Congratulations to Dr. Bisan Salhi for receiving the AWAEM “Catalyst” Award!  The purpose of this award is to honor female faculty who have made outstanding contributions through clinical work, teaching, mentorship, role modeling, or administration with great local or regional impact. The spirit of this award is designed to recognize those who contribute significantly to their department or the field of EM but who may have escaped national recognition.

Dr. Salhi received her MD from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Emory University. After completing medical school and residency, she returned to graduate school to complete a PhD in Medical Anthropology. Dr. Salhi is currently Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University. Her research uses ethnographic and other qualitative methods to study the challenges of homelessness, poverty, and disenfranchisement in the Emergency Department setting. Dr. Salhi is a society leader in Emory University’s Community Learning and Social Medicine curriculum, where she incorporates insights from Emergency Medicine and Anthropology into medical student education. She is a passionate scholar, educator, and mentor who has made a significant impact in her institution and community.

Congratulations Dr. Salhi!