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B Biographies of Committee Members DONALD N. MEDEARIS, ,IR., M.D. (Chairman), is Charles Wilder Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Chief of the Children's Service at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He serves on the Division of Medical Ethics Steering Committee at Harvard Medical School and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Ameri- can Medical School Pediatric Department Chairmen. He served as Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and as Director of the Department of Pediatrics at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. He also served on the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Prob- lems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1983, Dr. Medearis has served on several IOM studies, most recently on the Committee on the Effects of Medical Liability on Maternal and Child Health Care. RICHARD B. DONKER, Ed.D., has spent the past 15 years in a vari- ety of executive positions with Memorial Hospitals Association (MHA), Modesto, California. From 1988 to 1992, he was Vice President of Clinical Services. Previous activities include development of one of the first heli- copter ambulance services in the United States, of an early Preferred Pro- vider Organization, and of a nascent "fast track" emergency department. Prior to his employment with MHA, he was one of the first paramedics in Northern California. Dr. Donker is a frequent consultant, lecturer, and author on topics of EMS and EMS systems and health care planning. In 1992, he left health care to become the Managing Director of Global Busi 373

374 APPENDIX B ness Network, an international think tank and strategic planning consulting firm based in Emeryville, California. MARTIN R. EICHELBERGER, M.D., is Director of Emergency Trauma Services and Attending Surgeon at Children's National Medical Center in Washington' D.C. He is Professor of Surgery and of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Sur- gery at F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services Univer- sity of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. He is also a member of the National Advisory Council for Injury Control for the Centers for Dis- ease Control and Prevention and a member of the American College of Surgeons' National Committee on Trauma. Dr. Eichelberger also serves as President of the National SAFE KIDS campaign, a nationwide voluntary effort to develop injury prevention programs. J. ALEX HAILER, JR., M.D., retired in 1992 as the Children's Sur- geon-in-Charge at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Robert Garrett Pro- fessor of Pediatric Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is now Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Pediat- rics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as Profes- sor of Surgery and Pediatric Surgery at The University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Hailer is also Associate Medical Director for Emergency Medical Services for Children in the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems. Dr. Haller serves on the Committee on Pediatric Emer- gency Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a Fellow of the Surgical Section of the AAP, and is a Senior Member of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. ROBERT L. BARMAN is Administrator of Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, West Virginia, where he has served since 1965. He sits on the Board of Trustees of the West Virginia Hospital Association and the West Virginia Hospital Research and Education Foundation. He was a member of the Advisory Committee on "Strategic Options for Rural Hospitals Under 50 Beds" funded by the Pew Foundation for the Hospital Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association. He also serves on the National Advisory Committee to the Office of Rural Health Policy, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.; the Advisory Committee for the EACH/PCH Program, Office of Rural Health, Charles- ton, West Virginia; and the Region Policy Board of the American Hospital . Association. EDGAR B. JACKSON, JR., M.D., is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio,

BIOGRAPHIES 375 and Associate Chief of Staff for the University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Jackson presently serves on the National Advisory Committee of the Pro- gram to Strengthen Hospital Nursing for Improved Patient Care under the aegis of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Pew Charitable Trust and is also on the American College of Physicians Committee on Under- represented Minorities. Dr. Jackson was elected as a member of the Insti- tute of Medicine in 1991. MARILYN A. KRUEGER is a County Commissioner in St. Louis County, Minnesota. She is the immediate past president of the Association of Minnesota Counties. Ms. Krueger currently chairs the Health Policy Steering Committee for the National Association of Counties and serves as a member of the Regional Coordination Board for Minnesota Care. Minne- sota Care, created by state legislation passed in 1992, is intended to provide health care for all Minnesota residents. JENNIFER LEANING, M.D., is Medical Director, Health Centers Di- vision, of the Harvard Community Health Plan. She is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Instructor in Health and Social Be- havior at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Attending Emergency Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Leaning is on the Board of Directors of Physicians for Human Rights and Physicians for Social Responsibility and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Metro Boston National Disaster Medical System. SUSAN D. McHENRY is Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services for the Virginia Department of Health and is responsible for the coordination and direction of the statewide emergency medical services pro- gram. She is a member and past president of the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Directors and a founding member of the American Trauma Society. She is also a member of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Faculty for the Development of Trauma Systems Training Course and a member of the Acute Care Trauma Systems Panel for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PATRICIA A. MURRIN, R.N., M.P.H., is Prehospital/Trauma Coordi- nator for the County of San Diego Department of Health Services, Division of Emergency Medical Services. Before accepting her position with the County in 1982, Ms. Murrin worked as a critical care/emergency nurse. She is a member of the California Emergency and Critical Care Coalition and serves on its steering committee. Ms. Murrin also serves on six of the ten committees of the California EMS-C targeted issues project, chairing

