In November 2016, AIRWAY launched its virtual storytelling platform. The remarkable success of the live events spurred the development of an online forum to reach a broader community of emergency physicians and providers across the country.

If you are interested in submitting your story to our virtual stage, please click here for further instructions.

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Tyler Beals, MD, is a senior resident at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and one of the founders of Airway.

Have you ever suspected that the “special care” that “VIP patients” receive isn’t as great as they would like to think?  Tyler confirms that suspicion in his story. (5:33 minutes)


m erogulMert Erogul, MD is one of the founders of AIRWAY and an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Here, Dr. Erogul tells us a little story about a story. (5:07 minutes)


grace glassmanGrace Glassman, MD is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

In her story, Dr. Glassman shares a deeply personal and life-threatening experience in which the patient-physician script has been turned completely upside down. Listen as she describes the complicated events shortly following the birth of her first child in this gripping narrative. (28:53 minutes)


mert erogul

Mert Erogul, MD is one of the founders of AIRWAY and an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

In his story, Dr. Erogul recounts the most challenging case of doctor patient communication that he has ever encountered. (5:58 minutes)


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Dorian Alexander, MD is a critical care intensivist and emergency medicine attending at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Alexander never gets scared, even when the notification phone rings and EMS brings in an obtunded woman with a massive traumatic head bleed. Unless the next patient happens to be her husband. (7:20 minutes)


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Jennifer Mitzman, MD is an attending with dual training in Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She is passionate about graduate medical education serving as the lead pediatric educator at The Ohio State University’s Dept of Emergency Medicine and the co-director of resident education at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. @Mitzman_EMPEM. (10:15 minutes)


rossfisherbiopicsmallRoss Fisher, MBChB MSc MPhil FRCS RCPS is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield England. He trained in Medicine at Sheffield University graduating in 1988. After general surgical training he undertook 7 years of specialist training in Paediatric Surgery training in Sheffield, London, Bristol, Cardiff and Auckland, New Zealand. He took up his first Consultant post in Leicester in 2001moving in 2011 to his Sheffield where he is the Lead for Surgical Oncology and Trauma. He has a strong background in Medical Education and is an international speaker lecturing principally on paediatric trauma management. He maintains a website where he shares his ideas on #presentationskills. (6:27 minutes)



Alexandra Heloise Godfrey, M.S., P.A.-C, works as a Physician Assistant in a busy emergency department in rural North Carolina. Her deep love for language along with a passion for medicine have found their expression in the medical humanities: “through storytelling and poetry, I can express those dimensions of suffering, loss, healing and hope that life brings.” Alexandra has written for a variety of journals, including Confluence, Cell2Soul, Pulse, the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, The Yale Journal, The Healing Muse, and Blood and Thunder. She is also an author and columnist for the New England Journal of Medicine. She lives with her four children, her husband, and their pet rooster in the middle of nowhere, having relocated from the UK for a “two-year gig”.



Will Smith is a medical student currently completing his rotations in New York.  When Will isn’t studying, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and he is also the host of “The Lost in PreMed Podcast” (@LostInPreMed), a podcast geared towards premed students.
Will shares a very emotional story of a patient experience that he had when he was first starting out on his path to medical school.  To this day, this story still helps fuel Will’s passion for emergency medicine and he hopes that by sharing it, others will be be inspired too.