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Program Director
Slava Gaufberg, MD Slava V. Gaufberg, MD
Director, Transitional Year Residency
Cambridge Health Alliance

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Slava Gaufberg graduated from Kalinin State Medical Institute in the former Soviet Union. After training in OB/GYN and Anesthesia, he directed a high risk labor and delivery unit in an Obstetrical Hospital in Moscow.

He came to the US as a political refugee in 1982, and after completing US licensing requirements, did one year of General Surgical Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, a second year of OB/GYN Residency at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boston, MA, and Transitional and Internal Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance.

Dr. Gaufberg has been practicing Emergency Medicine since 1988. He served as the Associate Chief of The Cambridge Hospital Emergency Department from 1994 to 2007.

Medical Education has always been one of Dr. Gaufberg's main passions. He's been Director of Medical Education and Training for the CHA Emergency Department since 1991, and has been honored with the "Best Teacher Award" by CHA residents. In 2008, Dr. Gaufberg accepted the position of Director of the Transitional Residency.

Over his career, Dr. Gaufberg has published on a broad range of Emergency Medicine and educational topics. His articles appear in several journals including Academic Emergency Medicine, Annals of Emergency Medicine, and the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. In his "out of hospital" career, he's enjoyed skiing, kayaking, scuba diving, whitewater rafting, sailing, and mounting climbing around the world, including climbing Mount Everest in 1990. He also enjoys playing music and writing songs.

Slava Gaufberg is married to Elizabeth Gaufberg, Director of Professional Development for Cambridge Health Alliance. They have four daughters.