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Core Academic Faculty



Jennifer Oakes, MD
Program Director

Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Affiliated

Fellowship: Medical Toxicology - Emory University School of Medicine / CDC Georgia Poison Center   

Professional Interests: Critical and acute care toxicology, complementary and herbal medications and their toxicology, medical education

Hobbies: Knitting, spinning


Omar Amr, MD
GME US Director and Clinical ED US Director

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Residency: University of California, Irvine

Hobbies: Water polo, water sports


Tiffany Chioma Anaebere, MD
Director, Special Projects and Innovation

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

Residency: Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA

Professional Interests: Diversity in medicine, Quality improvement, patient education, healthcare utilization, mental health/wellness

Hobbies: Travel, food, fitness, spending time with friends/family

Brett D. Cherrington, MD
Associate Program Director

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Residency: Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse NY

Fellowship Medical Toxicology at Upstate University Hospital

Professional Interests: Toxicology, medical Education

Hobbies: Outdoors, sports, music, church, family


Maxwell Jen, MD

Medical School: UC San Francisco

Residency: UC Irvine

Fellowship: Medical Informatics, UC Irvine


Matthew Kiefer, MD
Director of Simulation

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Residency: Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA

Fellowship: Medical Simulation, UC Davis

Professional Interests: Simulation, medical education, ultrasound

Hobbies: Sailing/kayaking/canoeing, playing music, spending time with my family


Katherine Shafer, MD
EMS Medical Director

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital

Professional Interests: EMS, pediatrics, critical care

Hobbies: Traveling, kayaking, riding horses, and cooking


Ghufran Syed, MD

Medical School: University of Southampton

Residency: UCLA Medical Center

 



Benjamin Wiederhold, MD
Chair, St. Joseph's Emergency Department

Medical School: University of California San Francisco

Residency:  Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA

Professional Interests: Quality improvement, ED operations, ultrasound, resuscitation medicine, medical education

Hobbies: Wake surfing, really any kind of surfing, high adventure hiking, family and coaching kids sports teams, travel


Brian Wood, MD
Clerkship Director, Transitional Year Program Director

Medical School: University of Southern California

Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT

Fellowship: Medical Education Leadership, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Professional Interests: Medical education

Hobbies: Hiking, gardening, baking bread, spending time with family