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FELLOWS 2019-20202018-11-26T01:53:41+00:00

Fellows 2019-2020

Monica Cativo, MD
Monica Cativo, MD
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Residency: University of Connecticut
Hobbies: Hiking, Kayaking, Traveling, Food festivals, Music festivals, Binge watching shows
Favorite Food: Latino food
Favorite Movie: Gladiator, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Almost anything Christopher Nolan
Favorite Book: The Little Prince, The Giver, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, All 7 books of the Harry Potter Series
Favorite TV: Game of Thrones, The Haunting of Hill House, The Handmaid’s Tale, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Orphan Black, Westworld, Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, Outlander, Drunk History
Why New Jersey EMS Fellowship: The NJ EMS Fellowship Program is one of the few EMS fellowships that truly covers all aspects of prehospital medicine. I wanted to go to a program that would allow me to explore all these aspects and learn as much as I could in 1 year. This program was the choice for me. ​
Interests: Disaster Medicine, Event Medicine, SAR, Flight (fixed and rotary) Medicine
Bryant Gray, DO
Bryant Gray, DO
Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Emergency Medicine
Hobbies: Traveling, fishing, escape room games, ATVs, snorkeling, medical missions
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Movie: Way to many but a few that come to mind are Forrest Gump, the Taken series, Seven Pounds, … I could go for days!
Favorite Book: Being Mortal
Favorite TV: ER (I own Every. Single. Episode.) and Scandal
Why New Jersey EMS Fellowship: After researching other programs I quickly found that this was one of the only programs that allowed you to gain experience in a broad variety of EMS fields including tactical, event, flight, pre-hospital, and administrative EMS. The faculty and fellows here are constantly practicing cutting edge medicine and searching for ways to improve the delivery of outstanding emergency medical care in the pre-hospital setting and I wanted to be a part of that group.
Interests: Resuscitation, Event, Flight, and Tactical medicine
Christopher Norris, MD, EMT-P
Christopher Norris, MD, EMT-P
Hometown: Ft. Collins, CO
Residency: Hackensack University Medical Center, Emergency Medicine
Hobbies: Movies, flying planes, riding motorcycles, running, video games, cooking, and spending time with my two wonderful kids.
Favorite Food: Pancakes
Favorite Movie: Moulin Rouge, Snatch, Bladerunner, Van Wilder
Favorite Book: Ender’s Game
Favorite TV: House MD, Scrubs, Game of Thrones
Why NJ EMS Fellowship?: This fellowship has the most amazingly diverse set of experiences! The ability to train with MONOC’s large catchment area, the opportunities to train in the management of ground, rotary, and fixed wing transport, and the great opportunities to work with federal organizations in disaster response and preparation are incredible. Also, working in Newark Beth Israel and Community Hospital will be a great opportunity to work with a unique patient population and see great pathology. Last, getting to work with the physicians who have set up such a strong EMS fellowship and are such amazing leaders in this field will be invaluable. I am extremely excited to be a part of this.
Interests: Working with veterans and urban underserved populations, didstater response, improving EMS education, uniformity, and excellence, and being the best I can be at treating the acutely sick and injured patient.
Dan Rice, MD, MICP
Dan Rice, MD, MICP
Hometown: Flemington, NJ
Residency: Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting, Jet Skiing
Favorite Food: Anything Italian
Favorite Movie: Star Wars
Favorite Book: A Song of Ice and Fire
Favorite TV: Game of Thrones
Why New Jersey EMS Fellowship: I chose the NJ EMS Fellowship because it provides a vast opportunity for pre hospital response and education.
Interests: Spending as much time outdoors as possible, there is nothing better than enjoying a great day out fishing or hunting with friends.
Dustin St. George, MD
Dustin St. George, MD
Hometown: Cedar Park, TX
Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Emergency Medicine
Hobbies: Running, Hiking, Diving, Traveling
Favorite Food: BBQ
Favorite Movie: Tombstone Favorite Book: Hatchet
Favorite TV: Sports
