Our Mission

We want to advance our mission of promoting healthier lives and assist in reducing the morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular diseases and stroke through evidenced-based learning and professional education as per the most current AHA guidelines and recommendations.

Our Core Values

  • Commitment to uphold a culture of excellence, honesty, fairness, openness, assistance, trust, respect, accountability, and integrity
  • Advance our mission of promoting healthier lives and assist in reducing the morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular diseases and stroke through evidenced-based learning and professional education as per the most current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines and recommendations
  • Uphold our company motto: “Enhancing, extending, and saving the lives of people by encouraging passionate and caring commitment” while bringing AHA science teaching and learning to life
  • Communicating with a honest and inspiring voice to make an extraordinary impact in individuals and communities

Our Company Code of Ethics

Palm Desert Resuscitation Education employees must understand, support and participate the following code of ethics:

  • Diligently ensure fairness with PDRE and AHA customers, employees, volunteers, suppliers, and competitors
  • Offer information that is truthful, entirely objective, appropriate, timely, and clear
  • Preserve complete confidentiality of information delegated to them by the PDRE, AHA or its customers except when otherwise legally obligated to disclose
  • Consistently endorse ethical and accountable behavior as a responsible associate among peers in the work environment
  • Be sincere and just in their conduct, including ethical handling of conflicts of interests between personal and professional relationships
  • Safeguard the proper use of company assets
  • Assume obligation for avoiding, identifying, and reporting all types of fraud
  • Conform with applicable government laws, rules and regulations

Our Affiliations

PDRE works with the best businesses in the community.

Our People – Meet Our Team

PDRE is steadfast in maintaining a positive and respectful work environment that values diversity among its constituents and upholding our company code of ethics and core values, where everyone has the chance to reach their peak potential.

We will regularly request feedback from our employees, customers, and volunteers to assess how we are living up to our code of ethics and core values.

Our constituents are given all of the opportunities to succeed in a foundation based on our non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination against and harassment of any employee, any applicant for employment, customers, and volunteers because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, disability or other merit and non-merit criteria.

Our Instructors

Our teams of dedicated professionals are widely experienced, fully qualified, and currently certified healthcare and non-healthcare instructors and educators holding varying advanced and up-to-date medical degrees and non-medical licenses and designations ranging from Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), Registered Nurse (RN), Masters in Medical Physiology (MMP), Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic (EMT-P), Firefighter, Respiratory Therapist (RT)/Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP), and other clinically pertinent healthcare qualifications in addition to high ranking positions in the respective fields as Owners, Executive Officers, Medical Directors, Program Directors, Multi-disciplinary Advanced Educators, Hospitalists, Chief Residents/Physicians, Director of Nursing (DON), Professional Development/Educator/Employee Health Coordinator, Educational Curriculum and Program Developer, Director of Human Resources and Safety, and Law Enforcement Credentials, and many more!

Our extensive and outstanding lineup of PDRE mentors, trainers, and preceptors have the following credentials:

  • CPR/AED, First Aid and Safety Training
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
    • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor
    • American Red Cross (ARC) First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor
    • Wilderness First Aid Instructor
  • Advanced Healthcare Education
    • Advanced Healthcare Educator
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor
    • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor
    • Critical Care Unit (CCU)/Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Instructor
    • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Instructor
  • Prehospital Medical Training and Emergency Medical Response
    • EMS/EMT/EMR Instructor
    • Emergency Medical Dispatch Certification (EMD) Instructor 
    • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Instructor
  • Nursing and Allied Health
    • Professional Development Coordinator/Educator/Employee Health
    • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Adjunct Instructor
    • Registered Nursing Director and Advanced Healthcare Educator
    • Respiratory Therapy (RT) Program Instructor
    • Registered Nurse (RN) Clinical Instructor
    • Registered Nurse (RN) Program Director
  • Specialty Medical Certification Programs
    • Respiratory Therapy (RT) Program Instructor
    • Ultrasound Teaching Assistant
    • Ultrasound Teaching Assistant
  • Educational Curriculum and Program Development
    • Educational Curriculum and Program Developer – American Heart Association (AHA)
    • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)/Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP)
  • Behavioral Health and Psychiatry
    • Management of Assaultive Behavior (MAB) Instructor
    • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Instructor
    • 5150 Certification (Riverside County) Psychiatric Emergencies
    • Sexual Harassment Training Certificate for Supervisors
    • Armstrong/Clark/Perez Certified – Training for Trainers
    • Effective Communication/Health Care Appliances-T4T Certified
    • Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPs) Instructor
    • Training in Intoxication Prevention (TIPs) Instructor
  • Standardized Testing
    • MCAT/DAT/OAT/PCAT Instructor and Curriculum Consultant
    • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1, Step 2, Step 2 CK, and Step 3
      • For Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Students and Postgraduate Residents and Fellows
    • HighYieldReview for ABIM and Physician Board Review Courses 
      • Includes MEDucation; Blogs; High Yield Review in Pulmonary and Critical Care, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Rheumatology, Hematology/Oncology, and Infectious Disease; and the Art of Medicine, Medicine Origins, History, and Lore
  • Tutoring and Coaching
    • Biology Teacher
    • Chemistry Teacher
    • Sciences, Medical and Clinical
    • Mathematics
    • Language Arts and Second Language
    • Other Study/Organizational Skills
    • Teaching Assistant, Learning and Assistance Services
  • Miscellaneous Training and Discipline
    • Law Enforcement and Security Guard Instructor
    • Master Instructor in NRA Firearms, Law Enforcement Firearms, DOJ, Anti-Terrorism, and Security Guard
    • Licensed Childcare Provider in Mental Health
    • Certified Reflexologist
    • PMAB Instructor
    • Tui Tu Chi Instructor

Here are some of PDRE’s talented instructors and educators:

Ryan Nuqui, MD

Owner & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE),
Southern California Nursing Academy, Inc (SoCal Nursing),
Replenish 360 A Division of PDRE LLC (Replenish 360), and
Allure A Medically Directed Spa, Inc. (Allure)

AHA Regional Faculty, State of California (CA) and Nevada (NV)

Western States Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Education Subcommittee Member

A Leader in Multidisciplinary American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross (ARC) Education, Development, and Regulation: Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

In addition, he is also an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor Mentor, a STABLE Instructor, and instructor of other advanced healthcare courses.

