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Al'ai Alvarez, MD, FAAEM, FACEP

Dr. Al'ai Alvarez is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Emergency Medicine and an Assistant Program Director in the Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Alvarez is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is a fellow for the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and a Diplomate for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine in Buffalo, New York. He focuses on the interdependence of residency well-being with performance improvement on patient experience, quality and patient safety, diversity, equity and inclusion, and medical education.

Dr. Alvarez serves as the co-chair of the Stanford Well MD's Physician Wellness Forum and is one of the peer supporters for Well MD's Physician Resource Network (PRN) Support for faculty and trainees. He co-chairs the largest diversity mentoring initiative in Emergency Medicine through ACEP and EMRA. Dr. Alvarez has given several grand rounds and national conference lectures and workshops on relevant topics in gratitude and compassion, physician well-being, burnout, the imposter syndrome, as well as increasing leadership capacity and mentorship to enhance diversity and inclusion. Dr. Alvarez works on recruitment in faculty, graduate, and undergraduate medical education with a particular interest in finding ways to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine.

Dr. Alvarez discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.