International Faculty 2019-2020

Our International Faculty for the Certification Program in Emergency Medicine for this year:

Dr Jonathan Strong – MD, MPH

Dr Strong is a Global Emergency Medicine Fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He completed his MD at the University of Wisconsin, his MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and his EM residency at the University of Maryland where he served as chief resident. His prior work in global health has focused on field epidemiology in humanitarian emergencies and medical education in resource-limited settings.

Dr. Anna Yaffee – MD, MPH

Dr Yaffee is an Emergency medicine physician with an interest in emergency response and health disparities in resource limited settings. She is a faculty member at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and has previously served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her prior experience includes working as Emergency medicine response team lead for Serious Communicable Diseases Unit at Emory University Hospital. This is her second year as faculty for CPEM.

Dr Yasser Qureshi – MBBS, MRCS, FRCEM

Dr Qureshi is a Pakistani, British-trained emergency physician and an instructor in ATLS, APLS and ultrasound training. He has served as EM Consultant at Fairfield General Hospital, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (UK) and is also on the examiners panel at Manchester University. He is currently working as an EM consultant, and clinical and educational supervisor at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His interests include education in EM and exploring the “consultant-delivered care” model.

Dr Alexander Inglis – MB.ChB, FACEM (Australia), FCEM

Dr Inglis is a South African, Australasian-trained emergency physician with a vast EM experience spanning South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has served as an EM training director in New Zealand, provided EM assisting in Papua New Guinea and worked as ship’s physician on trips to Antarctica and Tahiti. He has worked and taught at a remote hospital in Kwa Zulu Natal, and as ED clinical director of a 1000-bed hospital in South Africa. His interests include EM development and teaching.  He is currently working in Iceland and provides an EM telemedicine service to Australia.

Dr. Barbra Villona – MD, MPH&TM, DTM&H, FACEP

Dr Villona is an International Emergency Physician, and has worked as Emergency Medical Officer for International SOS in the Republic of Nauru. She is also Communications Chair for the ACEP Section on International EM, as well as ACEP Ambassador to Qatar. Dr Villona has served as Visiting faculty at the University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti and on the rosters for Medical Teams International, International Medical Corps, and Doctors Without Borders (MSF). This is her second year as faculty for CPEM.

Dr Alan Broomhead – MBBS, FACEM

Dr Broomhead trained in Emergency Medicine in Adelaide, Australia. From 2008 to 2017, he assisted with developing emergency medicine in Sri Lanka, including developing a training program, examination process, and setting up the Sri Lanka College of Emergency Physicians. He has also been Director of Emergency Medicine Training at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH), Senior Lecturer in Acute Care Medicine at the University of Adelaide, and served on numerous ACEM committees. He is currently on the Accreditation Subcommittee and a Lead Inspector for accreditation inspections of Australian and New Zealand EDs. 

Dr Karen Woolfrey – MD, FRCP(C), FACEP, FAAEM

Dr. Woolfrey is a Canadian emergency physican, and former faculty at McMaster University. She worked at the University of Toronto as Program Director for the Royal College Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program. She has extensively worked on developing EM curricula on Radiology, Ultrasound, faculty development, and Resuscitative Emergency Simulation. She also works on developing internationally-recognized treatment recommendations for emergency cardiac care. Her research focus is on EM Simulation. She is currently Director of Medical Simulation in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario. 

Dr. Paul Charlton – MD, MA

Dr Charlton is an Emergency Physician who works clinically with the Navajo Nation (a Native American community) in the US state of New Mexico. He has an academic specialization in conflict management in health care, and has faculty affiliations with the University of Washington and Creighton University. He has also visited frequently with his wife for prior work in northern Pakistan and for mountaineering expeditions in the Karakorams. This is his second year as faculty for CPEM.

Dr. Mulinda Nyirenda – MBBS, MMed, FCP (SA and ECSA)

Dr Nyirenda is a Chief Specialist in Emergency and Internal Medicine at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi. She has served on the National Technical Working Group for Non-communicable Diseases and the Pre-hospital Care Planning Committee for the Ministry of Health of Malawi. She has also worked as a Clinical Lecturer in the College of Medicine, coordinating the Emergency Medicine Training Programs. Moreover, she has been involved in more than 30 published manuscripts and has presented all over the world. This is her second year as faculty for CPEM.

Dr Amanda Williams – MD, MPH

Dr Williams is a trained emergency physician and has completed a fellowship in International Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University. Her global health interest is in emergency care development through teaching and training of emergency care providers. She currently works with an independent emergency medicine group in Lafayette, Indiana that covers five local emergency departments. She loves to learn about new cultures and try different foods.