Narberth Ambulance operates a Physician responder unit, staffed by Board certified Emergency Medical Physicians. The vehicle is a 2008, Ford Expedition equipped with state of the art medical equipment. Narberth has four Physicians who rotate being on call to assist our ambulance crews with on site medical direction, advanced field procedures and various additional clinical disciplines. These same Physicians provide advanced training to our clinical personnel under the leadership of Dr. Ben Usatch. To our knowledge, this is one of the only response units of its kind in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Narberth Ambulance Physician Biographies
Medical Director, Ben Usatch, MD.- Ben Usatch, MD, FAAEM, NREMT-P has been involved in EMS for more than 30 years. He serves as the medical director for Narberth Ambulance and other community and hospital-based units in the Philadelphia area. He works as an attending physician and the EMS director at the Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pa. Dr. Usatch is also the medical director of Montgomery County Public Safety overseeing all of the EMS units in the county for clinical compliance and quality assurance.
Deputy Medical Director- Joseph Bushra, MD.- Joseph Bushra,MD, FAAEM, NREMT-P has been involved in EMS for more than 15 years. He serves as the Deputy Medical Director for Narberth Ambulance. He works as an attending physician and the Director of the Lankenau Hospital Emergency Department.
Assistant Medical Director- James Rowley, MD.- James Rowley,MD, FAAEM, NREMT-P has been involved in EMS for more than 25 years. He serves as the Assistant Medical Director for Narberth Ambulance. He works as an attending physician at Abington Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. James also serves as the President of the Narberth Ambulance Board Of Directors.
Assistant Medical Director- Alvin Wang, DO – Alvin Wang, DO FAAEM NREMT-P has been actively involved with Narberth Ambulance for more than 10 years. While working as a paramedic at Narberth, Dr. Wang completed medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and subsequently completed his training in Emergency Medicine at Temple University Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and Diplomate of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. In the prehospital arena, Dr. Wang has worked in rural, urban, and suburban settings as a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic and a critical care rotor-wing flight paramedic. Alvin also serves as the Deputy Medical Director for the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, a federal medical officer for the PA-4 Disaster Management Assistance Team, and medical director the Bucks County South SWAT team. His clinical interests include difficult airway management, tactical / austere medicine, critical care transport, mass-gathering EMS, and international disaster medical relief. He has traveled extensively and has led medical student service-learning trips to Ghana, Malawi, Nicaragua, and Panama.