Top Section Editors & Reviewers

Top Editorial Board Member of 2017

Shahram Lotfipour, MD, MPH
Managing Associate Editor
UC Irvine Health, School of Medicine

Top Section Editors of 2016-2017

Eric Snoey, MD
Alameda County Medical Center
Clinical Practice Section Editor

Gary Johnson, MD
Upstate Medical University
ED Administration Section Editor

Distinguished Section Editors of 2016-2017

Gentry Wilkerson, MD
University of Maryland
Disaster Medicine Section Editor

Michael Kurz, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Emergency Cardiac Care Section Editor

David Thompson, MD
UCSF School of Medicine
Clinical Practice Section Editor

Andrew W, Phillips, MD, MEd
Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine
Education Section Editor

Christopher “Kit” Tainter, MD
University of California, San Diego
Critical Care Section Editor

William W. Whetstone, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Neurosciences Section Editor
 

Top Reviewers of 2016-2017

Matthew Jordan, MD
Presence Resurrection Medical Center

John Ashurst, DO
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

Distinguished Reviewers of 2016-2017

David I. Bruner, MD

Darien D. Cohen, MD

Robert R. Ehrman, MD

Eric J. Cortez, MD

James H. Paxton, MD

Gerald E. Maloney, DO

Michael D. Owens, DO

Caleb P. Canders, MD

Gentry Wilkerson, MD

Shu Chan, MD

Stanley Wu, MD

Aaron Dora-Laskey, MD

Adria Ottoboni, MD

Kara I. Geren, MD

David R. Hanscom, DO

Jennifer A. Cooper-Lewis DO

Marc A. Dorfman, MD

Sarah Unterman, MD

Michael Barrie, MD

Teresa M. Chan, MD

Strongest Social Media Impact of 2017

Gender Differences in Emergency Department Visits and Detox Referrals for Illicit and Nonmedical Use of Opioids.

Ryoo H, Choo EK.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Most Cited Article in Journal History

The Psychopharmacology of Agitation: Consensus Statement of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry Project BETA Psychopharmacology Workgroup.

Wilson MP*, Pepper D †, Currier GW ‡, Holloman GH §, Feifel D*.

* UC San Diego Health System
†Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living
‡University of Rochester Medical Center
§University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Top Editorial Board Member of 2016

Linda Suk-Ling Murphy, MLIS
UC Irvine Health, School of Medicine Librarian

Top Section Editors of 2015-2016

Michael Gottlieb, MD
Cook County Hospital
AAEM/RSA Section Editor

James R. Langabeer II, Ph.D, MBA, EMT
University of Texas Medical School, Houston
ED Administration Section Editor
 

Distinguished Section Editors of 2015-2016

Michael Abraham, MD
University of Maryland
Clinical Practice Section Editor

Gavin Budhram, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine
Ultrasound Section Editor

Jeffrey Druck, MD
University of Colorado
Education Section Editor

Gary Johnson, MD
Upstate Medical University
ED Administration Section Editor

Eric Snoey, MD
Alameda County Medical Center
Education Section Editor

Kenneth Whitlow, DO
Kaweah Delta Medical Center
Clinical Practice Section Editor

Top Reviewers of 2015-2016

Pablo Aguilera
Richard Amini
John Ashurst
Joshua Bucher
Antonio de Belvis
Pratik Doshi
Brad Frazee
Michael Gottlieb
Shadi Lahham
Greg Moore
Scott Sullivan
Johnathan Sheele
Sabiena van Es
Sean Wilson
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Top Editorial Board Member of 2015

Niels K Rathlev, MD
Tufts University Medical School and Baystate Medical Center

Top Section Editors of 2014-2015

Sanjay Arora, MD
University of Southern California
Technology in Emergency Medicine Section Editor

Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH
Emory University
Public Health Section Editor

Top Reviewers of 2014-2015

Kenny Banh
Faried Banimahd
John Bedolla
David Bruner
Boyd Burns
Shu Chan
Moira Davenport
Robert Ehrman
Kenneth Frumkin
David Hanscom
Matthew Jordan
Samuel Lam
Justin McNamee
Marie Mullen
Travis Olives
Michael Owens
Dan Quan
Eric Schmitt
Alexander Scumpia
Stanley Wu
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Top Editorial Board Member of 2014

Edward Panacek, MD, MPH
UC Davis Health System

Top Section Editors of 2013-2014

Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD, RDMS
Standford University
Ultrasound Section Editor

Joel Schofer, MD, MBA
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Clinical Practice Section Editor

Top Reviewers of 2013-2014

John Ashurst
Pierre Borczuk
Boyd Burns
David Bruner
Shu Chan
Darien Cohen
Robert Ehrman
James Espinosa
Patrick Flaherty
Kenneth Frumkin
Medley Gatewood
David Hanscom
Matthew Jordan
Chadd Kraus
Marie Mullen
Dan Quan
Emily Sagalyn
Eric Schmitt
Brianne Steele
Sam Torbati
Rick Walker
Stanley Wu
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Top Section Editors of 2012-2013

Jeffrey Druck, MD
University of Colorado

Brandon Wills, DO, MS
Virginia Commonwealth University 

Top Reviewers of 2012-2013

Craig L. Anderson
John Ashurst
Kenny V. Banh
Faried Banimahd
Boyd D. Burns
Darien D. Cohen
Moira Davenport
Kael Duprey
James A. Espinosa
Kenneth Frumkin
Medley O. Gatewood
Christopher A. Gee
Brian C. Geyer
Jeffrey Green
Casey A. Grover
Bonnie Harstein
Melanie Heniff
Mathew Jordan
Chadd K. Kraus
Samuel Lam
Dave W. Lu
Marie Mullen
Elissa Perkins
Jack Perkins
Eric R. Schmitt
Peter P. Taillac
Jean A. Williams-Johnson
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Top Section Editors of 2011-2012

Leslie Zun, MD, MBA
Chicago Medical Center

H. Bryant Nguyen, MD
Loma Linda University 

Top Reviewers of 2011-2012

Douglas Ander
Beau Briese
David I. Bruner
Robert Derlet
Jeffrey Druck
Michael Epter
Laleh Gharahbaghian
Julie A. Gorchynski
Casey A. Grover
Jeremy Hess
Amal Mattu
Michael Menchine
Lisa Moreno-Walton
H. Bryant Nguyen
John Sarko
David E. Slattery
Eric Snoey
Jeffrey R. Suchard
Leslie Zun
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Top Section Editors of 2010-2011

Christopher Kang, MD
Madigan Army Medical Center

Michael Epter, DO
University of Nevada 

Top Reviewers of 2010-2011

Manish Amin
Kenny V. Banh
John Belko
Ross Berkeley
Megan Boysen
Beau Briese
James Brown
Shu B. Chan
Serie S. Cusick
Robert W. Derlet
James A. Espinosa
J. Christian Fox
Laleh Gharahbaghian
Melanie Jordan
Judith R. Klein
Brian W. Lin
Rick A. McPheeters
Scott E. Rudkin
David E. Slattery
Sukhjit S. Takhar
Joseph D. Toscano
Eric R. Snoey
Paul Walsh
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Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.