The faculty of the course are a diverse group of frontline physicians all of whom have special interest and expertise in substance use disorders and the early identification and treatment of these patients.

W. Richard Bukata

W. Richard Bukata, MD – Course Developer

Medical Director
The Center for Medical Education
Creamery, PA

Recipient, ACEP Education Award, 1993

Adjunct Clinical Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Los Angeles County / USC Medical Center
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, CA

Roya Caloia, DO

Roya Caloia, DO – Course Developer

Core Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency
Ascension Genesys Hospital
Grand Blanc, MI

Clinical Assistant Professor
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Vice Chair, National Clinical Governance Board
Associate Director of Clinical Education
US Acute Care Solutions,
Canton, OH

Jestin Carlson, MD, MS, MHA

Jestin Carlson, MD, MS, MHA – Course Developer

Program Director, St. Vincent Hospital
EM Residency, Erie, PA

Vice-Chair, Institutional Review Board
Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, PA

National Director of Medical Affairs
US Acute Care Solutions, Canton, OH

Member, American Red Cross
Scientific Advisory Committee
Washington, DC

Gretchen Fuller, MD

Gretchen Fuller, MD

Peds/EM Physician
UT Austin Dell Medical Center
Austin, TX

Assistant Director, Patient Experience
US Acute Care Solutions
Canton, OH

Emily Johnson, MD, MPH

Emily Johnson, MD, MPH

Faculty and Associate Medical Director
Los Angeles County / USC Medical Center
Emergency Department
Los Angeles, CA

Integral in the Development of the Comprehensive Care of SUD in the ED

Instructor of EM Residents in Medication Assisted Treatment of SUD

Christopher Johnston, MD

Christopher Johnston, MD

Emergency Physician
CMO, St. Anthony North Hospital
Westminster, CO

Co-Author, Colorado ACEP
Opioid Prescribing and Treatment Guidelines

Howard Levitin, MD

Howard Levitin, MD

Emergency Physician, Research Director, Core Faculty
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Columbus, OH

Physician Champion, Substance Use Disorder Program
Medication Assisted Therapy Task Force
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Columbus, OH

Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH

Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH

Emergency Physician
Medical Toxicologist
Addiction Medicine
Medical Forensics
University of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Medical Director of Clinical Research
College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ

Jonathan Oskvarek, MD, MBA

Jonathan Oskvarek, MD, MBA

Emergency Physician
Summa Health System
Akron Campus, Akron, OH

USACS Group-Wide Study on Opioid Prescription Reduction
Ann Emerg Med. May, 2022

Todd Schneberk, MD

Todd Schneberk, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Keck USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Faculty Co-Director of the USC Keck Human Rights Collaborative

Director of the Gehr Center Student Innovators Program

Author of Multiple Peer-Reviewed Papers on Opioids

Co-Coordinator USC Comprehensive Care of SUD in the ED

Shilp Shah, MD, MPH

Shilp Shah, MD, MPH

Emergency Physician
Bon Secours Mercy Health
Liaison, Emergency Department
Use of Buprenorphine Program
St. Elizabeth and St Joseph Hospital
Youngstown and Warren, OH

Faculty, St. Elizabeth Boardman
Hospital EM Residency
Youngstown, OH

Monisha Vasa, MD

Monisha Vasa, MD

Blogger and Author of Multiple Contemplative Books

Board Certified General/Addiction Psychiatry
Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Resident Physician Wellness Consultant
UC Irvine Dept. of Family Medicine and Pediatrics
Irvine, CA

Physician and Trainee Wellness Consultant,
City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA