Reed Brozen, MD
Emergency Services, DHART, Emergency Medicine
What is your fondest memory from your 25 years working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock?
My fondest memories mostly revolve around people I have had the chance to get to know and work with. There have been days of beautiful flying with DHART, which were capped by saving the lives of more than one individual, and knowing that the team you just worked with was the only thing that made that happen. There have been days of inspirational teamwork in the Emergency Department. I have truly enjoyed department retreats and get-togethers, where a more personal connection was made with teammates and friends.
Other great memories include getting to know regional colleagues through work with the NH Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and by running the Managing Medical Emergencies conference and the LLSA Review Day every year. Leadership facilitated me to bring education in emergency medicine and air medical transport to many other countries through volunteer work and teaching at international conferences. I remember new helicopters, new departments, and, most recently, Emergency Medicine becoming a department. I became dual board certified. These 25 years, I have had the opportunity to watch and facilitate Emergency Medicine maturing as a specialty not just at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, but nationally and internationally, as well.
What inspires you?
Getting to know and work with my amazing colleagues in the Emergency Department and the outstanding crew members and leadership of DHART. The daily chance to actually save lives or make the worst time in somebody’s life moderately better. The challenge of complex cases.
What do you like best about your department?
The people and the patients.
How has COVID-19 affected your work?
A standard day is simply more tiring. Wearing masks for an entire shift. Too many people in a small space. There have been devastating impacts on learners being able to get experiences/education they need. What keeps me positive is that I know in my heart, despite every barrier that is encountered, that the leadership and everyone at DHMC is working hard to do the right thing to keep us all as safe and as healthy as possible.