Medical School: University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Hobbies and Interests: Buffalo Sports, golfing, running, traveling, finding new bars/restaurants in CLE, concerts, spending beyond my means
Favorite Movies and TV shows: Shark Tank, Inglorious Basterds
Favorite Food and Favorite Cleveland Restaurant: Fire, Hook & Hoof, Barrio, The Black Pig
Favorite Music: Alabama Shakes
Five Year Plan: Finish residency. Pay off loans. Mix of academic/community ED with teaching. Continue to spend beyond my means. Travel.
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: GM of a Major League Baseball team. Or CEO of Nike. Or open a beachfront bar on a tropical island. Probably the last one.
If you could have a superpower what would it be?: Teleportation
Random Fact: I can write with both hands
Leah Carter, MD
Hometown: Springboro, OH
Undergraduate: Miami University
Medical School: Wright State University
Hobbies and Interests: Reading, eating as much good food with good friends as possible
Favorite Movies and TV shows: Grey's Anatomy (I know, I know), MASH, Criminal Minds, Mindhunter
Favorite Food and Favorite Cleveland Restaurant: Tommy's- who doesn't love a milkshake with dinner?
Five Year Plan: Peds EM fellowship (hopefully) after residency followed by a job somewhere close to my brother and his family
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: Most likely working in a lab somewhere towards a PhD. A dream job would be working as a book buyer for a bookstore or book company.
If you could have a superpower what would it be?: Teleporting- travel would be so much easier that way.
Elena Castleberry, MD
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Hobbies and Interests: Dogs, public health, health literacy, kayaking, Nashville Predators hockey, animal rescue
Favorite Movies and TV shows: Crash, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things
Favorite Food and Cleveland Restaurant: Cuban food and Barrio
Favorite Music: Anything
Five Year Plan: Moving to Indiana for a few years to work in the community then moving back to Tennessee to work in academics and start an animal rescue farm
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: Being sad
If you could have a superpower what would it be?: Teleportation
Random Fact: I enjoy making memes for Lauren McCafferty's ridiculously photogenic cat (Doc)
Victoria Mason, MD
Hometown: New Knoxville, OH
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Medical School: Oakland University William Beaumont SOM
Hobbies and Interests: After EM and sleep, sunlight and sweat are high on my personal Maslow's pyramid. I'm happiest when I'm outdoors being active, bonus points if it's somewhere new. Running, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and most recently scuba diving
Favorite Food and Favorite Cleveland Restaurant: James Palmer's house for Thai food, Barrio taco night with my EM ladies
Five Year Plan: Teaching residents in an academic/community hybrid position and spending time in the mountains.
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: Being a hostel lifer in South America, that person that works at the front desk for lodging and never leaves. Or journalism.
If you could have a superpower what would it be?: Uploading knowledge Matrix-style
Random Fact: Despite being a competitive athlete in running and rowing for over 10 years, one of the very few times I've taken first place individually at an athletic event was at a hula hoop contest:)
Sean Mayerik, MD
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate: Cleveland State University
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Hobbies and Interests: Cleveland Sports, 9th and 10th Century History, Food, Traveling
Favorite Movies and TV shows: The Knick, Spaceballs, The Wire, The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Favorite Food and Favorite Cleveland Restaurant: Barrio
Favorite Music: Led Zeppelin
Five Year Plan: I think I'd like to start out doing a mix of community and academic medicine, with a focus on teaching
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: I'd be an Astronaut
If you could have a superpower what would it be?: Super Speed
Random Fact: I'm a retired cowboy
Lauren McCafferty, MD
Hometown: Newport, KY (basically Cincinnati)
Undergraduate: Centre College
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Hobbies and Interests: Running, more running, biking, hiking, snorkeling/scuba diving, generally anything active/adventurous, international travel, good coffee, cooking, making art, Kentucky basketball (Go CATS!)
Favorite Food and Favorite Cleveland Restaurant: veggies/hummus, Latin American; Barrio or Momocho
Five Year Plan: ultrasound fellowship, likely academics +/- a little community EM, more traveling for sure!
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: College cross country coach. Or traveling the world. Or, ideally, a mix of both
Random Fact: 1. My cat, Doc, is the best cat in the entire world (this is fact, not just personal opinion); 2. I have an extra bone in each foot; 3). I was adopted from South Korea at 5mos and raised in a loud Italian/Irish family
Steve Morgan, MD
Hometown: Gray, LA
Undergraduate: Xavier University of Louisiana
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentristry
Hobbies and Interests: I love the outdoors. I hunt mostly in the beautiful swamps of Louisiana for deer, squirrel, rabbit, and/or anything with 4 legs. My family also own hunting Beagles that compete in field trails. I mostly fish in my boat around the bays of the Gulf of Mexico catching saltwater fish such as Redfish, Black Drum and Speckle Trout. The flow of the water currents and fresh smell of nature is always calming, even if I do not catch any fish. I model the saying of my grandfather, “a bad day of fishing beats a good day of working!” I am also interested in horse riding/rodeos. Unfortunately, I have not invested into a horse at this moment.
Favorite Food and Favorite Cleveland Restaurant: Gumbo, Slyman’s Tavern
Favorite Music: Gospel Music
Five Year Plan: Sign a big EM contract, move to the south, buy a large area of land, fish/hunt every weekend and give back to the poor! Merica!
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: Professional Fisherman
Random Fact: I love to brush my teeth in the shower!
James Palmer, MD
Hometown: Salt Lake City
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Hobbies and Interests: Cooking (especially Thai/Laotian), Linguistics, Games of the Board and Video varieties
Favorite Food and Favorite Cleveland Restaurant: Greenhouse Tavern, among many others
Favorite Music: Mostly bleeps and bloops
If you weren’t doing Emergency Medicine, what would you be doing?: Teaching high school
If you could have a superpower what would it be?: Mastery of gravitational fields
Random Fact: The mantis shrimp can punch at 8,500° Fahrenheit: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp