Department Leadership

DEM Leadership

Azita Hamedani, MD, MPH, MBA

Chair, View profile

DEM Leadership

Katy Oksuita, MS

Department Administrator, View profile

Ciara Barclay Buchanan

Ciara Barclay-Buchanan, MD

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, View profile

DEM Leadership

Manish N. Shah, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Research, View profile

DEM Leadership

Mary Westergaard, MD

Vice Chair of Education, View profile

 

Leadership Roles, Professional Societies and Associations

National Level

  • Councilor, American College of Emergency Physicians: Jeff Pothof, MD
  • Councilor, American College of Emergency Physicians: Michael Repplinger, MD
  • Councilor, American College of Emergency Physicians: Brian Sharp, MD
  • Chair, American College of Emergency Physicians, Section of International Emergency Medicine: Janis Tupesis, MD
  • Chair, American College of Emergency Physicians, Section of Emergency Ultrasound Global Subcommittee: Jessica Schmidt, MD, MPH
  • Chair, ACEP Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program Advisory Board: Manish Shah, MD, MPH
  • Consultant, ACEP Emergency Department Antibiotic Stewardship Workgroup: Michael Pulia, MD, MS
  • President, Air Medical Physician Association: Ryan Wubben, MD
  • Board of Directors, Air Medical Physician Association: Cynthia Griffin, DO
  • Foundation Board of Trustees, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine: Manish Shah, MD, MPH
  • Chair, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine International Emergency Medicine Committee: Janis Tupesis, MD
  • Simulation Academy Executive Committee, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine: Michelle Hughes, MD
  • Chair, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Accreditation Council: Sara Damewood, MD
  • Secretary, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Global Health Community: Jessica Schmidt, MD, MPH
  • Board of Directors, International Federation of Emergency Medicine: Janis Tupesis, MD
  • Co-Chair, Wisconsin Psychiatric Association Emergency Psych Joint Task Force: Michael Repplinger, MD, PhD
  • Beeson Program Advisory Committee, American Federation of Aging Research: Manish Shah, MD, MPH
  • Designated Representative, Group on Women in Medicine and Science, Association of American Medical Colleges: Mary Westergaard, MD
  • Physician Advisory Board, MRSA Survivors Network: Michael Pulia, MD, MS
  • Behavioral Interventions for Antimicrobial Stewardship Working Group, The PEW Charitable Trust: Michael Pulia, MD, MS
  • Advisory Board, Tideswell at the University of California, San Francisco / American Geriatrics Society / Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs: Manish Shah, MD, MPH
  • Member, U.S. Department of Transportation Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee: Michael Abernethy, MD

Regional/State Level

  • President-elect, American College of Emergency Physicians, Wisconsin chapter: Brian Sharp, MD
  • Director, American College of Emergency Physicians, Wisconsin chapter: Kerry Ahrens, MD, MS
  • Wisconsin Medical Alumni Foundation Board of Directors: Ryan Wubben, MD
  • Chair, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WI DHS) State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee: Azita Hamedani, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Co-chair, WI DHS Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee: Michael Pulia, MD, MS
  • Co-chair, WI DHS Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Board: Michael Kim, MD
  • WI DHS Healthcare-Associated Infections in Long-Term Care Coalition: Michael Pulia, MD, MS
  • WI DHS State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee: Michael Lohmeier, MD
  • Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates: Michael Repplinger, MD, PhD
  • Dane County Medical Society Board of Trustees: Michael Repplinger, MD, PhD

Leadership Roles, International Professional Societies and Associations

  • International Faculty, Anesthesia, Trauma & Critical Care Group (United Kingdom): Michael Abernethy, MD
  • Faculty and Fellow of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland: Michael Abernethy, MD
  • Faculty Examiner, Faculty of Pre-hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Michael Abernethy, MD
  • ED Antibiotic Stewardship Guideline Committee, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: Michael Pulia, MD, MS

Leadership Roles, External Medical Directorships and Medical Service

  • Chief Medical Officer, American Family Children's Hospital: Joshua Ross, MD
  • Chief Quality Officer, UW Health: Jeff Pothof, MD
  • Patient Safety Officer, UW Health: Brian Sharp, MD
  • Medical Director, Fitch-Rona EMS: Michael Mancera, MD
  • Medical Director, Madison Fire Department: Megan Gussick, MD
  • Medical Director, Middleton EMS: Michael Mancera, MD
  • Medical Director, Sun Prairie EMS: Michael Lohmeier, MD
  • Medical Director, Waunakee EMS: Michael Lohmeier, MD
  • Medical Director, UW Health Emergency Education Center: Michael Lohmeier, MD
  • Medical Director, UW Health Clinical Simulation Program: Ryan Thompson, MD, CHSE
  • Medical Director, University of Wisconsin Athletics
  • Physician Informatics Director for Predictive Analytics, UW Health: Brian Patterson, MD, MPH
  • Director Of Quality, Safety, and Interprofessional Education, UW School of Medicine and Public Health: Jamie Hess, MD