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Program Leadership

Emergency Medicine Program Leadership

Pictured left to right: Matthew Babineau, MD Assistant Program Director, Maia Rutman, MD Associate Program Director, Judy Collins, Residency Coordinator & Paul DeKoning, MD, MS Program Director.

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 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.

Maia Rutman, MD

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.

Matthew R. Babineau, MD

Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Associate Medical Director, Section of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, CREST (Center for Rural Emergency Services and Trauma)

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.

Norman A. Paradis, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine
Chief, Section of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Paradis has been Interim Chief of Emergency Medicine since July of 2017.  He is a Professor of Medicine and the Section’s Director of Research.  His career as an emergency physician has included bench research, clinical trials, medical device development and hospital administration. His research interests include cardiac arrest, shock, low-flow hemodynamics, hypothermia, molecular and optical biomarkers.  After receiving MD from Northwestern, he trained in emergency medicine at LAC-USC and completed a fellowship in resuscitation research at Henry Ford Hospital.  He has been a faculty member and a hospital administrator at University of Colorado, New York University, Columbia University, University of Southern California and Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Paradis has been Chief Medical Officer for a number of companies, including ZOLL Circulation and Biosite. Dr. Paradis edits Cardiac Arrest - The Science and Practice of Resuscitation Medicine

Like many other faculty in our Section, he is a wannabe rural farmer, raising chickens, lambs and timber he can’t sell in Putney, VT. Other interests include astronomy and until recently ocean sailing.

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 dogs Ruby and Sage on their 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.