Cpem International

Dr. Anna Q. Yaffee

Dr. Anna Q. Yaffee /

Dr. Yaffee is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, practicing clinically at Grady Memorial and Emory University Hospitals. She serves as the Emergency Medicine liaison to the Emory Serious Communicable Diseases Unit and assists with frontline serious communicable disease preparedness for the Emory Healthcare system as well as nationally through the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center. Dr. Yaffee also serves as Director of the Global Health in Emergency Medicine Section. Her primary clinical/scholarly focus is Public and Global Health in Emergency Medicine, including emergency medicine capacity building, preparedness, and humanitarian response. Dr. Yaffee is a board-certified emergency medicine physician, who received an MD (2012) and MPH (2008) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and completed her emergency medicine residency and chief residency (2015) at Emory University. Before returning to Emory as faculty, Dr. Yaffee served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service and worked as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Joseph Leanza

Dr. Joseph Leanza / MD

Dr. Leanza is the first Global Emergency Medicine fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He has a strong interest in emergency care systems development, humanitarian response, resuscitation and trauma care, and the health effects of climate change. His roles with CPEM include teaching and research in both Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Dr. Mulinda Nyirenda

Dr. Mulinda Nyirenda /

Dr Nyirenda is a Senior Lecturer at Kamuzu University of Health Science (formerly UNIMA-College of Medicine) where she pioneered and contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate emergency medicine training programs. She is also involved in continual professional development activities related to acute care and trauma care skills offered to clinicians and nurses in Malawi, Africa, and globally. As a chief specialist in the Ministry of Health, she pioneered the establishment of the first modernized adult emergency department in Malawi and led the Pre Hospital Care Committee. She serves on the Emergency and Critical Care technical working group and research agenda taskforce; as well as the COVID-19 expert committee. She is actively engaged in clinical research working collaboratively with other professionals in acute care, infectious diseases, medical education, medical Informatics and technology; as well as health care systems strengthening activities.
Dr. Rizwan Riyaz

Dr. Rizwan Riyaz / MBBS, MD, MRCEM, FRCEM

Currently works as a consultant at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Major Trauma Center, Queens Medical Center Nottingham UK. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in 2008 from the Aga Khan University, Karachi. From 2007-2008 he served as the Chief Resident of the Emergency Residency Program at the Aga Khan University. He was one of the first few residents to be enrolled in an Emergency Medicine program in Pakistan, and he is also the first Pakistani trained toxicologist from the Emory University, USA.
Dr. Sean Kivlehan

Dr. Sean Kivlehan / MD, MPH

Is the director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Instructor of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and the director of the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. He is currently the President-Elect of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Global Emergency Medicine Academy.