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San Francisco Health Network
Specialty Advisors

The Emergency Medical Services Agency would like to thank our Specialty Advisors for their services providing support and guidance in specialty areas of EMS care. The work they are doing aids in the advancement and quality of our EMS system.

We invite EMS providers to reach out to our Advisors with complex questions or for additional information via their listed Email addresses.



Rajesh Daftary

Pediatrics Advisor
Rajesh K. Daftary, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Daftary is passionate about delivering life-saving emergency care to children in all settings. He serves as the pediatric advisor to the San Francisco Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee, as well as the medical director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. His academic interests have focused on quality metrics in disaster medical response and pediatric resuscitation in resource limited areas, as well as capacity development in settings with limited pediatric services. Dr. Daftary has worked in a number of settings both domestically and abroad, and this experience helps inform him of priorities in pediatric prehospital care here in the Bay Area.

Email: Rajesh.Daftary@ucsf.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Curtis Geier

Pharmaceutical Advisor
Curtis Geier, PharmD, BCCCP
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Dr. Geier is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center for the San Francisco Department of Public Health and Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF School of Pharmacy. He completed pharmacy school at the University of Washington and subsequently completed residency training at Franciscan Health/St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, WA and critical care pharmacy residency training at UC San Diego. Following residency he joined the ZSFG ED and has served in his current role since 2012.

Email: curtis.geier@sfdph.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Curtis Geier

Research Advisor
Juan Carlos Montoy, MD, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
UCSF, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Juan Carlos Montoy is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC San Francisco. He works clinically at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. His research bridges the fields of health services research and behavioral economics, investigating how the structures of care influence health decisions and health outcomes. His current research includes interventions to address drug and alcohol use disorders and the evaluation of STEMI regionalization of care.

Email: Juancarlos.Montoy@ucsf.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Curtis Geier

STAR/Cardiac Care Advisor
Krishan Soni, MD, MBA, FACC
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Krishan Soni, MD, MBA, FACC is an Interventional Cardiologist, Assistant Clinical Professor, and Medical Director Quality and Safety for the Heart and Vascular Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Dr. Soni received his MD and MBA degrees with a focus in healthcare operations and finance from the Yale Schools of Medicine and Management. Dr. Soni completed his medical internship, residency and chief residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) medical center where he was honored to serve as the first Chief Resident in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. In this role, Dr. Soni was dedicated to research and teaching activities focused on improving the delivery of high quality cost effective care to patients. Subsequently, he completed fellowships in clinical cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he also served as a chief fellow.
Dr. Soni joined the University of California, San Francisco cardiology faculty in 2016. He is a practicing interventional cardiologist with a focus on complex coronary artery disease and critical care cardiology. Beyond UCSF, Dr. Soni works with the San Francisco EMS Agency to help ensure that high quality emergency cardiac care is delivered throughout the City and County of San Francisco. He has also served on the quality improvement committees for several statewide and national cardiovascular societies.

Email: Krishan.Soni@ucsf.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Craig Smollin

Toxicology Advisor
Craig Smollin, MD
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Dr. Craig Smollin completed his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He went on to complete his residency training in Emergency Medicine at NYU/Bellevue hospital, and his fellowship training in medical toxicology at the University of California San Francisco. He is a professor of clinical emergency medicine at UCSF and has been practicing emergency medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for over 15 years. He also serves as the medical director of the California Poison Control System, San Francisco Division, and is the fellowship program director for medical toxicology at UCSF.

Email: Craig.Smollin@ucsf.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Christopher Colwell

Training Advisor
Christopher B. Colwell, MD
Chief of Emergency Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Dr. Colwell is the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and is also a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and then went to medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, graduating in 1992. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Denver Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine (Denver General) in 1996 and worked at the University of Michigan from 1996 to 1998 before accepting a job as the Associate Medical Director of EMS at Denver General (now Denver Health) in July of 1998. He was promoted to Medical Director of the Denver Paramedic Division, Denver 911 System and Denver Fire Department in 2000 and was in that role for 10 years before taking over as Chief of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health in 2009. He was the physician at the scene for the Columbine High School shootings and treated victims of the Aurora Theater shooting in the Emergency Department. His academic interests including publications and national speaking have focused on trauma and EMS issues in addition to Disaster Planning and MCI management.

Email: Christopher.Colwell@ucsf.edu