Harvard Affiliated Disaster Medicine/Emergency Management Fellowship (HADMEMF)
The Harvard Affiliated Disaster Medicine/Emergency Management Fellowship (HADMEMF) is designed to provide qualified emergency physicians the opportunity to develop an expertise in the related fields of Disaster Medicine (DM) and Emergency Management (EM). In addition, there are two optional second year programs in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Mass Gatherings. For each year the Fellow is also given a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. HADMEMF consists of didactic lectures, seminars, focused readings, and goal-related research in a specific area of DM and EM resulting in a thesis. In addition the Fellow has the opportunity to practice Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management through numerous real-world rotations, deployments, and committee memberships. Upon completion, graduates will be skilled in all aspects of the disaster cycle and have the ability to assume a leadership role on the local, regional, federal, or international level.
MAY 2013: Our recent HADMEMF graduate, Dr. Abdulrahman Alqahtani, has been appointed Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at King Fahd Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. KFMC is the largest medical facility in Saudi Arabia and its Emergency Department sees over 200,000 patients annually
APRIL 2013: HADMEMF leadership traveled to Abu Dhabi as the guests of His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the Abu Dhabi Police General headquarters. During this trip the groundwork was laid for a long-term partnership between HADMEMF and Abu Dhabi for the creation and operation of the Emergency Medicine Academy in Abu Dhabi. A MOU was signed and a binding agreement is anticipated by this June.
MARCH 2013: HADMEMF has been selected to serve as partner to the Emergency Medicine Academy of Abu Dhabi. Principles from HADMEMF will travel to Abu Dhabi in early April to sign a MOU with the Academy, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, United Arab Emirates.
FEBRUARY 2013: Fellowship Milestone: HADMEMF recently received an application from the McMurdo research station in Antarctica, making it a truly global program. With this, HADMEMF has now had applicants from every continent in the world!
JANUARY 2013: Fellows Majed Aljohani, MD and Abdulrahman Alqahtani, MD will be attending the KIng County Resuscitation Academy in Seattle in March. They will work with Mr. Jim Fogarty, faculty member and Director of EMS for KIng County.
JANUARY 2013: The Fellowship had 5 research abstracts accepted the the New England Regional SAEM conference at Brown University in Providence Rhode Island.
JANUARY 2013: The Fellowship is proud to announce the faculty additions of Dr. John Freese, medical director for the City of New York Fire Department and EMS, Dr. Doug Isaacs from the City of New York Fire Department and EMS as well as Ben Podsiadlo, EMS Quality and Education Director for Virtua EMS in Camden New Jersey.
JANUARY 2013: Dr.Ciottone was featured on ABC News for the innovative telemedicine technology being implemented in Haiti. This remote-access system utilizing medical devices controlled thousands of miles away has never been used in an austere environment like post-earthquake Haiti. This capability has been made possible through a partnership between HADMEMF and White House Medical.
JANUARY 2013: HADMEMF faculty Amalia Voskanyan, RN and Drs. Ciottone and Cattamanchi attended the opening ceremony of the Be Like Brit orphanage, (with the HADMEMF medical clinic inside), in Grand Goave Haiti. The clinic will soon house very sophisticated telemedicine capabilities supplied by White House Medical (www.Whitehousemedical.com). The clinic successfully treated its first patients and HADMEMF has assumed operations.
DECEMBER 2012: HADMEMF announces the opening of the HADMEMF- India center in New Delhi . The India center will focus on building capacity for Emergency Management and Disaster Medicine by collaborating with various government, non government, public and private bodies. HADMEMF-India will offer advisory services and create skilled responders equipped to handle natural and man made disasters, utilizing cutting-edge preparedness and response protocols prepared through collaboration with HADMEMF.
HADMEMF has teamed with Sam Circle Venture to create the HADMEMF-India training facility . Sam Circle Venture is engaged in development of product and services around the globe through collaboration with US Universities and Healthcare systems . Amber Malhotra has been appointed as Director of the HADMEMF- India center.
HADMEMF- India Center will be setting up an network consisting of local delivery partners to expand the reach of HADMEMF programs
DECEMBER 2012: HADMEMF is pleased to announce our newest Fellow, Dr. Prasit Wuthisuthimethawee. Dr. W. is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Prince of Songkla University in Thailand trained in both Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery. He has had a distinguished career and brings a great amount of experience to the Fellowship, including as a medical responder to the Indian Ocean/South-East Asia Tsunami in 2004
OCTOBER 2012: Three of our fellows worked with several Federal, State, local and private agencies on Boston's URBAN SHIELD, a 2 day mass casualty training exercise.
SEPTEMBER 2012: HADMEMF has announced an agreement with the New York City Fire Department/EMS and the medical director staff, sending Fellows for a 2 week rotation in preparation for the New Years eve celebration in Times Square. Fellows will work closely with the medical directors, EMS crews and planning staff in preparation and during this world renowned event. EMS Fellows from NYC will in turn spend time in Boston working with the Harvard affiliated fellowship and their partners. While the Red Sox and Yankees may still be rivals, these two organizations look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.
