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Sandy Bogucki, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine

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Sandy Bogucki, MD, PhD

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Dr. Bogucki has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine, and joined the Yale Emergency Medicine faculty in 1989. Dr. Bogucki has held several positions of leadership in the Fire Service and EMS communities. She chaired the NFPA 1582 Task Group, and was a principal member of the NFPA 1500 Technical Committee; she served on the Board of Visitors of the National Fire Academy, and conducted on-site investigations of fire fighter line-of-duty deaths for NIOSH.

She served for many years on the editorial board of Pre-hospital Emergency Care, and was an Associate Editor of Academic Emergency Medicine. She served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National Association of EMS Physicians, and spent 15 years on the Board of Directors of the National Registry of EMTs; 2 of them as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Bogucki was a Senior Medical Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the US Department of Health&Human Services from 2004-2008, participating in the Federal medical responses to major disasters.

Dr. Bogucki was recently a co-PI on a CMS Innovations project that established a program of coordinated community resources to improve health and independence of elders, while decreasing their reliance on EMS and EDs for medical care. Before her retirement, she was also a co-PI on a CDC grant that teamed paramedics with recovery coaches to assist opioid-addicted patients following an overdose.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Yale University (1984)
  • PhD
    Texas A & M University (1978)
  • Resident
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine


  • Board Certification
    AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (1997, recertified: 2018)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1988)

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