2018 Speaking Faculty

Currently Confirmed



Joshua Ayres
Joshua Ayres
Manager, Utilization Management
University of Maryland Medical Center


James Blakeman
James Blakeman
Executive Vice President
Emergency Group’s Office


Christopher Caspers
Christopher Caspers, MD
Chief, Observation Medicine, NYU Langone Health; Medical Director, Tisch Hospital Observation Unit; Associate Chief, Emergency Medicine, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine


Suparna Dutta
Suparna Dutta, MD, MPH
Division Chief, Hospital Medicine
Rush University Medical Center


Amy Engelhardt
Amy Engelhardt, DO, FHM, FACOI
Medical Director, Utilization Management; Medical Director, Observation Unit; Senior Staff Hospitalist, Department of Internal Medicine
Henry Ford Medical Group


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Jennifer Erich, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Emergency Medicine Observation Units
UPMC Pinnacle


Stephanie M. Figueroa
Stephanie M. Figueroa, DFAAPA, MPAS
Chief PA-C, Director, Observation Medicine and Physician Assistant Manager
Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine


Rebecca Gomez
Rebecca Gomez
Medical Director, Central Florida Hospitalist Partners/ OBS Unit
Florida Hospital Orlando


Anthony Guarracino
Anthony Guarracino, DO, MHA, FACEP
Department Chair, Emergency Medicine
UPMC Pinnacle


Dean Harrison
Dean Harrison, MPAS, PAC, DFAAPA
Director, Clinical Evaluation Unit; Director, Advanced Practice Providers; Director, EM/APP Residency Program; Assistant Professor
Duke University Medical Center


Tia Llewellyn
Tia Llewellyn
Social Worker
Florida Hospital Orlando


Sharon Mace
Sharon Mace, FACEP, FAAP, MD
Director, Observation Unit
Cleveland Clinic


Christopher McStay
Christopher McStay, MD, FACEP, FAWM
Chief, Clinical Operations, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine


Christie Muza
Christie Muza, MSN, RN, CEN
Nurse Manager, Emergency Medicine Observation Units
UPMC Pinnacle


Bela Nand
Bela Nand, MD, MBA, FACP, CHCQM
Medical Director, Care Management and Observation Unit
Advocate Christ Medical Center


Christin Ray
Christin Ray
Nurse Manager
Florida Hospital Orlando


Yasser Said
Yasser Said, MD
Physician Advisor; Director, Care Management
Advocate Medical Group


Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center