Future instructor certifications in Fetal Heart Monitoring Course by Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and Acute Trauma Life Support (ATLS) by the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) will be available by 2020.

Dr. Nuqui is passionate in providing professional and enjoyable AHA, AAP, American Red Cross (ARC) and other authorized and accredited instructional healthcare/non-healthcare classes, courses, seminars, and continuing medical education to observe, assess, evaluate, and coach students from the most experienced healthcare providers to the novice lay rescuers.

EDUCATION: Dr. Ryan Nuqui received his Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Biology at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences on June 2007. His passion for medicine then took him to Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) where he earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree on June 2013 and had clinical clerkship training in different ACGME-affiliated hospitals and outpatient clinics across the United States. He has sat and successfully passed the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLEs) and is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). He is also continuing his medical education with a Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree from the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst which offers the opportunity to shift his focus from the medical management of individual patients to the leadership skills required to respond to public health concerns of communities in the local, state, or national level.
WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Dr. Nuqui has always aspired to be an MD and then eventually start medically relevant business ventures, such as the acclaimed Intravenous (IV) Hydration Therapy and Wellness Clinic Replenish 360 A Division of PDRE LLC (R360), and be a part-time healthcare educator. He is also the Owner & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE LLC), an AHA Regional Faculty for the State of California (CA) and Nevada (NV), and a Leader in Multidisciplinary American Heart Association (AHA) Education, Development, and Regulation in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). In addition, he is also an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor Mentor, a STABLE Instructor, and instructor of other advanced healthcare courses. He is still currently involved in some clinical and non-clinical associations in outpatient medical settings in Palm Desert, Redlands, Hemet, Rancho Cucamonga, Lake Forest, and Claremont, CA providing support to successfully grow medical groups and independent physician associations (IPAs) in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine as an associate clinical administrator, manager and chief super-user/IT for some of the company’s electronic health record programs. As a businessman and entrepreneur, Dr. Nuqui is also the Founder, Medical Director, and CEO for Southern California Nursing Academy, Inc. in Palm Desert, CA and currently has future projects in other health and wellness related companies, such as those in intravenous hydration therapy and anti-aging programs in facial aesthetics and cosmetics. He is Replenish 360’s Founder and CEO as well as Allure A Medically Directed Spa’s Co-Founder, CEO, and Administrator/Manager.

Ramsey Hasan, MD, MBA, FACEP

  • CREDENTIAL SUMMARY:
    • Executive and Board Member
      • President and CEO
      • Vice President and Chief Medical Officer CMO
      • Board of Directors
    • Board Certified, American Board of Emergency Medicine
    • FACEP, Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians Licensed Physician – State of Texas, California, and Hawaii
    • Chairman Department of Emergency Medicine
    • Hospital Chief of Staff/Medical Director
    • Head of Department / Head of Trauma Center Operations
    • Chief Medical Information Officer CMIO
    • Physician Surveyor
    • Locum Tenens Emergency Medicine Physician
    • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor, American Heart Association (AHA)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor, American Heart Association (AHA)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider, American College of Surgeons (ACOS)
    • Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) Provider, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider, American Heart Association (AHA)

  • EDUCATION:
    • University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA – MBA (2007 – 2008)
    • National University of Singapore (NUS) – MBA (2007 – 2008)
    • University of Colorado Denver, CO – Doctor of Medicine (MD) (1989 – 1993)
    • University of California Davis – BS, Genetics – Focus on Molecular Genetics (1984 – 1989)

    • WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
      • His Medical Licensure, Certifications, and Accreditations include:
        • Board Certified, American Board of Emergency Medicine
        • FACEP, Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians Licensed Physician – State of Texas, California, and Hawaii
        • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor, American Heart Association (AHA)
        • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor, American Heart Association (AHA)
        • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider, American College of Surgeons (ACOS)
        • Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) Provider, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
        • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider, American Heart Association (AHA)
      • His Work Experience is tremendously extensive and include:
        • The Joint Commission/ Joint Commission International JCI (November 2011 thru Current)
          • Physician Surveyor
            • Quality and safety surveyor of clinical facilities throughout the world.
            • Responsible for hospital accreditation and reaccreditation surveys.
            • Experienced surveyor for Academic Medical Centers, EMS Emergency Medical Service Transport accreditation surveys, Ambulatory Clinics, and CCPC Clinical Care Program Certification Surveys.
          • Accomplishments:
            • Surveyed hospitals in over 30 countries including China, India, Brazil and Europe.
            • JCI Team Leader
            • Preceptor and trainer for new physician surveyors
        • United Family Intermed Hospital, Mongolia (July 2015 thru Jan 2017)
          • President and CEO
            • Chief executive managing a new private tertiary hospital that is the first digit hospital in the country
            • Responsible for the promotion and development of a western style private hospital
            • Managing the administrative, clinical, educational and human resource development of 300 employees.
          • Accomplishments:
            • Implemented over 250 policies across the organization in preparation for JCI accreditation
            • Launched a satellite clinic in the city center.
            • Developed a performance-based evaluation system for clinicians that tracks quality indicators
            • Developed a risk management and quality improvement framework to track and trend development
            • Trained all staff in Basic Life Support CPR resuscitation skills based on American Heart Association BLS
        • Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Honolulu, HI (January 2013 thru March 2014)
          • Vice President and Chief Medical Officer CMO
            • Corporate Chief Medical Officer for the fourth largest public health system in the United States, that included:
              • 12 hospitals and over 4,000 employees.
            • Under the general direction of the President and Chief Executive Officer providing leadership to promote high quality, cost effective medical care throughout the HHSC system in Hawaii.
            • Chief administrative leader responsible for clinical quality within the organization.
            • Provided clinical insight to help guide the strategic direction and integration of patient care services across the organization.
            • Oversaw physician adoption and integration of health information technology throughout the HHSC system.
            • Director of Risk management and director of quality reported directly to CMO.
            • Served as liaison to present clinical and quality updates at monthly corporate board meetings.
          • Accomplishments:
            • Created system wide nursing and physician advisory groups.
            • Organized quality and safety initiatives that included mock facility surveys and development of policies.
            • Coordinated risk management activity across the organization with the corporate risk manager and legal counsel.
        • Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Honolulu, HI (March 2012 thru March 2014)
          • Chief Medical Information Officer CMIO
            • Served as CMIO for a 12-hospital system implementing a new information technology system EMR.
            • Oversaw physician adoption and integration of health information technology throughout the HHSC system.
            • Responsible for the development of order sets and creation of an advisory group.
            • Organized monthly updates to executive leadership, clinical staff and the corporate board on the EMR development and implementation.
          • Accomplishments:
            • Implemented processes and polices to organize the placement of an system wide EMR
            • Championed and successfully launched standardized physician order sets across multiple specialties and departments.
            • Chaired a monthly multidisciplinary corporate advisory group made of regional representatives from across the health
        • InterHealth Canada, Toronto, ON (November 2009 thru Jan 2011)
          • Head of Department / Head of Trauma Center Operations, Rashid Trauma Center – Dubai
            • Oversaw Trauma Center Operations in the Regions largest Trauma Center with 56 emergency department beds, 280 Emergency doctors and nurses and an annual emergency patient volume of 156,000.
            • Responsible for the promotion of optimal trauma care in the context of regionalized trauma care system through clinical activities, professional and public education and quality improvement activities regarding trauma patients.
            • Managed the administrative, educational and human resource development of the Trauma center and served as the interim residency director for a newly developed Emergency medicine residency program.
            • Organized and led three new task groups focused on quality care improvement goals and organized and chaired a multi-disciplinary trauma committee group aimed at achieving and maintaining level one trauma center status.
            • Project leader and Executive team liaison for developing Pediatric care inter-hospital agreements and policies between the Trauma center and two sister hospitals within the Dubai Health Authority.
          • Accomplishments
            • Implemented new policies and directives to successfully achieve Joint Commission International JCI accreditation in October 2010
            • Organized a monthly nursing symposium to meet the educational needs and requirements of the 200 nursing staff employed in department
            • Chaired a hospital wide FEMA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis on patient flow and a Root Cause Analysis on financial barriers in patient care.
            • Championed and successfully launched the development of standing orders for patient care within the trauma center which dramatically improved efficiency and flow.
            • Founding member of the hospitals first RRC Research regulatory committee
            • Developed and implemented a physician educational needs survey which led to the creation of an annual educational plan based upon the analyzed results of the survey.
            • Organized and successfully achieved facility Arab board certification as a training center for resident doctors
            • Interviewed and hired 22 new physicians for the Trauma center in the last 10 months.
        • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Hamad Medical Center, Doha, Qatar (August 2008 – August 2009)
          • Medical Director
            • Managed a $100 million partnership project between UPMC International and Commercial Services Division and Hamad Medical Center Qatar International focused on enhancement of the clinical services of Hamad Hospital.
            • Supervised an emergency services enhancement project combining clinical, educational and strategic planning initiatives and directed a team of physicians and nurses focused on planning and improving clinical operations.
        • Castle Medical Center / Adventist West Health System, Kailua, HI (April 1998 – July 2008)
          • Hospital Chief of Staff/Medical Director (January 2005 – July 2008)
            • Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee, Member Hospital Board of Directors and the Hospital Finance Committee, accountable for strategic planning and for leading the development of policies and procedures.
            • Responsible for facilitation of process improvement, coordination of regulatory compliance and direction of ongoing initiatives for hospital operations in addition to ensuring services are delivered efficiently and effectively.
            • Provided direction and oversight to operations, finance and revenue cycle, business planning and patient education services and programs ensuring execution of strategies and tactics to support annual and long-term goals.
          • Chairman Department of Emergency Medicine (January 2000 – December 2006)
            • Responsible for the oversight of emergency department operations including strategic planning, process improvement, staff professional development / education, physician recruitment, and Joint Commission compliance.
            • Developed an organizational structure to assure the provision of high quality, cost-efficient care and the successful execution of organization-wide performance improvement activities.
        • Adventist West Corporation
          • Board of Directors, Castle Medical Center, Hawaii, USA (January 2006 – July 2008)
            • Voting member of the hospital board of directors
        • HEPA, Inc. (Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc.), Kailua, HI (January 2004 – December 2006)
          • Vice President
            • Managed the operations of a private medical group with 50 employees including budget development, human resource management, strategic planning, risk management, and monitoring physician performance indicators.
            • Directed and supported marketing, operations, financial management, quality initiatives, regulatory compliance and system integration in addition to establishing operational procedures to ensure the efficiency of care.
        • Kaiser Hospital, Kaiser Corporation Fresno, CA (September 1997 – March 1998)
          • Locum Tenens Emergency Medicine Physician
            • Full time Emergency Physician for a six month assignment at a 169 bed hospital
        • Hilo Medical Center, Hilo HI (July 1997 – September 1997)
          • Locum Tenens Emergency Emergency Physician
            • Three month assignment as an Emergency Physician
        • University of Texas at Houston Hermann Hospital, Houston TX (February 1997 – July 1997)
          • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
            • Accountable for the education of medical students and residents at a Level One Trauma Center, 723 bed teaching hospital in addition to directing patient care of the trauma, pediatrics, and emergency medicine departments.
        • University of Texas, Houston, TX July 1993 – January 1997
          • Residency, Emergency Medicine
      • His Publications varies in the following:
        • Ezzat, A., Kahlout, B., Hasan, R., Fentanyl Transdermal Therapy System (TTS Patch) for Post Traumatic Blunt Chest Injury J Emerg Med Trauma & Acute Care publication Fall 2009
        • Hasan, R., Challenger EM Ultrasound: Fundamentals for emergency and acute care physicians (review article) J Emerg Med Trauma & Aute Care. 2008 September; 8 (3): 201
        • Hasan, R., Hiccup Treatment Urgent Care Journal 2007 Vol. 2, No.3:9 Hasan, R., Trick of the Trach Emerg Med 2006 38(5):6
        • Hasan, R., Foreign Body Extraction Emerg Med 2001 33(12): 6
      • His Volunteer Medical Experience include:
        • Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem (November 1994 – December 1994)
          • Eight week clinical experience as a volunteer physician caring for emergency patients and teaching CPR courses.
        • Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, South Africa (January 1995 – February 1995)
          • Eight week clinical experience as a volunteer physician caring for underprivileged children in the pediatric emergency department.
        • National Health Service Corp, Rural CO (Summer 1991)
          • Six week Health Promotion Disease Prevention project serving as a volunteer medical student on a United States Federally-funded health care project for underprivileged migrant workers.
    • We are proud to have Dr. Hasan as our experienced and senior licensed Emergency Medicine Physician and Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Uneeb Qureshi, MD

