Our faculty comprises a wide range of backgrounds and interests.  All are board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, with many holding dual certifications or other advanced degrees. In addition to providing hands-on, 24-hour department supervision and teaching, all faculty members share a commitment to creating an atmosphere that is conducive to education and the advancement of Emergency Medicine.

The entire faculty is involved in the efforts of our research division. Many also serve national committees and organizations dedicated to the growth and development of Emergency Medicine.

Christopher King, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Emergency Medicine, The Medical College of Pennsylvania
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

Shellie Asher, M.D., M.S.
Program Director
Emergency Medicine, Upstate Medical University
Masters' Degree in Bioethics, Alden March Bioethics Institute

Tim Barcomb, M.D.
AssociateProgram Director
Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center

Joel Bartfield, M.D.
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Internal Medicine, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Chame Blackburn, M.D.
Director, Forensic Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center

Beth Cadigan, M.D. 
Ultrasound Director
Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts
Ultrasound Fellowship, MetroHealth Medical Center

 Yvonne Chow

 Yvonne Chow, M.D.
Associate Program Director
Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center
Sports Medicine, University  of Pennsylvania Health System

Jason Cohen, D.O.
Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts
Critical Care Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Kevin Collins, M.D PhD
Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center

Michael Dailey, M.D.
Director, Pre-hospital Care and Education
Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Dorothy Damore, M.D.
Pediatrics, North Shore University
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Columbia University



Luke Duncan, MD
Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital
Surgical Critical Care, Albany Medical Center Hospital

 Adam Frisch

Adam Frisch, MD
Research Director
Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

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Peter Gordon, MD
Emergency Medicine, Harbor Medical Center - UCLA Medical Center

 Annette Grajny, MD

Annette Grajny, MD
Internal Medicine, Georgetown University
Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine

 Stephen Hassett

Stephen Hassett, MD
Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital

Kate Hogan, M.D.
Clerkship Director
Emergency Medicine, Yale University

Heather Long, M.D.
Emergency Medicine, Jacobi / Montefiore Medical Center
Toxicology Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine

Dan Mayer, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Director, Evidence-Based Health Care, Albany Medical College
Family Medicine, Eastern Maine Medical Center

Dennis McKenna, M.D.
Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Medical Director, Albany Medical Center Hospital
Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center

Jessica Noonan Jessica Noonan, M.D.
Assistant Program Director
Emergency Medicine, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center


Jennifer Oakes, MD
Emergency Medicine, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center
Medical Toxicology, Emory University

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Anar Patel, MD
Emergency Medicine, University of California Irvine Medical Center

Daniel Pauze, M.D.
Associate Medical Director
Clinical Documentation Improvement
Albany Medical Center Hospital

Denis Pauze, M.D.
Vice Chair for Clinical Operations
Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children

Nicholas Rathert

Nicholas Rathert, M.D.
Emergency Medicine, Washington University -
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Washington University - St. Louis


Adam Rowden, DO
Emergency Medicine, Seton Hall College of Medicine
Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia

 Molly Boyd-Smith

Molly Boyd-Smith, MD
Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital
Medical Toxicology, Emory University School of Medicine

Howard Snyder, M.D.
Emergency Medicine, Orlando Regional Medical Center

 Ashley Telisky

Ashley Telisky, DO
Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital

Claudwardyne Thevenin, DO

Claudwardyne Thevenin, D.O.
Emergency Medicine, St. Barnabas Hospital

Laurie Thibodeau, M.D.
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education
Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center

Wayne Triner, D.O., MPH
Emergency Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center
MPH, State University of New York at Albany

Vince Verdile, M.D.
Professor and Dean, Albany Medical College
Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

George Waterman, M.D.
Pediatrics, New York Medical College
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Michael Waxman, M.D.
Emergency Medicine, New York University
Bellevue Hospital Center NIH Research Fellowship, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Noah White, M.D.
Operations Director, Emergency Department
Emergency Medicine, Albany Medical Center

Fellows in training

Albany Medical center offers numerous fellowships for Emergency Medicine trainees, including Emergency Ultrasound, Surgical Critical Care, and Primary Care Sports Medicine.  Emergency Medicine Fellows function a junior faculty in the Emergency Department, providing a supervision and teaching to residents and medical students alongside our main faculty group.



Sean Donovan


Sean Donovan, MD
Emergency Ultrasound Fellow

 Sean Geary

Sean Geary, MD
Critical Care Fellow

 Dorcas Pinto

Dorcas Pinto, MD
Emergency Ultrasound Fellow