Medical Services Committee

We advise on clinical issues and update protocols for Emergency Medical Services (EMS). We work with the Emergency Medical Care Advisory Board (EMCAB) and the Department of Public Health (DPH).

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Visit the Past Medical Services Committee events page to access agendas and minutes from past Medical Services Committee meetings. Click on individual meeting titles to access the materials from that meeting.

Our committee advises EMCAB and DPH on the clinical issues in EMS as well as the updates needed to the Statewide Treatment Protocols for EMS. The Statewide Treatment Protocols set the scope of practice and the standard of care for EMS personnel at all levels.

We also review and make recommendations for Department approval of special projects and to pilot new EMS clinical practices.

Committee members

  • DPH, State EMS Medical Director

    Jon Burstein, MD

  • Region I Medical Director

    Gerald “Wook” Beltran, DO

  • Massachusetts Hospital-Operated Paramedic Services

    Paul Brennan

  • Boston MedFlight

    Jason Cohen

  • Boston EMS

    Sophia Dyer, MD

  • Region V EMS Council

    David Faunce

  • Amherst Fire Department

    Stephen Gaughan

  • Norwood Hospital

    Andrew Geller, MD

  • Expert, EMS for children

    Sarita Chung, MD

  • Regional V Medical Director

    Andrew Old, MD

  • Region II Medical Director

    Marc Restuccia, MD

  • American College of Emergency Physicians, Massachusetts Chapter

    Joseph Tennyson, MD

  • Region IV Medical Director

    William Tollefsen, MD

  • Region III Medical Director

    Alec Walker, MD

  • Emerson Hospital

    Gert Walter, MD

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