Department Leadership

Manish N. Shah, MD, MPH

The Azita G. Hamedani Distinguished Chair of Emergency Medicine

Katy Oksuita, MS

Chief Administrative Officer

Founding Chair

Azita Hamedani, MD, MPH, MBA

The Wisconsin Endowed Chair of Leadership in Emergency Medicine

Vice Chairs

Nicholas Kuehnel, MD

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations

Mary Westergaard, MD

Vice Chair of Education

Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN

Associate Vice Chair of Research

Medical Directors

Andrew Cathers, MD

Medical Director,
UW Health Med Flight

Joshua Gauger, MD, MBA

Medical Director,
University Hospital

Irene (Allie) Hurst, MD, MS

Medical Director,
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Hani Kuttab, MD

Medical Director,
East Madison Hospital

Collin Michels, MD

Service Chief,
Veterans Hospital

Education Program Directors

Aaron Kraut, MD

Residency Program Director

David Tillman, MD

Director for Medical Student Education

Division Leads

Sara Damewood, MD

Emergency Ultrasound

Joshua Glazer, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Michelle Hughes, MD

Medical Simulation

Michael Lohmeier, MD

Emergency Medical Services

Jessica Schmidt, MD, MPH

Global Health

Jenna Brink, PA-C

APP Supervisor

Senior Administrative Leadership Team

Katy Oksuita, MS

Chief Administrative Officer

Cory Reithmeyer, MBA

Assistant Department Administrator

Jenna Wepfer, MBA, PHR

Finance Associate Director

Megan Childers, MHA

Prehospital & Clinical Operations Director

Taylor Johnson, MBA

Education Program Administrator

Phoebe Natzke, MS

Research Services Manager