, and currently co-chairs the Quality & Patient Safety Committee at University Medical Center (UMC) of Southern Nevada.
MICHAEL FRANK, MD, JD, FACEP, FCLM
Michael Frank is General Counsel and Director of Risk Management for Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP), in which capacity he manages all EMP legal affairs, including professional liability claims. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine and Life Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a member of numerous medical and legal professional societies.
AMAL MATTU, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Amal Mattu is a frequent speaker on the national and international CME circuit on topics related to emergency cardiology and geriatrics. He is the author of the best-selling texts ECGs for the Emergency Physician Volume 1 and Volume 2, has served as chief editor for two other popular textbooks focused on errors in emergency medicine. In 1996, he joined the faculty of emergency medicine at the University of Maryland, and since that time he has received more than a dozen teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and national teaching awards from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians.
ELLIOT NIPOMNICK, MD, FACEP
Elliot Nipomnick is in the full-time practice of emergency medicine and serves as the Quality Director at Chinese Hospital in San Francisco. He serves on the Board of Directors of Physicians Specialty Limited Risk Retention Group, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and the President of the Alameda Contra Costa County Emergency Physicians Association. Dr. Nipomnick is an Expert Medical Reviewer for CMS, Maximus Federal Services, Alameda County, CA, the Medical Board of California, HSAG, and Lumetra.
DAVID SLATTERY, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
is an Associate Professor and Director of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and practices clinically at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. He also serves as a Deputy Chief and EMS Medical Director for Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and provides medical oversight for casino AED programs. He currently serves on the National CARES Oversight Board and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Emergency Medicine. He is a past president of the Nevada Chapter of the American College of Emergency Medicine, is a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, ABEM Subspecialty Board Certified in EMS, and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine.
NATHAN CLEVELAND, MD, MS, FACEP
Nathan Cleveland is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and practices emergency medicine full-time at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. He is the Associate Program Director for the emergency medicine residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Cleveland is a member of the Quality Committee for Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP), LLC.
AMER ALDEEN, MD, FACEP
Amer Aldeen serves as Executive Medical Director of CEME and Vice Chair of the National Clinical Governance Board of US Acute Care Solutions. He was Chair of the ED at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL from 2014 to 2016. Dr. Aldeen joined USACS from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was site principal investigator for the CMES-funded Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations project, developing protocols to improve care of older adults in the ED. He is co-author of 1200 Questions to Help You Pass the Emergency Medicine Boards. He receive his BA and MD from the University of Virginia and completed his EM residency at Northwestern.
DAVID NELSON, MD,
David Nelson is a Pediatric Emergency Physician at the Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC. He is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine as well as the Director of Pediatrics for the EM residency program at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He volunteers for SeriousFun Children’s Network - summer camps for children living with serious illnesses and complex medical conditions.
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