Dr. Michael Dailey Named CVVFA Medical Director

Michael Dailey, M.D., FACEP, of Albany NY Medical Center accepted the appointment to Medical Director for the Association, a required position that the CVVFA needs to apply for CAPCE Accreditation. This will allow the CVVFA to provide CEU’s to EMS students successfully completing modules on the Responder Safety Learning Network.

Dr. Dailey is the medical director for the Town of Colonie EMS department and attending physician at Albany Medical Center. He also serves as the Medical Director for REMO (the Regional Emergency Medical Organization – Albany NY), serves as member of the SEMAC (State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee) and the STAC (State Trauma Advisory Committee). Dr. Dailey is board certified in emergency medicine and in EMS.

Dr. Dailey started in EMS in 1983 as a volunteer EMT in Westchester County, served as a volunteer firefighter in Clinton County and then worked for New York City EMS. He went on to complete medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY) in 1998 and his Emergency Medicine residency at University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA) in 2001.

Dr. Dailey has served as Medical Director for the Town of Colonie since 2003, he oversees the department’s flight program, special operations rescue division and the town’s Special Services Team (SWAT).

Dr. Dailey wrote in accepting the position ” I am in admiration of the work your group has done over the years. The amount of impact provided by an organization that has never had an employee is very impressive. I would certainly be happy to serve as your medical director in order to assist with the goal of CAPCE accreditation for the education you provide. The safety of our paid and unpaid professional public safety responders is a passion of mine, and I am certainly proud to be able to assist.”

Dr. Dailey was elected into Honorary Membership in the CVVFA during the Fall Meeting by unanimous vote.