The All NYC EM Board is comprised of residency leaders from throughout NYC. This group works to bring the residents of NYC high-yield conferences and the annual chief retreat each year.

Executive Board


Abbas Husain is a Canadian transplant in NYC who trained in Philadelphia at Drexel University and then moved to NYC where he is the associate program director of Emergency Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital.  His academic interests include international medicine and integration of technology in medicine. Along with his strong support of FOAMed, he has a keen interest in clinical informatics and medical education. He is the editor in chief of and also serves on the NYACEP Board.  Abbas is an avid traveler and food enthusiast.

Vice President

Kaushal Shah is currently the Residency Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  His education took him on a tour of New England (Brown University, Dartmouth Medical School and the Harvard Affiliated EM Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) but he returned home to NY.  He has a strong interest in trauma and education.  He has edited a series of textbooks, including Essential Emergency Trauma and Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care.  He is chair of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Trauma Interest Group and the Education Committee for the New York chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  Dr. Shah enjoys lecturing and conducting research on a variety of trauma topics.  Hobbies include playing tennis and trying to keep up with two energetic little girls.



Dr. Mark Silverberg is an attending physician at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He has spent more than 2 decades in that prestigious institution starting with medical school in 1993. Upon graduation, he matched into his Emergency Medicine residency at Kings County where he was in their third residency class to graduate the program. After his 4 years of residency, he stayed on to become faculty.  He then began his academic career at SUNY Downstate as the Director of Student Education, but soon became the Assistant Residency Director and is presently the Associate Residency Director. Dr. Silverberg has recently joined the EM lecture circuit and combines his love of scuba diving and underwater photography with emergency medicine. These fields mesh nicely to allow him to be a knowledgable and entertaining speaker on marine envenomations and hyperbarric medicine.  Dr. Silverberg also loves the great outdoors and heads the wilderness medicine division of the emergency medicine department at Kings County hospital. 



Laura Melville MD is an attending physician and Resident Research Director at New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where she has been since graduating from residency at SUNY Downstate lo these many years ago. She also serves as faculty for the Peds EM Fellowship, as she has always split her clinical time between adult and pediatric shifts. Dr. Melville is also on the Board of Directors for New York ACEP, and serves as Chair for the NY ACEP Research Committee. Her interests are many, and include diversity, medical education, critical care, trauma, adult and pediatric appendicitis, and patient/parent perceptions and values in regards to medical care. She also loves her her family (husband and two boys) oysters, wine, and is an unapologetic Dr. Who nerd.

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Member at Large

Sally is a bleeding heart Canadian that is somehow stuck in New York - at least it's Brooklyn! Sally works at Brooklyn's only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center, Maimonides Medical Center. There her faculty role is to recruit and train awesome people and form them into awesome emergency doctors. Nowadays they call that, “Assistant Program Director.” Her interests include women’s health, professional coaching, and small and large format curriculum/conference design. Sally is also an active member of the "AIRWAY" storytelling team where she plans events to help us tell the many stories that we acquire in the shoes of emergency doctors. When she is not fantasizing about skiing, saying "eh" or riding her bike in the vast wilderness, she can be found cursing under her breath, bagel-eating, stoop-sitting, dog walking and generally happy in NYC.

Board members

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Anand Swaminathan is an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. His main interests are in resident education, faculty development, resuscitation and knowledge translation. Anand is a deputy editor and conference chair for EM: RAP and the managing editor for EM Abstracts. He is a big believer in and contributor to the Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) movement. Anand is an associate editor for REBEL EM and REBELCast and a regular contributor to the EM Cases Quick Hits podcast.

