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SC-11 - Disaster Management: How Does Telehealth Fit in

Tuesday, May 1
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Location: E450A

Antonio Marttos Jr

Dr. Antonio Marttos’ current academic rank is Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Global e-Health/Trauma Telemedicine, Co-Director of the William Lehman Injury Research Center, Ryder Trauma Center- Jackson Memorial Hospital -University of Miami.

Dr. Marttos completed his Medical (1993) and Surgical Residency training in Brazil in 1997. He was professor of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgeon at ABC Foundation Medical School in Brazil and Chief of Surgery at Santa Marina Hospital in Brazil. In 2004 he joined Jackson Memorial Hospital for Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship. At the end of his appointment, in 2006 he joined the University of Miami faculty in the division of Trauma and Critical Care.

Dr. Marttos, a pioneer in Trauma Telemedicine has been involved in numerous studies and clinical activities for the Defense Department, the U.S. Department of State, and the Florida Department of Health. He created a statewide Trauma Telemedicine Network and received the health department’s Outstanding Leadership Award and also the First Annual State Surgeon General Health Innovation, Prevention, and Management Award for these efforts. He is also deeply involved in developing telemedicine solutions to provide expert support in multiple trauma environments, including the Resuscitation and Intensive Care units, the operating room, pre-hospital and mass casualty.

He led the Telemedicine Education and Advice for Military Medicine (TEAMM) project, which linked the Ryder Trauma Center with the U.S. Air Force, and has explored the use of telemedicine in mass casualty exercises with the U.S. Army Forward Surgical Teams, as well as in exercises conducted at multiple hospitals across Florida.
Most recently, Dr. Marttos has created an unparalleled Global Telemedicine program funded by the Department of State to provide trauma telemedicine support services in Iraq. The program has received national attention and is now considered the gold standard for such programs.
Dr. Marttos was a finalist for the 2011 Community Health Promotion Award, International Health Promotion Awards and is involved in the creation of multiple networks like the one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Soccer World Cup and the Olympic Games.

In 2011, Dr. Marttos was named the Brazilian Olympic Committee Team Physician for the 2012 London Olympic Games as well as the 2015 Toronto PanAmerican Games. In 2015, Dr. Marttos was named the Emergency Services and Disaster Manager for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.


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Kevin Yeskey

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Kevin Yeskey, M.D. currently serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He previously served in ASPR as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and directed the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations. Most recently, Dr. Yeskey served as the Senior Advisor for Emergency Public Health with MDB, Inc. He is the former director of the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine in the School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). A graduate of Brown University, Dr. Yeskey received his medical degree from USUHS and is board certified in Emergency Medicine. While on active duty in the US Public Health Service, he served in a variety of disaster-response positions, including duty as senior medical policy advisor in the Response Division of FEMA, as director of the HHS Office of Emergency Response, and as director of the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has appeared before Congress as an expert witness in the field of disaster and bioterrorism preparedness and is the author of several textbook chapters and journal articles.


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Daniel Yourk

Deputy Director of Clinical Operations, Army Virtual Medical Center
US Army - Army Virtual Medcal Center

Current Assignment: Deputy Director of Clinical Operations, BAMC Virtual Medical Center Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), Ft. Sam Houston, TX

MAJ Daniel Yourk is a Distinguished Honor graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, the University of Phoenix with a Master of Science Degree in Nursing and Baylor University with a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration.
MAJ Yourk began his active duty career as an enlisted Soldier, received a Green-to-Gold Scholarship and successively received a ROTC commission in 2004. Upon commissioning as a Nurse Corps officer, he completed the AMEDD Officer Basic Course in 2005 and was assigned to Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC as a medical/surgical nurse. MAJ Yourk deployed to Afghanistan with the 14th Combat Support Hospital, Ft. Benning, GA as an emergency room nurse in support of the 10th Mountain Division and Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon returning from deployment, he was assigned to the Womack Emergency Department as an Emergency Room nurse. After earning his Master of Science in Nursing he was assigned to the Womack Hospital Education department as a Clinical Instructor and nursing orientation program director. He was then assigned as a Nurse Case Manager with Alpha Company, Ft. Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion, Ft. Bragg, NC. Following this assignment MAJ Yourk moved to Germany and served as the Clinical Nurse Officer in Charge of the US Army Health Clinic – Kaiserslautern and was subsequently selected to serve as the Commander, Medical Transient Detachment, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany. He was then selected for long-term health education training and attended the U.S. Army –Baylor Healthcare Administration Program in San Antonio, TX. MAJ Yourk completed his Baylor administrative residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. After earning his Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree, MAJ Yourk was assigned to the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY where he served as the MEDDAC Executive Officer, the Virtual Health Program Director, the Nurse Methods Analyst and the Regional Health Command – Atlantic Operational Virtual Health Consultant. MAJ Yourk currently serves as the Deputy Director of Clinical Operations for the BAMC Virtual MEDCEN, the Army’s first virtual medical center.
MAJ Yourk’s military education includes Advanced Individual Training (92A), Airborne School, Basic Mountaineering Course, AMEDD Officer Basic Course, Medical Management of Chemical/Biological Causalities Course, Head Nurse Course and the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course,
His awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Starts, Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Army Parachute Badge, Venezuelan Parachute Badge and the German Sports Badge (Bronze). He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.


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Tilman Jolly

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jolly is a board-certified emergency physician who serves as Chief Medical Officer of SOC Telemed, the largest national provider of specialty telemedicine services. In that capacity he oversees medical staff administration, clinical quality, and clinical service delivery across a multistate and multispecialty physician practice. He has practiced emergency medicine in the Washington, DC area for 25 years and continues to practice at Inova Fairfax Hospital, and retains an appointment as Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University. He has extensive experience in academic medicine, private industry, and government. Prior to joining SOC, he served for five years in senior leadership positions in the US Department of Homeland Security, and also previously lead medical preparedness planning for eleven Super Bowls. Dr. Jolly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina where he was a Morehead Scholar and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine at the combined Georgetown/George Washington University Residency Program.


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