William Baker, MD, Emergency Medicine, Boston, MA, Boston Medical Center


Emergency Medicine Boston, MA

Senior Vice Chair of Quality and Safety

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  • Career in academic emergency medicine with previous community experience. Senior Vice Chair for Administration focusing on operations management, quality and safety. Goals: improve healthcare through systems improvements & personal excellence in patient care while serving as a clinical educator and researcher. Quality improvement experience includes completion of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's "Improvement Advisor Professional Development Program".

    Healthcare innovations and technology, focus on equitable innovations, actively working towards addressing issues related to COVID-19 and those afflicting underserved populations.

Education & Training

  • Northwestern McGaw/NMH/VAResidency, 1990 - 1994
  • The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
    The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of VermontClass of 1990, MD

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2013 - 2017
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1997 - 2022
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1990 - 1999
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Chair’s Award Boston University School of Medicine, 2005
  • Physician of the year Lincoln Hospital emergency medicine, 1997
  • Thomas Mulroy Award for excellence in Emergency Medicine Northwestern emergency medicine residency, 1994
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Publications & Presentations


Books/Book Chapters

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  • The end of ambulance diversion: changes in emergency department length of stay and ambulance turn-around-times.
    Burke LG, Baker WE, Biddinger PD, et al, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Boston, MA


  • Impact of Prolonged Anticoagulation with Rivaroxaban on Provoked Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence: The Improve-VTE Study 
    2018 ASH Annual Meeting - San Diego, CA - 12/1/2018
  • Advanced splinting. Innovations in emergency medicine. 
    New York Medical College/Lincoln Hospital department of emergency medicine. Bronx, NY
  • The FAST exam. Controversies in emergency trauma management. 
    Boston University School of Medicine CME and department of emergency medicine. Boston, MA
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  • Associate Chair, SAEM Operations Interest Group 2013 - Present
  • Member, Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council, Medical Control Committee 2011 - Present
  • Chair, SAEM Web Evolution Committee 2014 - 2016
  • Chair, Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals EMS Committee 2013 - 2016
  • Associate Chair, SAEM Clinical Directors Interest Group 2012 - 2013

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