    • CREDENTIAL SUMMARY:
      • Ear Nose and Throat (ENT/Otolaryngology) Resident/Physician
      • Advanced Healthcare Educator
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
      • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor
      • Wilderness First Aid Instructor 
      • MCAT/DAT/OAT/PCAT Instructor and Curriculum Consultant
      • Ultrasound Teaching Assistant
      • Ultrasound Teaching Assistant
      • Chemistry Teacher
      • Teaching Assistant, Learning and Assistance Services 

    • EDUCATION:
      • Dr. Qureshi completed his Bachelors of Science with Honors in Biochemistry on May 2011 at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD with a Thesis in Magnetic and Electronic Properties of Half-Heusler Alloys and Minor in Astronomy, and Rhetoric (ELT Program Scholar, 2009).
      • He then continued his Pre-Health Specialized Studies on May 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
      • His Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree was completed on May 2018 at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. He was a Medical Officer for the United States Public Health Service (Indian Health Service) and a Class of 2018 Academic Representative.

    • WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
      • Dr. Qureshi is currently an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT/Otolaryngology) Medical Resident who has completed clinical training in Orthopedic Surgery at the White River Service Unit (Indian Health Service) in Whitriver, AZ; General Surgery at the Quentin Burdick Memorial Hospital (Indian Health Service) in Belcourt, ND; Surgical Preliminary at Kaiser-Permanente (Fontana)/Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) in Colton, CA; and Neurology/ICU at Loma Linda University (LLU) Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA.
      • His Medical Licensure, Certifications, and Accreditations include:
        • USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and CS
        • NRP, BLS, ACLS, PALS, and Battlefield Acupuncture Provider
        • ACLS, PALS, BLS, and Wilderness First Aid Instructor
      • His Teaching Experience is immense and include:
        • Kaplan Test Prep Admissions (July 2013 – Present)
          • MCAT/DAT/OAT/PCAT Instructor and Curriculum Consultant, 2013 – Present
          • Summer Intensive Program Director (Emory University, Atlanta, GA), 2017
        • American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross (ARC), National Capital Area Chapter (April 2007 – Present)
          • BLS, ACLS, PALS and Wilderness First Aid Instructor
        • Department of Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD (October 2016 – May 2018)
          • Ultrasound Teaching Assistant
        • Department of Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD (August 2017 – September 2017)
          • Clinical Skills Teaching Assistant
        • Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD (July 2017 – September 2017)
          • Anatomy Teaching Assistant
        • Teach for America, Greater Philadelphia Corps, LEAP Academy Charter School, Camden, NJ
          • Chemistry Teacher, District Teacher of the Month
          • New Jersey Teaching License (Alt. Rout), 2012
          • ETS Excellence Award (Praxis II Science)
        • College of Life Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park (January 2010 – May 2011)
          • Teaching Assistant, Learning and Assistance Services
      • His Publications varies in the following:
        • Journal Articles
          • Second Annual DC Public Health Case Challenge: Supporting Adult Involvement in Adolescent Health and Education.
          • Discussion Paper, Institute of Medicine, Washington DC.
        • Academic books and Chapters
          • MCAT General Chemistry Review Notes. A Macnow, Ed, Pasadena, CA: Kaplan Publishing 2014.
          • “Organic Chem Passage II: Aldehydes and Ketones,” “General chem Passage I: Acids and Bases,” and “Gneral Chem Passage II: Solubility” in Kaplan MCAT 528, D Pooran-Kublall, Ed. Pasadena, CA: Kaplan Publishing, 2014.
        • Conference Presentations
          • Cardiovascular Physiology of TMR. 14th Annual Coastal Cardiac Conference. Cambridge, MD. February 27, 2010.
          • The Influence of Familiarity on FOK for Titles and Melodies of Music with and without Lyrics. Presented at The Joint Meeting of the Experimental Psychological Society and Psychonomic Society, Edinburgh, Scotland.
        • Web-based Publications
          • “Enthalpy” and “Entropy.” Wyzant Resources – Chemistry. Wyzant. 15 February 2013. Web. 27 Mar 2016.
        • Fiction Publications
          • Origin: revelation. Scotts Valley, CA: Creatspace Publishing, 2009.
          • Origin: Eternity’s End. Charleston, SC: Booksurge Publishing, 2007.
      • His Professional and Scholarly Activities include:
        • Research Associate, Department of Otolaryngology, Tripler Army Medical Center, 2016 – Present
        • Finalist, Simon Games (Case Competitions), Simon School of Business, University of Rochester, 2014
        • Academic Associate, Department of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2013-2014
        • Research Associate, Department of Surgery, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, 2009 – 2010
        • Research Associate, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland Medical Systems, 2007 – 2008
        • Research Associate, Department of Psychology, American University, 2006 – 2007 
      • His Military Qualifications include:
        • Primary Specialty: Health Services Officer
        • Secondary Specialty: Physician
        • Additional Skills: Master Fitness Trainer (U.S. Army, 2015), Battlefield Acupuncture (U.S. Air Force, 2017)
      • His Awards, Honors, & Decorations include:
          • Arnold Gold Humanism Honor Society, Inductee, 2017
          • COL Cliff Lutz Memorial Honor Platoon, Operation Bushmaster, 2017
          • Honor Squadron, OBC 98, USPHS, 2017
          • Presidential Unit Citation, Ebola Crisis in West Africa and the United States, 2015
    • We are proud to have Dr. Qureshi as our respected and wonderful Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) as well as an instructor in American Red Cross (ARC) First Aid CPR AED.

