Benjamin Bassin, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Associate Director, Survival Flight
Director, Emergency Critical Care Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
1500 E Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5303

Administrative Contact

Cindy Trafford
[email protected]


Dr. Bassin joined the faculty of Department of Emergency Medicine in 2009 after completing residency training at the University of Cincinnati where he served as Chief Resident. His academic interests include improving the quality, delivery and standardization of care to critically ill patients, advanced airway interventions, and the intersection of medicine and smart design. He spends has a focus on lean healthcare facility design which utilizes process improvement and workflow optimization to maximize the effectiveness of the built environment. He was an integral member of the planning, design and implementation team for the first ED ICU in the country, the U-M Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3), where he now serves as the Director. He is one of less than ten physicians in the country to hold the Evidenced-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) from the Center for Healthcare Design  He currently serves as the Director of EC3, Associate Medical Director for Critical Care Transport and the Associate Service Chief for the Department of Emergency Medicine. In these roles, he has an established track record of administrative leadership in process improvement, optimization of the delivery of ED-based critical care, quality assurance, risk mitigation, and throughput optimization utilizing lean-based strategies.


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