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Calvin A Brown III, MD, FAAEM, Associate Editor


Director of Faculty Affairs and Urgent Care Services
Department of Emergency Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Department of Emergency Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

Of note: Dr. Brown graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Biochemistry.  He then attended medical school at the University of Mississippi and graduated magna cum laude in 2001, where  he was recognized with the SAEM Excellence in Emergency Medicine student award,  was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and was named medical student of the year in 2001.  He completed his emergency medicine residency training at the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program from 2001-2005, serving as chief resident in his final year.  He has received the Outstanding Attending of the Year Award four consecutive years (2008-2011) in recognition of the BWH faculty who exhibits excellence in emergency medicine resident education and mentorship. 

 Research endeavors include serving as PI for the National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR) and principle investigator for two grant funded projects on performance characteristics of emergency video laryngoscopy and pre-hospital airway management.  Dr. Brown has published original research in Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, The Journal of Emergency Medicine, Resuscitation, Critical Care Medicine, American Journal of EM and Pediatrics and has authored chapters on airway management in UpToDate – Emergency Medicine, The Manual of Emergency Airway Management, and in Rosen’s Textbook of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Brown is the Editor-in-Chief for the 5th Ed of the Manual of Emergency Airway Management.  He is an associate editor for New England Journal of Medicine – Journal Watch and is an ad hoc reviewer for several emergency medicine and critical care journals including the Journal of Emergency Medicine, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and The Journal of Critical Care.  He has spoken locally, nationally and internationally on airway management and is a Course Director for the Difficult Airway Course: Emergency™ .

Special interests: airway management research, process improvement and medical student/resident education. 

Financial Disclosures: Calvin Brown has received royalty or property rights from UpToDate Inc, has been a product consultant for Verathon Corporation, and has received other financial or material support from Airway Management Education and Education Center (LLC-Partner).

Daniel J Egan, MD, Associate Editor

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt, New York, NY 

Dr. Egan graduated from The College of New Jersey with an undergraduate degree in Biology and in 2002 received his MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his residency training at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program where he was also Chief Resident. Dr. Egan is currently Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the residency director of the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Emergency Medicine training program. Previously, Dr. Egan was the Associate Program director at both NYU/Bellevue and St. Luke’s Roosevelt. Dr. Egan currently serves on the editorial board of Emergency Medicine Practice and is co-editor of Essential Emergency Trauma published by Wolters Kluwer. Dr. Egan is an active member of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), and currently serves as the Senior Best Practices Track Chair for the annual CORD Academic Assembly. He is an accomplished lecturer locally and nationally and won the national Clinical Pathologic Case Conference competition in 2011. Dr. Egan lectures widely throughout New York as a member of the Department of Health AIDS Institute Clinical Education Initiative on topics related to HIV emergencies, testing and post-exposure prophylaxis in the Emergency Department. He was the 2013 recipient of the NYS State AIDS Institute Linda Laubenstein Award for excellence in HIV care, the first emergency physician to receive the award.

Special interests: Infectious Diseases in the ED, Resident Education, Innovations in Education

Financial Disclosure: Daniel Egan has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in Scientific American Medicine or Scientific American Emergency Medicine.

Shamai A Grossman, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM, Associate Editor

Dr. Grossman received his undergraduate degree from Yeshiva University from which he subsequently earned masters degree in history. He then attended medical school at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. He trained in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York followed by a fellowship in cardiology at Boston University.   He then completed his emergency medicine residency training at the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program in 2000.  Upon completion of residency, he joined the faculty of Beth Israel Deaconess spearheading the development of an emergency medicine observation unit where he developed evidence-based guidelines to diagnose and manage emergencies using syncope/passing out, as a paradigm. Since opening the unit, he has served as medical director consulting nationally and internationally to reproduce this model of observation medicine. His work in health care improvement led to his appointment in quality care, creating pathways to reduce error and adverse events and instituting first as a research endeavor and then as a national guideline, the Rules of Emergency Medicine.

Research endeavors include authoring the Boston Syncope Criteria, utilized as an “app” for smart phones, cutting the need for hospitalization in syncope in half.  This research led to numerous studies on the testing, epidemiology, management and outcomes of patients with syncope and other cardiac emergencies.  Author of over 150 peer reviewed articles, reviews, and chapters, Dr. Grossman has published original research in journals such as Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, Heart, British Medical Journal, Archives of Gerontology Geriatrics, Journal of Emergency Medicine, Europace, European Heart Journal, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, American Journal of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America and has authored chapters on cardiac emergencies in Harwood and Nuss Emergency Medicine,  Essential Emergency Imaging, Scientific American, Challenging and Emerging Conditions in the Emergency Department , E-Medicine,  ALS Case Studies in Emergency Care, BMJ Point-of-Care, The 5 minute Emergency Medicine Consult, The Emergency Medicine Handbook and Emergency Medicine Secrets. Dr. Grossman is editor in chief of Wiley’s Cardiac Problems in Emergency Medicine and editor of 2 other textbooks on ethics in emergency medicine and geriatric emergencies. He serves as associate editor in chief of Current Topics in Emergency Medicine and as an editor for StatPearls and serves on the editorial board or as an ad hoc reviewer for thirty journals spanning almost every field of medicine. He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on topics related to cardiac emergencies and implementation of quality improvement programs.  He has been interviewed for his research by the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Health Letter, Bussiness Briefing: US Cardiology and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Special interests: cardiac emergencies, syncope, observation medicine, quality improvement and emergency medicine ethics 

Financial Disclosure: Shamai Grossman has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in Scientific American Medicine or Scientific American Emergency Medicine.

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