LVAC names new medical director

Dr. Joe Bart

Dr. Joe Bart

LVAC is pleased to introduce Dr. Joe Bart as its new medical director. A medical director provides oversight to the medical care, delivery, protocols, training and assurance of quality. "My role at LVAC is to maintain a high level of emergency medical care through the delivery of concept based EMS education and preparation, delivered by well trained EMS professionals," Dr. Bart said. "I will maintain oversight of credentials, education and quality of care issues," he said. "Through education, training and adoption of quality research, the office of the Medical Director will aim to ensure that the men and woman of LVAC are well-trained and highly skilled providers." Dr. Bart is a residency trained Emergency Medicine (EM) physician with specialty training in EMS and Tactical Medicine. He completed his residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and received his fellowship training in EMS through SUNY at Buffalo/ECMC. He currently works as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at the Erie County Medical Center. He is also the associate director of the EMS fellowship through SUNY at Buffalo. In addition to LVAC, Dr. Bart serves as the Director of the Special Operations Sector for the Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team (S.M.A.R.T.) in Erie County, NY. Through S.M.A.R.T. Dr. Bart serves as the lead team physician for Buffalo Police SWAT, serves as a member of the City of Buffalo Police Department Commissioner’s Scientific Staff. He is also a Special Deputy with the Niagara County (NY) Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team and their current Medical Director. Dr. Bart is a member of the Tactical Emergency Medicine Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and a certified medical director through both the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) and CONTOMS. He has published on the topics of air medical transport and paramedic intubation training.
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