Tyler Beals, MD
is an emergency ultrasound fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess.  His interest in storytelling was piqued by The Moth and Risk storytelling organizations, and he believes that no one has better stories to tell than ER docs.  He enjoys cooking with a beer and a cast iron skillet and stays centered by playing classical piano.



Arlene S. Chung, MD (twitter @arlenesujin) is an Assistant Program Director for the Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency. She is an advocate for resident and physician wellness in multiple national wellness leadership roles, including her current position as Chief Strategic Officer for the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank. She enjoys listening to great stories (and writing terrible ones) and spends her free time reading any type of fiction that she can get her hands on.


Mert Erogul, MD is an emergency physician at Maimonides Medical Center who is convinced of the value of stories to shape how we encounter our work and other aspects of professional development. He writes and has published in the Threepenny Review, the New York Times and other venues.  He also teaches a course about humanities and medicine to medical students at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine.


 Josh Schiller, MD is currently an APD in the Dept of EM at Maimonides Medical Center.  He is a big believer in the power of stories, and encourages residents (as well as anyone else who listens) to read as many books as possible outside the profession to gain perspective and context to the work that we do.


Image uploaded from iOSAshely Alker, MD is an Emergency Medicine resident at the University of California, San Diego and an internationally published speaker and author. She was born in San Diego, California and attended her undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she played Division I water polo. Ashely then moved to Cyprus to attend Harvard’s institute of public health and spent a year working at the Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture. She attended the George Washington University School of Medicine. As a emergency medicine resident, Ashely worked as a healthcare policy fellow for a Congressman and was president of the AAEM Resident Student Association



Glenn Paetow, MD is an emergency medicine doctor in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is affiliated with Hennepin County Medical Center


Haas, MaryMary Haas, MD is a Chief Resident at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She went to undergrad at University of Pennsylvania and medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. Next year, she will be staying on as a medical education fellow at the University of Michigan. She has also been involved in ALiEM as the editor of the IDEA series, and in FeminEM as the editor of the Speaker’s Bureau. She has previously served as the President of AAEM/RSA.

Haber.PhotoJordana J. Haber, MD is director of clinical education at University Medical Center (UMC) of Southern Nevada, and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine. She is a regular contributor and assistant editor to the Book Club for Academic Life in Emergency Medicine. She also co-authors the monthly column “Mindful EM” for Emergency Medicine News. Dr. Haber is passionate about clinical teaching, narrative medicine, and medical education.


Nachi Gupta, MD, PhD is a community emergency physician living in New York City. He is the creator and producer of two emergency medicine educational podcasts. Nachi believes in the power of story to process and understand experience. He thinks the world would enjoy hearing more physician stories.