It is with great pleasure that I introduce the newest member of the Academic Life in EM blog team — Dr. Javier Benítez. He is an extremely active EM Twitter educator (@jvrbntz), who can efficiently convey key concepts in 140 characters or less! Got a short attention span? Follow Javier’s Twitter feed.

Currently, Javier is posting “Question of the Day” tweets, which reference the Paucis Verbis pocket cards on this site. It is a perfect example of a bridge between blogs and Twitter for medical education. He’ll also be posting on the blog as well.

Here’s a short blurb from Javier:
I went to medical school in SUNY Downstate in New York City where I became interested in emergency medicine and critical care. My other interests include medical education and social media as a tool for medicine. My goals are to practice medicine in an academic institution where I can work closely with medical students and residents. I have used Academic Life in EM as a learning tool and it has proven to be quite effective. It’s an honor to take part on this blog. My hopes are to inspire and educate other learners about the wonderful world of emergency medicine.


Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD


Professor of Emerg Med at UCSF-Zuckerberg SF General. ALiEM Founder @aliemteam #PostitPearls at Bio:
Michelle Lin, MD