Conference Faculty Members – 2017


Aaron Strumwasser M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care LA County-Uni. of Southern California Medical Center 

AJ Heightman, MPA, EMT-P
Editor-in-Chief (JEMS)
Journal of Emergency Medical Services magazine 

Andrea Gravatt, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

Barry Weled, MD
Director of Pulmonology
St. Joseph Medical Center

Caesar Ursic, MD, FACS
Medical Director – Trauma and Acute Care Surgical Services
Trauma Trust, Tacoma WA

Edward M. Racht, MD
Chief Medical Officer
American Medical Response in Austin, Texas

Ella Cameron MD, MPH, MSc
Emergency Physician
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

Eileen Bulger, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery at University of Washington
Chief of Trauma at Harborview Medical Center

Graham Nichol, MD, MPH, FRCP(C), FACP, FAHA
Professor of Medicine & General Internal Medicine
University of WA, & Harborview Medical Center

Katie Wilkinson, MD
Director, Clinical Pathology Consultation Services
CHI Franciscan Health

James Manson, EMT-P
VP of Strategy
Cascade Training Center

Jennifer Hubbard, MD
Trauma and General Surgeon
Trauma Trust, Tacoma WA 

John Gallagher, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN, RRT
Trauma Program Manager
Penn Presbyterian Center, PA 

Karen Shannon, MSN, RRT
Donor Relations Account Manager
LifeNet Health®

Kelly Browning, PhD
Executive Director
Impact Teen Drivers

LTC Matthew Eckert, MD, FACS
Military Trauma Surgeon
Madigan Army Medical Center & Trauma Trust

Lisa Ann Davidson, DNP, RN, CPNP, CCRN
Pediatric Educator/Flight Nurse
Airlift Northwest , Seattle Children’s Hospital ED

Long Tran, MD
Trauma Surgeon
Trauma Trust, Tacoma WA

Mary Moran, PhD, MSW, LICS
PHP-SW for Trauma
Tacoma General Hospital

Mauricio A. (Tony) Escobar Jr., MD, FACS, FAAP
Pediatric Trauma Medical Director & Chief of Staff
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Surgeon
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
Clinical Asst.
Professor UW

Michael Souter, MB ChB, DA, FRCA
Chief and Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical Director
Neurocritical Care Service at Harborview MC and UW 

Nicole Kupchik. MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CMC
Founder and Executive Director
Nicole Kupchik Consulting Inc.

Rajeev Misra, DO, MS
Trauma Medical Director & Medical Director of Perioperative Services And General Surgeon
Harrison Hospital

Ryan Gerecht, MD, CMTE
Attending Physician and Medical Team Manager WA Task Force 1
Good Samaritan Hospital and FEMA Urban Search and Rescue

Scott Phillips, MD, FACP, FACMT, FAACT
Medical Toxicology & Internal Medicine
Rocky Mountain Poison and Washington Poison Center
Associate clinical professor
University of Colorado Denver 

Stephen Friedrick, MD
ER Physician at Good Samaritan Hospital
Physician Advisor for West Pierce and Central Pierce EMS agencies

Thomas Ferrer, MD
Trauma Surgeon
Trauma Trust, Tacoma WA

Vicki L. Sakata, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital

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