Highland Faculty

Barry Simon, MD

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Undergraduate School: Michigan State University
Medical School: Wayne State University
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Denver General Hospital
Professional Interests: Emergency Ultrasound, Airway, Wound Care
Interests / Hobbies: Hiking, camping, travel, reading, tech toys, family, hockey, dogs

Eric Snoey, MD

Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine. Director of GME

Hometown: Holland, MI
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Harbor/UCLA
Professional Interests: International EM, Emergency Ultrasound, Cardiology
Interests / Hobbies: My kids, guitar, travel, tennis

Charlotte Page Wills, MD

Residency Program Director

Hometown: Waterford, CT
Undergraduate School: Bryn Mawr College
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Student Advising, Pedatrics, EMS Education
Interests / Hobbies: Chasing and being chased by 3 small boys

 

David Duong, MD MS

Associate Residency Program Director

Hometown: Spencerport, NY
Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Boston Medical Center
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Diversity in EM, Substance Abuse Interventions in the ED
Interests / Hobbies: Craft cocktails, bucket list travel, fitness, poi, RuPaul's drag race

Gene Hern, MS, MD

Vice Chair of Education

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Undergraduate School: Pomona College
Medical School: UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital; Medical Ethics, UC Berkeley (M.S.)
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Wound Care, Tactical EMS, Ethics in Resident Recruiting
Interests / Hobbies: Skiing, running, hiking, singing, eating

Andrew Herring, MD

Associate Research Director

Hometown: Redwood City, CA
Undergraduate School: Bowdoin College
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, AHS - Highland; Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, AHS - Highland ULS

Interests: Surfing, Analgesia & Nerve Blocks, ED interventions for opioid dependence

 

Harrison J. Alter, MS, MD

Research Director

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergraduate School: Brown University
Medical School: UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital; UC Berkeley (M.S.); Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington
Professional Interests: Public Health Research, Oddball Research Methods, Social emergency medicine
Interests / Hobbies: Fiction, my kids (an Interest, not a Hobby)

Arun Nagdev, MD

Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Ultrasound Fellowship Director

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
Undergraduate School: UC Davis
Medical School: SUNY Downstate
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, King's County/SUNY Downstate; Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: Ultrasound, Medical Education, EM Research
Interests / Hobbies: Running, Horticulture, Romance Novels, Connect Four

David K. English, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer

Hometown: Temperance, MI
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Medical School: University of Michigan
Graduate Education: Internal Medicine Residency, Loyola; Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital; Oregon Health Sciences University 
Professional Interests: Ethics, Informatics, and general excellence
Interests / Hobbies: Travel, science, Sci-Fi (the classic stuff), music, food, friends

Amandeep Singh, MD

Director of Critical Care

Hometown: San Ramon, CA
Undergraduate School: UC Davis
Medical School: Albany Medical School
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Metropolitan Hospital, NYC
Professional Interests: ACS, Sepsis, ICH, Critical Care
Interests / Hobbies: Break-dancing (doing the "robot"), hiking, whitewater rafting

Caitlin Bailey, MD

Medical Student Director, Assistant Program Director

Hometown: Marblehead, MA
Undergraduate School: Yale University
Medical School: Harvard University
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, AHS - Highland; Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, AHS - Highland

Brad Frazee, MD

Attending Physician

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate School: Middlebury College
Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzker
Graduate Education: Internal Medicine Residency, UCSF; Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: Emergency ultrasound, infectious disease
Interests / Hobbies: My kids, wheelchair survival, music and food

Douglas White, MD

Assistant Residency Director, Director of HIV and HEP C Screening

Hometown: Mill Valley, CA
Undergraduate School: UCSD
Medical School: UCSF
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: Public Health Research, Implementation Science, HIV and Hepatitis C Screening
Interests / Hobbies: Surfing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Gardening

Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MS, MD

EMS Base Director and Director of Disaster Management

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
Medical School: USC
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Jacobi-Montefiore Medical Center; Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Cornell (M.S.); Post Doctoral NRSA Research Fellowship, Cornell 
Professional Interests: Violence Prevention, Health Care Disparities, Disaster Preparedness
Interests / Hobbies: Dancing, travel, Medical Director of Alameda County Family Justice Center, Medical Director of Alameda County Sobering Center, Project Director for Mentoring in Medicine

Cherie Hargis, MD

Attending Physician, Director of Visiting Housestaff

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Undergraduate School: UCLA
Medical School: UCSF
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, University Hospital Jacksonville Florida. EMS Fellowship, Stanford
Professional Interests: Administration, scheduling
Interests / Hobbies: Woodworking, sailing

Steve Miller, MD

Attending Physician, International Medicine Faculty Advisor

Hometown: Huntington, NY
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: International Health
Interests / Hobbies: Family Time, Live Music, Guitar Playing, Hiking, Travel

Berenice Perez, MD

Attending Physician, Medical Director

Hometown: Nogalez, AZ
Undergraduate School: UCI
Medical School: UCSF
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine Residency, Highland General Hospital
Professional Interests: Diversity in EM, ED flow
Interests / Hobbies: Gardening, my kids, a good book

Daniel Mantuani, MD

Associate Director Emergency Ultrasound

Hometown: Leverett, MA
Undergraduate School: University of Oregon
Medical School: Tulane University
Graduate Education: Emergency Medicine at Highland; Ultrasound Fellowship at Highland
Professional Interests: Ultrasound, International
Interests / Hobbies: Urban farming, birding

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