GSACEP Award Winners
Excellence in Emergency Medicine
CAPT John Devlin, MD, FACEP
CAPT John J. Devlin is the winner of this year’s Excellence in Emergency Medicine award. He earned his B.S. from Virginia Military Institute in 1995 and his M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2000. He completed the emergency medicine residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) before completing a joint fellowship program in Medical Toxicology at Emory University/Georgia Poison Center/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He then returned to NMCP as academic core faculty for 11 cumulative years, where he served as the program's research director, associate program director, and program director, training roughly half of the Navy's current emergency physicians.
CAPT Devlin’s operational assignments include service at Naval Submarine Base Bangor with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan, and as an augmentee to Joint Special Operations Command. His OCONUS service also includes deployments to Afghanistan, South/Central America aboard USNS COMFORT, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and as the Chief Medical Officer for EMU-10’s Role 2-Enhanced in Iraq. Most recently, CAPT Devlin became the specialty Leader and Consultant to the Surgeon General for Navy Emergency Medicine.
As a Force Surgeon, he served as the medical consultant to the Fleet Marine Force Atlantic Commander during the COVID-19 pandemic and Operation Allies Welcome. Additionally, CAPT Devlin serves on the Navy Operational Medicine Advisory Group, the Joint Trauma System’s Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, and is the US delegate to the NATO COMEDS Emergency Medicine Panel. CAPT Devlin is dive qualified, airborne qualified, and submarine medical officer qualified. He has received 11 personal awards, four unit commendations, and the Fleet Marine Force ribbon for his service. CAPT Devlin is married to Dr. Sanaz B. Devlin, and they have four children: Riley (17), Ryan (17), Shea (12), and Shane (12).
Senior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
COL Michael Perreault, MD
COL Michael Perreault is the winner of this year’s Senior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. COL Perreault is the Program Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship and Medical Director for the Emergency Medicine Physician’s Assistant Residency Program at Madigan Army Medical Center. Since arriving at MAMC, he has helped create a flourishing ultrasound curriculum in the Emergency Department, with an effective and patient teaching style that has allowed the residents to graduate with the competency and skills that allow them to be successful as attendings. Over the past 7 years, COL Perreault has led over 85 ultrasound courses across the United States and internationally, teaching hundreds of medical providers the skills and benefits of point-of-care ultrasonography, ultimately affecting the care of thousands of patients. Outside of creating and leading a strong ultrasound curriculum, he has served as a mentor for many national poster presentations and publications, and is a strong supporter of the MAMC research program. COL Perreault's dedication to education and the improvement of the field of emergency medicine has touched countless lives, and EM US at Madigan would not be the strong program it is without his years of dedication and hard work.
Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
CDR Sean Stuart, MD, FACEP
CDR Sean Stuart is the winner of this year’s Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. Relentless in his pursuit for furthering education in all aspects, his contributions have impacted the spectrum of learners. His engaging teaching style and use of novel teaching tools makes him a resident favorite on shift and an engaging lecturer. Dr. Stuart has designed a range of educational programs including a unique Academic Medicine rotation, an Introduction to Research elective, and monthly training labs for nurses and corpsmen. He has also created workshops on topics such as poster presentations, interactive presentations, and communication skills. Dr. Stuart is known as a consummate mentor, providing personalized feedback and mentorship to residents and staff, and overseeing practice sessions and publication submissions. Dr. Stuart has been an academic cornerstone not only for the emergency medicine residency program, but for the entirety of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and the DHA enterprise.
Medical Director Leadership Award
MAJ Adrianna Long, MD
MAJ Adrianna Long is this year’s winner of the Medical Director Leadership Award. Dr. Long is an Army emergency physician who enlisted at age 17 into the Florida Army National Guard as a paralegal. Her eight years of service in the Army National Guard included multiple humanitarian missions, as well as active duty time at MacDill Air Force Base and in Washington, D.C. She attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and completed her emergency medicine residency training in San Antonio. After training, she was stationed at Ft. Stewart, Georgia where she was promoted to the EMS director for the three years she was stationed there. She returned to San Antonio in 2019, where she has worked both as the medical director for the Brooke Army Medical Center Emergency Department and has been a member of the 745th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment (FRSD). She deployed to Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in 2021 for six months with the 745th FRSD. She is married with two children and enjoys running, camping, hunting, and fishing.
