Tarlan Hedayati is an Associate Professor and the Chair of Education in the Department of Emergency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She was named the 2019-20 Outstanding Speaker of the Year by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Outside of work, she is an avid fan of crossword puzzles and word games, reading, travel, and having home “spa” days with her 13 year old daughter, Hayla.