Keynote Speakers

The 2019 Spring Seminar Keynote Speakers

Richard Cantor, MD

Dr. Cantor is Section Head of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, New York, Medical Director for the Central New York Poison Control Center, and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University. He is also the Director of the Fellowship Program In Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is nationally known for his work as a researcher and educator in the fields of pediatric emergency medicine and toxicology. He has held multiple leadership positions in the field of pediatric emergency medicine through ACEP and AAP. He currently serves on the following ACEP National Committees: Educational Meetings, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Public Relations, and Publications Advisory Board. He has also served on the editorial and development boards of national curricula including APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource. He received the ACEP Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award in 1994 and the ACEP National Education Award in Emergency Medicine in 2002. In 2009, he published a textbook, Neonatal Emergencies, which has received a special commendation award from the 2010 British Medical Association Committee. He is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Emergency Medicine Joint Sub-board in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Cantor is a well known invited International Speaker in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, having spoken in Europe, India, and the Middle East. At Upstate Medical University, he serves as an Advisory Dean, is a member of the Medical School Admissions Committee, and is on the Medical Alumni Board of Directors. Most recently, he was named the 2016 Physician of the Year by the New York College of Emergency Physicians (New York ACEP).

Tarlan Hedayati, MD

Dr. Tarlan Hedayati is an Assistant Professor and an Associate Program Director for the 68 residents in the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She is an Associate Editor for R.E.B.E.L EM and has lectured nationally and internationally on emergency cardiology, resuscitation, emergency airway management, and medical education. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Medical Education for Health Professionals at Johns Hopkins University.

Amal Mattu, MD

Dr. Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after which he completed a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland in 1996, he has received more than 20 teaching awards including national awards from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on topics pertaining to emergency cardiology, emergency care of the elderly, faculty development, and risk management. Dr. Mattu has authored or edited 20 textbooks in emergency medicine, and he serves as the Consulting Editor for Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Dr. Mattu is currently a tenured Professor, Vice Chair, and Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship and Co-Director of the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.