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Barnesville Hospital Appoints New Emergency Department Medical Director

Rick Doan, FACHE, CEO has announced the appointment of Patrick Dunster, M.D., M.M.M. as new Medical Director of the Barnesville Hospital Emergency Department. Providing emergency services in the department since March 2004, Dr. Dunster comes with a broad background of practice. Having ten years’ experience as either Director or Assistant Medical Director, Dunster is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Dunster has over 15 years’ experience serving as an EMS Medical Director and will be serving in that capacity for several local EMS squads.

With an undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Dunster is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He did residency training at both Ohio State University and West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, he holds a Masters in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Dunster served as an inaugural member of the State of Ohio Trauma Committee. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine (BCEM) through the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS). Accredited by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBEM), Dunster has served as an oral board examiner for the Emergency Medical Board, AAPS/BCEM. He is a charter member of the Association of Emergency Physicians (AEP) and a member of the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) and the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS).

He credits “a desire to help others” as the major factor influencing his decision to enter healthcare. This desire, in turn, lead to his most gratifying healthcare experience, providing medical care in Port-au-Prince, Haiti following the earthquakes.

One of six children, Dunster was born in Bowling Green and grew up in Lima, Ohio where he attended the high school which serves as the basis for the television show, “Glee.” Married with four children and 1 grandchild, Dr. Dunster makes his home in Kidron, Ohio.