Onsite Faculty and Speakers
Mizuho Morrison, DO
– HIPPO Education, Los Angeles
Editor in Chief Podcasts, HIPPO Education
Mizuho Morrison, DO is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Los Angeles County + USC Medical center, Keck School of Medicine of USC.
She works as a community Emergency physician at Kaiser Permanente SCPMG. Dr. Morrison is the Executive editor for Urgent Care Reviews and Perspectives (UC:RAP) and Medical editor for Emergency Medicine reviews and perspectives (EM:RAP).
She is also one of the co-founders of 3MD | three mommy doctors, a small business that revamped first-aid kits for kids using hospital grade supplies & provides parents insight on when to seek medical care.
“So excited to dive into how we approach various modalities of teaching…and how to bring our best foot forward to create & deliver world-class education! ”
Mike Pallaci, DO
– Adena EM PD, Prof EM OUHCOM
Dr. Pallaci is a 1998 graduate of the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at OUHCOM. He completed his EM Residency at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC, where he serves on the Board of Directors for the Residency’s Alumni Association.
He began his career with Mid-Ohio Emergency Services in Columbus, where he served as the Emergency Ultrasound Director while covering the EDs at Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital. In 2010 he took the EM Residency Director position at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, OH, and has been the PD at Adena since 2016.
He has taught numerous courses and conferences, including The Emergency Ultrasound Course, ATLS, the Ohio ACEP/MCEP Winter Symposium, the ACOEP Scientific Assembly, the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium, and OUHCOM’s Residency Director Fellowship Program.
He is a chapter author for the Bouncebacks! book series, and has appeared on the EM:RAP and UC:RAP podcasts. His professional interests include emergency ultrasound, emergency management of hypertension, curriculum development, resident remediation and adult learning.
He and his wife Denise live in Westerville, OH with their three beautiful, bright and ridiculously active children, with whom they happily spend whatever free time they can find.
Ed Onusko, MD
– Adena GME DIO
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
University Hospitals of Cleveland Family Practice Residency, Cleveland, OH
Certified by the American Board of Family Physicians
American Academy of Family Practice, Ohio Academy of Family Practice, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
Rob Orman, MD
– HIPPO, ER Cast, Oregon
Editor in chief ERCast (ercast.org)
Co-Producer Essentials of Emergency Medicine
A multiple award winning educator and lecturer, Dr. Orman is the host of Essentials of Emergency Medicine and the ERcast podcast where he distills complex ideas into useable nuggets.
His goal with ERcast is to demystify aspects of medicine that make us anxious, normalize the seeming insanity of the job, and dissect the practices and thought processes of masters in the field.
Rob is a community emergency physician living in Bend, Oregon.
Anand Swaminathan, MD
– EM RAP, Paterson, NJ
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Emergency Department
Deputy Editor EM: RAP emrap.org
Managing Editor EM Abstracts
Associate Editor REBEL EM rebelem.com
Anand Swaminathan is an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ. His main interests are in resident education, faculty development, resuscitation and knowledge translation. Anand is a deputy editor and conference chair for EM: RAP and the managing editor for EM Abstracts.
He is a big believer in and contributor to the Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) movement. Anand is an associate editor for REBEL EM and REBELCast and a regular contributor to the EM Cases Quick Hits podcast.
When not working, Anand enjoys long distance running and building Legos with his kids (Matt, Maya, and Luke).
" It's always a thrill to get the opportunity to teach hungry minds about medical education and how to become a better educator. Getting to do all that with a great group of friends and educators makes it even better. " – Swami
Scott Weingart, MD
– EM Crit, NY
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Chief, Division of Emergency Critical Care
Stony Brook Medicine
Scott is an ED Intensivist from New York. He did fellowships in Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and ECMO. He is best known for talking to himself about Resuscitation and Critical Care on a podcast called EMCrit, which has been downloaded > 30 million times.
Christina Wika, DO
– Adena 2nd year EM resident
Hometown: Sleepy Hollow, IL
Medical School: University of Pikeville, KY, College of Osteopathic Medicine
EM interests: ultrasound, wilderness medicine, international