ALiEM Book Club: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Ed Newton

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longing are universal longings, the you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong. ”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

If the mark of a person are the people they have directly influenced, then Dr. Ed Newton is in rarefied company. He trained in Emergency Medicine at LAC+USC at a time where there were serious concerns about the legitimacy and the long-term future of the field. After finishing a fellowship in medical toxicology, he has held nearly every position in the LAC+USC Department of Emergency Medicine. He is a former Program Director, Vice-Chair, and Chair. During his time he had played a direct role in shaping the careers of people like Drs. Billy Mallon, Stuart Swadron, Jan Shoenberger, Mel Herbert, and a long list of who’s who in Emergency Medicine. Beyond the department, his influence stretches nationally through his work with AAEM, SAEM, ACEP, ABEM and the AMA and internationally through his work in Haiti, Ghana, Nepal, Mexico, India, and Sierra Leone.

Knowing him, you are struck not by his gravitas but by his gentleness and depth of thought. We are excited by the opportunity to have him share his recommendations in this Book Club: Beyond the ED post and to give you a sliver of the Ed Newton that has touched so many of us.


By |2016-12-14T15:34:46-08:00Aug 28, 2016|Beyond the ED, Book Club|

ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Louis Ling

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Dr. Louis Ling is currently Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Senior Vice President for Hospital Accreditation at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), however he is probably best known as one of the founders of Academic Emergency Medicine. He practiced for over 30 years at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) where he ran the program in medical toxicology and served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education as well as the Chief Medical Education Officer. He has laid the groundwork for much of what we do now by starting the journal Academic Emergency Medicine as well as helping to found the Council of Residency Directors (CORD).

Beyond his accomplishments, to talk to him is to talk to person who not only has the experience but both the willingness and ability to continue to think deeply. He continues to inspire many of us, not by his accomplishments but by his continued enthusiasm that he brings to the whatever he is working on. ALiEM is excited to have Dr. Louis Ling share his book recommendations in this edition of ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED.


By |2018-10-28T21:42:40-07:00Aug 21, 2016|Beyond the ED, Book Club|

ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Mike Gisondi

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
– Dr. Seuss

Dr. Mike Gisondi is the program director of the Northwestern Emergency Medicine Residency as well as a leader in medical education, faculty development, and palliative care. He has been recognized both locally and nationally for his work, receiving the 2014 ACEP National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award as well as being appointed as the director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators (FAME). For readers of ALiEM he is probably best known as the host of the EM Match Advice Series. Most importantly, for those of us whom he has directly touched, we know him for his caring, support, wit, and depth of thought. We are excited to have Dr. Mike Gisondi share his book recommendations.


By |2020-04-20T19:47:11-07:00Aug 7, 2016|Beyond the ED, Book Club, Podcasts|

ALiEM Book Club: Beyond the ED – Recommendations from Dr. Jamie Santistevan

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
– Oscar Wilde

Dr. Jamie Santistevan is a senior resident at the University of Wisconsin EM Residency Program. Throughout residency she has been active in the FOAMed community as contributor to multiple educational blogs including She has also been a leader in the American Association for Women Emergency Physicians (AAWEP) section of ACEP whose mission is to promote women leadership in EM. In July she will continue her training as the Quality and Administration fellow also at the University of Wisconsin. She will surely continue to be a key figure in FOAMed and Emergency Medicine. We are excited for her to share her book recommendations with this post of the ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED.


By |2016-12-14T15:36:13-08:00Jun 5, 2016|Beyond the ED, Book Club|

ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Lainie Yarris

“Not all readers are leaders. But all leaders are readers.”
– Harry S. Truman

Dr. Lainie Yarris is the Program Director at Oregon Health and Sciences University Emergency Medicine Residency as well as the Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Education Scholarship Fellowship and Co-Director for Faculty Development for OHSU School of Medicine. Beyond these multiple roles she has most readily known for her leadership in Emergency Medicine Education research, authoring over 40 publications and acting as a mentor for the MERC program, in addition to serving as an editor on multiple journals. She is an inspiration and role model for those of us in the Emergency Medicine education community. We are pleased to have her give us her book recommendations.


By |2016-12-14T15:38:24-08:00May 22, 2016|Beyond the ED, Book Club|
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