President's Message

Dr. Sterling Overstreet, MD, FACEP

Tuesday May 24th we were again left shocked and trying to process the news of another senseless massacre, this time affecting Uvalde. This heinous shooting targeted innocent children in their elementary school. We continue to grieve with the community and families who lost their loved ones in this unfathomable manner. I want to recognize the efforts of the medical teams and the emergency physicians in Uvalde and surrounding areas who worked against the odds to minimize the loss of life that day...
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TCEP Member Dr. Michael Parsa Serves in the Ukraine

El Paso ED physician and TCEP member, Michael Parsa, has just returned from serving with Samaritan’s Purse in Ukraine. He is a core faculty member at the Texas Tech-El Paso EM residency. Prior to El Paso, he spent 3 years at Rumginae Hospital in Papua New Guinea.

Dr. Parsa behind the wheel during a patient transfer

                      Ambulances lined up at Rzeszow Airport with injured civilians from Ukraine

When the conflict in Ukraine began, Samaritan’s Purse (SP) responded immediately. At the invitation of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health (MoH), they set up an Emergency Field Hospital (EFH) in the west Ukrainian city of Lviv. Lviv has a population of a half million, but with the war, displaced families fled west and at one point 100,000 people a day were arriving in Lviv. The city was overwhelmed and Samaritan’s Purse stepped in to provide mattresses, hygiene, food, water, medical care and other essentials for the internally displaced persons (IDPs). The reason they contacted me as an EM physician was two-fold, to see patients in the EFH and to help them start an EMS transport service requested by the MoH. Continue Reading


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Dr. Sarmed (Sam) Ashoo, MD, FACEP of the FL ACEP chapter publishes this weekly newsletter. He has given us permission to share on our website with our TX members.

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