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 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/or 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.
Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Medical Director, CHaD 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 DHMC in 2007 as DHMC’s 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, two children, and 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.
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Dr. Babineau joined DHMC in October 2016, returning to his educational home – he graduated from Dartmouth College in 2000 with a degree in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, and then attended the Dartmouth-Brown Medical Program, graduating from Brown Medical School in 2005. He completed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston in 2008, and stayed on to work as academic faculty, where he received several awards from the residents for his passion for teaching and as a role-model. During his time at BIDMC, he worked on international consulting projects in Europe, and often was an international commuter, working clinically in Boston while living in Peru and Spain. He loves spending time outdoors in the amazingly beautiful Upper Valley with his wife and two daughters.
Judy M. Collins
Residency Coordinator, Extraordinaire
Judy Collins joined the DH 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’ experience as a special education paraprofessional. She is the only Program Coordinator in Dartmouth-Hitchcock 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 is baking and, when the residents are lucky, she brings the fruits of her mad baking skills to work.