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Iltifat Husain, MD
Iltifat is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is the founder of iMedicalApps.com, a medical technology review site. He is the co-creator of the Heart Pathway app, a validated clinical decision tool for patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain, created by Wake Forest University School of Medicine physicians. He is the co-creator of the EPIC and Cerner versions of the Heart Pathway tool. Iltifat did his undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University, and received his Doctorate in Medicine from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Blake Briggs, MD
Blake is an Emergency Medicine Resident at Wake Forest University. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies with a B.A, Magna Cum Laude, from Wake Forest University. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society. Since his first year of medical school he has tutored a variety of scientific disciplines for the medical and dental schools, as well as the physician assistant program. He continues to enjoy his role as teacher, with a focus on a logical approach to the basic sciences and organ systems, in which students memorize less and understand more. In 2016, Blake wrote and published 201 Pathophysiology Questions, a Step 1 focused, basic science review book for medical students and other healthcare professionals in training. The book can be purchased below.
Marlena Wosiski-Kuhn, MSIV
Marlena is an MD/PhD candidate at Wake Forest School of Medicine class of 2020 and Emergency Medicine residency hopeful. She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated with a bachelor’s in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University. Between undergraduate and medical school, she worked as a bartender, a middle school librarian, and finally as a research lab manager at the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University). Her PhD thesis examined the role of diagnostic and prognostic inflammatory biomarkers in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. During medical and graduate school she spent her free time serving in various director positions at the Delivering Equal Access to Care (DEAC) student-run free clinic and continues to serve on the clinic’s board of directors as a mentor to the current executives.
Ikram Irfanullah, MD
Ikram is a rising intern at UF, Gianesville. He graduated in 2019 from Wake Forest School of Medicine. He hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota and completed his undergraduate studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. After college, Ikram spent several years working for Epic Systems implementing the Emergency Medicine module in hospitals around the country. He subsequently served as an Advisor for The Advisory Board Company, helping medical groups use technology to better understand their practices. He continues to explore his interests in technology and innovation throughout medical school, along with volunteering and mentoring.
Chase Countryman, MSIV
Chase is an MD student at Wake Forest School of Medicine class of 2020 and looking to join the EM community soon. He is from Orlando FL where he obtained his bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Central Florida. Outside of medicine, his other passion is technology as he is the president of Dauntless Computer Company, a business he started before medical school. His business provides a variety of technology solutions to a variety of clientele with employees specialized in everything from computer hardware to networking software. As the business has grown and the demands of medical school increased, Chase has stepped away from the daily work and operates the business from a manager’s role.