Ross I. Donaldson, MD, MPH, CTropMed, FACEP
- WikEM Creator and Chief Editor
- Director, Global Health Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
- Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
- Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA – Fielding School of Public Health
Dr. Donaldson is Creator and Chief Editor of WikEM, one of the world’s most popular emergency medicine resources. Featured on CNN, BBC, NPR, and other media outlets, he is Director of the Emergency Medicine Global Health Program at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and holds appointments in the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Donaldson has been the principal investigator on over $15 million dollars worth of grants, with research focusing on emergency, critical, and trauma care. He has worked around the globe, frequently in areas of conflict and recent disaster, and been the lead architect of national emergency care plans in several countries. In Iraq alone, he led the instruction of over ten-thousand doctors, EMTs, nurses, and community members, while developing pre-hospital and hospital-based emergency systems for the country. Dr. Donaldson is also the critically acclaimed author of The Lassa Ward, a memoir about international humanitarian work and, among other honors, a recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the California chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians.