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Adam Kaye, MD

Emergency Medicine
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Clinical Overview


  • Title(s)

    Emergency Medicine Physician;
    Affiliate Hospital Medical Director-Nantucket Fire Department;
    EMS Medical Director-Nantucket Cottage Hospital;
    Emergency Ultrasound Director Nantucket Cottage Hospital

  • Department + Services

    Emergency Medicine

  • Programs + Specialties

    Areas of interest include prehospital medicine and aeromedical transport from remote settings

  • Board Certifications

    Emergency Medicine
    Emergency Medical Services

Publications & Research

  • Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight, 2 Volumes, 3rd Edition: Chapter 106 Weapons of Mass Destruction; Adam Kaye and Jonathan L. Burstein –
  • Feasibility and Safety of Prone Position Transport for Severe Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019Seethala, Raghu R. MD, MSc; Frakes, Michael A. MS, APRN, CCNS, FACHE; Cocchi, Michael N. MD; Cohen, Jason E. DO, FACEP, FCCM; Dargin, James MD; Friedman, Frank MD; Grant, Christian Jr BS, NRP, FP-C; Kaye, Adam MD; Wilcox, Susan R. MD, FACEP, FCCM, FAAEM – December 2020 – Volume 2 – Issue 12 – 
  • Critical Care Transport of Patients With COVID-19; Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, 2021; Michael A Frakes, Jeremy B Richards, Michael N Cocchi, Ari Cohen, Jason E Cohen, James Dargin, Franklin D Friedman, Adam S Kaye, Jordan S Rettig, Raghu Seethala, Susan R Wilcox
  • Clin Case Rep. 2019 – Purulent bacterial pericarditis from Staphylococcus aureus; Adam Kaye, Gregory A. Peters, Joshua W. Joseph, and Matthew L. Wong
  • Reperfusion Therapy, Cardiac. In JJ Schaider et. al. 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult, 6th ed. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA – Kaye, Adam S. and Rosen, Carlo L, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
  • Trick of the Trade: DIY Squirt Bottle Wound Irrigation.” ALiEM, Academic Life in Emergency Medicine, 30 July 2017, Kaye A. and Abubshait L. – 
  • Pulmonology in TA Brown & SA Bracken (Eds) USMLE Step 1 Secrets in Color, 4th ed. (pp 23-47). Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, Kaye, Adam J.S. et. al. (2016)


Degree & Residencies

BA- Amherst College, 2010
MD- University of Connecticut, 2016
Emergency Medicine- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, 2019
Emergency Medical Services- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, 2020

Honors & Recognition

Honors and Recognition: Harvard Medical School- Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, May 2019
University of Connecticut Medical School- Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, May 2016
University of Connecticut Medical School- Outstanding Service to Fellow Students, April 2013


In in his down time, Dr. Kaye enjoys trail running and distance racing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
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