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Richard A. Kamin, M.D., FACEP, FAEMS

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
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Academic Office Location:
Emergency Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-2801
Phone: 860-679-2588
Fax: 860-679-4015

Dr. Kamin is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and the EMS Program Director for the University of Connecticut Health Center. Rich also serves as the Medical Director for the Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services. He is actively involved in teaching medical students, emergency medicine residents, pre-hospital providers and other emergency physicians. Rich is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a member of the National Association of State EMS officials, the National Association of EMS Physicians, the National Tactical Officers Association, an active member of the Health Center Tactical Rescue Team, and the CT-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

B.S.University of WashingtonZoology
M.D.University of Washington School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
Professional TrainingAmerican Burn AssociationAdvanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Certification
Professional TrainingAdvanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineEmergency Medicine
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineChief Resident
FellowshipHartford HospitalTransport Medicine Fellow

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
FBI Appreciation for Exceptional Service in the Public InterestFederal Bureau of Investigation
Dr. Mark E. Quigley Award - A Physician AwardConnecticut Regional EMS Council
Commissioner's Recognition AwardConnecticut Dept. of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Provost Award for Excellence in Public EngagementUniversity of Connecticut
Physician Award of ExcellenceUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Leadership AwardUniversity of Connecticut
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
National Association of EMS Officials, National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines ProjectProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCo-P.I.ExternalNational2012
Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty CareProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCo-ChairExternalNational2012
CT DPH Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2012
AHA/Connecticut Mission Lifeline Accelerator ProjectProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCo-ChairExternalNational2012
American College of Emergency Physicians, Tactical Emergency Medicine SectionProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairExternalNational2011
National Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Initiative and CouncilProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2011
American Heart Association STEMI Stakeholders Group Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20092012
CT DPH State Stroke Planning Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState20082009
Connecticut EMS Advisory CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalState2007
Connecticut EMS Medical Advisory CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeCo-ChairExternalState2007
North Central Connecticut EMS BoardProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2005
North Central Connecticut EMS Medical Advisory CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalState2002
Hartford Hospital Emergency Department Redesign Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalLocal20012001
Hartford Hospital Emergency Department Equipment Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalLocal20012001
National Association of EMS Physicians, Tactical Emergency Medicine Sub-group Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Pain Management
    Kamin R, Cicero M. Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight
  • Qualifications, Interviewing and Hiring
    Kamin, R., Robinson, K.J. Principles and Direction of Air Medical Transport
  • Quality Management for Transport Programs
    Robinson, K.J., Kamin, R. Principles and Direction of Air Medical Transport
  • Spine
    Kamin, R. Musculoskeletal Emergencies


  • Utility of B-Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Predicting Outcome of Hospitalized Patients with Congestive Heart Failure: Results of the Breathing not Properly (BNP) Multinational Study
    Maisel, A.S., Bhalla, M.A., Gardetto, N., McCord, J., Nowak, R.M., Hollander, J.E., Wu, A.H.B., Duc, P., Omland, T., Storrow, A.B., Krishnaswamy, P., Abraham, W.T., Clopton, P., Steg, G., Aumont, M.C., Westheim, A., Knudsen, C.W., Perez, A., Kamin, R., Kazanegra, R., Herrmann, H.C., McCullough, P.A. J Am Coll Cardiol 43(5):859-862


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Acute Stress - A Normal Response to an Abnormal EventLecture5th New England Society for Disaster Medicine2019Farmington, CT
It Depends, EMS Decision Making 101TalkRhode Island EMS Expo2013
Tactical Emergency Medical SupportTalkRhode Island EMS Expo2013
Medical Considerations and Integrated Training for Critical IncidentsTalkNew England Tactical Officers Association2013
Tactical EMSTalkSharon Hospital EMS Symposium2013
Evidence Based EMSTalkSharon Hospital EMS Symposium2013
It Depends, EMS Decision Making 101TalkCT EMS Conference2011
Tactical Emergency Medical SupportTalkNew England Tactical Officers Association Annual Meeting2011Boston, Massachusetts
EMS Destination: An Overview of the Guidelines, Benefits and Limitations to ED Bypass for Specialty CareTalkImproving Stroke Systems of Care in CT State Stroke Conference2009Wallingford, Connecticut
Tactical Emergency Medical SupportTalkWestern Mass EMS Conference2008
Tactical Emergency Medical SupportTalkNew Haven FBI SWAT Tactical Commanders Meeting2008New Haven, Connecticut
Flight PhysiologyTalkAir Medical Physician Association Medical Directors Course2005Austin, Texas
Air vs. Ground EMS TriageTalkAir Medical Physician Association Medical Directors Course2005Barcelona, Spain
Head and Spine TraumaLectureLIFE STAR EMS Lecture Series2005Hartford, Connecticut
Diving EmergenciesTalk2004Middlesex, Connecticut
Tactical MedicineTalkUniversity of Connecticut Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine2004Farmington, Connecticut
Flight PhysiologyTalkAir Medical Physician Association Medical Directors Course2003Reno, Nevada
Decompression SicknessTalkUniversity of Connecticut2003Farmington, Connecticut
Toxicology Overview and Drugs of AbuseTalkHartford Hospital2003Hartford, Connecticut
Hypothermia and Cold Related Tissue InjuryTalkNew Britain Fire Department2003New Britain, Connecticut
Central Nervous System TraumaTalkMiddlesex Hospital2002Middlesex, Connecticut
Hepatitis, Core Lecture SeriesTalkUniversity of Connecticut Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine2002Farmington, Connecticut
Heat Related Illness, Paramedic lectureTalkJohn Dempsey Hospital2002Farmington, Connecticut
Playground SafetyTalkThe University of Connecticut Health Center2002Farmington, Connecticut
Shoulder DislocationTalkHartford Hospital2001Hartford, Connecticut
Bells Palsy, Core Lecture SeriesTalkUniversity of Connecticut Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine2001Farmington, Connecticut
Abdominal Pain, Paramedic lectureLectureHartford Hospital2001Hartford, Connecticut
Alcohol Withdrawal, Core Lecture SeriesLectureUniversity of Connecticut Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine2000Farmington, Connecticut