Ahmed Hassan (“Ajay”) Hariri, MSN, BSN, RN, EMT 

    • CREDENTIAL SUMMARY:
      • Registered Nursing Director and Advanced Healthcare Educator
      • Professional Development Coordinator/Educator/Employee Health
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
      • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor
      • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Adjunct Instructor
      • Registered Nurse (RN) Clinical Instructor

    • EDUCATION:
      • Mr. Hariri graduated from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, Washington in the College of Bothell on March 2014.
      • He then continued his postgraduate education and received his Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems from the Gran Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.
      • Before pursuing nursing and leadership positions, he actually began his career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) when he finished his Emergency Skills Major at the Riverside College CA (RCC) in 1998. He and his Family moved to Washington State where he began his Nursing Assistant Curriculum (NAC) at Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, WA. In 2006, he completed his Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at Lake Washington Technical College before transitioning into his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Nursing.
      • Mr. Hariri is certified in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

    • WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
      • Mr. Hariri is a current licensed Registered Nurse (RN) by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
      • His professional experience is vast and rich in the following:
        • Vibra Medical Rehabilitation Hospital (Rancho Mirage, CA) – Rancho Mirage Director – Educator/Employee Health RN. May 2018 to Current.
        • College of the Desert/COD (Palm Desert, CA) Registered Nurse (RN)/Certified Nurse Assistant (CN-A) Instructor (Adjunct Instructor). January 2018 to Current.
        • San Dimas Community Hospital (San Dimas, CA) – Director/Nurse Educator Medical Surgical/Telemetry. September 2017 to May 2018.
        • Desert Regional Medical Center/DRMC (Palm Springs, CA) – Educator/Manager Float Pool. April 2016 to August 2017.
        • Loma Linda University Medical Center/LLU (Loma Linda, CA) – Supervisor/Educator/Staff RN August 2014 to March 2016.
        • Desert Regional Medical Center/DRMC (Palm Springs, CA) – Staff RN Per Diem. May 2014 to August 2017.
        • Emerald Heights Skills Nursing (Redmond, WA) – ADNS/Director of Education. 2009 December to April 2014.
        • Evergreen Hospital Medical Center (Kirkland, WA) – Charge/Staff RN/Education Full Time and Per Diem. 2007 to 2014.
        • Life Care Center of Kirkland Skilled Nursing (Kirkland, WA) – Staff Educator/Charge RN Part Time. August 2005 to August 2006.
        • Lake Washington Technical College (Kirkland, WA) – Clinical Nursing Instructor LVN/CNA/RN. 2006 to 2009.
        • Volunteers of America Western Washington (Everett, WA) – Lead NAC/Patient Advocate. 1999 to 2005.
        • American Medical Response/AMR (Moreno Valley, CA) – Clinical Nursing Instructor. 1998-1999.
      • His honors, certification, professional memberships, and awards include:
        • 2018 Certified AHA BLS Instructor
        • 2016 Daisy award nominee
        • 2014 Daisy award nominee
        • 2011 Nursing Excellence award winner, Emerald Heights
        • 2010 Supervisor of the Year, Life Care Center of Kirkland
        • 2007 Employee of the Year, Evergreen Hospital
        • 2006 Recognized in Leadership Awards, Life Care Center of Kirkland
        • 2005 Recognized in Leadership Awards, Life Care Center of Kirkland
        • 2005-Pre American Nurses Association (ANA), Washington State
        • 2001 Employee of the Year, Volunteers of America Western Washington
        • 1997 President’s Award, High School Class
    • We are proud to have Mr. Hariri as our valued and brilliant Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED.
    • He is also an Adjunct Instructor for College of the Desert (COD) and Southern California Nursing Academy (SoCal Nursing)’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP) in Palm Desert, CA.

Natalie Awad, RN

    • CREDENTIAL SUMMARY:
      • Registered Nurse (RN)
      • Director of Nursing (DON)
      • Co-Director of Continued Care Nursing Services (CCRN)
      • Registered Nurse (RN) Program Director and Instructor
      • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)/Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP)
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
      • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
      • 5150 Certification (Riverside County) Psychiatric Emergencies
      • Sexual Harassment Training Certificate for Supervisors
      • Armstrong/Clark/Perez Certified-ˇTraining for Trainers
      • Effective Communication/Health Care Appliances-T4T Certified
      • CPI-Nonviolent Crisis intervention training certified

    • EDUCATION:
      • Mrs. Awad completed her nursing career when she completed her studies at the Excelsior College in Albany, New York on September 2010.
      • She finished with her Associate of Science Degree in Registered Nursing at the College of the Desert (COD) in Palm Desert, CA.
      • She is in progress of completing her Bachelor of nursing Science-RN-MSN Program from the University of Texas (UT)/Arlington.

    • WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
      • Mrs. Awad is the Co-Director of Continued Care Nursing Services (CCRN), which was established in 1998.
        • It is a branch from U Care, We Care Home Health Services that originated in Laguna Niguel, CA. CCRN nurses and caregivers work with clients at home or in the hospital and collaborate with physicians and families to ensure safe and effective care is being provided. CCRN has taken a new role in health care, prevention and wellness in order to provide optimal care and prevent unnecessary injury, relapse or hospital admission by offering R.N. Evaluation (Initial Visit), R.N. On Call, R.N. Visits (Prepaid) and Caregiving Services.
      • Mrs. Awad has had the distinct opportunity to serve the aging Veteran population in the West Los Angeles area in Southern California for the past 20 years. Now, she continues her work with various health care professionals throughout the Coachella Valley.
      • She has been a Director of Nursing (DON) at ManorCare Health Services in Palm Desert, CA that provides individualized post-hospital skilled nursing care.
      • Previously, she has also functioned to aid those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction and those suffering from mental illness while working at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA.
      • Her work history also include the following:
        • Patton State Hospital (Patton, CA) – Registered Nurse. May 2016.
        • State of California Veterans Home (Los Angeles, CA) – Lateral Transfer. March 2013.
        • Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (Blythe, CA) – Lateral Transfer. November 2010.
        • Stars Behavioral Health Prior to Telecare Corp (Riverside and San Bernardino County) – Director of Nursing (DON) in the Psychiatric/PHF Unit. July 2010.
        • Accent Care (Rancho Mirage, CA) – Client Care Manager in the Worker’s Compensation Division. December 2011.
        • Betty Ford Center (Rancho Mirage, CA) – Admission Counselor. November 2004.
        • U Care, We Care Home Health Services – Director/Supervisor in the South Orange County Area. September 1998. 
    • We are proud to have Mrs. Awad as our esteemed and marvelous Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, Basic Life Support (BLS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
    • She is also the Registered Nurse (RN) Program Director and Instructor for Southern California Nursing Academy (SoCal Nursing)’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP).

Robert Garcia, EMT-P, Firefighter Paramedic

    • CREDENTIAL SUMMARY:
      • Firefighter/Paramedic
      • Advanced Healthcare Educator
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
      • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) InstructorAmerican Heart Association (AHA) Training Center Faculty (TCF)
      • Educational Curriculum and Program Developer

    • EDUCATION:
      • Mr. Garcia’s education and experience intersect at the examination of and advocacy for work and service in human life.
      • Mr. Garcia completed his B.A. in Philosophy in 2013 at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). His Focus was on Political Philosophy, with an emphasis on Kant, Marx, and Nietzsche. While at UCR, he also completed a minor in Religious Studies and graduated Cum Laude.
      • He then completed is M.A. in Philosophy in 2016 at California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA). His Focus was on Logic, Analytical Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Science. He fulfilled his thesis in Political Philosophy and received Special Recognition in Graduate Studies Award at honors convocation.

    • WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
      • As a Firefighter Paramedic since 2003, Mr. Garcia responded to alarms in the City of Palm Desert such as entering burning structures to extinguish fires, rescuing victims, and performing emergency medical care.
      • He has been an instructor in Adult and Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support since 2002, which he has since developed a curriculum development for the respective American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center.
      • His Awards and Acknowledgements include:
        • L2881 Executive Board Award
          • January 2019: This award was granted for outstanding service to the labor organization. First elected to office in 2016 as a Rank and File Representative, appointment to the political action committee in 2017, and elected to Deputy Finance Director in 2018. L2881 has provided me the legal, political, and financial training to navigate the dynamic challenges of the contemporary political landscape.
    • We are proud to have Mr. Garcia as our honored and fabulous Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) as well as our American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center Faculty (TCF).

James (“Jim”) Brady

    • CREDENTIAL SUMMARY:
      • Director of Human Resources and Safety
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
      • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor 
      • American Red Cross (ARC) First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor
      • Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPs) Instructor
      • Training in Intoxication Prevention (TIPs) Instructor

    • EDUCATION:
      • Mr. Brady completed his Bachelors of Science (BS) in Business Administration with a Concentration in Production Management and Employment Law at Utah State University.
      • He previously worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) before pursuing training and instructing in American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross (ARC) First Aid, CPR and AED.
      • He has been also trained in providing Intervention Procedures (TIPs) and Intoxication Prevention (TIPs).

    • WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
      • Mr. Brady is a current certified instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED.
      • His professional experience is vast and rich in the following:
        • Ridge Golf Courses (Auburn, CA) – Director of Human Resources and Safety. September 2014 to April 2019.
          • Directed all aspects of human resources
          • Risk management
            • CPR/AED Heartsaver training
            • TIPS
            • Worked directly with the directors of Elite Golf, self-insured program
            • Managed all workers’ compensation issues from claim to settlement
            • Established safety training programs
              • Safety committee
              • Inspections, reports and safety meeting requirements
          • Pebble Beach Company (Pebble Beach, CA) – Workers’ Compensation Manager. 2002 to 2014.
          • Squaw Valley Ski Corporation (Squaw Valley, CA) – Human Resources and Safety Director. 2000 to 2002.
            • Directed all aspects of human resources
            • Risk Management
              • Collaborated with Ski Patrol and liability insurance companies to developed new safety procedures to reduce risk exposure
              • Interfaced between injured parties, attorneys and insurance companies to control losses.
              • Developed safety incentives and post offer physical exam for physically demanding positions
              • Handled all workers’ compensation issues from claim to settlement
      • His volunteer experience is praiseworthy in the following:
        • Monterey County Hospitality Association Education Board
        • Special Olympic Softball Coach
        • Community Emergency Response Team CERT with Cal Fire at Pebble Beach, CA
        • Donner Summit, CA Fire Department, Part time Paid Engineer
        • California Ski Area Association HR and Risk Management Committee Chairman
  • We are proud to have Mr. Brady as our appreciated and marvelous Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED.
  • In addition, he is Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE)’s instructor and trainer in providing Intervention Procedures (TIPs) and Intoxication Prevention (TIPs).

