Haney Mallemat • Editor in Chief

Educator and Resuscitationist. Bringing together great minds to better resuscitate the critically ill.

Blades & Breathing

Matt Siuba • Senior Editor

Intensivist focused on the art of minimally invasive, maximally attentive ICU care (i.e. #Zentensivism). Clinical interests include severe forms of respiratory failure, shock management (especially RV failure), and ICU procedures. He explores critical care medicine through a zentensivist lens at

Steve Haywood • Senior Editor

Former Respiratory Therapist working to de-mystify the ventilator through hands-on workshops and online education. Additional interests include HFNC in CHF and COPD, Medical Education, and Tupperware

Terren Trott • Editor

Critical Care and Emergency Medicine trained from Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, and University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY as well as an Ultrasound Fellowship at the University of Kentucky.  Interested in all things airway, resuscitation, and ultrasound for the critically ill.  He is the lead editor of

Aman Thind • Editor

Aman is a critical care medicine fellow at the Cleveland Clinic. Interests: Cardiopulmonary physiology, shock, POCUS, mechanical ventilation, and ARDS. Music genres: Blues, Rock, and Heavy metal

Komal Parikh • Editor

Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician with a love for teaching people from all walks of life. Enjoys brunching, working out, pumpkin spice lattes and everything basic in between, all while nerding out over resuscitation, airway, and anything to do with lungs.

The Bedside Warriors

Alyx Presler • Editor

Emergency department nurse turned to the CVICU dark side. Revels in the airway, FOAMed, hiking, and hanging out with a black lab named Blue Gill.

Tyler Jones • Editor

Critical Care Nurse Practitioner in Cleveland, Ohio. With a passion for teaching, POCUS and shock. I am a Husband to an amazing Wife/Nurse, dog father, world traveler and volunteer high school baseball coach.

The Resuscitationists

Zaf Qasim • Editor

Prehospital, emergency department, trauma, ICU – providing resuscitation and critical care where it’s needed!

Mohamed Hagahmed • Senior Editor

Chaser of lights and siren with Coffee in hand. Resuscitationist and #MedEd enthusiast

Seth Kelly • Editor

Emergency medicine and EMS/prehospital physician. Interested in all things resuscitation and med ed, whether in the ED, on the street, in the air, or on a mountain.

Simon Taxel • Editor

Simon is a paramedic, crew chief, and public safety diver with the Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS. He also serves as a medical specialist on Pennsylvania USAR Strike Team 1, a contributing author for a variety of EMS platforms, a public speaker, and a harm reduction advocate

David Zimmerman • Editor

Dave is an associate professor at Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and emergency medicine pharmacist at UPMC Mercy Hospital. He completed residency training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. His practice interests include medication dosing in patients that are obese and pain management in the ED. 

Kevin • Yeh

Trauma & Surgery Critical Care Pharmacist at a level one trauma center in Boston, MA. Interests include all things critical care, traumatic brain injury, opioid & antibiotic stewardship. Making pharmacy learning fun one IG post at a time.

Jeff Pepin • Editor

ER Doc at the University of Minnesota and Critical Care Air Transport Physician in the United States Air Force. Special interest in complex resuscitation

The Consultants

Samantha Dallefeld • Editor

Pediatric Intensivist, Saving little lives and IG’ing about it. Please add coffee. And dogs

Colin McCloskey • Editor

Loves mechanical circulatory support and brunch. Not necessarily in that order.

Fraser MacKay • Editor

EM-CCM. Interests include: Ultrasound, Liver resuscitation and support, sepsis care

Sharad Patel • Editor

Professional Intensivist/Nephrologist/Dad, and very amateur surfer and coder

The Modern Alchemists

Lauren Igneri • Editor

Critical care pharmacist and proud Rutgers University graduate. Enjoys rock climbing, cycling, travel, and lively discussions on the finer points of pharmacokinetics and critical care over a beer with friends.

Rachel Rafeq • Editor

Emergency medicine pharmacist and toxicology enthusiast. Trained in medication safety and I apply that to everything. I love photography and world schooling my kids.

Nishika Patel • Editor

Critical care pharmacist with a fondness for cats, wine, and all things vintage. Also an insta-nerd who likes to teach ICU tidbits on her IG page.

Mike Tom • Editor

EM trained at Cooper and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine trained at UPenn. Still manning the ED and chamber with Penn in west Philly.  Dog dad and fisherman.

Ruben Santiago • Editor

Emergency Medicine Pharmacist and medication hustler at a level I trauma center in Miami, FL.  Interests include trauma, toxicology, and infectious diseases. 

Beyond Albuterol

Danelle Howard • Chief Editor

Registered Respiratory Therapist cross-trained in the pulmonary lab caring for critically ill patients one breath at a time.   Professional interests: mechanical ventilation, capnography, waveforms.

Seon Adams • Editor

Registered Respiratory Therapist with a diverse background in healthcare but a keen interest in trauma intensive care.   Additional interests are ventilators, new innovations in healthcare, and  traveling.

Sabrina Kroft • Editor

Registered Respiratory Therapist for 18 years working in all areas of healthcare. Professional interest is the nuances of mechanical ventilation and just learning new/old technology. 

Stephen Biehl • Editor

Respiratory therapist specializing in lung health investigations. If not I’m the unit, find me in the PFT lab, bronch suite, rehab, or taking the stairs.

