Contributors to MDCalc
Jonathan Avery, MD
Jonathan Avery, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College, where he maintains a practice in general adult psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. He is also an attending psychiatrist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Avery is a graduate of the New York University School of Medicine, and he completed residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Payne Whitney Clinic. During residency, he was selected as a fellow in the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry and won numerous awards for his clinical and academic work. Dr. Avery completed an addiction psychiatry fellowship at the New York University School of Medicine, prior to employment on the Cornell faculty. Dr. Avery now teaches addiction psychiatry and inpatient psychiatry to the Weill Cornell medical students and psychiatry residents of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He has been published on a variety of topics in psychiatry, including clinician attitudes towards patients and how to use buprenorphine. He was also on the editorial board for the DSM-5 Clinical Cases book.
Joshua Beiner, MD
Joshua Beiner, MD, is currently a fellow in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NYU/Bellevue Medical Center. A native New Yorker, Joshua moved to New Orleans to study at Tulane University before traveling to Israel where he received his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. He returned to New York to complete residency training in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein – Jacobi Medical Center. His research interests include pediatric sepsis, clinical decision rules, evidence-based medicine, and emergency ultrasound.
Calvin Hwang, MD
Calvin Hwang, MD, is currently a fellow in sports medicine at Stanford University and an emergency medicine pool physician at Kaiser Redwood City. A native Californian, Calvin grew up in San Diego and attended Stanford University before venturing off to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he received his medical degree. He completed his residency at the Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine program. His research interests include sports medicine, injury prevention, optimization of Emergency Department flow, and evidence-based medicine.
Calculators contributed to: 4Ts for HIT | ATRIA Bleeding Risk | CHA₂DS₂-VASc Score | CRUSADE Score | HAS-BLED Score | HEMORR₂HAGES Score | HIT Expert Probability (HEP) Score | Kocher Criteria | LRINEC Score | Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS) | Ottawa Ankle Rule | Ottawa Knee Rule | Pittsburgh Knee Rules | RIETE Score
Benjamin Kummer, MD
Benjamin Kummer, MD, is currently the inaugural Clinical Informatics fellow at New York Presbyterian Hospital, a joint program with Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. A New York City native, Benjamin earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania before working for several years as a business systems analyst at Capital IQ, a financial technology firm. He received his MD from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed residency training in neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in stroke neurology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical Center.
Kamal Medlej, MD
Kamal (Kim) Medlej, MD, was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, where he lived until moving to Montreal, Canada to attend undergraduate and medical school at McGill University. Upon graduating from medical school, he went on to complete an emergency medicine residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, followed by a critical care fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Kim then returned to Lebanon where he practiced emergency medicine at the American University of Beirut. Currently, he is an attending physician at Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s and Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospitals where he splits his time between the Emergency Department and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. His areas of interest include emergency and critical care ultrasound, fluid management, non-invasive patient management, and the intersection of emergency medicine and critical care.
Calculators contributed to: APACHE II Score | CAM-ICU | Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) | MEWS Score | NEWS Score | Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) | SIRS & Sepsis Criteria | SOFA Score | Shock Index
Sagar Patel, MD
Sagar Patel, MD, is currently a fellow in hematology and oncology at the Cleveland Clinic. A native of Minneapolis, he attended the University of Minnesota for both his medical school and internal medicine residency training. Sagar’s areas of interest include health informatics and its advancement of clinical care and research realms. His disease research interests include leukemias, lymphomas, plasma cell neoplasms, and bone marrow transplantation.
Daniel Runde, MD
Daniel Runde, MD, is currently the Assistant Residency Director and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He received his medical degree at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and completed residency in emergency medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. He recently finished his Medical Education Fellowship at the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA. Dr. Runde is interested in evidence-based medicine with a focus on patient important clinical outcomes, CT utilization in the Emergency Department and education and evaluation in medical education. Currently, he is in the process of obtaining a Masters in Medical Education through the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Calculators contributed to: ABCD² Score | Barnes Jewish Hospital Stroke Dysphagia Screen | CHADS₂ Score | Canadian C-Spine Rule | Canadian CT Head Rule | DRAGON Score | Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) | Modified NIH Stroke Scale | Modified Rankin Score | NEXUS C-Spine Rule | NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) | New Orleans Head CT Rule | PECARN Pediatric Head Injury Rule | Simplified Motor Score | THRIVE Score | TPA Contraindications
Ferda Sakman, MD
Ferda Sakman, MD, obtained her medical degree at the Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey, and subsequently completed her adult psychiatry residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. She is currently a research fellow in psychiatry at the Mood and Personality Disorders Program at Mount Sinai Hospital and the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City. Her current research interests are focused around understanding the multitude of perspectives on investigating the mind and its functioning – including neurobiological, psychological/psychodynamic, and contemplative/transpersonal approaches, among others – and delineating the relationship between these perspectives, especially as it pertains to therapeutics.
Benjamin Slovis, MD
Benjamin H. Slovis, MD, is currently the Clinical Informatics Fellow and an Instructor of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital, as well as a National Library of Medicine Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. A native of New Jersey, Ben attended Cornell University for his undergraduate studies and received his MD from UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His research interests include radiation exposure and imaging utilization, clinical decision support, health-information exchange as well as medical education.
Calculators contributed to: CPOT Pain Scale | DASH Score | Geneva Score (Revised) | PERC Rule | POMPE-C Tool | Padua Prediction Score | PESI Score | Simplified PESI | Wells’ Score for DVT | Wells’ Score for PE
Katherine Taylor, MD
Katherine Taylor, MD, is currently a second-year resident at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Payne Whitney Clinic. A native of New Jersey, Katherine completed undergraduate studies in Cognitive Sciences at the University of Virginia, graduating with highest distinction. She returned to her home state for medical school, earning her MD from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Her areas of interest include psychiatric illness in the medically ill, psycho-oncology, medical ethics, and addiction psychiatry.
John Vizuete, MD
John Vizuete, MD is currently a senior gastroenterology fellow at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. A native Texan, John obtained his BA at the University of Texas at Austin, followed by medical school and internal medicine residency training at UTHSCSA. He also holds a master’s degree in public health. John is interested in clinical outcomes in gastrointestinal bleeding, luminal endoscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease and is actively involved in medical education.
Graham Walker, MD
Graham Walker, MD, is currently a staff emergency physician at Kaiser San Francisco, and an Associate Professor at UCSF in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Graham attended medical school at the Stanford University School of Medicine and then travelled to New York City where he trained in emergency medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center where he was Chief Resident. He returned back to the west coast as a Medical Simulation fellow and attending in Stanford’s emergency department, and has been with Kaiser since 2012. More relevant, of course, is that Graham is the creator and developer of MDCalc, and remains active in its day-to-day content and calculator development, along with our many other endeavors as President of MD Aware, LLC (MDCalc’s parent company).