Ricky Kue, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Emergency Medicine

MD, Suny Upstate Med Ctr
MPH, Umass Medical School



Ricky Kue joined the Emergency Medicine faculty at the Boston University School of Medicine in 2009. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and currently the EMS Medicine Fellowship Director. In his role, he works clinically in the Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center and is Associate Medical Director of Boston EMS. His academic areas of interest include Emergency Medical Services and Prehospital Medicine, Operational and Tactical Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness. Dr. Kue is also involved regionally and nationally in Urban Search and Rescue as a Medical Team Manager with the FEMA US&R MA Task Force-1. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves and has completed two overseas deployments to Iraq and Kuwait.

Dr. Kue completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree at the State University of New York in Syracuse. He completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester as well as a fellowship in EMS and Disaster Medicine. This included a Masters in Public Health Degree from the University of Massachusetts. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and sub-specialty board certified in EMS Medicine. Prior to medical school, Dr. Kue worked as both an EMT and paramedic, spending nearly 25 years involved with the EMS profession.

2015 Army Achievement Medal
2012 Army Commendation Medal w/1OLC - OEF
2011 EMS Physician of the Year – Metropolitan Boston EMS Council
2008 The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Teacher of the Year
2008 Army Commendation Medal - OIF
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Murray B, Kue R. The Use of Emergency Lights and Sirens by Ambulances and Their Effect on Patient Outcomes and Public Safety: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2017 Apr; 32(2):209-216. PMID: 28134063; DOI: 10.1017/S1049023X16001503;.
  2. Kue RC, Dyer KS, Blansfield JS, Burke PA. Tourniquet use at the Boston Marathon. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Oct; 79(4):701-2.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26402550; DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000802;.
  3. Kue RC, Temin ES, Weiner SG, Gates J, Coleman MH, Fisher J, Dyer S. Tourniquet Use in a Civilian Emergency Medical Services Setting: A Descriptive Analysis of the Boston EMS Experience. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015 Jul-Sep; 19(3):399-404. PMID: 25665102; DOI: 10.3109/10903127.2014.995842;.
  4. Kue R, Kearney B. Transitioning to warm zone operations. Boston EMS makes operational changes after the Boston Marathon bombing. JEMS. 2014 Oct; Suppl:22-6. PMID: 25630137.
  5. Jones J, Kue R, Mitchell P, Eblan G, Dyer KS. Emergency medical services response to active shooter incidents: provider comfort level and attitudes before and after participation in a focused response training program. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014 Aug; 29(4):350-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25006975; DOI: 10.1017/S1049023X14000648;.
  6. Kue RC, Dyer KS. The impact of heat waves on transport volumes in an urban emergency medical services system: a retrospective review. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013 Dec; 28(6):610-5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24148831; DOI: 10.1017/S1049023X13008960;.
  7. Biddinger PD, Baggish A, Harrington L, d''Hemecourt P, Hooley J, Jones J, Kue R, Troyanos C, Dyer KS. Be prepared--the Boston Marathon and mass-casualty events. N Engl J Med. 2013 May 23; 368(21):1958-60.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23635020; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1305480;.
  8. Kue R, Steck A. Prehospital diagnosis and management of patients with acute stroke. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2012 Aug; 30(3):617-35. PMID: 22974641; DOI: 10.1016/j.emc.2012.05.003;.
  9. El Sayed M, Kue R, McNeil C, Dyer KS. A descriptive analysis of occupational health exposures in an urban emergency medical services system: 2007-2009. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2011 Oct-Dec; 15(4):506-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21797786; DOI: 10.3109/10903127.2011.598608;.
  10. Kue R, Brown P, Ness C, Scheulen J. Adverse clinical events during intrahospital transport by a specialized team: a preliminary report. Am J Crit Care. 2011 Mar; 20(2):153-61; quiz 162. PMID: 21362719; PMCID: PMC3715047; DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2011478;.
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Bar chart showing 16 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2009 and 2011 and 2013 and 2014 and 2015

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As a board-certified physician in EMS Medicine and having over 20 years experience as an EMS provider, I have kept my passion in the EMS field through direct clinical care, research, training and education. I am excited to provide any type of mentoring or guidance to students, residents, fellows as well as other professionals interested in the area of prehospital medical care.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Advisor
  • Education Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')


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