Dr. Winters is an associate professor of emergency medicine and medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Residency Program, founder and Co-Director of the Combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine/Critical Care Program, and Director of Critical Care Education. Dr. Winters has received numerous local, regional, and national teaching awards, including the National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Young Educators Award from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. He has lectured nationally and internationally, authored numerous articles and textbook chapters, and hosts a monthly podcast on the management of critically ill emergency department patients (Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine, www.ccpem.com). In addition, Dr. Winters is Editor-in-Chief of Emergency Department Resuscitation of the Critically Ill, an immensely popular emergency medicine-critical care textbook published by ACEP.
Dr. Brian Wright is an Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Physician from Long Island, NY. Dr. Wright attended medical school and Emergency Medicine residency at SUNY-Downstate and Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. After residency, he completed a multi-disciplinary CCM fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island. Dr. Wright splits his time between EM Critical Care, Neurocritical Care, and Surgical Intensive Care in Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Wright has had the privilege of being honored by his fellows and residents with multiple teaching awards. He is currently the program director of the Advanced Resuscitation Training Program at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and is faculty for the Emergency Medicine residency and Surgical Critical Care fellowship at Stony Brook.
He is happy to talk about any Critical Care topic and is especially interested in Neurological Emergencies and in Invasive and Non-Invasive Ventilation strategies.
Cliff Reid is the Director of Training for the Greater Sydney Area Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and a Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine at Mona Vale Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
He worked as a specialist in intensive care medicine and emergency medicine in the United Kingdom before his wife forced him, kicking & screaming, to move Down Under to enjoy beautiful sunshine, beaches, and animals that are determined to kill you.
Cliff is passionate about getting resuscitation right regardless of age or location, which is why he has taking training posts in prehospital care, retrieval medicine, and neonatal & paediatric critical care in addition to his emergency and intensive care training.
He has a special interest in the non-technical skills that facilitate effective resuscitation: control of the environment, of oneself, and of other team members, and is often heard ranting: “the clinical bit is the easy bit!”
His skills and interests outside resuscitation medicine are listed in the remainder of this biography.
Chris is an Intensivist at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and is the Monash SPHPM-Alfred ICU Education Practitioner Fellow. He completed his medical degree at the University of Auckland, and completed post-graduate training in New Zealand, the Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He is also an emergency physician and has completed further training in clinical toxicology and clinical epidemiology. He is involved in coordinating the Alfred ICU Education Program, including the In Situ Simulation program, convenes the Critically Ill Airway course, is an instructor on many of the other courses run by The Alfred ICU (including the ECMO course and ALS2) as well as external courses such as the Emergency Trauma Management course. He edits the Alfred ICU’s education website, INTENSIVE, and is co-creator of numerous medical education projects such as Lifeinthefastlane.com, the Resuscitationist’s Awesome Guide to Everything and the SMACC conference.
He participates in the intensivist-led ECPR and REBOA programs at The Alfred and is interested in all aspects of resuscitation medicine.
Dr. Christopher “Kit” Tainter is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego, in both the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care. His training includes an Emergency Medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, with specialty training in ultrasound as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, as well as a fellowship in Anesthesia Critical Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He also has experience in education as the Assistant Residency Program Director and Medical Student Clerkship Director at the University of Oklahoma and completed a Harvard Macy Education Program. He currently splits his time between the Emergency Department and various ICUs at the University of California in San Diego, and is the Director for Advanced Resuscitation Training for the Emergency Department.
He is happy to discuss any topic related to critical care or emergency medicine, especially cardiac arrest resuscitation, education, or point-of-care ultrasound/echocardiography.