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Ray Keller, M.D. Named Medical Director of Emergency Department

Ray Keller, M.D.
Ray Keller, M.D., associate professor of surgery at the UVM College of Medicine and medical director of the Emergency Department at Fletcher Allen Health Care. (Photo by Raj Chalwa, UVM Medical Photography)

Ray Keller, M.D., FACEP, associate professor of surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, has been appointed medical director of the Emergency Department at Fletcher Allen Health Care. He has been serving in an interim capacity in that position since October, 2011.

As chief of the division of emergency medicine, Dr. Keller will oversee 21 emergency medicine physicians and 14 Physician Assistants who handle approximately 61,000 visits per year to the emergency department and the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Vermont.

In his 20 years as a board certified emergency medicine specialist, Keller has served in a variety of leadership roles and was a founder of the Fletcher Allen Coordinated Transport (FACT) service, of which he remains medical director. FACT provides specialized inter-hospital transportation for critically ill patients throughout Vermont and northern New York. He was also the physician champion for establishing an electronic medical record system in the Emergency Department.

Keller has served as president of the Vermont chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians since 2009, and is an associate professor of surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Keller earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is a graduate of Bucknell University. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Geisinger Medical Center.