CHA Names New Chief of Emergency Medicine


Benjamin Milligan, MD, FACEPCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has named Benjamin Milligan, MD, FACEP, as its chief of emergency medicine, placing him in charge of the emergency departments at CHA’s Cambridge Hospital, Somerville Campus, and Whidden Hospital in Everett.

Dr. Milligan joined CHA in 2008 as an attending physician at CHA Cambridge Hospital. He became the associate site chief of emergency medicine for Cambridge and Somerville Campuss in 2012 and then was promoted to site chief for both sites last year.

Throughout his tenure, Dr. Milligan has shown a great commitment to quality care for CHA’s patients, leading initiatives focused on improving patient safety and enhancing quality in emergency medicine. He has also played an important role in helping maintain the high patient satisfaction scores that keep CHA’s ED consistently ranked among the top in Massachusetts in publicly reported quality measures. CHA’s ED, the fifth largest in the state, serves nearly 100,000 patients annually, with wait times that average around five minutes.

“Ben’s collaborative approach, calm demeanor, commitment to academics, and dedication to vulnerable populations make him ideally suited to lead our emergency services and strengthen our position as a model for emergency care across the country,” said Assaad Sayah, MD, FACEP, CHA’s chief medical officer.

Prior to joining CHA, Dr. Milligan was a clinical instructor at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and an attending physician at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from the Weill Cornell Medical College (Cornell University) and completed his emergency medicine residency at New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center.