EducatorI am passionate about training the next generation of medical professionals and healthcare advocates.
I am continuously challenged to stay at the forefront of medical breakthroughs and protocols for leadership in crisis. In my teaching and advising roles, I’ve learned to communicate difficult concepts in a way others can understand and apply. Within the first five years of my teaching tenure, I was selected for the National Faculty Teaching Award by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the industry’s highest teaching award.
I am currently a clinical professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois and have held faculty positions at the University of Texas and Texas A&M.
In 2011 I authored High Yield Emergency Medicine, training doctors on the standard of care. The book was later accepted into the Library of Congress as a leading medical textbook and is now considered a standard text in the field.
In addition to my work as a professor, I have authored over 50 publications and routinely travel across the country to teach the Emergency Medicine Written Board Examination review curriculum I developed. This curriculum has led two medical centers to achieve #1 scores in the nation among 140 residency programs.Training Resources
Advising for the U.N. and Congress
As a national disaster expert, I presented at the 2019 United Nations General Assembly on emergency medical services and disaster care. In 2023, I was honored to be selected to serve on August Pfluger’s healthcare advisory committee to ensure the 11th Congressional district of Texas and surrounding rural areas have the quality healthcare they deserve. Beyond my work with the government, I advise teams big and small on increasing healthcare access, awareness, and quality for all American families and practitioners.Speaking And Advising
Executive Producing Medical Documentaries
I believe in supporting opportunities to show the public what really happens behind the scenes on America’s healthcare frontlines. I’ve been featured as a medical expert and physician on Untold Stories of the ER (TLC & Discovery Life), and serve on the Board of Directors for Meaningful Media, which focuses on quality and accuracy in medical media. I was an executive producer of the Iraq War documentary Triangle of Death available on Amazon Prime. My own upcoming series, Desert Doc, gives an unprecedented look into one of the most remote yet intense medical centers in the country, and offers an exclusive look into our response to the 2019 mass shooting in Odessa, aiding injured oil field workers, helping victims of the opioid crisis, and more.Untold Stories of the ER