Dr. Zack Shinar grew up in New York, Indiana, Illinois, California, Texas, and Arizona. He received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. While at Penn, he was an instructor for their MCAT Review Course. He graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 2004. After a year internship at UCLA Harbor View Medical Center, he returned to University of Southern California + Los Angeles County Hospital to complete his residency in Emergency Medicine, graduating as a Chief Resident in 2008. Upon graduation, he accepted a job at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California. His work and research using Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has catapulted him onto the international speaking circuit. You can check out his latest research at www.edecmo.org and listen to his podcasts at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ed-ecmo/id675769252. He and his wife Wendy have two kids and reside in San Diego, CA.
Dr. Andrew Eads grew up in El Toro, California. He received his BS in Chemistry from UC Berkeley where he was an instructor for the Berkeley MCAT review course. He received his Masters in Public Health from UCLA. He attended the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine where he served on the Admissions Committee from 2007-2011. He completed his residency at University of Southern California + Los Angeles County Hospital, graduating as Chief Resident. He is well known for his work on the award-winning documentary “Code Black” (http://codeblackmovie.com). He and his wife Melissa have two kids and reside in Carlsbad, California.
Wendy Shinar attended Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) and Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO), where she received her Bachelor’s degree and teaching credential. After several years of teaching in public schools in Southern California, she began her own business teaching and tutoring privately. In order to work with her husband, Zack, they needed to combine their skill sets, thus, Emerge the Conference was born. In her spare time, she enjoys taking notes on things she thinks are funny. You just might hear about those things soon.