The Hudson Valley Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (REMAC) serves as a standing committee of, and under the authority of, the Hudson Valley Regional EMS Council in accordance with Article 30 of the NY State Public Health Law. The REMAC is responsible for developing policies, procedures, and triage, treatment, and transport protocols which are consistent with the standards of the NY State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (SEMAC) and which address specific local conditions. The REMAC also approves physicians to provide on line medical control, coordinates the development of the regional medical control system, and participates in quality improvement activities addressing system-wide concerns. The REMAC has formulated the Regional Medical Control Plan in order to ensure the continuity of high quality pre-hospital emergency medical care throughout the Hudson Valley Region and has established credentialing and continuing medical education policies and procedures for all advanced life support providers and medical control physicians. The Regional EMS Council appoints a Medical Director who is responsible for the overall coordination and operation of the REMAC. In addition to the Medical Director, the REMAC is comprised of appointed Physician Emergency Department Director delegates from each of the Medical Control Hospitals in the Region. The REMAC nominates, on an annual basis, to the Regional EMS Council, for the Council’s consideration and approval, a physician to serve as REMAC Chairperson.


REMAC Physicians

Representative Affiliation Representative Affiliation
Dr. Mark Papish HVREMSCO Dr. Jeffrey Rabrich Nyack Hospital
Dr. Pamela Murphy HVREMAC Chair Dr. Vohra Orange Regional Medical Center
Dr.  Faizan Arshad Chair – Evaluation Subcommittee Dr. DeThomas  Putnam Hospital Center
Dr. Stuhmiller Chair – Helicopter Subcommittee  Dr. R. VanRoekens  St. Anthony Community Hospital
Dr. Craig VanRoekens Bon Secours  Dr. Mark Papish  MidHudson Regional Hospital
Dr. Vohra Catskill Regional Medical Center  Dr. E. Cohen  St. Lukes – Newburgh
Dr. Dennis Mao Good Samaritan Hospital Dr. Gene Chin  Sharon Hospital
Dr. Chung Hudson Valley Hospital Center  Dr. Eric Larsen  Westchester REMAC Liaison
Dr. Madore Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley Dr. Cocuzza  Westchester Medical Center
Dr. A. Wilson Northern Dutchess Hospital  Dr. Faizan Arshad  Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Regional Council

Office Name e-Mail
President David Grass
Vice President Richard Parrish
Treasurer Wayne Chan
Secretary Israel Knobloch
Medical Director Dr. M. Papish
REMAC Chair Dr. Pamela Murphy
State EMS Council Representative David Violante
Public Education and Information Committee Chair
Training Committee Chair David Violante
Legislative & By-Laws Committee Chair Albee Bockman
Transportation Committee Chair Glenn Albin
Policies & Procedures Committee Chair