When not working, Anand enjoys long distance running and building Legos with his kids (Matt 11, Maya 8 and Luke 4)



Dr. Marc Kanter is currently the Associate Program Director and Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine at Lincoln Medicine Center in the Bronx NY ( Dr. Kanter has a background in EMS as a prehospital provider around NY state. A native NYer, completed medical school at NY Medical College. He went on to complete a year of Internal Medicine residency training in CT followed by Emergency Medicine residency training at Lincoln Medical Center, the busiest ED in NY State. He is an active participant in the NY chapter and national American College of Emergency Physicians, having served on the EMS committee and currently Academic Affairs committee and the Tactical EM, Disaster Medicine and Trauma/Injury Prevention sections. He is the NYC Health + Hospitals representative to the NYC REMAC and sits on the system-wide Emergency Management Council. He is an active lecturer and researcher with a particular focus on trauma, resuscitation & airway mgmt.


Dr. Dan Egan is the vice chair of education at Columbia University. Dan is a graduate of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and completed his emergency medicine training at the Brigham and Women's/Massachusetts General Program in 2002. Prior to NYU/Bellevue, he worked at St. Vincent's Hospital and was previously an APD at NYU/Bellevue as well as St. Luke's Roosevelt. He is a supporter of FOAM and outside of resident education work focuses his academic efforts on HIV testing in the ED and PEP. Outside of medicine, Dan is a musician actively singing in NYC.







Dr. Michael P. Jones is an Attending Physician and the Residency Program Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center ( in the Bronx, New York.  He  completed his emergency medicine residency training at Jacobi and Montefiore Medical Centers, where he was Chief Resident.  Prior to becoming a physician, he was an Emergency Medical Technician in New York City most prominently with the Central Park Medical Unit (, where he now serves as the Medical Director.  He was a rescue worker on September 11th at the World Trade Center and during the August 2003 Great Northeast Blackout.  In addition, he serves as a member of the board of directors of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City.  His life’s passion is to travel, often by foot, and he has hiked the Scottish Highlands, throughout Italy, Turkey, the Andes, and Africa, summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro.  Most recently, he trekked to the Tiger’s Nest and throughout the Himalayas in Bhutan.

Tom Nguyen, MD is currently the APD for the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Emergency Medicine Program in NYC. He did his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and then attended medical school at the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in NJ. For residency, he then did a combined EM/IM Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC. His current interests are in Residency Education, Simulation, and Cardiology. In his spare time, Tom enjoys eating cuisines from around the world, traveling, skiing and baseball. In addition, he loves to spend time with his family and young daughters here in the Upper West Side of NYC.


Dr. Dulani completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. After completing a fellowship in Emergency Medicine Ultrasound at New York Methodist Hospital, she spent two years as the Director of Ultrasound Research. She worked as the Assistant Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for two years. She is currently a fellow in the ALiEM faculty incubator program and working as an attending and ultrasonographer at Northwell Health in Long Island, NY.  Hobbies include cooking, swimming, reading and traveling. 

Mark Curato is an attending physician and the Assistant Residency Program Director at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx.  His undergraduate degree is in History from Georgetown University, he attended medical school at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital.  His academic interests are varied (evidenced by his specialty choice), and his hobbies include wine, running, cooking, and traveling.  He lives on the Upper West Side with his wife and they do not have a dog, which is absurd.



Dr. Elizabeth Fernandez is an attending physician and assistant program director at St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY. She is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia (now the Sidney Kimmel Medical College) and completed her emergency medicine residency training at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital in 2012. She has a strong interest in innovative curriculum development, medical education, and wellness, and she is bringing those same interests to the new residency program at St. John's. Outside of EM, Elizabeth enjoys world travel, international cuisine, cooking, scuba diving, and running with her dog.

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Dr. Frosso Adamakos is a native Brooklynite, but lived in Montreal Canada for 10 years as well. After completing residency as a chief resident at Maimonides Medical Center, she worked at the Staten Island University hospital academic and community sites where she ultimately developed her niche in resident education. She now works at Metropolitan Emergency Department as Assistant Program Director and on the side is a ring-side boxing physician for USA Boxing. Her other professional interests include Physician Well-Being and Simulation, as well she enjoys giving guest lectures on "Communication Skills" in Emergency Medicine.  She also loves her family (fiancée and German Shepherd), running, and "wining and dining" around the world.