Emergency Medicine’s Cushman Named Interim County Health Commissioner

Apr. 22, 2015

Jeremy T. Cushman, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Emergency Medicine and chief of the Division of Prehospital Medicine, has been named interim commissioner for the Monroe County Department of Health by County Executive Maggie Brooks. He replaces outgoing commissioner Byron S. Kennedy, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Cushman has been with the University of Rochester Medical Center for nine years. In addition to his responsibilities at URMC, he also has served as Monroe County’s EMS medical director for seven years.

He will remain at URMC and retain many of his duties and responsibilities while he temporarily fills the commissioner role for the county. He begins in the post May 1.