Our faculty keep making us proud! In September, Dr. Jordan Spector stepped into the role of Program Director for Boston Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency, after years as one of our dedicated Assistant Directors. Where's previous PD Dr. Kerry McCabe going, you ask? She's now our Vice Chair for Education. Congratulations to both and thank you for your dedication to our program and our education.
Our exceptional new class of residents starts in only a few short weeks. We can't wait to welcome them!
Elmira Andreeva - Emory University
Michael Char - Tufts University
Caroline Gorka - University at Buffalo
Henny Hong - Boston University
Suzanne Leslie - Cornell University
Manon Loonis - University of Connecticut
Rani Matuk - Brown University
Katherine Patrick - SUNY Upstate
Courtney Sakas - Chicago Medical School
Katherine Wegman - University of Rochester
Nick Zampariello - Boston University
Ivan Zvonar - University of Massachusetts
Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin D. Nicholson, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center, as the recipient of the NAEMSP/Stryker EMS Medicine Medical Director Fellowship.
The 12-month, $80,000 fellowship covers training and education costs to pursue a career as a clinically focused EMS medical director who is board-certified in EMS medicine. The opportunity was created to expand the commitment of academic institutions to EMS medicine as a subspecialty and graduate a fellow with a passion for EMS leadership on a national level. “This fellowship is an important avenue to advancing NAEMSP’s mission of improving out-of-hospital emergency medical care. We look forward to following Dr. Nicholson’s career and continued accomplishments,” noted NAEMSP President J. Brent Myers, MD, MPH, FAEMS.
The fellowship will be presented at the 2019 NAEMSP Annual Meeting January 7-12 in Austin, Texas, USA.
Dr. Jolion McGreevy Receives Hastings Center Cuniff-Dixon Award for Exemplary Care of Patients Nearing the End of Life
This prestigious national award is given to physicians who have demonstrated, through leadership and practice, a serious and valuable commitment to their patients and to the broad field of caring for those near the end of life.
His nominator praised him for “working tirelessly to address the disparities our patients face” and providing “compassionate and culturally competent care to each and every one of his patients.”
We are very proud of the incredible work that Dr. McGreevy has done at Boston Medical Center, and we will miss him greatly and wish him the best in New York!
Congratulations to our 33nd class of residents, and welcome to BMC!
Armon Ayandeh - The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Sarah Carpenter - Boston University School of Medicine
Maria Drazek - Tufts University School of Medicine
Jillian Duffy - University of Illinois College of Medicine
Samuel Dunleavy - University of Arizona College of Medicine
Amanda Horn - University of Florida College of Medicine
Rebecca Hughes - SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Paige Machado -Boston University School of Medicine
Julie Mirzabekov - UCSF School of Medicine
Kunal Patel - Boston University School of Medicine
Reginald Severe - Yale School of Medicine
Karrin Weisenthal -Yale School of Medicine
Congratulations to our 32nd class of residents, and welcome to BMC!
Alejandra Alvarez - University of Illinois College of Medicine
Madeline Brockberg - Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Sean Burns - Boston University School of Medicine
Diandra Escamilla - Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Jessica Faiz - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Elana Hayasaka - The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Antony Kironji - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Sarah Kleinschmidt - Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
Allen Lockhart - The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Yev Maksimenko - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine
Adam McFarland - The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Andrew Mittelman - Boston University School of Medicine
Ted Mooncai - University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sina Mostaghimi - Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Congratulations to Dr. Thea L. James, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vice President of Mission, and Associate Chief Medical Officer, for receiving the 2017 Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence!
This prestigious award recognizes a physician who has demonstrably improved the lives of her patients, has a track record of excellence, acts as an outstanding mentor, leads with a positive attitude, and supports colleagues and other healthcare professionals.
Upon presentation of the award, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Ravin Davidoff said of Dr. James: "We have all felt her presence as she helps chart our journey to truly incorporate social determinants of health into today’s practice as well as guide our vision to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world. She exemplifies the values to which we are committing as an organization. There is no more qualified or appropriate recipient for this award.”
We are very proud of the incredible work that Dr. James does every day at Boston Medical Center!
Congratulations to Dr. Ed Bernstein, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of the Public Health Section, and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, for being featured in the Office of National Drug Control Policy's webinar on opioid abuse!
Dr. Bernstein is Director of the Faster Paths to Treatment substance use disorder urgent care center, an innovative and judgment-free program at Boston Medical Center providing services and peer support to patients with substance use disorders. Faster Paths to Treatment is funded by a four-year, $2.9 million dollar grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
We are proud that Boston Medical Center's Emergency Department is a national leader in substance abuse intervention practices, research, and advocacy.