JUNE 2012: HADMEMF announces the opening of the HADMEMF Disaster Research Innovation and Development (DRID) Laboratory at WPI
JUNE 2012: Dr Molloy invited as a speaker at ICEM
MAY 2012: Dr Molloy nominated to European Board and section of Emergency Medicine
MAY 2012: HADMEMF makes agreement with NYC Fire Department and NYC EMS to send Fellows for two weeks preceding and including the New Years Eve celebration in Times Square to participate in that mass gathering preparedness and response.
APRIL 2012: HADMEMF is selected to sponsor the 2nd Global Extreme Medicine Expo to be held in Boston, 2013
APRIL 2012: HADMEMF team conducts medical training programs in 6 Child in Hand orphanages and treats nearly 400 children in Gran Goave
APRING 2012: Team from HADMEMF begins nutritional/Vaccination/De-worming program in Haiti through Child in Hand
MARCH 2012: HADMEMF Director Dr. Ciottone gives Keynote Address at GulfThoracic2012 in Dubai
SPRING 2012: Dr. Abdulrahman Alqahtani from Riyadh Saudi Arabia becomes the 8th HADMEMF Fellow
MARCH 2012: HADMEMF forms teaming arrangement with the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness, Boston MA
NOVEMBER 2011: Team from HADMEMF conducts medical training programs in Gran Goave Haiti - February 2012: HADMEMF is asked by the CDC and the United States Affiliated South Pacific Island Disaster Medicine Consortium to conduct a training program in the Mauritius Islands in Autumn 2012
SUMMER 2011: Drs Majed Aljohani from Riyadh Saudi Arabia and Srihari Cattamanchi from Chennai India become the 6th and 7th HADMEMF Fellows
SPRING 2011: HADMEMF adds an optional second year in International EMS Disaster Operations May 2011: HADMEMF team conducts medical training programs in Haiti as part of Child in Hand program
SPRING 2011: Amalia Ciottone RN is named Director of Humanitarian Disasters
FEBRUARY 2011: HADMEMF team conducts medical and psychosocial treatment and assessment programs in Haiti as part of Child in Hand
JANUARY 2011: Team from HADMEMF begins medical and Psychosocial assessment of 1200 children in Haiti as part of the Child in Hand program
AUTUMN 2010: Educational teaming agreements are made with Fallon Ambulance and Catalado Ambulance
AUTUMN 2010: HADMEMF creates a satellite Fellowship Center in Torino Italy
JULY 2010: Dr. Badar Al-Otaibi from Saudi Arabia becomes the 5th HADMEMF Fellow
SPRING 2010: HADMEMF creates teaming agreements so that Fellows participate in the mass gathering response for home games of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, and New England Patriots
SPRING 2010: Drs Michelangelo Bortolin from Torino Italy and Irina Volkovskaya from Moscow Russia become Fellows
FEBRUARY 2010: HADMEMF Fellow Dr. Mick Molloy leads medical team for Partners in Health at the University Hospital in Port au Prince Haiti
JANUARY 2010: HADMEMF personnel lead medical/psychosocial team into Port au Prince Haiti in response to Earthquake
AUTUMN 2009: Stephen P. Wood, ACNP,MS is named Assistant Director of HADMEMF
AUGUST 2009: Dr. Fares completes the first HADMEMF rotation at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta
AUGUST 2009: Dr. Ciottone becomes personal Emissary from President Mikhail Gorbachev to the President of the U.S. governmental agency Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to ask for participation in Russian healthcare Reform projects."
SUMMER 2009: Dr. Michael Molloy from Dublin Ireland becomes the second HADMEMF Fellow
NOVEMBER 2008: Dr. Ciottone and Amalia Ciottone invited to conduct meetings with President Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow over Healthcare Reform and Disaster Preparedness projects in Russia."
MAY 2008: HADMEMF accepts its first Fellow, Dr. Saleh Fares from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
APRIL 2008: Extensive partnering agreements are made between HADMEMF and multiple response agencies including: Boston EMS, Boston MMRS, Boston MedFlight, RI-1DMAT, DHHS-New England region, LMA Preparedness Committee, The Mayor’s Office for Emergency Preparedness, Boston
APRIL 2008: HADMEMF receives GME accreditation and is co-sponsored by the Harvard Medical School Disaster Section and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
SPRING 2008: Viola Moses is named HADMEMF Administrative Director
NOVEMBER 2007: The groundwork for HADMEMF is begun, leading to the creation of the Fellowship program in early 2008, Dr. Gregory Ciottone is named Director
Two of HADMEMF’s flagship Humanitarian Disaster Operations programs are ongoing in Haiti: Child in Hand and Be Like Brit, both providing medical and psychosocial care and education to the most at risk children of Haiti. Under the leadership of Amalia Voskanyan RN, HADMEMF takes a senior management role in each of these sustainable projects. Post-earthquake Haiti continues to experience disaster-like conditions, with infectious disease outbreaks, poor water quality and sanitation, infrastructure collapse, and economic instability. Read more...
HADMEMF is honored to announce that we have been chosen by the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters to partner on the creation of the Abu Dhabi Emergency Medicine Academy.
Develop a knowledge base and skills set to be experts in all phases of the disaster cycle.