Dr. Tintinalli is Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was founding Chair of the department and held the chairmanship from 1991 to 2007. She received her MD from Wayne State University, and completed residency training and received her MPH from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Tintinalli was president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine from 1989 to 1990, was the founding president of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, and was chairman of the Liaison Residency Committee (forerunner of the ACME sponsored Residency Review Committee). She is Editor-in-Chief of the world's largest selling emergency medicine textbook, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, with the 8th McGraw-Hill edition released in October, 2015, and is Editor-in-Chief of AccessEmergencyMedicine.com, the McGraw-Hill digital library for emergency medicine. Dr. Tintinalli is also editor-in-chief of Emergency Physicians Monthly. She is co-editor of EMS: A Practical Global Guidebook, (PMPH, Sheldon, Connecticut), released in June 2010, and endorsed by the International Federation of Emergency Medicine. She has been an editorial board member and a deputy editor of the Annals of Emergency Medicine. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, in 1997, and is a past President of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine.