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Promotion Announcement

We are proud to announce the promotion of Dr. Manish Garg and Dr. Tom Costantino to Professors of Clinical Emergency Medicine. Please read below about each faculty member.

Manish joined our faculty in 2004 after completing his emergency medicine training in Detroit. Throughout the years, Manish has won multiple resident teaching awards, having been the only non-Temple based faculty member to have ever been given this award by our residents, quite an achievement. Two years into his career, Manish joined the residency leadership and is currently the senior associate program director. Outside of TUH, Manish is well known nationally and has been invited to speak at numerous local, regional, and national meetings. He has also been involved in various committees and leadership positions for the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. At home in our medical school , he has won the departmental Medical Student Teacher of the Year Award (three times), the Russell and Pearl Moses Memorial Endowed Medical Award, and the Golden Apple Teaching Award. He was a faculty inductee to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and has been selected multiple times to deliver the final lecture to the graduating medical students. Lastly, we are all well aware of his involvement in Global Medicine and Manish currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Global Medicine.

Manish has many other wonderful accomplishments, too numerous to list in this brief shout out. Please congratulate him on his promotion.

Tom completed his residency in Emergency Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Tom joined the Temple faculty in 2005 and as we all know is the director of EM Ultrasound. In addition Tom runs one of the most sought after medical student electives often attracting student’s from multiple disciplines outside of those applying to EM. Toms has served as a reviewer for Academic Emergency Medicine (the premier academic journal in our specialty) since 2002; he became an Associate Editor for the journal in 2009, and has served as the decision editor for over 50 papers during his tenure. Since being on faculty, Tom has won numerous faculty teaching awards and has also received the departmental Educational Stipend Award in 2013 and 2014 (given to the Temple Emergency Medicine faculty member with the highest teaching scores).

Tom has also focused much of his academic scholarship on advancing the field of EM US having authored a number of peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. He is a co-author or author on 21 abstracts (combining poster and platform presentations). Lastly, in 2014, Tom was asked by the United States Department of State to provide ultrasound training for remotely deployed healthcare personnel.

Tom also has a number of other academic accomplishments that demonstrate the true leader in EM US that he is, please congratulate him on his promotion.