The Role:

The Academic Junior Attending Year (Fourth Year) is an opportunity for graduates of the BIDMC HAEMR program to remain in the Emergency Department for a year after graduation, in a unique role that combines clinical responsibilities with further training in a specialized area of Academic or Administrative interest. This position is guaranteed for any graduating resident who wishes to take advantage of this program. Participants in the fourth year work clinically as junior attendings in the emergency department at BIDMC and our affiliated hospitals (average of 22 clinical hours per week), which provides an opportunity for growth and development as a new attending. At the same time, this limited clinical schedule allows for protected time which is used to complete an individual academic or administrative project of their choice. During this time, participants may also choose to complete a one year Master's in Public Health through the Harvard School of Public Health. On average, 25% of the graduating class chooses to stay on for this junior attending year.

The following projects have been completed by fourth year junior attendings:

  • Basic science research
  • MPH in statistics and epidemiology
  • Residency administration
  • Healthcare quality research
  • Postgraduate medical education
  • Sports medicine fellowship
  • Information technology fellowship 
  • International Emergency Medicine
  • Bedside ultrasonography
  • Simulation

Current Academic Junior Attendings from Class of 2019

Caleb Dresser, MD

Caleb Dresser is the 2019-2021 Fellow in Climate and Population Health. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. Caleb's fellowship focuses on utilizing large-scale data sets to explore the health impacts of climate change, with particular attention to the impact of extreme weather events on medically and electrically vulnerable patients in the United States. His previous work has included research on factors affecting mortality in Caribbean hurricanes and on the effectiveness of a non-physician emergency provider training program in rural Uganda. He is currently working towards an MPH through the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and practices clinically in the Emergency Departments at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.

Adam Kaye, MD

Dr. Kaye is the 2019-2020 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellow. He first started EMS during his undergraduate education at Amherst College where he served as the Director of Education and Co-Director of Operations for Amherst College EMS. Since graduating from Amherst College, he has completed medical school at the University of Connecticut and residency in Emergency Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During residency Dr. Kaye engaged in research on TXA in statewide paramedic treatment protocols and was recognized for excellence in medical student education by Harvard Medical School.  As a fellow, Dr. Kaye looks forward to continuing with research on pre-hospital trauma protocols,  QA/QI, and educational projects for several private ambulance services and Boston Med Flight.  

Ayobami Olufadeji, MD

Ayobami Olufadeji MD, MBA completed his medical degree at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and his MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. For the 2019 – 2020 academic year, he will spend his non-clinical time in Nigeria working to improve access to emergency care and supporting the health technology ecosystem. He works clinically as an attending physician at BIDMC and satellite hospitals. 

Bryan Stenson, MD

Bryan Stenson graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. He is doing a fellowship in Clinical Operations during the 2019-2020 academic year. During this time he will be researching various aspects of emergency department flow, ranging from variations in provider productivity to bottlenecks in patient dispositions. He will also be pursuing additional coursework in data analysis and ED administration. He will work clinically at BIDMC, St. Luke's Hospital, and BID-Needham.

Past Academic Junior Attendings