Program Leadership

E. Paul DeKoning, MD, MS
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Dr. DeKoning earned his undergraduate degree in Human Physiology from Michigan State University and went on to earn a Master of Science in Epidemiology, also at Michigan State University. He received his MD in 2005 from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill in 2008. His academic interests include medical education and clinical writing. He was thrilled to return home to the Upper Valley and joined the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center faculty in 2008. Dr. DeKoning became Program Director in November of 2015 after serving as Assistant Program Director and Director of EM Simulation since 2012.

Dr. DeKoning spends virtually all of his free time immersed in the joys of family life and loves anything associated with boats and water. A fourth-generation Spartan, his favorite sports teams are the MSU Spartans and whoever is playing against the University of Michigan. In that order.

Maia Rutman, MD
Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Medical Director, Dartmouth Health Children's Emergency Services

Dr. Rutman became Associate Program Director in July 2017 after serving as core faculty for the Emergency Medicine and Pediatric residency programs. She earned her undergraduate degree in History at Yale University and received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston/Boston Medical Center, and her fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Hasbro Children’s Hospital/Brown Medical School. She joined the faculty at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 2007 as its first Pediatric Emergency Medicine specialist. Her academic interests include intranasal medication administration, imaging in pediatric head trauma, and Lyme meningitis. She has lectured regionally and internationally on varied Pediatric Emergency medicine topics.

Dr. Rutman lives in a 250-year-old farmhouse in the bucolic town of Lyme, NH, with her husband, 2 children, and a chocolate lab. She is an avid fiddler for contra dances and loves hiking, biking, downhill and cross-country skiing, and otherwise exploring the beautiful Upper Valley.

Jessica Brooks, MD
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Dr. Brooks received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Colby College in 2001. She went on to receive her medical degree at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 2006. She completed her residency training at Denver Health Medical Center in 2010 and went on to work as faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Brooks joined the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Emergency Department in December of 2016 where she has developed her passion for education and became the assistant program director in 2021. When she is not in the hospital, Dr. Brooks enjoys skiing, puppies, post-apocalyptic fiction, and wrangling her 3 sons. She does not enjoy hot weather, celery or traffic.

Judy Collins, C-TAGME
GME Senior Program Coordinator, Emergency Medicine Residency

Judy Collins joined the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center family in 2007 as the simultaneous program coordinator for the Pulmonary, Infectious Disease, and GI Fellowship Programs. In 2011, Judy adopted a single program and became the Program Coordinator for the Emergency Medicine Residency. She brings with her 20 years of experience as a special education paraprofessional. She is the only Program Coordinator in Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center history to win the Program Coordinator of the Year award twice! When not working, she loves to spend time with her husband Roger and her dog on their picturesque farm in rural New Hampshire. One of her not-so-hidden talents in baking and, when the residents are lucky, she brings the fruits of her mad baking skills to work.