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Department of Emergency Medicine, UMass Chan - Baystate


UMass Medical School-Baystate logo759 Chestnut Street, Springfield 5
Springfield, MA 01199
Phone: 413-794-5375

Department Leadership

  • Seth Gemme, MD, Department Chair
  • Elizabeth Schoenfeld, MD, MS, Vice Chair for Research
  • Niels Rathlev, MD, Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
  • Gavin Budhram, MD, MS, Division Chief, Ultrasound
  • Seth Kelly, MD, MBA, Division Chief, EMS
  • Lucienne Lutfy Clayton, MD, Chief, BMC Adult
  • Michael Cooper, MD, Chief, BMC Pediatric  

Education Programs



4th Year Electives for Medical Students

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Research
  • Emergency Medicine Ultrasound 

Scholarly Activity


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

  • The treatment of patients with opioid use disorder
  • Implementation science
  • Patient-centered care and shared decision-making
  • 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.


View recent Department of Emergency Medicine publications in the Scholarly Commons database.

Clinical Faculty