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Welcome to the Class of 2019! (March 18, 2016)

We are pleased to announce the newest members to the BIDMC Department of Emergency Medicine, the Class of 2019!

Class of 2019


    Class of 2018 Attends First Red Sox Game as Official BIDMC EM Interns!

    We are excited to officially have our new group of interns on board! Welcome to Boston!


    ACGME Grants Initial Accreditation to Clinical Informatics Fellowship at BIDMC!

    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has granted initial accreditation to the Clinical Informatics Fellowship at BIDMC. This multidisciplinary fellowship is a joint fellowship program between Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Information Systems, and QA. Graduates from this ACGME accredited fellowship are eligible to sit for board certification in Clinical Informatics, administered by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

    "I would like to congratulate Steve Horng and others on receiving ACGME accreditation for the Clinical Informatics fellowship based at BIDMC. This is a joint venture between Medicine, EM, and Pathology. Steve is one of the Associate Directors!! There are very few of these nationally. Congratulations!" -- Dr. Carlo Rosen


    BIDMC EM Continues Winning Streak as 2015 MACEP Jeopardy Champions! (May 20, 2015)

    Drs. Matt Hall (PGY3), Nissa Ali (PGY2), and Jonathan Scott (PGY1) won the annual Jeopardy competition at the Massachusetts chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians meeting.


    Welcome to the Class of 2018! (March 20, 2015)

    We are pleased to announce the newest members to the BIDMC Department of Emergency Medicine, starting July 2015!


      Establishment of the HMS Department of Emergency Medicine (Nov 1, 2014)

      On October 1, after an in-depth review, Harvard Medical School established a new clinical academic Department of Emergency Medicine.  Faculty, fellows, and residents from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s, and Massachusetts General Hospital gathered on November 16 for a celebratory gala at the beautiful Taj Boston hotel to celebrate this momentous occasion. The chairs of emergency medicine are Richard Wolfe at Beth Israel Deaconess, David Brown at Mass General and Ron Walls at Brigham and Women’s.

      “I hope you share my enthusiasm for the promise this new department holds. I believe it will be transformational, improving emergency medicine clinical care, education and research in the years ahead,” Jeffrey S. Flier, HMS dean, wrote in a letter to the HMS community.

      The change in status reflects extraordinary collaboration among the hospitals, Flier wrote, where emergency medicine specialists now number more than 225 faculty members and more than 120 residents and fellows, and where emergency medicine is at the forefront of disaster management, toxicology, resuscitation and the acute care of both medically ill and traumatized patients.

      “There may be no better example of the value of emergency medicine than the response leveraged for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, when Boston’s hospital emergency departments won well-deserved praise for their outstanding response to the tragedy,” he wrote.

      Faculty members, including the chiefs of emergency medicine at HMS-affiliated hospitals, have long supported a move to make emergency medicine a distinct academic specialty in recognition of the depth of clinical care, education and research that exists within the emergency medicine discipline. At the gala, over 300 members of the three departments - as well as members from all Harvard-affiliated EDs including Boston Children’s Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, and Cambridge Hospital - came together to celebrate the collegiality, academic strength, and clinical excellence of the newly formed HMS Department of Emergency Medicine.


      BIDMC Becomes First ED to use Google Glass (May 3, 2014)

      Our own Drs. Steve Horng (attending) and Terrance Lee (PGY3) were featured in a Fox News article about becoming the first ED to incorporate Google Glass. Check out the full story by clicking here.


      BIDMC Residents become 2014 MACEP Jeopardy Champions (May 7, 2014)

      Drs. John Hardin (PGY3), Matt Hall (PGY2), and Rob McArthur (PGY2) won the annual Jeopardy competition at the Massachusetts chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians meeting.


      Welcome to the Class of 2017! (March 21, 2014)

      We look forward to them starting at BIDMC this summer!  Here are the names of the 13 newest members of the BIDMC family:

      • Jeremy Carey - University of Minnesota Medical School
      • Chris Cary - The School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
      • Brian Gacioch - Jefferson Medical College
      • Kiersten Gurley - Tufts University School of Medicine
      • Ronald Lavoie - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
      • Mark Layer - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
      • Oren Mechanic - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
      • Andrey Moyko - State University of New York Upstate Medical University
      • Hiroya Nambu - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      • Marisa Roberts - Boston University School of Medicine
      • Jonathan Scott - The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
      • Jesse St. Clair - Jefferson Medical College
      • Kyle Trecartin - University of Buffalo State University of New York


      Podcast Live on EMBASIC (December 9, 2013)

      Drs. Colby Redfield (PGY2) and Tim Peck (PGY3) have collaborated with Dr. Steve Carroll on the EMBASIC podcast for a discussion on COPD.


      Global health fellow Ashley Greiner Acceptance to CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service (November 1, 2013)

      Please join us in congratulating Global Health fellow and 2013 graduate Ashley Greiner who has just been accepted into the CDC's very competitive Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program!


      Matthew Wong (PGY2) Recognized for Humanism in Medicine (May 5, 2013)

      When Arnold P. Gold, MD, a pediatric neurologist at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, established the Arnold P. Gold Foundation with his wife and colleagues in 1988, he had one goal in mind: to ensure the survival of “the caring physician.” From there, the Gold Humanism Honor Society was formed. Carrie Tibbles, MD, Director of Graduate Medical Education and Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine residency, explained how the founding principles of this society are similar to BIDMC’s own “Human First” campaign. “Physicians can be incredibly smart and gifted, but if they don’t have human compassion, they have failed their patients,” she said. This year, BIDMC was one of ten medical centers and the only hospital in Massachusetts chosen to pilot a resident chapter of the society. Twenty-three residents were inducted at a ceremony in Sherman Auditorium on June 12. One of our own, 2nd-year emergency medicine resident Matthew Wong, was recognized and inducted into BIDMC’s inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter. Congratulations Matt!


      Emily Kaplan (PGY2) Awarded BIDMC Class of 2013 Resident Teaching Award (June 3, 2013)

      We are proud to announce that 2nd year resident Emily Kaplan has been awarded the BIDMC Class of 2013 Resident Teaching Award for being an outstanding resident teacher and role model. She was recognized for this Harvard Medical School award at a BIDMC Celebration of Teaching Award Ceremony on June 3 along with other faculty and residents.


      Congratulations to Maureen Chase for K Grant on Statin Therapy in Acute Influenza (February 3, 2014)

      Rene Chase

      One of our attendings Rene Chase has been awarded a K grant for her work on Statin Therapy in Acute Influenza.  Despite the cuts to the NIH and the extremely competitive nature of this award, her innovative and well written proposal supported by prior work and her collaboration with Mike Donnino, has allowed Rene to join the exclusive club of NIH funded emergency physicians.  Rene's truly commendable achievement honors not only her, but our Department and our specialty as well.