Robert J. DachsMD, FAAFP
Dr. Robert Dachs is the Vice-Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Ellis Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and is the previous Research Director for this residency program. Dr. Dachs graduated from New York Medical College in 1985. He spent 2 years in General Surgery Residency at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA before moving on to and completing a Family Medicine Residency in Middletown, CT in 1991.
Since then, Dr. Dachs has practiced Emergency Medicine full-time in the Albany-Schenectady region of New York State. During his career, Dr. Dachs has published extensively on a variety of acute and primary care topics. He has lectured nationally for many years on a broad range of topics and is a faculty member for the AAFP Board Review courses. He also developed the first Continuing Education program on Emergency and Urgent Care for Family Physicians for AAFP in 2001. He has received “Teacher of the year” awards on a number of occasions from his residents and continues to have a passion for teaching.