Ashley Deutsch, MD

Role: Associate Program Director

Undergrad & Major: The George Washington University - double major: criminal justice and biological anthropology

Med School: Rutgers - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Residency: Baystate

Favorite thing about Baystate: the people we work with are the most wonderful

Favorite thing to do in Western MA: hike with my family

Favorite thing to do in your free time: hike and watch true crime documentaries

If you weren't an EM physician, what would you do: work for The Innocence Project

What one thing would you take from the ED in a zombie apocalypse: Lauren Westafer - she'd be up to date on all the latest zombie literature

Ryan Clark, MD

Role: Associate Program Director

Undergrad & Major: Providence College, Healthy Policy

Med School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Baystate

Favorite thing about Baystate: the people(co-workers and patients)

Favorite thing to do in Western MA: Road biking and trail running

Favorite thing to do in your free time: Hiking and finding swimming holes with my dog Barkley

If you weren't an EM physician, what would you do: Competitive 4-square player

What one thing would you take from the ED in a zombie apocalypse: Ketamine- I can dissociate zombies right?

Liza Smith, MD

Role: Clerkship Director, Associate Program Director

Undergrad & Major: Brandeis University, BS in Biology, Cum Laude

Med School: Boston University School of Medicine

Residency: Brigham & Womens and Massachusetts General Hospital

Favorite thing about Baystate: My colleagues are the absolute best.

Favorite thing to do in Western MA: Berry picking! (and peaches, apples, tomatoes, and pumpkins)

Favorite thing to do in your free time: Nap.

If you weren't an EM physician, what would you do: Something in books and editing, probably. I love reading and grammar.

What one thing would you take from the ED in a zombie apocalypse: Lots of kerlix so I could wrap myself up as a mummy. Zombies don't eat mummies, right?


Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton, MD

Role: Director of Professional Development & Medical Education Fellowship co-Director

Undergrad & Major: Oberlin & UMASS Amherst Astronomy & Physics

Med School: SUNY Upstate (Syracuse)

Residency: Baystate

Favorite thing about Baystate: The people, both the sick and the teammates

Favorite thing to do in Western MA: Sit by the pool with family and friends

Favorite thing to do in your free time: Cook, walk the dog, pool

If you weren't an EM physician, what would you do: Teach astronomy - optical and infrared

What one thing would you take from the ED in a zombie apocalypse: Insulin-all of it - I've already got airway equipment