Rising Star Award
MAJ Justine Stremick, MD
MAJ Justine Stremick is the winner of this year’s Rising Star Award. Dr. Stremick grew up as part of a big family in a small town in North Dakota. She went on to play volleyball at the University of Notre Dame where she earned a B.S. in Mathematics. She took a year to travel and gain life experience before completing her MD/MPH&TM degree at Tulane University and matching into the emergency medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. Upon graduation she was assigned to Belvoir Army Community Hospital where she had a variety of unique military experiences including a deployment to Afghanistan where she earned a Bronze Star. She was also selected to compete internationally as part of the Armed Forces Volleyball Team, earning her recognition as the 2018 Female Army Soldier-Athlete of the Year. She currently works as an associate program director at Madigan. Dr. Stremick has been highly involved in the Government Services Chapter of ACEP, serving as the editor-in-chief of the GSACEP newsletter for the past 5 years and more-recently as a councilor and the chair of the PR&Advocacy committee. MAJ Stremick is married to Warren Scott and they have two wonderful children.
Veteran’s Advocate Award
Derrick Darnsteadt, MD, FACEP
Dr. Derrick Darnsteadt is the winner of this year’s Veteran’s Advocate Award. Dr. Darrnsteadt is a physician with the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical System. His expertise in critical care has made him a valuable teacher in his department, leading simulation training sessions for residents and staff. He has also streamlined the department's equipment for high-acuity low-occurrence procedures and prepared the hemorrhage response cart, pediatric equipment, cardiac pacing supplies, and airway cart. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Darnsteadt was instrumental in creating the airway and personal protective equipment (PPE) system, which was distributed to other VA hospitals throughout the nation. He is also active in the VA initiative of preparing prior corpsmen as Intermediate Care Technicians, helping with their procedural teaching and mentoring. Dr. Darnsteadt has been a significant asset to the VA, serving on the Emergency Management Committee, Commodities Committee, and Transfusion and Infusion Committee. His experience and leadership have played a vital role in the growth of his department and have earned him the trust and respect of his patients, especially veterans.
COL (Dr.) Dave Barry Fellowship in Emergency Medicine
CPT, Katey Osborne, MD
CPT Katey Osborne is the winner of this year’s COL (Dr.) Dave Barry Fellowship in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Osborne is a senior resident in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Madigan Army Medical Center. Academically and clinically she is excellent, but where she really shines is her inner drive to improve the specialty. She has shown a pattern throughout her short career of taking initiative and seeking out leadership positions in order to advocate for her peers. As a second-year resident, she was elected President of the Madigan Residency Council, where she advocated for the needs of her fellow residents and worked to improve the wellness of her colleagues. She was then selected as a chief resident, a testament to her hard work, dedication, and approachability and has also volunteered her time as a member of the awards committee that recognizes and nominates residents, attendings and support staff for outstanding achievement.
USU Senior Student Award
2LT Alexandra Crosswait and 2LT Andrew Dill are the winners of this year’s USU Senior Student Award.
2LT Crosswait grew up in Northern Virginia amidst a large military community and knew from an early age that she wanted to serve in the military. Her desire to become a doctor led her to pursue medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). With the help of her Army mentors at Dartmouth, she was able to commission from ROTC and continue on to USUHS. From peer leadership roles to extensive field training and trips to East Africa, the training and experiences she has received in the early stages of her career are unparalleled. As a future emergency medicine physician, she believes that the military, particularly the Army, offers some of the best training in the world and that Army medicine’s culture of excellence is matched by compassion and kindness, making the Army a truly special place. She is honored and excited to be joining the ranks of Army EM physicians and hopes to pass on the knowledge and compassion she has received from her mentors to her future patients.
2LT Andrew Dill is a dedicated and accomplished individual with a diverse background in both military service and medical education. With a passion for serving his country, he pursued his education at the United States Military Academy, where he earned a B.S. in Arabic Language. He initially branched infantry, completed Ranger school and deployed to Afghanistan, earning various prestigious awards including the Bronze Star. He then followed his passion for medicine and attended the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. 2LT Dill's unwavering dedication to his military service demonstrates his commitment to serving others and making a lasting impact. He is the father of three wild boys and is excited to begin residency at the Medical College of Georgia this summer.