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Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty

Mike Brown, MDMichael D. Brown, MD, MSc
Department Chair

Dr. Brown is the founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. After graduating from medical school in 1986, he completed his EM residency training at Butterworth Hospital where he subsequently joined the faculty. It was during this period when he developed a passion for summarizing evidence in a form that is useful to clinicians. This interest led to a MSc degree in Epidemiology with a focus on evidence synthesis (i.e., meta-analysis). 

Dr. Brown serves as Senior Editor for 2 Cochrane Networks: Acute and Emergency Care and Circulation and Breathing. He also serves as immediate past president of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine.

View Dr. Brown's recent publications on ResearchGate.

Dr. Brown has been featured on several podcasts, including this recent appearance on the Skeptics' Guide to EM.

Colleen Bush, MD
Assistant Professor, 
Director of Clinical Experiences
Dr. Bush graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the EM residency at Spectrum Health-Butterworth in Grand Rapids. She joined the Core Faculty of the residency and served 15 years before transitioning her energies to undergraduate medical education. She served as the lead physician and curriculum developer for the Middle Clinical Experience Emergency Medicine Rotation at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Currently she serves as Director of Clinical Experiences.




Matt Emery, MDMatthew Emery, MD
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Emery graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the EM Residency at Spectrum-Butterworth in Grand Rapids. He worked for three and a half years at a busy community hospital in Muskegon, Michigan, prior to re-joining the staff at Spectrum Health in 1995.  He is Associate Chair for Academic Affairs for the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, lead clerkship director for the college's fourth year elective in Emergency Medicine, and also Medical Director for Simulation. He is an ABEM oral board examiner and serves as the Educational Assistant for Simulation for the Emergency Medicine residency. He is currently co-chair of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare's Simulation Interest Group.

Jeffrey Jones
Associate Chair for Research and Professor
Dr. Jones graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the emergency medicine training program at Akron General Medical Center. After residency, Jeff completed a research fellowship in Ohio then joined the teaching faculty at Spectrum Health in 1988. He has been the Research Director for the Emergency Medicine program for the past 25 years. Dr. Jones was awarded the "Excellence in Teaching" award from the Michigan Chapter of EMRA as well as the EMRA's National award in 1994. He has served as an investigator on 30 grants, 190 scientific papers and over 250 national and international research presentations. Dr. Jones is active in research related to virtually all aspects of emergency medicine, including geriatrics, pediatrics, trauma, alcoholism, resuscitation, sexual assault, EMS, simulation, infectious disease, and ultrasound medicine. He is a reviewer for the Annals of Emergency Medicine, American Journal of Emergency Medicine as well as Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Jones is a professor and the associate chair of research for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

View Dr. Jones' recent publications on ResearchGate

Bryan S. Judge
Bryan S. Judge, MD, FACMT, is an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist and practices in Grand Rapids, MI, and Laurium, MI. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI and completed his residency in emergency medicine in Grand Rapids at the Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center | Michigan State University, and his medical toxicology fellowship at Indiana University | Indiana Poison Center in Indianapolis, IN.

He is currently a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Michigan State University | College of Human Medicine. Academic interests include a broad array of topics within the disciplines of emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and medical education. His most fascinating scientific achievement is helping ‘discover’ a new poisonous mushroom species, Cortinarius orellanosus.

Adam Oostema, MD, FACPAdam Oostema, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor
Dr. Oostema is associate professor of emergency medicine and director of neurological emergency medicine research at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.  He earned a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed an emergency medicine residency with Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners.  Dr. Oostema currently practices Emergency Medicine at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids and Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital in rural Newaygo County. Dr. Oostema’s research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of transient ischemic attack and stroke, as well as prehospital medicine and the application of research evidence to clinical practice.

View Dr. Oostema's recent publications on ResearchGate

Joshua Reynolds, MD, MSJoshua Reynolds, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Joshua C. Reynolds, MD, MS, joined the faculty at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2013 as an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Reynolds is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Maryland, and then returned to the University of Pittsburgh to complete a two-year research fellowship through the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education.

His primary research interests are cardiac arrest and post-resuscitation care. Dr. Reynolds has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publication and book chapters. His early career projects received several Young Investigator Awards at the American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium. Dr. Reynolds sits on the Advanced Life Support Task force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and the Editorial Board for Resuscitation. He is also the site lead investigator at Spectrum Health for the NIH-funded Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN).

Dr. Reynolds is board certified in Emergency Medicine and practices at the Butterworth campus of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI, where he holds an appointment as adjunct assistant physician scientist.

View Dr. Reynolds’ recent publications on ResearchGate

View Dr. Reynolds’ publications on PubMed