376 APPENDIX B both the Prevention and Information Management Systems Committees. She is President of the Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Associa- tion of California and serves on Emergency Medical Advisory Boards of several community colleges in the area. JAMES Le PATURAS, EMTP, has been Director' Emergency Medical Services, at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut since 1981. Previously, he was the Director of Prehospital Care Services for St. Luke 's-Roosevelt Hos- pital Center in New York City. He served two terms as president of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and was chairman of the Board of Trustees for the NAEMT Foundation. Mr. Paturas is a contributor to the American Heart Association's "1992 Guidelines for Car- diopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care" and chairs the ACLS/PALS Committee in Connecticut. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Ser- vices. He has recently been appointed to the State of Connecticut's EMS Advisory Board Executive Committee and the Trauma Advisory Committee and chairs the EMS Public Information and Education Committee for the Department of Health. BARRY G. RABE, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Health Politics in the Department of Public Health Policy and Administration in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University. Dr. Rabe worked as a Staff Associate in the Governmental Studies Program at the Brookings Institution from 1984 to 1987. He is presently serving on the University of Michigan Provost's Task Force on Environmental Studies and the North American Environmental Assessment Panel. He has written extensively in the area of intergovernmental relations and health policy. DONALD F. SCHWARZ, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., is Assistant Profes- sor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Director of the Adolescent Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Principal Coordinator of the Philadelphia Injury Prevention Program. ,IAMES S. SEIDEL, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine and Chief of General and Emergency Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is the past chair of the American Heart Association Subcommittee on Pediatric Resuscitation and one of the authors and developers of the Pediatric Ad- vanced Life Support Course. For many years he was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

BIOGRAPHIES 377 and helped develop the Advanced Pediatric Life Support Course, which is co-sponsored by the AAP and the American College of Emergency Physi- cians. He is presently Co-Director of the National Emergency Medical Services Resource Alliance, a federally funded national center developed to help municipalities, states, and regions improve their capacity to deliver emergency services to children. CALVIN C.~. SIA, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, and maintains a full-time private practice in pediatrics. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Kapiolani Children's Medical Center and is chairman of the Interagency School Health Planning Group for the Department of Health and Department of Education for the state of Hawaii. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, delegate for the AAP in the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association, and chair of the AMA's Section Council on Pediatrics. He initiated a variety of comprehensive health services programs for children and families in Hawaii and was instrumental in the passage of federal legislation authorizing the Emergency Medical Services for Children Demonstration Grant Program. RUTH E.K. STEIN, M.D., is Professor and Vice Chairman in the De- partment of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of General Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. She is also Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, where she has worked for 20 years in a busy urban emergency department of a level I trauma center. She is a clinician, administrator, teacher, and researcher in the area of health care delivery and has developed a number of multidisciplinary programs to improve health care services for children. Her work has fo- cused especially on issues related to the care of children who have serious ongoing health conditions. She is Principal Investigator of the Preventive Intervention Research Center for Child Health at the Albert Einstein Col- lege of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, funded in large part by the National Institute of Mental Health. She has served as president of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association and has been an active advocate for im- provements in child health services. GARY R. STRANGE, M.D., is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Program in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, where he has served as Chairman of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee and Chairman of the Section on Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He represented the ACEP at the Interspecialty Conference on Pediatric Emergency Care, the Cross-National Conference on Child Health,

378 APPENDIX B and was active in the planning and authorship of the Advanced Pediatric Life Support Course. He is currently working with the ACEP and McGraw Hill Publishing Company to plan a Study Guide in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He has been active in the prehospital field through the develop- ment and direction of paramedic, emergency medical technician, and mo- hile intensive care nurse courses for the U-S. Army. JOSEPH J. TEPAS III, M.D., is Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is director of surgical training at the University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, and was principal investigator for Florida's EMS-C federal demonstration project. Dr. Tepas' major research efforts have focused on care of the injured child and have resulted in his appointment to numerous national committees. He is currently Chairman of the Committee on Trauma of the American Pediatric Surgical Association and is a member of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. JOSEPH A. WEINBERG, M.D., is Director of Emergency Services at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee, and Associate Professor in the Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Uni- versity of Tennessee, Memphis. He chairs the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics and represented the AAP on the American Medical Association's Commission on Emergency Medical Services until the Commission's charter expired in 1989. He also served on the Steering Committee of the AAP's Section of Emergency Medicine and was Chairman of the Tennessee Chapter's EMS-C Committee. He is the pediatric consultant for trauma center designation for the State of Tennessee and serves on many local and state organizations related to emergency ser- vices and education.

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