Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Ricky Kue


Ricky Kue joined the Emergency Medicine faculty at the Boston University School of Medicine in 2009. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and currently the EMS Medicine Fellowship Director. In his role, he works clinically in the Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center and is Associate Medical Director of Boston EMS. His academic areas of interest include Emergency Medical Services and Prehospital Medicine, Operational and Tactical Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness. Dr. Kue is also involved regionally and nationally in Urban Search and Rescue as a Medical Team Manager with the FEMA US&R MA Task Force-1. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves and has completed two overseas deployments to Iraq and Kuwait.

Dr. Kue completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree at the State University of New York in Syracuse. He completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester as well as a fellowship in EMS and Disaster Medicine. This included a Masters in Public Health Degree from the University of Massachusetts. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and sub-specialty board certified in EMS Medicine. Prior to medical school, Dr. Kue worked as both an EMT and paramedic, spending nearly 25 years involved with the EMS profession.


  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University, MD
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, MPH
  • Johns Hopkins University, BS


  • Published on 4/26/2019

    Murray B, Kue R. The Use of Emergency Lights and Sirens by Ambulances and Their Effect on Patient Outcomes and Public Safety: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature - ADDENDUM. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2019 Apr 26; 1. PMID: 31025615.

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  • Published on 3/20/2019

    O'Connor L, Kue RC, O'Connor MJ. Characteristics of Patients with Recurrent Emergency Medical Services Utilization for Symptomatic Hypoglycemia in an Urban Setting. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2019 Mar 20; 1-8. PMID: 30893563.

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  • Published on 2/9/2018

    Ryan K, George D, Liu J, Mitchell P, Nelson K, Kue R. The Use of Field Triage in Disaster and Mass Casualty Incidents: A Survey of Current Practices by EMS Personnel. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2018 Jul-Aug; 22(4):520-526. PMID: 29425472.

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  • Published on 1/30/2017

    Murray B, Kue R. The Use of Emergency Lights and Sirens by Ambulances and Their Effect on Patient Outcomes and Public Safety: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2017 Apr; 32(2):209-216. PMID: 28134063.

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  • Published on 10/1/2015

    Kue RC, Dyer KS, Blansfield JS, Burke PA. Tourniquet use at the Boston Marathon. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Oct; 79(4):701-2. PMID: 26402550.

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  • Published on 2/9/2015

    Kue RC, Temin ES, Weiner SG, Gates J, Coleman MH, Fisher J, Dyer S. Tourniquet Use in a Civilian Emergency Medical Services Setting: A Descriptive Analysis of the Boston EMS Experience. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015 Jul-Sep; 19(3):399-404. PMID: 25665102.

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  • Published on 10/1/2014

    Kue R, Kearney B. Transitioning to warm zone operations. Boston EMS makes operational changes after the Boston Marathon bombing. JEMS. 2014 Oct; Suppl:22-6. PMID: 25630137.

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  • Published on 7/9/2014

    Jones J, Kue R, Mitchell P, Eblan G, Dyer KS. Emergency medical services response to active shooter incidents: provider comfort level and attitudes before and after participation in a focused response training program. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014 Aug; 29(4):350-7. PMID: 25006975.

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  • Published on 10/22/2013

    Kue RC, Dyer KS. The impact of heat waves on transport volumes in an urban emergency medical services system: a retrospective review. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013 Dec; 28(6):610-5. PMID: 24148831.

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  • Published on 5/1/2013

    Biddinger PD, Baggish A, Harrington L, d'Hemecourt P, Hooley J, Jones J, Kue R, Troyanos C, Dyer KS. Be prepared--the Boston Marathon and mass-casualty events. N Engl J Med. 2013 May 23; 368(21):1958-60. PMID: 23635020.

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