Editors

Mark L. Plaster, MD, JD

Co-Founder / Executive Editor
Dr. Plaster has been an emergency physician for more than thirty years, working exclusively night shifts for the past twenty years in emergency departments across the country. During that period he joined the U.S. Navy and served two tours in Iraq. Dr. Plaster is the founder and executive editor of Emergency Physicians Monthly and the founder of M. L. Plaster Publishing Co.

Aneel Irfan

Contributing Editor / TRC Liaison
The founder of IMST Innovations, Aneel is a certified telehealth coordinator who works with organizations to develop sustainable telemedicine solutions. He is Telemedicine Magazine’s liaison to The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers.

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Rishi Madhok, MD

Contributing Editor
Dr. Madhok began his career as an emergency physician at New York Presbyterian Medical Center before moving to the West Coast to pursue med tech startups. Madhok as served as the technical lead for EMCounter, the informatics chair at the Pediatrics for Physicians Network, and currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at NS1ghter.

Mark Shankar, MD

Contributing Editor
Mark Shankar is a Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Columbia/Cornell. He studied Molecular & Cell Biology at UC Berkeley and obtained his MD from George Washington University. While in medical school, Mark worked at the White House on innovation policy. More recently, he is active in the mobile health space as one of the developers of the mHealth Toolbox, empowering physicians to create and deploy game changing mobile technology in their practices.

Columnists

Aditi U. Joshi MD, MSc

Dr. Aditi Joshi is an Emergency Medicine Physician who has worked in Telemedicine for over five years, beginning at a startup and moving onto an academic institution. She is the current Medical Director of JeffConnect, part of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Telehealth program. She is particularly interested in the issues of patient access and engagement, provider education and fostering international collaboration.

Debjeet Sarkar

Debjeet Sarkar, MD, is an attending emergency physician at Howard County General Hospital and Assistant Professor, USUHS SOM, Dept. of Military & Emergency Medicine.

AJ Folsom

AJ Folsom is a second year medical student at USUHS SOM and a Special Forces officer in the U.S. Army.

Dan Magdziarz, DO

Dan Magdziarz, DO, is an emergency physician at Palos Hospital in Chicagoland. He is also CEO and founder of ChartOptima.com: 2018 Emergency Medicine reimbursement teaching website. You can follow on Twitter @EMreimbursement.  Share your interests and comments: dmagdziarz@chartoptima.com.

Contributors

Michael Levin-Epstein, JD, M.Ed

Michael Levin-Epstein, JD, M.Ed is a Maryland-based freelance writer who contributes to EPM, Telemedicine and other health care and business-related publications.

Judd E. Hollander, MD

Senior Vice President for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Thomas Jefferson University Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College Vice Chair, Finance and Healthcare Enterprises, Department of Emergency Medicine

Scott Kozicki

Scott Kozicki is the Managing Director of Brentwood Capital

Judith Tintinalli, MD, MS

Dr. Tintinalli is currently a professor and Chair Emeritus of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina. In addition to teaching in the emergency medicine department, she is an adjunct professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public, and a frequent lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Dr. Tintinalli is double boarded in emergency medicine and internal medicine. She was the founder and first president of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors. She is a former president of ABEM as well as the Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine. She is a past winner of ACEP’s James Mills award as well as ACEP’s National Education Award. And of course, she is the Editor-in-Chief of seven editions of her eponymous textbook, which is arguably the best-known EM text in the world.

Lara Phillips, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Faculty Advisor of Wilderness and Disaster Medicine Society at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Director of Wilderness Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Darren Sommer, DO, MBA

Darren J. Sommer was awarded his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master’s of Public Health degrees from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at University Community Hospital in Largo, Fla., in 2006, and is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Internists. He later went on to complete his M.B.A. with Health Sector Management Certification from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. He is a Health Policy Fellow with the American Osteopathic Association. He can also be reached at www.innovatorhealth.com and at darren@innovatorhealth.com.

Kevin Munjal

Kevin Munjal is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also the medical director for Community Paramedicine, system director of the Division of EMS and chairs the NY Mobile Integrated Healthcare Association.

Jondavid Landon

Jondavid Landon is a 4th-year medical student at University of Maryland School of Medicine. Pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine with a special interest in international ultrasound education. He lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife Whitney and their 2-year-old daughter, Eleuthera.

Telemedicine Staff

Telemedicine Magazine’s staff is comprised of some of the industry thought leaders from both Emergency Physicians Monthly and the telemedicine field.

Larry Jones

Larry Jones is CEO of TelaCare a national telemedicine company. Since starting the company in 2009, he has led TelaCare to its position today as one of the fastest growing telehealth companies, achieving significant growth in revenue, membership and telehealth utilization. He has become one of the foremost leading technology experts and healthcare technology strategists. Mr. Jones recently released his new book; The Truth About Telehealth available on Amazon.

Abhishek Umashankar

Dr. Umashankar is a graduate of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and is an incoming PGY1 in emergency medicine at Ochsner medical center, a 767 bed acute care hospital just outside of New Orleans.

John R. Dayton, MD, FACEP

Dr. Dayton is an emergency physician, educator, and entrepreneur. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, President of Utah ACEP, and Chair-Elect for the Freestanding Emergency Center Section of ACEP. John writes about health technology is the Founder of MedForums.com.

Logan Plaster

Logan has created, edited and designed healthcare publications since 2005. After redesigning and managing Emergency Physicians Monthly, he founded Emergency Physicians International in 2010, and then launched Telemedicine Magazine in 2015 where he served as writer/editor until 2018.

Logan is the co-founder of The mHealth Toolbox, a project that brings practicing physicians into the conversation about innovative medical technology. Logan also served as the Director of Communications for The IFEM Foundation, the leading non-profit supporting global emergency care development.

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Kelly Thompson, Esq.

Kelly Thompson is an associate and health care business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses on legal services for corporations, hospitals, physician practices, and other health care providers in the areas of business law and health regulatory compliance with a focus on federal and state fraud and abuse and licensure laws.

Max Berger, MD

Dr. Max Berger is an MDCalc Senior Fellow, and a PGY-2 at the NYU / Bellevue Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

Lori Brocato

As director of product management, Lori Brocato is responsible for planning and executing around The SSI Group’s product strategies. Before joining SSI, Lori held positions at Cotiviti, NextGen Healthcare and HealthPort. Lori earned a degree in accounting from Tampa College.

Roy Schoenberg

Roy Schoenberg is president and CEO of Amwell where, a decade ago, he introduced the technology that brokers on-demand telehealth visits between patients in need and available providers. Roy is the 2014 recipient of the American Telemedicine Association Industry award for leadership in the field of telemedicine. He is an avid author and speaker in the areas of healthcare technology and health IT policy. Roy serves on the board of the American Telemedicine Association, holds an MD from the Hebrew University and an MPH from Harvard. He is a sailor, scuba-diver and, between September and February, a devoted football fan.

Nick Kraska

Nick Kraska, CDC 1, BHC 2, the COO of Turning Point Counseling Services,  has worked in the field of mental health for over seven years now and has been in a variety of roles, including direct care with patients, case management, intake coordination, administration and leadership.

Jeremy J. Corbett, MD

Dr. Jeremy J. Corbett is chief health officer for Envolve PeopleCare (EPC), where he leads a team at the forefront of transformative digital health. Find him on LinkedIn.