Ron Cwik, RCP

    • CREDENTIAL SUMMARY:
      • Master of Physiology and Advanced Healthcare Educator – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
      • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor
      • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor
      • Critical Care Unit (CCU)/Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Instructor
      • Respiratory Therapy (RT) Program Instructor
      • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Instructor
      • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Instructor
      • Emergency Medical Dispatch Certification (EMD) Instructor 
      • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Instructor
  • We are proud to have Mr. Cwik as our brilliant and esteemed Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
  • In addition, he is Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE)’s instructor and trainer in Critical Care Unit (CCU)/Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Respiratory Therapy (RT) Program, Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS), Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Emergency Medical Dispatch Certification (EMD), and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Instructor.

Patrick Herling, DO

    • CREDENTIAL SUMMARY:
      • Emergency Medicine Resident/Physician – Eisenhower Medical Center (EMC) in Rancho Mirage, CA
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
      • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor
    • We are proud to have Dr. Herling as our accomplished and competent Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED.

Giovanni Romanini, EMT-P

    • CREDENTIAL SUMMARY:
      • Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Costa Rica
      • Spanish Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
      • Spanish Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor
      • Spanish American Red Cross (ARC) First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor
    • We are proud to have Mr. Romanini as our experienced and resourceful Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) instructor in Spanish American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED as well as our Spanish American Red Cross (ARC) First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor.

Shin Kang, EMT and EMT/EMR Instructor

    • CREDENTIAL SUMMARY:
      • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
      • Firefighter Experience
      • EMS/EMT/EMR Instructor
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
      • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor
      • American Red Cross (ARC) First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor

    • EDUCATION:
      • Mr. Kang has Associate Degrees in Fire Technology and Licensed Vocational Nursing including Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Fighter, and Licensed Vocational Nursing Certificates.

    • WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
      • With 14 years of emergency medical service (EMS) and 4 years firefighting experience, Mr. Kang is dedicated in his passion as an Emergency Medical Technician and Public Safety Officer Supervisor at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA and volunteers his time as a Firefighter at the Fire Station #86 in Indio, CA.
      • Moreover, he is a current EMS/EMT/EMR instructor at College of the Desert (COD) in Palm Desert, CA since September 2015. He is also a part-time EMS/EMT/EMR instructor  Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, CA.
      • At Palm Desert Resuscitation Education (PDRE), Mr. Kang is a part-time BLS instructor and is securing a position as a Advanced Life Support instructor to utilize his EMS, communication, and leadership skills.
    • We are proud to have Mr. Kang as our amazing Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED.

Thomas Gill, Law Enforcement and Security Guard Instructor

    • CREDENTIAL SUMMARY:
      • Manager and Chief Instructor for Professional Security Academy (PSA) in Palm Desert, CA
      • Law Enforcement Credentials
      • Law Enforcement and Security Guard Instructor
      • Master Instructor in NRA Firearms, Law Enforcement Firearms, DOJ, Anti-Terrorism, and Security Guard
      • Licensed Childcare Provider in Mental Health
      • Certified Reflexologist
      • PMAB Instructor
      • Tui Tu Chi Instructor

    • EDUCATION:
      • Mr. Thomas Gill has been involved in servitude and worked in the Army and Law enforcement for many years. He has advance knowledge and training in numerous fields.
      • He went to school for his Bachelor Degree in Sociology at the University of Texas (UT) at Tyler and went on to pursue a career in Law Enforcement for his post-certification.
      • He also studied Cultural Difference and Kung Fu in China for sometime.

    • WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
      • Mr. Gill not only has Law Enforcement Credentials but he is a Master Instructor in NRA Firearms, Law Enforcement Firearms, DOJ, Anti-Terrorism, and Security Guard.
      • Moreover, he is a licensed Childcare Provider in Mental Health, Certified Reflexologist, PMAB Instructor, and Tui Tu Chi Instructor for over 30 years.
      • As far as his affiliation with Palm Desert Resuscitation Education, he is the manager and head instructor for Professional Security Academy (PSA) in Palm Desert, CA where he teaches American Heart Association (AHA) First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS).
      • His interests are many but he enjoys shooting, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and Kung Fu.
    • We are proud to have Mr. Kang as our incredible Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE) instructor in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED.

Joining our exceptional PDRE family:

Aaron Smith, MD

EDUCATION: Dr. Aaron Smith graduated from Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) on June 2013. He then completed an Internal Medicine (IM) Residency at Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island, NY on 2016 and has been practicing as a Hospitalist ever since.
WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Once he completed his licensure and board certification in Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine, ABIM), Dr. Smith became a Hospitalist for CEP America and now works in the underserved areas of Northern California, including the Central and San Joaquin Valleys. He has worked for and practiced at Adventist Health and Dignity Health in Northern California among some of the community and private hospital systems he has been privileged and affiliated with. His interests are in critical care medicine, critical care ultra sound, airway management, academic medicine, and especially cosmetics and facial esthetics. Dr. Smith is the President of Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE), the Medical Director of Replenish 360 A Division of PDRE LLC (R360), as well as Allure, A Medically Directed Spa’s Co-Founder, Principal Owner, and Medical Director. He is a proud member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE). In addition, since he also enjoys admitting and treating patients in the emergency department, critical care units, and working with acutely ill patients, he enjoys high-quality critical care teaching as part-time American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS instructor at PDRE. Moreover, he has extended his passion for teaching medicine by creating PDRE’s affiliate HighYieldReview for ABIM and Physician Board Review Courses which includes MEDucation; Blogs; High Yield Review in Pulmonary and Critical Care, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Rheumatology, Hematology/Oncology, and Infectious Disease; and the Art of Medicine, Medicine Origins, History, and Lore.                                   

