Girish Bobby Kapur, MD, MPH-Director of Educational Affairs, Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Bobby Kapur serves as director of educational affairs for the section of emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). A graduate of Rice University, Dr. Kapur received his Doctor of Medicine from BCM and a Masters of Public Health from Harvard University. Dr. Kapur’s training includes an emergency medicine residency at Yale University and an international emergency medicine fellowship at Harvard. Dr. Kapur designed and taught one of the nation’s first courses in Emergency Public Health at George Washington University for law enforcement officials from local and national agencies. In addition, Dr. Kapur has designed and taught emergency medicine and public health training programs for international physicians, nurses and primary healthcare workers. He has also worked on the development of emergency public health systems in low- and middle-income countries with an emphasis on low-cost, high-yield strategies. Dr. Kapur currently is developing a new Emergency Medicine residency training program at BCM.
Jeffrey P. Smith, MD, MPH-Co-Director, Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University, Washington D.C., Director of Clinical Operations, GWU Hospital Emergency Department
Jeffrey P. Smith, MD, MPH, FACEP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the School of Public Health at the George Washington University Medical Center. He serves as the Director of the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Smith completed residency training in both emergency medicine and internal medicine and remains board certified in both specialties. Since completing training, he has held a full-time faculty position in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center. He has over 20 years of clinical emergency medicine experience with over 14 years experience in emergency department management and administration having served as the director of clinical operations and trauma services. Additionally, Dr. Smith has completed additional training at George Washington University Medical Center including a Masters in Public Health with an emphasis on international health policy in 2000 and a Master Teacher Program in 2006.
As the Director of the Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Smith directs the international emergency medicine activities of the Institute. His areas of interest includes international emergency medicine policy development, disaster preparedness, EMS system development, enhancing hospital-based and prehospital clinical and trauma services, injury prevention initiatives, and academic emergency medicine development including faculty development and assisting with the establishment of residency training programs in emergency medicine. He has worked and taught extensively in Asia (India, China, Thailand), Central Asia (Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan), the Middle East region (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Kuwait, Turkey and Oman), Eastern Europe (Hungary, Estonia, Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia), and Latin America (Nicaragua, Guatemala, Brazil, Chile, and Columbia). He has supervised the establishment of emergency/EMS training centers in Estonia, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Oman and has assisted with the development of emergency medicine residency training programs in India, Iran, China, Egypt and Chile.
He has conducted several strategic US leadership conferences focusing on the role of US emergency health care providers in the development of emergency medicine in developing countries and chaired a regional NATO conference on emergency medicine and disaster preparedness in Central Asia. Dr. Smith chaired the International EM Interest Group for the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine from 2002-2005, and is a founding member of the American College of Emergency Medicine’s International Section.