Emergency Medicine

For 6 years, the Good Samaritans provided critical
knowledge and skills for Vietnam to establish its first
Emergency Medicine program.


Changing Lives, one at a time!

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What's New:

October 2014

2015 Emergency Medicine Symposium.

The next EM Symposium will be held from March 9-13, 2015 in Ha Long Bay. The focus will be on Stroke Care.. There will be 3 conferences: Leadership, Physician Symposium, Nursing. For more information please contact us here.

Current News:

October 2014

"For The Love of a Child" 2014

The Annual Benefit Dinner for the Children of Vietnam will be held on October 25, 2015 at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, CA. Purchase your tickets HERE

Judith Tintinalli, M.D., MS, FACEP

Keynote Speaker - 2012 Emergency Medicine Symposium

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Professor and Chair Emeritus of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Health Policy & Administration, School of Public Health
Lecturer, Medical Journalism, School of Journalism & Mass Communitcation


Medical School

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine, MD, 1969


  • Internal Medicine
  • University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1974

Post Graduate Training

  • University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • MS in biostatistics and clinical research design, 1992

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Societies and Memberships

  • Founder and first Prsident, Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
  • President : American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1989-1990
  • President : Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine, 2007 - 2008
  • Editor in Chief : Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, ACEP, 1980; McGraw Hill, eds 1-4, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1995, 2000,2004
  • Editor in Chief : Access Emergency Medicine, 2005
  • Editor-in-Chief, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, McGraw-Hill, 2004, 2009
  • Board of Directors, PCEMD 2007-
  • Senior Advisor and Editorial Board, US division, People's Medical Publishing House, Beijing, China 2008-
  • Honorary Member, Polish society of Emergency Medicine, 2005
  • Honorary Member, Chilean Society of Emergency Medicine, 2006
  • Editorial Board, Australasian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2008-
  • Editorial Board, Emergencias (Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine), 2008-

Special Honors and Awards

  • 1981: James Mill Meritorious Achievement Award, ACEP
  • 1982: Michiganian of the Year, presented by the Detroit News, Detroit, Michigan, February
  • 1990: ACEP National Education Award
  • 1996: SAEM Leadership Award
  • 1997: election to National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine¬†
  • 2007: NC Emergency Physician of the Year
  • 2008: ACEP Hero of Emergency Medicin

Research Interests

  • NCDETECT, statewide NC emergency department database
  • Chief Complaint vocablutlary