Emergency Medicine Residency Leadership

Our program director and department chair are strong champions of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Their support ensures the program’s success.

Emergency Medicine Residency Leadership

Message from Our Program Director

Portrait of Dr. Adam KelloggEmergency medicine is a uniquely challenging and rewarding medical specialty, with much to offer—a fast pace, flexible lifestyle, and great sense of fulfillment. Our Emergency Medicine Residency Program has a singular goal—to help you become the best, most well-rounded emergency medicine specialist.

Clinical Highlights

I believe the best place to learn emergency medicine is in the Emergency Department from Emergency Physicians. Our department is so busy and has such an incredible diversity of acute trauma patients, acute medical illness, and pediatric cases that you will never be left wishing that there were more patients to be seen. That’s why 19 of 24 rotations as a second- and third-year resident are in the Emergency Department.

About Our Facilities and ED Experience

  • 716-bed medical center
  • Region's tertiary care referral center
  • The only Level 1 Trauma Center in western Massachusetts
  • More than 122,000 visits annually in Emergency Department
  • Diverse patient population with diverse pathology
  • Procedures and techniques associated with world's most advanced medical centers
  • On-site X-Ray facilities, laboratories, and specially equipped operating rooms dedicated solely for emergency and trauma care
  • High Fidelity Simulation Center, In Situ Sim Program, and Procedure Models that are used to augment the curriculum
  • Outstanding ultrasound program, with faculty members certified in emergency ultrasound to teach the finer points of performing real-time ultrasounds; residents log enough ultrasounds to be certified in emergency ultrasound

Academic Highlights

Our nine academic departments are home to 257 residents. With the exception of the community EM experience and elective months, all rotations are completed in a single institution, thus maintaining the program's educational integrity and providing convenience for our residents. Our faculty have appointments at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate.

Lifestyle Highlights

Because of the extremely challenging pace of emergency medicine, we emphasize a balance between your career and your involvement in family and community life. We promote physician wellness to enable you to meet the physical and psychological challenges you will face in your career. We offer a balanced schedule to try to optimize your time at the hospital and away from it. This allows you time to pursue your life outside of medicine and the time to optimize your education.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to help you develop the clinical, academic, and personal skills you will need to ensure enjoyment in your professional and personal endeavors. We look forward to meeting you.


Adam Kellogg, MD, FACEP
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency and Chief, Education Division, Department of Emergency Medicine, UMass Chan-Baystate
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, UMass Chan-Baystate

Message from Our Chair

Portrait of Dr. Seth GemmeBaystate Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Residency Program is designed to prepare you for excellence in clinical practice, teaching, and research. The residency program is a primary focus of our department and the main reason our faculty members have chosen to practice here.

Our program offers comprehensive exposure to a broad range of illnesses and injuries, providing residents with the experience and proficiency to handle complex trauma cases. Key features of our program include:

  • Second-busiest emergency department in the state with over 50% of the patients arriving by EMS
  • The only Level 1 Trauma Center in Western Massachusetts
  • The only receiving facility for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions, strokes, trauma, and severe pediatric illness in this part of the state
  • Receiving site for several air transport helicopter services and critical care transport
  • National leader in simulation medicine, with on-site state-of-the-art simulation center
  • Educational focus on diagnostic and procedural bedside ultrasound
Our Faculty

Our nearly 60 faculty members are skilled both as didactic and bedside teachers and take pride in providing residents with an educational experience that prepares them for outstanding careers in clinical and academic practice. Trained in emergency medicine residency programs and fellowships across the nation, they offer our residents a broad range of experience.

Our Graduates

Our achievements can be measured by the success of our graduates. Many have obtained prominent leadership positions locally, statewide, and nationally. They have also received acclaim for their achievements in research, public speaking, and education.

Our faculty and fellows publish numerous original articles in peer-reviewed emergency medicine journals annually, reflecting our department's academic strength and mission. This year, several of our graduating residents will pursue academic careers as full-time faculty in training programs or fellowships.

I personally invite you to visit us and get a firsthand look at our outstanding residency program in emergency medicine.

Seth Gemme, MD
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Baystate Health
Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School – Baystate


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