Emergency Medicine: Faculty
Felix Ankel is an emergency physician, Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at HealthPartners. HealthPartners family of care includes six hospitals, a comprehensive system of clinics and a 1,800-physician multispecialty group practice and is a partner for the University of Minnesota Medical School undergraduate and graduate education programs. Dr. Ankel is a former emergency medicine residency director and a Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award recipient given by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Burns attended medical school at Kansas City University in Kansas City, MO, graduating in 2010. He concurrently completed an MBA at Rockhurst University in KC, MO as well. He completed his residency though the Ascension Health system in Metro Detroit in 2014 and has worked clinically at Fairview Ridges since 2016.
Dr. Cole is an emergency physician and medical toxicologist at Hennepin Healthcare, and Medical Director of the Minnesota Poison Control System. His research focuses on acute poisoning, emergency pharmacology, and treatment of substance use disorders in the emergency department.
I first experienced emergency medicine as a medical student at HCMC and it changed my life! I completed training first in internal medicine then EM in the city of brotherly love than returned to my dream job at HCMC in 1996. I've had the pleasure to serve and medical student director then residency director fulfilling a career long dedication to medical education. In addition I've completed in multiple research endeavors in multiple areas from ACS to Asthma to Addiction medicine.
Honors and Recognition
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John L. Hick is a faculty emergency physician at Hennepin Healthcare and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He serves as the Deputy Medical Director for Hennepin County Emergency Medical Services and Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at Hennepin Healthcare. He is also Assistant Medical Director for LifeLink III. He served the Minnesota Department of Health as the Medical Director for the Office of Emergency Preparedness from 2002-2014 and as the Manager for the COVID-19 Statewide Healthcare Coordination Center. He also currently works part-time for US Health and Human Services (HHS/ASPR) as an Advisor to the National Hospital Preparedness Program and as lead editor for the ASPR Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) website. He is an expert on hospital preparedness and crisis standards of care issues and has published over one hundred peer-reviewed papers dealing with hospital preparedness for contaminated casualties, disaster standards of care, and surge capacity. He has co-chaired or been a member of multiple National Academies of Medicine committees.
Rachel Druker, MBA
Mary Ann McNeil, MA, NRP
Abbey Staugaitis, MSN, RN, CCRC
SIREN Project Manager, StrokeNet RCC Project Manager, ACRC Program Manager
Julie Scherber, RN
Research Project Specialist
Chloe Lawyer, RN
Jessica Staloch, RN
Megan Tessmer, RN
Jessica Gieseke, RN
Michele Schirmers, RN
Beth Nierengarten, RN
Medical Student Program Associate