Benjamin Bassin, MD


Director of Clinical Operations, Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3)
Associate Medical Director, Critical Care Transport/Survival Flight
Associate Service Chief, Adult Emergency Services
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

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Dr. Bassin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He received a B.S. in Movement Science and Physiology from the University of Michigan in 1998 and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2005. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Bassin returned to the University of Michigan in 2009 as faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

 His academic interests include improving the quality, delivery and standardization of care to critically ill patients, advanced airway interventions, and the integration of design and design thinking into the clinical arena as it applies to the built environment, device design and overall workflow and process integration. He has a keen interest in innovation and entrepreneurship and is one of only a few physicians in the United States to hold the Evidenced Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) from the Center for Healthcare Design and lectures both nationally and internationally on the subject of lean healthcare and facility design.

 He was an integral part of the planning, design and implementation of the first and largest ED-based ICU in the country, the U-M Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3) where he currently serves as the EC3 Director of Clinical Operations. He is also the Associate Medical Director for Critical Care Transport/ Survival Flight and the Associate Service Chief for the Department of Emergency Medicine. In these roles, he has an established track record of innovation and administrative leadership in process improvement, quality assurance, risk mitigation, and throughput optimization utilizing lean-based strategies.