SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, USA
Dr. Christina Bloem is a founding member and the current President of EMEDEX International. She is an Associate Professor and the Director of the International Division of Emergency Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital. Dr. Bloem also serves on the steering committee for the SUNY Global Health Institute. Dr. Bloem completed her Emergency Medicine residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital, where she was chief resident and was involved in the establishment of their international division. She currently serves as the International Director for ABRAMEDE (Brazilian Association of Emergency Medicine). Dr. Bloem worked as a licensed paramedic for seven years and directed the continuing medical education course for FDNY medics through Kings County Hospital for two years during her residency. Dr. Bloem is of Brazilian descent and has done medical work abroad in Haiti Peru, Brazil, Guyana, Cote d’Ivoire, India, and Qatar. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and speaks German, French, and Haitian Creole. Her areas of interest include development of emergency medicine systems, intercultural communication, and prehospital system development.