Jonnathan Busko, MD

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Northeast Region Medical Director

Jonnathan Busko is an emergency medicine physician with 25 years experience in EMS and disaster response. He has worked as a paramedic, a firefighter, a rescue technician, and a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Medical Specialist. He completed an MD/MPH program at the University of Pittsburgh, a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Albany Medical Center, and an EMS Fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center. He was the recipient of the 2004-2005 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine / Physio-Control EMS Research Fellowship Grant and completed a graduate certificate in Community Disaster Preparedness at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine (EM) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Jonnathan worked as an emergency physician at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) from 2005-2015 and now works at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor. He serves as the medical director for Maine EMS Region 4 and the Hermon Mountain Ski Patrol. He was an assistant professor in Ship’s Medicine at Maine Maritime Academy until 2014 and is the medical advisor of the Eastern Maine Community College EMS education program, medical advisor for the Maine Region of the National Ski Patrol, owner and medical advisor of Emergency Medical Resource Consulting International, and co-owner and medical advisor of CDS Outdoor School.

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Tracy Jalbuena, MD

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Mid-Coast Region Medical Director

Dr. Jalbuena completed her MD program at the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an emergency medicine residency at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, a metropolitan area of one million people. She is Board certified in emergency medicine, a staff physician in the emergency department at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, and the medical director for the Mid-Coast EMS region. Her interest in EMS began in 1996 when she trained as a basic EMT in Tucson, Arizona. It continued with the publication of “A Simulation Trial of Traditional Dispatcher-Assisted CPR Versus Compressions—Only Dispatcher-Assisted CPR” with Williams et al in Prehospital Emergency Care in 2006. Particular EMS interests include CPR outreach and the use of telemedicine in EMS.

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Timothy Pieh, MD

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Kennebec Valley Region Medical Director

Dr. Pieh is a board certified EMS, Emergency Medicine, and Family Medicine physician. He is the medical director of emergency medicine at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Kennebec Valley EMS Region, and Augusta Fire Department. He has worked in EMS since 1992 starting as a basic EMT, obtaining his initial training at Northeastern University in Boston, and later became an EMT-Intermediate. He has worked at multiple services of varying size throughout Maine, Vermont, North Carolina Outward Bound SAR, and Duke University EMS. He continues to dedicate his time to EMS and his local community as an active member of Belgrade and Rome Rescues.

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Michael Bohanske, MD

Southern Maine Region Medical Director

Dr. Bohanske is a Board Certified Emergency and fellowship trained EMS Physician. He began his EMS career as an EMT-Basic and then EMT-Instructor/Coordinator at Boston University EMS. He earned his MD at Boston University School of Medicine. While in medical school, he worked with Boston EMS conducting pre-hospital research on the use of CPAP. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati where he served as Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services in Cincinnati where he served as a medical director for several fire-based serves and served as an EMS physician with Cincinnati Fire. He worked for 4 years as a flight physician with University of Cincinnati Air Care. He was the recipient of the 2015 National Association of EMS Physicians/Physio-Control Fellow of the Year grant award.
Dr. Bohanske is currently working at Maine Medical Center in Portland. In addition to working as regional medical director for the Southern Maine Region, he is serving as medical director for South Portland Fire Department.

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