Fellowship Program

EMS/Disaster Medicine

*Until further notice, we will not be accepting applications for the Fellowship Program. Please return to this page for any updates.*

We are proud to have an Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/Disaster Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH). This exciting program can be adjusted to fit each candidate’s needs, while giving a complete experience in EMS and Disaster Medicine. This program, while not a boarded sub-specialty, does comply with and meet all the curriculum guidelines from the Society for Academic Medicine for a fellowship program, and has been approved by the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Graduate Medical Education Committee.

This program is unique in that it includes participation in the New Jersey MD-1 program which is the 24 hour Physician Response Unit in New Jersey. This response unit is part of New Jersey EMS Task Force One which is the responsible agency in New Jersey for Mass Casualty Events. The physician vehicle is dispatched through the State Task force for all of New Jersey.

The EMS team at RWJUH includes more than two hundred and fifty top EMS personnel including Paramedics, EMTs, RNs, dispatchers. The system covers the Central New Jersey Region. The offices are located in an on-campus EMS building which has the first Medical Coordination Center for New Jersey and serves as the regional dispatch center (Med Central). All pre-hospital education and Specialty Care Transport operate out of this building.

Former EMS/Disaster Medicine Fellows

(the title and location listed after each fellow is the position they obtained upon completion of their fellowship)

2010-2011 - David P. Lehrfeld, MD, Medical Director, EMS & Trauma Systems, Oregon Health Authority

2008-2010 - Frank DosSantos, DO, MPH, Regional Director for EMS, US Navy and US Marine Corps Bases from Texas to the East Coast and Europe

2008-2009 - Andreia Marques Baptista MD, Medical Director Einstein EMS & Co-Director Physician Assistant EMS Fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA

2007-2008 - Peter Pryor MD, MPH, Director of Disaster Preparedness/Associate EMS Director for Denver Healthcare/Denver General.

2006-2007 - Robert Levy MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook Medical University and Assistant EMS director for Stony Brook.

EMS vehicle


The joint UMDNJ/RWJMS/RWJUH Fellowship accesses state-of-art-programs in EMS. The highly-equipped "MD-1" statewide EMS Physician response unit, operated in conjunction with the NJ EMS Task Force, is pictured here.