Advance the cursor to the 26 minute mark to see Dr. Bernstein’s presentation.
We are pleased to announce that Boston Medical Center's Emergency Department has won the annual BMC Quality Improvement Award for cutting-edge efforts to advance the care of patients with sickle cell anemia!
The project, entitled "Improving the Care of Vaso-Occlusive Episodes in the Adult Emergency Department," sought to decrease the time patients with vaso-occlusive crises receive pain medications in the ED in order to better conform to national guideline goals. The project has successfully decreased the time to receipt of the first pain medication to less than one hour from arrival. Times between subsequent doses are also decreasing to meet guidelines.
The award recipients include Cris Amanti, Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Evan Berg, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Susan Grier, Nurse Practitioner, Patricia Kavanagh, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Kelly Killius, Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Mirinda Tyo, Nurse Educator, and Andy Ulrich, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and former faculty at BMC.
We are proud that BMC is a leader in this field. Congratulations!
We are proud to announce that the following PGY4s have been accepted into fellowships:
Christine Jung - Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Boston University / Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Travis Manasco - Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship at Washington University / Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Megan Rybarczyk - International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Harvard University / Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Boston Medical Center's Emergency Department has opened a new urgent care center dedicated to providing care to patients struggling with opioid abuse.
This cutting-edge facility, called Faster Paths to Treatment Opioid Urgent Care Center, is the product of collaboration between the Boston Medical Center Emergency Department, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). Faster Paths is funded by a four-year, $2.9 million dollar grant from the DPH.
According to Dr. Edward Bernstein, Program Director of Faster Paths as well as Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Public Health Section , this new program "will help us create a more comprehensive system of care that will allow a greater number of patients to access the services they need, when and where they need it and to further BMC's commitment to provide exceptional care without exception."
We are proud to be on on the forefront of substance abuse intervention and treatment, and will continue to provide compassionate care to the most vulnerable patients of the Boston metropolitan area.
We are pleased to announce the launch of Learning Moment, a novel educational tool designed to optimize experiential learning while working clinically and encourage the culture of teaching and learning within the medical field.
Created and designed by Dr. Alex Sheng, Assistant Professor and Assistant Residency Program Director, Dr. Jeff Schneider, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, and Dr. Ryan Sullivan, Emergency Physician at Lawrence General Hospital and BMC EM alumnus, Learning Moment utilizes interactive mapping technology to optimize experiential learning.
Congratulations to Dr. James Feldman, Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine, for being named a Distinguished Senior Reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine!
To become a Distinguished Senior Reviewer a physician must be named a Senior Reviewer by the journal for at least six years. Dr. Feldman has been named a Senior Reviewer for nine years.
Stating that his contribution has gone "above and beyond," Annals cited Dr. Feldman’s “very substantial academic contribution to the journal and our specialty” as a reason why he was chosen for the position.
Dr. Feldman serves as Chair of the Institutional Review Board, is a member of the Committee on Publications for the Massachusetts Medical Society, and is one of the founding faculty of the Boston City Hospital / Boston Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency. We continue to be proud of Dr. Feldman's many accomplishments and look forward to his future endeavors.
Dr. Thea James, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Mission, Dr. Jeff Schneider, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Dr. Travis Manasco, PGY-4, and Dr. Haley Thun, PGY-2, have been featured on National Public Radio for their roles in developing a curriculum for new interns and fellows on the social determinants of health!
The Boston Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency is a national leader in public health programs and educational initiatives that raise the quality of care for underserved and vulnerable patient populations.
Also involved in this initiative were Chelsea McGuire, Elizabeth Doran, Leslie Halpern, Karan Verma, and the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) Social Determinants of Health Group.
Read more about our innovative training for house officers during orientation.
We are proud to announce that this year marks the 30th anniversary of our residency program!
There is a lot in our history to celebrate. Not only are we the oldest EM residency in the City of Boston, but we continue to advance the field of emergency medicine through our commitment to provide compassionate care to an under-served patient population, our many publications and cutting-edge research, our faculty's dedication to resident training, and our world-class public health initiatives such as Project ASSERT, the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program, and the Injury Prevention Center, to name a few.
In addition, our residency has produced a large alumni network with graduates who have become true leaders in the specialty, and who have founded many other EM programs across the country.
Despite numerous obstacles, our program helped establish emergency medicine as a respected medical specialty in Boston and New England.
Congratulations to all the pioneers of emergency medicine, our alumni, faculty, and residents!