Benjamin Cooper, MD, MEd
Associate Program Director
Ben has been on faculty in the department of emergency medicine at McGovern Medical School since graduating from residency in 2015 at the UTSW/Parkland program in Dallas. He discovered medicine through a prior life as an engineer, and hasn’t looked back. He currently serves as the Associate Program Director and oversees all conference-related didactics. He is also co-creator of ECG Stampede, and lead author of ECG Stampede: A case-based curriculum in electrocardiography triage. In addition to over-ordering ECGs, Ben is passionate about medical education and aims to empower the next generation of emergency physicians to always do what’s right…especially when there’s a transvenous pacer involved.
Akshay “Sunny” Elagandhala, MD, MACM
Assistant Residency Program Director
Sunny trained in Emergency Medicine here at UTHealth Houston (2016-2019) and then left UT to do a two-year Medical Education Fellowship of his own at New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital (2019-2021). He found a love for teaching during his residency experiences and now oversees procedural education for the residency, directs the MS4 ECG elective, and serves as one of our core simulation faculty.