The Emergency Medical Minute disseminates relevant medical education to clinicians and the public through various avenues, striving to be a resource for medical professionals wanting to enhance their knowledge base and practice.
The Emergency Medical Minute is a non-partisan organization that provides quality open-access medical education to health professionals and public for the enhancement of knowledge. The goal of EMM is to provide an accessible media platform where professionals discuss and provide information of educational relevance that can be used as a catalyst to improve local, national, and global communities. EMM will encourage healthcare professionals to stay up to date with the most recent medical advances and best practices.
Diversity & Inclusion
The Emergency Medical Minute Team Members
Erik Verzemnieks is a practicing emergency physician at Swedish Medical Center and long time member of the Emergency Medical Minute, where he acts as the final gauntlet for the podcasts and manages the cash. He is also a member of the Colorado ACEP Board of Directors. Before moving to Colorado, he completed residency in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins. Now, like just about every Coloradan, he enjoys snowboarding, hiking and camping, but really this is to gain a little respect so he can then hide out on the golf course.
Travis Barlock, MD
Travis is an emergency physician at Swedish Medical Center. He went to the University of Colorado School of Medicine and did residency training in emergency medicine at Carolinas Medical Center where he was chief resident. He currently chairs the non-profit podcast organization Emergency Medical Minute and his academic interests include critical care, ultrasonography, and EKGs. Outside of work, he enjoys camping, hiking, painting, traveling, and spending time with his friends and family.
Immediate Past Executive Director
Mason graduated from University of Denver with a BS in Biochemistry with a second major in French. He is currently an Emergency Medical Technician in the Emergency Department at The Medical Center of Aurora and works a 911 service on Peterson AFB. He is currently enrolled in Masters of Biomedical Sciences at DU before applying to medical school. His professional interests include Emergency Medicine, Public Health and Global Health. In his free time, he enjoys camping, whitewater rafting, backcountry skiing, cooking, and listening to live music.
director of education
Aaron is an emergency physician at The Medical Center of Aurora. He is from the Denver area and attended medical school in Iowa at Des Moines University and did his emergency medicine residency in Ohio at the MetroHealth/Cleveland Clinic Foundation program. After completing his residency he stayed on as faculty where he was the Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Simulation program and was an associate professor at CaseWestern Reserve University School of Medicine. He and his wife Meghan, son Brandon, and daughter Madelyn are excited to be back in Denver and currently get to enjoy everything that Colorado has to offer.
Director of events and grants
Director of Social Media and Marketing
Director of Continuing Medical Education
Katelyn graduated from Colorado State University with a major in Biology and minors in Biomedical Science and Chemistry. She works as a medical scribe in the emergency departments at The Medical Center of Aurora and Sky Ridge Medical Center. Katelyn is currently applying to medical school. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, spending time with her dogs, and reading.
Director of Audio Team and Mental Health Monthly Coordinator
Jorge received his BS in Chemistry and BA in psychology at MSU Denver. After graduation, Jorge worked as a medical scribe in the ER at Swedish Medical Center. He is currently a second-year medical student at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Washington. Jorge plans to pursue a career in psychiatry and his goal is to establish an integrative clinic. When he is not smashing the spacebar to do Anki cards for school, Jorge enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, and DJing
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Meg graduated from University of Colorado Boulder with a major in Molecular Biology and a minor in Anthropology. She is currently working as an EMT in the Emergency Department at Swedish Medical Center while applying to medical school. She loves dogs and is raising a service dog in training for the next 10 months in hopes “Cucumber,” a sweet yellow lab puppy, will graduate and help someone in need. In her free time, Meg loves playing any and all sports, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
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Jeffrey was born and raised in Greenwood Village, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Denver in 2013 with a BS in Biology with minors in Math, Physics, and Chemistry. He taught High School Math for 7 years and High School Science for 1 year before returning to school as a medical student at the Univerisity of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. He is currently involved with Student Senate, Knowledge Base (a peer teaching student org), and his research involves radiology with Dr. Carballido-Gamio’s lab. He enjoys tennis, lacrosse, and hiking with his wife, Kali, and golden retriever, Ollie. He loves to travel and has most recently done trips to Greece and Japan.
Other affiliates and past members
- Will Dewispelaere, MD
- Stephen Bahmani
- Nick Tsipis, MD
- Ryan Circh, MD
- Aaron Wolfe, MD
- Ilsa Hale
- Greyson Elkins
- Sarah Khan, PharmD
- Kelsi Krakauer
- Dylan Luyten, MD
- Joe Powell
- Colleen Decker, MBA, BSN, CEN
- Cameron Redwine, RN
- Rachael Waterson, PharmD
- Lexi Johnson, NP
- Caroline Montgomery OMS-I
- Helen Strong
- Katelyn Tapia