Harsharandeep (“Harry”) S. Sanghera, MD

EDUCATION: Dr. Harry Sanghera completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biotechnology with a minor in Chemistry, emphasis in Business at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California from 2005 to 2008. Subsequently, he obtained his Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree from Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Netherlands Antilles on May 2012. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at New Hanover Regional Medical Center/Internal Medicine Residency in Wilmington, NC.
WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS: He wants to provide excellent care in internal medicine using a thirst for knowledge, efficiency, and dedication. He is currently a Hospitalist at Pomona Valley Hospital in Southern California close to where he grew up and will be a part-time American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS and PALS instructor at PDRE.

Julio Alfaro, MD

EDUCATION: Dr. Alfaro finished his Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree at the Universidad de El Salvador in El Salvador, San Salvador on 2003. He was a licensed practicing Emergency Medicine Physician for a couple of years in El Salvador, San Salvador.
WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Dr. Alfaro has about 10 years of experience as a medical and clinical educator teaching anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, healthcare communication, healthcare law and ethics, public health, phlebotomy and hematology, medical office procedure, and Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid by the American Heart Association (AHA). He is PDRE’s main Spanish AHA instructor for the Basic  Life Support (BLS), Heartsaver CPR, AED use, and First Aid classes, which he teaches with the goal of creating a positive learning environment. Currently, he is also an online faculty for IntelliTec Colleges: Technical Trade Schools in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Justin Underwood, MD

EDUCATION: Dr. Justin Underwood received a Bachelors of Business Administration from National University in the spring of 2001. He eventually went to medical school at All Saints University School of Medicine in Dominica and received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree in the fall of 2013. He is also continuing his medical education with a Masters of Science Clinical Research Administration at Walden University.
WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS: He is a Marine veteran and has an interest in all sciences but the life sciences took hold of him at a young age. He has been an American Heart Association (AHA) Instructor for at least 3 years now and teaches all disciplines from Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid to Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). If he is not teaching you will find him either at the beach watching his kids surf or following their sports, which normally always revolve around water.

Sunita Patil, MD

EDUCATION: Dr. Sunita Patil graduated from Karnataka Institute of Medical Science in Hubli, India and then completed medical residency in Anesthesiology. She has completed all of her United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLEs) and is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
WORK EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS: She practiced for 3 years as a licensed attending in Anesthesiology in Hubli, India at the same hospital institution where she completed her medical residency. She is passionate about teaching and loves to paint, cook, travel, and listen to Indian music.

Nicolas Milligan, MD

EDUCATION: Dr. Nicolas Milligan has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis. He then attended St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, MS from 2006 to 2009.
WORK HIGHLIGHTS: He is interested in primary care medicine and developing community outreach programs that address medical care shortages. This has been his focus since graduating from medical school. He is also interested in research, bioinformatics, electronic health record development and training, and teaching.

Our AHA ACLS instructor, Dr. Nuqui, was very knowledgeable, experienced, supportive, and entertaining. Most of all, I really appreciated how well organized and engaging the initial provider course was conducted in a pleasant and comfortable learning environment. Not only was the training site facility brand-new but everything from the student materials, training AEDs, intubation equipment and manikins were up-to-date and in excellent condition.

William, MD

I was very impressed with how professional and enjoyable my ACLS and PALS renewal classes were at Palm Desert Resuscitation Education! As an emergency medicine registered nurse working at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, I wanted to be educated with the most commonly seen cardiac arrhythmias and their treatment but also needed classes that were attention grabbing and fun. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education instructors definitely kept my attention during the lengthy courses by having a balanced sense of humor, pertinent and brilliant instructions, and excellent case scenario discussions.

Rickey, RN

I highly recommend this training facility as your go-to CPR certification site for your healthcare job because Dr. Nuqui is not only passionate about saving lives but is awesome when it comes to teaching you the proper techniques of resuscitation including compressions, airway management, and defibrillator use. He shares his medical and teaching experiences while making you feel relaxed, stimulated, and well informed with the current AHA guidelines. He taught me exactly what I needed to know to be ready when cardiac arrest happens.

Ashley, LVN
During my Basic Life Support (BLS) class, I was given all of the necessary skills to be confident and not be afraid if ever one of my patients or family members collapses due to a heart condition, such as a heart attack. PDRE’s instructors and staff provide a very friendly, informative, humorous, interesting, and stress-free class that makes me want to personally refer all of my friends and family to do their CPR training at PDRE. Do not hesitate to try the best American Heart Association courses in the Desert Cities!
Karina, medical assistant and phlebotomist
As an elementary teacher who needed to be responsible for many students, I wanted to learn first aid basics and CPR in case I encounter a time when one of my students may either be choking, bleeding, seizes, faints, breaks a bone, sprains a muscle, becomes allergic, passes out, and experiences other first aid emergencies. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education’s first aid basics and CPR classroom course, which were held in our elementary school, was the perfect out-of-site learning setting to practice first aid basics and CPR for medical and injury emergencies. All of the staff and school employees are truly thankful and now self-assured to be able to provide possible practical first aid basics and CPR to our students, associates, friends or relatives. From my experience, Palm Desert Resuscitation Education quite honestly has the greatest, most efficient and personable instructors teaching top-of-the-line healthcare certification courses.
Gary, elementary teacher
Dr. Nuqui and his staff were truly amazing when I needed my BLS certification for my personal training business. He was very efficient and thorough with all of the course content and materials including the new guideline changes so that we are all up-to-date when it comes to performing effective CPR and step-by-step use of an AED. It was very easy to listen to him because he is not only a great instructor but is outgoing and personable. He really made the class enjoyable and easy to understand. I would definitely go back here for my BLS recertification.
Roel, personal trainer
Being a member of an exclusive golf club in the Palm Springs area, I was surprised by how much I learned in adult CPR and AED use, first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies during an exciting and educational course held by Dr. Nuqui and other instructors in our private Club House. You never know when someone needs help, especially when we are out in the golf course, and those minutes before the first responders get to our location can be vital. Thus, those important medical techniques that Dr. Nuqui presented to us clearly could possibly save one of our participant’s lives. I now feel very comfortable that our golf club members were trained the proper way and can respond to almost any medical emergency.
Pat, General Manager