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Niels K. Rathlev, MD, FACEP

Department of Emergency Medicine

Institutional Leadership Roles

  • Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate

Academic Appointment

  • Professor of Emergency Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate 

Education and Training

  • Boston University/Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA
    Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine (1980-1983)
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
    M.D. (1976-1980)
  • Duke University, Durham, NC
    B.S., Biology (1976)

Scholarly Foci

  • Emergency department crowding
  • Health services research
  • Pain management

Scholarly Activity

View a list of Dr. Rathlev's publications in the Scholarly Commons repository.

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles    

  • Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine
    • Research Task Force (2020-present)
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine    
    • Fellowship Approval Committee
      • Chair (2019-present)
    • Member (1988-present)
  • Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians    
    • President (2014-2015)
    • Board of Directors (2008-present)
    • Member (1986-present)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
    • Member (1983-present)
  • Baycare Health Partners  
    • Board of Directors (2011-2020)

Significant Honors and Awards (Limit 5)

  • Pinnacle Award, Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians (2020)
  • President’s Excellence Award, Overall Winner (Successful CAUTI Rate Reduction Using DMAIC Improvement and Change Management Strategy), Baystate Medical Center (2019)
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    • Chair's Award, Department of Emergency Medicine (2001, 2008)
    • Outstanding Faculty Award, Boston Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program (2005)
    • Outstanding Faculty Award, Boston City Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program (1991)
  • Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians (1988)

Academic Office Contact Information

Department of Emergency Medicine
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199

(Updated December 2021)