For Physicians

The foundation of Emerson Hospital is its active medical staff – a team comprised of over 300 doctors including primary care physicians and specialists in nearly every medical and surgical field. Through this network of highly skilled physicians, Emerson patients can be assured that they will receive expert, personalized care.

For potential new members of the medical staff 

If you are a physician and are interested in practicing at Emerson, contact Diane Forte, director of physician recruiting, at 978-287-3002 or dforte@emersonhosp.org

Credentialing 

Patient safety is of paramount importance to us at Emerson Hospital. Our Credentials Office serves as a gatekeeper for patient safety by ensuring that the physicians who deliver care here are fully qualified to do so.

Credentialing is the process used to evaluate and verify the qualifications and practice history of a doctor. This process includes reviewing a doctor's completed education, training, residency and licenses. It also includes any certifications issued by a board in the doctor's area of specialty—what’s referred to as board-certification.

The Emerson Hospital credentialing process adheres to the standards and guidelines set forth by:

  • The Joint Commission
  • The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

For questions related to credentials, please call 978-287-3018, fax 978-287-3122 or send an email to credentials_office@emersonhosp.org

Information for our Medical Staff   


If you have questions about Medical Staff activities and meetings, please contact the Medical Staff Office at 978-287-3017 or JDascoli@emersonhosp.org.

The Emerson Medical Staff Library is located on the third floor of the John Cuming Building, adjacent to the main hospital. For information, call 978-287-3090 or email medicallibrary@emersonhosp.org

Information on Emerson Hospital Physicians

New Physician Joins Emerson Primary Care of Bedford11/29/2018

Russell Zide, MD, FSVM, recently joined Emerson Primary Care of Bedford and is accepting new adult patients at 55 North Road, Suite 120 in Bedford.

New Pediatrician Joins Acton Medical 11/28/2018

Jasmin Darling, MD recently joined Acton Medical Associates and is accepting new pediatric patients at 321 Main Street, Acton. 

New Pediatrician Joins Pediatrics West 12/10/2018

Behzad Goharfar, MD, FAAP, recently joined Pediatrics West and is accepting new pediatric patients at 10 Pierce Avenue, Fitchburg. He is board-certified in pediatrics.