New Members of Resident Panel Selected

Aug 15, 2022

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) reaffirms its commitment to resident inclusion, and diversity of ideas in Emergency Medicine through its Resident Ambassador Panel. ABEM is excited to announce the newest members of its Resident Ambassador Panel as Joan W. Chou, M.D., Charles Sanky, M.D., M.P.H., and Barbara Van De Water, M.B.A., M.S., D.O.  Panel members will provide a resident perspective to certain ABEM activities, such as applying for certification, communication with residents, the Residency Visitation Program, and the ABEM website.

Dr. Chou is an EM resident at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. During medical school and residency, she has served as representative to curriculum and academic affairs committees. She is currently the program representative and vice chair to the NYACEP resident committee and EMRA representative for her class. She plans to undertake fellowship training in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Dr. Sanky is an EM resident at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, New York)–The Mount Sinai Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital Center (Queens, New York), and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital. He is currently Vice Chair of Research for EMRA. Dr. Sanky also holds an M.P.H. degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Prior to attending medical school, he contributed to public health policy at the local, state, and federal levels. He plans to undertake fellowship training in the National Clinical Scholars Program, focusing on health system design, disaster medicine, and health equity.

Dr. Van De Water is an EM resident at the HCA Healthcare/USF Morsani program in Brandon, Florida. Prior to attending medical school, she earned an M.B.A. degree from Northcentral University, an M.S. degree in Adult Education from Troy University, and served in the United States Air Force. She plans to practice in a community setting following residency training.

The Board looks forward to working alongside these residents and to their contributions to ABEM activities.

Additional information about the Resident Ambassador Panel is available on the ABEM website.



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