Andra Blomkalns, MD is the Stanford Medicine Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. Prior to Stanford, Dr. Blomkalns served as division chief of general emergency medicine and vice chair for academic affairs and business development at University of Texas Southwestern Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Blomkalns is President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Foundation and Past President of SAEM. Dr. Blomkalns is also an active member of SAEM’s Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM). Dr. Blomkalns earned her medical degree from Louisiana State Health Sciences Center and completed residency and internship at the University of Cincinnati Hospital and College of Medicine. She also holds and Master’s in Business from the University of Texas. Her undergraduate degree is from Rice University.