About the authors

Michael B. Weinstock, MD

Michael comes from a long line of physicians; his father is an ophthalmologist, both his grandfathers were general surgeons, and his great grandfather was a barber-surgeon in Russia (the guy you didn’t want to be referred to!) Michael obtained his bachelor’s degree with a major in economics from Northwestern University and his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In 1995, he completed his residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Michael is a Professor of Emergency Medicine, adjunct in the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University, Chairman and Director of Medical Education in the Emergency Department at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s, and Medical director in The Ohio Dominican University PA studies program.  He is risk management section editor of Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives (EM RAP), a CME program with international circulation to over 15,000 physicians, and executive editor for Urgent Care Reviews and Perspectives (UC RAP) to be released in March 2015. He has lectured nationally on issues such as risk management and patient safety and has published multiple papers in peer-reviewed journals.  In 2006 he authored Bouncebacks! Emergency Department Cases: ED Returns and in 2011 Bouncebacks: Medical and Legal with reviews in Annals of Emergency Medicine, Archives of Emergency Medicine and JAMA. In 2014 he authored The Resident’s Guide to Ambulatory Care, 7th edition, a book started while in residency, now with sales of almost 35,000 copies.  Early in his career, while working as a full time Emergency Physician, Michael spent 12 years as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Infectious Diseases Clinic at The Ohio State University caring for patients with HIV/AIDS and working as a clinical trials sub-investigator. He has practiced medicine on both a local and global scale, including volunteer medical work in Papua New Guinea, Nepal, and the West Indies.  In March 2014 he received an award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Emergency Medicine from the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine residency program. Michael is married to Beth, a family physician and they have a growing family including four energetic children; Olivia (15), Eli (14), Theo (10), and Annie (7). In addition to medicine, other passions include skiing, backpacking, traveling and writing. He is a singer/song writer, guitar and harmonica player and leader of The Big Rockin’ Blues Band.

Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP

Dr. Klauer is the Chief Medical Officer, Emergency Medicine, Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director of the Patient Safety Organization for TeamHealth. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Klauer serves as the Medical Editor-in-Chief for ACEP Now, ACEP’s monthly publication, and as former Editor-in-Chief for Emergency Physicians Monthly publication. He is the Co-Author of two risk management books: Emergency Medicine Bouncebacks: Medical and Legal and Risk Management and the Emergency Department: Executive Leadership for Protecting Patients and Hospitals. Dr. Klauer also serves as the American College of Emergency Physicians Council Speaker. He was, Teaching Faculty Award in 2001 and the Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association Robert Dougherty ACEP/Emergency Medicine Foundation Teaching Fellowship.  In 2014, he was the recipient of the American College of Emergency Physicians Honorable Mention Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award and was recognized by the Ohio Chapter of ACEP with the Bill Hall Award for service.  Dr. Klauer earned his Executive JD, with honors, from Concord Law School in 2011.

Madeline Matar Joseph, M.D.

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Madeline and Michael Joseph and their three children Andrew (21), Christine (18), Matthew (13), live in sunny Jacksonville Florida. Madeline is a professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville. Over the last two decades, Madeline has been an active member of numerous committees at both the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine to advance the emergent care for children. Madeline served as the Chair of the ACEP Pediatric Section and won numerous national awards. Madeline is one of the co-editors of the book entitled “Pediatric Emergency Medicine Quick Glance”. Madeline is the author of over 70 publications and book chapters in various pediatric emergency medicine topics from injury prevention, asthma, sports concussion and recently pediatric obesity.  Interests include traveling, hiking, taking family trips, and watching children’ soccer games.

Gregory L. Henry, MD

Gregory L. Henry is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Michigan Medical Center. He was the President of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) from 1995–1996 and is currently the President and CEO of Medical Practice Risk Assessment, Inc. and President of Savannah Assurance Limited, LTD. He is on the editorial boards of Emergency Medicine Practice, Emergency Department Management, Foresight and recently of the Emergency Department Legal Letter. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the “Over the Top” lecturer award and the “Outstanding Speaker of the Year” award from ACEP. He is the author of Neurologic Emergencies: A Symptom-Oriented Approach, 2nd ed. Greg is a jazz musician, columnist for Emergency Physician’s Monthly (EPM), raconteur, bon vivant, and all around good guy.

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