Why New Jersey EMS Fellowship: Emergency Medicine places us at the forefront of medical care during an individuals most vulnerable time, and in this environment we react with a calm speed as a coordinated team to resuscitate and stabilize. Our team members down range outside the hospital’s doors are asked to perform these same actions under the added stress of unknown surroundings, limited supplies and even in the face of ongoing danger. I chose to pursue an EMS Fellowship in order to craft my skills down range, to specialize in the preparation, coordination and reaction of medical services when and where disaster may strike. I chose The NJ EMS Fellowship for its exposure to event and tactical medicine, its volume of intercontinental critical care transports, its proximity to large populations and their shared belief that EMS Physicians should be out on the front lines working side by side with EMTs, paramedics and other first responders.
Interests: Critical Care Transport, Event Medicine and Disaster Medicine
Matthew Steenberg, MD, FF/EMT
Matthew Steenberg, MD, FF/EMT
Hometown: Westfield, NJ
Residency: Atlantic Health/Morristown Medical Center, Emergency Medicine
Hobbies: Family, Music, Mountaineering, Rock & Ice Climbing, Fabrication, Machining/metalwork, Electronics, Wireless Communication, Woodworking/furnituremaking, Skiing, SCUBA Diving, Mountain & Road Biking, the list goes on…
Favorite Food: whatever’s warm, or cold… really whatever’s available; but if I had to choose I’d say Italian – Penne Vodka or Pasta Primavera
Favorite Movie: The Usual Suspects, Top Gun, and a ton of other movies with a soul.
Favorite Book: 1984, Kiss or Kill, Beyond the Mountain
Favorite TV: ha, TV. Besides sports and kids shows there’s nothing good. YouTube, Vimeo, etc. are way better.
Why NJ EMS Fellowship: The exposure to the different aspects of EMS; the level of thought, expertise, and effort that goes into the educational curriculum. Incredible opportunities galore.
Interests: Austere Medicine, Urban Search & Rescue, Tactical, Flight, Wilderness, Ultrasound, Critical Resuscitation
Jeffrey Uribe, MD
Jeffrey Uribe, MD
Hometown: Queens, NYC
Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Center, Emergency Medicine
Hobbies: Dancing, Cooking, Traveling, Soccer, Motorcycle riding (bad addiction)
Favorite Food: Sushi, Indian, I love trying exotic foods Favorite Movie: Inception, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones movies
Favorite Book: Becoming Dr. Q, When Breath Becomes air, The Poisoner’s Handbook
Favorite TV: Everything Food Network, Seinfeld, Scandal
Why NJ EMS Fellowship: I chose the NJ EMS Fellowship because it would allow me to explore many areas of prehospital medicine (EMS, Tactical, Event, Flight, etc), in addition to learning about the business and legal aspects of prehospital medicine. The progressiveness and evidence based/research opportunities at NJ EMS is where you want to train to become a future medical director, especially in this relative new EMS physician field and in this ever changing world of medicine. Truly honored to be part of the NJ EMS Fellowship.
Interests: Tactical Medicine, Event Medicine, Disaster relief, Education and Public Health
James Tanis, MD EMT-P
James Tanis, MD EMT-P
Hometown: Bayville, New Jersey
Residency: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Hobbies: Family Vacations, running, cycling, fishing, diving
Favorite Food: sushi
Favorite Movie: Deadpool
Favorite Book: Spy novel to read while traveling
Favorite TV: whatever I can find on Netflix or Hulu
Why NJ EMS Fellowship: Only show in town that covers all aspects of emergency medicine outside the hospital.
Interests: Emergency Medicine Outside the Hospital: SAR, Event Medicine, Rescue, Critical Care Transport, Tactical Medicine, POCUS
Sunao Yamauchi, MD
Sunao Yamauchi, MD

Hometown: Fukuoka, Japan
Residency:  University of Iowa
Hobbies: Traveling, Plane spotting
Favorite Food: Sushi, Spicy food
Favorite Movie: Apollo 13, The Bourne series
Favorite Book: Kafka on the Shore
Favorite TV: ER (of course!)
Why NJ EMS Fellowship: I chose NJ EMS Fellowship because I think it’s very unique that the program offers wide variety of experiences in many interesting area, such as disaster medicine, tactical medicine and flight medicine. The program also offers research opportunities. I also liked the fact the team has very warm, homelike atmosphere.
Interests:  Disaster medicine, Flight medicine, Medical education

Daniel Goltz, DO MS EMT
Daniel Goltz, DO MS EMT
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Residency: Coney Island Hospital
Hobbies: SCUBA, sailing, working out, running
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Movie: The Goonies
Favorite TV show: The Simpsons
Why NJ EMS Fellowship: I wanted to get back to my pre-hospital roots and this was the biggest and most extensive program I’ve seen with great training and opportunities.
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