Tammy Dutch • Editor

Proud RRT with 20 plus years in the profession.  Specializing in the area of pediatrics.  Being an RT has  allowed me to be integrated within a group of professionals that I can say I am honored to know and work with. Aside from working full time I enjoy spending time with my family, baking , crafting and finding new places to hike. 

Linda Melchor • Editor

I have been in the respiratory therapy field for over 30 years. I have worked as a staff therapist, clinical educator, and manager. I worked in all aspects of respiratory therapy from critical care staff therapist,  NCIU transport team, to air ambulance. My passion is teaching and organizing lecture series.  In my off hours, you can find me at comic-con. 


Matt Tyler • Lead Editor

Critical Care and Emergency doc in Chicagoland. Minimalist Intensivist. Advanced echo ultrasonographer. Proceduralist. ChoosingWisely advocate. Health policy wonk. I make a damn good pasta. Urban gardener

Korbin Haycock • Editor

Gurkeerat "GK" Singh • Editor

Critical care physician with passion for everything related to echocardiography

Segun Olusanya • Contributor

Critical Care, Compassion and Cake at 1540m/s

The Vitals

Shyam Murali • Senior Editor

Fellow in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care – University of Pennsylvania, Senior Editor –, Writer –, Saxophonist, EDM remixer, husband, puppy father, and new human father

Obiajulu Anozie • Editor

Critical Care Physician trained at Cooper University Hospital. Special interests include: Physiology, Ultrasonography, Echocardiography….and Video Games

Sunil Ramaswamy • Editor

Hospitalist, Critical Care Fellow, guitarist, world-wanderer, and espresso enthusiast. Love all things critical care.

Bassam Zahid • Editor

I am EM-trained and a rising ACCM fellow. Interested in international critical care, artificial intelligence, and all things motivation and productivity. I host a podcast called Doctor Hustle (, which explores creativity, leadership, and entrepreneurship in healthcare. You can learn more about me at my website (

The Educators

Zachary Repashak • Editor

EM physician and residency associate program director who believes our skill set as educators should be as diverse as the range of clinical skills we teach

Danya Khoujah • Editor

An emergency physician who is so fascinated by the science of teaching and learning that she completed a faculty development fellowship and a Master’s degree in Education in the Health Professions. Her interests include faculty development, mentoring, and bias in evaluation. In her free time, she loves to cook, travel, and eat.

George Willis • Editor

Asst. program director and medical student director, which means he loves to teach at all levels!  Lover of all things MedEd.  Focus on feedback and teaching on the run.  Former D1 football player but now lives out his football dreams vicariously through his sons.

The Artists

Sam Epstein • Illustrator

Aspiring Medical Student and current Critical Care RN. Enjoys everything outdoors but can also be found inside nerding out on her medical education artwork.

Rahel Gizaw • Illustrator

Emergency Medicine Resident and MedED Enthusiast. Learning and teaching medicine one doodle at a time! 

Sharleen Yuan • Graphic Design

Sharleen Yuan • Graphic Design

She is a resident in the Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She’s a researcher in Forensic Psychology and Biomedical Neuroscience, however, her greatest accomplishment is the ability to rap most of Eminem’s repertoire of music. Sharleen is the infographic wizard of CriticalCareNow.


Rupal Jain • Editor

Resuscitationist interested in #MedEd and Emergency Radiology. Secret Superpower: x-ray vision, obvs. Other: Audiovisual learner enthusiastic about creating some audiovisual educational content

Siri Chamarti • Editor

Sonolover of black, white and >50 shades of grey

Ashika Jain • Editor

Trying to understand the lifelong lesson that is the art of medicine is an ongoing and daily practice.  An emergency physician with a hankering for emergency ultrasound and trauma critical care with a sprinkling of global health. She strives to continue her journey to become a better teacher, student, and most of all, clinician, oh, and a good cook, maybe a hiker too.

Eduardo R Argaiz • Contributor

Internal Medicine Resident – Aspiring Nephrologist – Crazy about POCUS, Venous Congestion and AKI. PhD: Molecular physiology of renal sodium and electrolyte handling

Eddy Gutierrez • Contributor

Intensivist who runs the website Taking the best care of his patients that he can and teaching others to do the same.

Kami Hu • Contributor

Program Director, EMIM & EMIMCC Residency Assistant Professor, Departments of Emergency & Internal Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Harman Gill • Editor

Hello Resucitationists, it’s my honor to be a part of this team.  I am eager to share with you my thoughts, pearls picked up along the way, and look forward to questioning you on what is dogma and what has evidence and what is purely myth… I expect nothing else in return from you. Let’s play!

Michael Javid • Contributor

Hospitalist, medical educator, gamer, FOAMed content creator for the @bedsideroundz social media empire

Viren Kaul • Contributor

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine physician at Crouse Health and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His clinical interests include airway and ventilator management, pleural and mediastinal diseases, education, and interstitial lung diseases. 

Nick Mark • Contributor

Dad striving to find simplicity and order within chaos, both in #MedEd and in life.

Andrew Phillips • Contributor

Dr. Phillips is a former junior high teacher who now enjoys the calmer work environment of being an emergency physician and intensivist. He founded EM Coach (, a new artificial intelligence-driven EM board review program and currently practices in the community. Dr. Phillips is currently the Chair of the AAEM Critical Care Medicine Section and serving a second term as Chief Diaper Officer at home. 

Phil Rola • Contributor

Aficionado of resus, pocus (Especially VExUS!) and physiologically personalized medicine