Jay Baruch, MDJay Baruch, MD
FAHEM Program Director
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine


Jay Baruch, MD is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University, where he serves as the director of the Program in Clinical Arts and Humanities, co-director of the medical humanities and bioethics scholarly concentration, and director of the ethics curriculum.

His collection of short fiction, Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers (Kent State University Press, 2007) was Honorable Mention in the short story category in ForeWord Magazine’s 2007 Book of the Year Awards. What's Left Out, a new collection of short fiction, is forthcoming from Kent State University Press. His short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous print and online medical and literary journals.

He’s a former Faculty Fellow at the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University. His academic work centers on the importance of creative thinking and creative writing skills in clinical medicine, and has roots in interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations, bringing medical students into conversations with law students from Roger Williams University Law School, art students at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and theater students with the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA program. He founded the Creative Medicine Series, a lectureship at Brown co-sponsored by the Creative Arts Council, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, and the Department of Emergency Medicine. He’s enjoyed a terrific partnership with RISD museum educators in developing curricula for doctors in training that use museum objects to improve metacognition skills at the bedside. He’s presently a co-faculty adviser to a Design and Health course created by medical students from Alpert Medical School and art students from RISD.

He currently serves as the medical humanities section chair for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Brian Zink, MDBrian Zink, MD
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine

Brian J. Zink is Professor and inaugural Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Physician-in-Chief of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Hasbro Children’s Hospitals since July 2006.

Dr. Zink received his M.D. from the University of Rochester, and did his emergency medicine training and was Chief Resident at the University of Cincinnati (1984-1988). Dr. Zink was a faculty member in emergency medicine at Albany Medical College from 1988 to 1992 and then joined the new emergency medicine program at the University of Michigan where he was a faculty member for 14 years. He was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 1998. From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Zink served in the University of Michigan Medical School Dean’s office, first as Assistant Dean for Medical Student Career Development, then as Associate Dean for Student Programs.

Dr. Zink served on the Board of Directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine from 1996-2002, and was President of SAEM in 2000-2001. Dr. Zink’s scholarly interests include brain injury and trauma and medical student career development. He also has a long-standing interest in writing and medical arts and humanities. He won the national medical student William Carlos Williams Poetry Prize in 1983, and has continued to write poetry and creative essays throughout his career. In 2006, he authored the book Anyone, Anything, Anytime – A History of Emergency Medicine. In 2007, he received the SAEM Academic Excellence Award and in 2008 received the American College of Emergency Physicians Outstanding Contribution in Education Award. Dr. Zink is on the Board of Trustees of Rhode Island Hospital and Rhode Island Sound Enterprises.

Noah K. Rosenberg, MD
Attending Emergency Physician
Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Emergency Medicine

Noah K. Rosenberg, MDNoah K. Rosenberg, MD is Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine in 2008 and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at Brown in 2012. He has published essays on the experience of medicine in the academic and lay press, including The Hastings Center Report, Annals of Emergency Medicine and The Providence Journal, and is co-editor of the Littoral Medicine Blog and currently a fellow at the Harvard Medical School, Center for Bioethics.

His additional interests include wilderness and international medicine. He co-founded and continues to teach the wilderness medicine elective for medical students at Brown. In 2014 he responded to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Starting August 2016 he will spend a year in Rwanda teaching emergency medicine through the Human Resources for Health program.

Nadine Himelfarb, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Noah K. Rosenberg, MDNadine received her MD at University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore in 2008. She is a 2012 graduate of the emergency medicine residency program at Brown University. She is currently an Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Emergency Medicine at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University and also is the Assistant Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. She has formerly practiced at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.

Her professional interests lie in graduate medical education, medical humanities, and medical history. She is a contributor to and co-editor of Littoral Medicine, a blog about healthcare in transition through the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brown and in association with the Foundry for Arts & Humanities in Emergency Medicine.

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