ALBANY, N.Y., September 22, 2006—Three physicians have recently joined the department of emergency medicine at Albany Medical Center. David French, M.D., and Beth Cadigan, M.D., have been appointed assistant professor of emergency medicine, and John Burton, M.D., has been appointed professor of emergency medicine.
“We are delighted to welcome three distinguished and dedicated physicians to our team,” said Mara McErlean, M.D., chair of emergency medicine at Albany Medical Center. “As their experience shows, Drs. French, Burton and Cadigan not only care for the patients they treat at the bedside, but they bring their expertise and compassion into the communities they serve. We are fortunate to have them here.”
Prior to joining Albany Med, Dr. French served as an emergency room attending physician at the Carolinas Medical Center and as a staff physician for the MedCenter Air Flight Crew and the MED-1 mobile emergency department. Dr. French was also a stadium physician for the Carolina Panthers National Football League Team.
Extensively trained in emergency medical services (EMS), Dr. French previously served as assistant medical director for numerous EMS agencies in North Carolina, as well as an emergency medical technician and paramedic instructor. He completed an EMS fellowship and emergency medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center, and received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
Dr. Cadigan comes from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, where she also completed an ultrasound fellowship in emergency medicine. She received her medical degree and emergency medicine residency training from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. Dr. Cadigan later served as a flight physician for UMass Memorial Lifeflight and as an instructor of wilderness medicine and as a wilderness EMT at UMass.
Dr. Burton will serve as director of the emergency medicine residency at the Albany Medical College. He previously served as research director and EMS director at Maine Medical Center, and prior to that, held appointments at the University of Vermont and the University of New England. He received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Burton has published numerous articles in such prestigious publications as Academic Emergency Medicine and the Journal of Trauma.
The Albany Medical Center consists of one of the state's largest teaching hospitals, the Albany Medical Center Hospital, and one of the nation's oldest medical schools, the Albany Medical College.
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