Program Leadership

Dr Richard Bounds

Richard Bounds, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Program Director

It has been a dream come true to have been given the opportunity to build the UVM Medical Center EM residency program. As a husband, father, physician, educator, and athlete, it is challenging to juggle all the roles and competing demands. But Vermont is a place where people truly value balance, and the culture is one that fosters relationships, healthy living, and getting outside. The mountain biking and running trails, the ski slopes, and cross-country terrain, and Lake Champlain's beautiful beaches provide endless opportunities to explore and enjoy time with my friends and family. The lifestyle, combined with the incredible academic resources and the amazing people at UVM Medical Center, make this the ideal place to practice and to train EM residents.

Richard Bounds, MD mountain biking in the woods in Vermont.
Headshot of Tabitha Ford, MD, Associate Program Director of Emergency Medicine

Tabitha Ford, MD

Associate Program Director

After completing my fellowship in Medical Education at UVM, I was thrilled to stay on as an APD! I love having the opportunity to work with residents and students in the clinical environment and wanted to use my training and experience in curriculum design to help fine tune the excellent didactics program created by those before me. Now, I get to work alongside some of the best educators in the country and part of my job is getting the opportunity to learn alongside our residents from phenomenal presenters every week! When I’m not on site, I can spend my time enjoying snowy days in the mountains, summer days on a sandy beach, or fall/spring days working in my garden…all within about an hour of my home. Come see what it’s like to work with our outstanding faculty in a program that is invested in your success.

Tabitha Ford, MD under a waterfall
Headshot of Dr. Joseph Kennedy, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor

Joseph Kennedy, MD

Associate Program Director

Growing up as an Army brat and having served in combat as an engineer in the Air Force, I have lived across and seen much of the world.  Vermont, it seems, has always felt like home, even though I've only lived here for a few short years.  Our program likewise has attracted educators and residents with an intrepid spirit, and I can confidently say that we have built a truly world class training environment nestled perfectly between mountains and lakes.  Our residency offers limitless opportunity, camaraderie, and support in a way that is truly unique among training programs.  Come and see what all of the magic is about!

Headshot of Matthew Siket, MD.
Headshot of Stephanie Kell, the emergency medicine program coordinator.

Stephanie Kell, BS

Program Administrator

I grew up in small town in Vermont and have always loved the strong sense of community.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Saint Michael's College in 2002.  I've worked at The University of Vermont Medical Center since 2011 and was very excited for the opportunity to become the Program Administrator for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  I'm very passionate about helping others achieve their goals and working with the amazing group of EM residents has been very fulfilling.  I've lived in Vermont for over 30 years and it's been a wonderful place for my husband and I to raise our children.

Stephanie Kell with son sitting in red Adirondack chair.