Academic departments at Baystate Medical Center

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Department of Emergency Medicine


759 Chestnut Street, Springfield 5

Springfield, MA 01199

phone: 413.794.5375

Niels Kumar Rathlev, MD, Department Chair

Joseph C. Schmidt MD, Chief of Service


Education Administration

Ben Osborne, MD, Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Adam Kellogg, MD, Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton, MD, Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Niels Kumar Rathlev, MD, Program Director, Emergency Medicine Administrative Fellowship

Timothy Mader, MD, Program Director, Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship

Gavin Budhram MD, Program Director, Emergency Ultrasonography Fellowship

Aaron Hexdall MD, Program Director, International Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Blake Spirko MD, Program Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Benjamin Mattingly MD, Program Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship

Niels Rathlev, MD, Program Director, Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency

Education Programs



Advanced Practitioners

4th Year Elective for Medical Students

Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty

All Baystate Medical Center faculty have appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Alphabetical faculty listing

Department of Emergency Medicine Scholarly Activity


The research of the Department of Emergency Medicine is clinical and focuses on:

  • Cardiac arrest resuscitation
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Simulation
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Emergency medical services
  • Ischemia/reperfusion injury
  • Patient safety and health services
  • Emergency ultrasound


The department, as well as the institution, has grant monies available on a competitive basis for educational and research projects.


List of recent Department of Emergency Medicine publications

Emergency Department

BMC Emergency Department Grand Opening 2012

More photos on MassLive

  • Facility is tripled in size
  • 10 ambulance bays and helipad
  • Specially designed rooms for trauma patients
  • Dedicated children's treatment area