Emergency Medicine - Faculty




Program Director
- Bryan Judge, M.D., FAAEM, FACMT

Dr. Judge graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and the GRMEP Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Following graduation, he completed a fellowship in medical toxicology at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Dr. Judge has served in a number of faculty roles before becoming the Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The interface with people that occurs during his job has been essential in providing him with much satisfaction and helps keeps ignited his passion for 'what he does' and 'why he does it'. He enjoys going to work every day and connecting with faculty, medical students, and residents in order to deliver compassionate and quality care for patients.

He has four children and his spare time is spent with family and friends. He enjoys cooking, erging, hunting, rowing and writing. His next academic accomplishment is to complete a master's degree in health professions education in order to keep bringing innovative educational ideas and methods to the program.


Associate Program Director/Educational Assistant for Toxicology
- Brad Riley, M.D.

 In 2009 Dr. Riley was named Associate Program Director of the EM Residency Program. Dr. Riley attended the University of Michigan for both undergraduate and Medical School. He then completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Butterworth, followed by a fellowship in Medical Toxicology in Phoenix, Arizona. He returned to Grand Rapids in 2006 and is an Attending both in the Emergency Department as well as on the Medical Toxicology service. In his spare time he enjoys photography, fly fishing and playing on the "Medicine Men" hockey team. He is married with three children.



 Associate Program Director & Educational Assistant for the PGY 2 Curriculum
-Jason P. Seamon, D.O., MHS, FACEP, FAAEM

Dr. Jason Seamon was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He graduated from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000, and subsequently completed a  Traditional Internship at Cook County Hospital in 2001.  He is a graduate of the MERC/MSU Emergency Medicine Residency program.  Dr Seamon held the title of Core Faculty member and the Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Columbus, Ohio from 2006-2009.  Most recently, Dr Seamon comes to us from the University of Kentucky where he was the Residency Program Director for Emergency Medicine.  Jason rejoined GRMEP/MSU in the summer of 2011.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs.  He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing, hiking, and backpacking.  His clinical areas of interest are Academic Emergency Medicine and Wilderness Medicine.


Other Core Faculty

Assistant Program Director & Educational Assistant for PG 1 Curriculum
Eric VanDePol, M.D.

Dr. VanDePol attended Iowa State University and is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Eric is another graduate from the emergency medicine residency at Spectrum Health - Butterworth Campus and serves as the educational assistant for the PGY 1 curriculum. He enjoys upland bird hunting, working on his house, landscaping, driving his tractor and spending time with his dog.


Michael Brown MD, MSc
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine
Michigan State University - College of Human Medicine


Dr. Brown graduated from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1986 and the Butterworth Emergency Medicine Residency in 1990. He served as the Associate Program Director for several years prior to being appointed Program Director from 2001 to 2008. Dr. Brown was recently appointed Chair for the new academic Department of Emergency Medicine at CHM. Over the past 2 decades, he has enjoyed teaching residents and students the principals of evidenced-based medicine and currently serves as an Editor of the EBEM section for the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Dr Brown also serves on the ACEP Clinical Policies Committee and has been involved in a number of other collaborative research projects. His hobbies include “old man” hockey and when the ice melts you may find him kitesurfing out on Lake Michigan.

Educational Assistant for Medical Knowledge & Off-Service Competencies
Rebecca Andrews-Dickert, M.D.

Dr. Andrews-Dickert went to University of Chicago for her undergraduate degree followed by a 3-year hiatus from education during which she worked in research and traveled overseas. She then went to Michigan State University for medical school and did her residency at Butterworth Hospital. She and her husband have two daughters. Dr. Andrews-Dickert spent part of her childhood at a mission hospital in Zambia, Africa and continues to enjoy traveling and has an interest in international medicine.

Educational Assistant for Patient Care Competency
Colleen Bush, M.D., FACEP

Dr. Bush graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, did her EM training at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, serving a year as Chief Resident. After graduation in 1996, she took a position as Medical Director at Gerber Memorial Hospital, a rural hospital in West Michigan. She completed the ACEP Teaching Fellowship in 2011 and is a Medical Education Research Scholar through the AAMC. She enjoys teaching both residents and medical students and is particularly fond of encouraging residents to make shift learning goals, teaching small clinical nuggets and working on improving feedback. Off duty she likes to kayak, is learning to conquer her SCUBA fears in order to take cool underwater pictures, plays with square-foot gardening and endures 4 teenagers.


Educational Assistant for PGY 3 Curriculum and Emergency Medical Services
Todd Chassee, MD FACEP

Dr. Chassee graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating in 2006, he and his wife, Amanda -- both natives of West Michigan -- decided to return to Grand Rapids. Todd is now the Educational Assistant for EMS Education and Administration for the third year residents. In 2008 Dr. Chassee accepted the position of Medical Director for Kent County EMS. Todd enjoys college football, traveling, and hiking. He and his wife 2 children.




Educational Assistant for Medical Knowledge Competency & Assistant for Off-Service and Undergraduate Education
Matt Emery, M.D., FACEP

Dr. Emery graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the EM Residency at Butterworth here in Grand Rapids. He worked for three and a half years at a busy community hospital in Muskegon, Michigan, prior to joining the staff here in 1995. He is an ABEM oral board examiner and serves as the Educational Assistant for Simulation for the Emergency Medicine residency. He is Associate Director for Academic Affairs for the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and serves on the college's Block III Committee and Curriculum committee. He is also lead clerkship director for the college's fourth year elective in Emergency Medicine. He enjoys travel, military history, classical fiction and hunting and camping with his sons.

Matthew Flannigan, DO, RDMS, FACEP

Dr. Flannigan graduated from Michigan State University- College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his emergency medicine residency training at GRMEP/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids. He then went on to complete an emergency ultrasound fellowship at Palmetto Health - Richland/University of South Carolina.  He has since returned to Grand Rapids and is our program's Emergency Ultrasound Director. He has been instrumental in advancing the ultrasound training here to an elite level and is enthusiastic about teaching residents. He is married with three children and enjoys long-distance running, playing ice hockey, international travel, and vacationing with friends and family.​



Research Director
Jeffrey S. Jones, M.D., FACEP

Dr. Jones graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the emergency medicine training program at Akron General Medical Center. After residency, Jeff completed a Research Fellowship. He joined the teaching faculty at Butterworth in 1988 and assumed the role of Research Director. Doctor Jones was awarded the "Excellence in Teaching" award from the Michigan Chapter of EMRA as well as the EMRA's National award in 1994. He is active in research related to virtually all aspects of emergency medicine. He is a reviewer for the Annals of Emergency Medicine, American Journal of Emergency Medicine as well as Academic Emergency Medicine. Doctor Jones holds the academic appointment of Professor at MSU-CHM.