Highland Faculty

Barry Simon, MD
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Undergraduate School: MIchigan State University
Medical School: Wayne State University
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Denver General Hospital
Professional Interests: Emergency Ultrasound, Airway, Wound Care
Interests / Hobbies: Hiking, camping, travel, reading, tech toys, family, hockey, dogs
Title: Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Eric Snoey, MD
Hometown: Holland, MI
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Harbor/UCLA
Professional Interests: International EM, Emergency Ultrasound, Cardiology
Interests / Hobbies: My kids, guitar, travel, tennis
Title: Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine and Director of Graduate Medical Education

Gene Hern, MS, MD
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Undergraduate School: Pomona College
Medical School: UCSF
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital; Medical Ethics, UC Berkeley (M.S.)
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Wound Care, Tactical EMS, Ethics in Resident Recruiting
Interests / Hobbies: Skiing, running, hiking, singing, eating
Title: Vice Chair of Education

Charlotte Page Wills, MD
Hometown: Waterford, CT
Undergraduate School: Bryn Mawr College
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Student Advising, Pedatrics, EMS Education
Interests / Hobbies: Chasing and being chased by 3 small boys
Title: Residency Director

Harrison J. Alter, MS, MD
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate School: Brown University
Medical School: UCSF
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital; UC Berkeley (M.S.); Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington
Professional Interests: Public Health Research, Oddball Research Methods
Interests / Hobbies: Fiction, my kids (an Interest, not a Hobby)
Title: Research Director

David K. English, MD
Hometown: Temperance, MI
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan
Graduate Education: Internal Medicine Residency, Loyola; Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital; Oregon Health Sciences University
Professional Interests: Ethics, Informatics, and general excellence
Interests / Hobbies: Travel, science, Sci-Fi (the classic stuff), music, food, friends
Title: Assistant CMIO

Brad Frazee, MD
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate School: Middlebury College
Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzker
Graduate Education: Internal Medicine Residency, UCSF; Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: Emergency ultrasound, infectious disease
Interests / Hobbies: My kids, wheelchair survival, music and food

Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD, MS
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
Medical School: USC
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Jacobi-Montefiore Medical Center; Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Cornell (M.S.); Post Doctoral NRSA Research Fellowship, Cornell
Professional Interests: Violence Prevention, Health Care Disparities, Disaster Preparedness
Interests / Hobbies: Dancing, travel, Medical Director of Alameda County Family Justice Center, Medical Director of Alameda County Sobering Center, Project Director for Mentoring in Medicine
Title: EMS Base Director, President MIM-CA

Cherie Hargis, MD
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Undergraduate School: UCLA
Medical School: UCSF
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, University Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida; EMS Fellowship, Stanford
Professional Interests: Administration, scheduling
Interests / Hobbies: Woodworking, sailing

Steve Miller, MD
Hometown: Huntington, NY
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: International Health
Interests / Hobbies: Family Time, Live Music, Guitar Playing, Hiking, Travel

Arun Nagdev, MD
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
Undergraduate School: UC Davis
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, King's County/SUNY Downstate; Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: Ultrasound, Medical Education, EM Research
Interests / Hobbies: Running, Horticulture, Romance Novels, Connect Four
Title: Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Ultrasound Fellowship Director

Berenice Perez, MD
Hometown: Nogalez, AZ
Undergraduate School: UCI
Medical School: UCSF
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: Diversity in EM, ED flow
Interests / Hobbies: Gardening, my kids, a good book
Title: Medical Director

Deep Singh, MD
Hometown: San Ramon, CA
Undergraduate School: UC Davis
Medical School: Albany Medical School
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Metropolitan Hospital, NYC
Professional Interests: ACS, Sepsis, ICH, Critical Care
Interests / Hobbies: Break-dancing (doing the "robot"), hiking, whitewater rafting
Title: Director of Facial Hair

Douglas White, MD
Hometown: Mill Valley, CA
Undergraduate School: UCSD
Medical School: UCSF
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: Public Health Research, Implementation Science, HIV and Hepatitis C Screening
Interests / Hobbies: Surfing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Gardening
Title: Director of Resident Education, Director of the Emergency Department HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Screening Program

Kent Olson, MD
Hometown: Ames, IA
Undergraduate School: Boston University
Medical School: UCSF
Graduate Education: Internal Medicine, Mt Zion Hospital, San Francisco; Emergency Medicine at the School of Hard Knocks; Medical Toxicology Fellowship, UC San Francisco/SF General Hospital
Professional Interests: Medical Toxicology and Medical Education
Interests / Hobbies: Hiking, biking, singing, yoga, kabaddi, sudoku, Scrabble
Title: Medical Director, SF Division, California Poison Control System

Andrew Herring, MD
Hometown: Redwood City, CA
Undergraduate School: Bowdoin College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, AHS - Highland; Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, AHS - Highland
Title: Associate Research Director

Caitlin Bailey, MD
Hometown: Marblehead, MA
Undergraduate School: Yale University
Medical School: Harvard University
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, AHS - Highland; Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, AHS - Highland
Title: Medical Student Clerkship Director

Daniel Mantuani, MD
Hometown: Leverett, MA
Undergraduate School: University of Oregon
Medical School: Tulane University
Graduate Education: Emregency Medicine at Highland; Ultrasound Fellowship at Highland
Professional Interests: Ultrasound, International
Interests / Hobbies: Urban farming, birding

David Duong, MD
Hometown: Spencerport, NY
Undergraduate School: John Hopkins Univ
Medical School: UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Substance Abuse Interventions in the ED
Interests / Hobbies: Wine, Travel, Science Fiction, Gay stuff
Title: Associate Residency Director

Mike Lynn, MD
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
Undergraduate School: Carleton College
Medical School: UCLA
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: Public health and access to health care, advances in medical technology
Interests / Hobbies: Family, fitness, medicine under austere conditions

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Associate Program Director David Duong, MD MS was featured this past week on the Essentials of EM live stream. His lectures covered everything from ketamine, to regional nerve blocks WITHOUT ultrasound (say it ain't so!), and using SBIRT in the ED. Dave us currently in Yosemite, again lecturing at the CalACEP Conference. Great job Dave! Full Article >>
Andrew Herring, MD Now Boarded in Pain and Addiction Medicine
Highland Faculty Andrew Herring, MD recently passed the subspecialty board certification examination in Pain and Addiction Medicine. Andrew has been a pioneer in pain management at Highland, leading the reduction in opioid prescribing in our department, promoting the use of multi-modal analgesia, as well as ultrasound-guided regional analgesia. Full Article >>
Gene Hern, MD MS Passes EMS Boards!
Gene Hern, MD MS has passed the EMS boards, and is now subspecialty board certified in EMS and Prehospital Medicine. Dr Hern was Program Director for eight years, and now serves as the Vice Chair for Education overseeing our QA and EMS curricula. He also serves as the medical director for the EMS service providers in Berkeley and Contra Costa County. In addition, Gene is an active researcher in the field, with multiple publications this past year on EMS topics. Congratulations Gene! Keep the lights and sirens coming..... Full Article >>

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