At the 2017 EMS Today conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Jeremy T. Cushman ’96 was presented with the John P. Pryor, MD, Street Medicine Society Award.
A member of the HWS Board of Trustees, Cushman is an associate professor of emergency medicine and public health sciences at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where he practices as a board certified emergency physician and serves as chief of the division of prehospital medicine. His primary responsibility, however, is as the medical director for Monroe County and the City of Rochester where he oversees the regional emergency medical services system.
Cushman was honored for his ongoing dedication to the betterment of EMS in the region, both as a clinician and as an educator, as well as his long background as an EMS provider prior to becoming a doctor.
The presentation of the award came on Thursday, Feb. 23, during the keynote session of the conference sponsored by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, a leading resource in EMS education.
Cushman also serves as a medical adviser of HWS’ student-run EMS program, and is the immediate past president of the Hobart Alumni Association.
As a student, Cushman double-majored in biology and biochemistry and was inducted into the Druid Society. He served as a resident adviser for Jackson Hall and assistant area coordinator for the Quad, a Student Trustee and a student athletic trainer.
After working in emergency medical services after graduation, he received his M.D. from the University of Maryland, where he also completed his residency in emergency medicine. He then went on to receive his M.S. in emergency health services from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and completed a fellowship in emergency medical services at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Cushman lives in Honeoye Falls, N.Y. with his wife, William Smith alumna Susan Flanders Cushman, M.S., Ph.D. ’98, who works at the Colleges as the director of introductory biology laboratories and research scientist for the Finger Lakes Institute. They have two sons, Riley and Thomas.