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Residents Accepted into Fellowships

November 16, 2017

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


2017 Match List

March 18, 2017

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

Dr. Ed Bernstein Featured in National Drug Control Policy Webinar

January 22, 2017
Edward Bernstein

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

BMCED Wins Quality Improvement Award for Advancing Sickle Cell Care

November 21, 2016

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! 

Dr. Thea James Receives Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence

February 3, 2016
The James

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!