About Our Staff

Michael S. Erdos, M.D., FACEP

Dr. Erdos, Medical Director for ERT Associates, is a board-certified emergency physician, and has been active in the development and oversight of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the eastern Massachusetts area for the past 20 years. He has been Medical Director for the North Suburban Emergency Medical Consortium, the Region IV (Metropolitan Boston) EMS Council, and the Northeastern University Paramedic Training Program.

In 1993, he was named Massachusetts EMS Physician of the Year. He served as the Massachusetts State EMS Medical Director from July, 2001 to February, 2003. In addition to his clinical practice, he participates in and oversees a wide variety of Emergency Response Training courses, including CPR/AED, First Aid, Pediatric CPR & First Aid, CPR for Family and Friends, and BLS Instructor courses.

Joseph Boykin

Joe Boykin is our lead instructor and certified as AHA Regional Faculty, an EMT Instructor/Coordinator and a state EMT Examiner. Joe teaches EMT, CPR and CPR Instructor courses as well as monitors our instructors for recertification. He has been teaching CPR and First-Aid, as well as being an EMT, for over 40 years and works as an active EMT and 9-1-1 dispatcher for Cataldo Ambulance Service. And, for fun, he is the VP of Engineering at eProvenance a high-tech company that monitors fine wine during transport and storage. No, he doesn't have any spare time...

Instructional Staff

Our instructors are actively practicing EMT's and Paramedics, and instructors in other medically-related fields. EMT Instructors are certified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services as EMT Instructor/Coordinators. For our CPR programs, all instructors are certified by the American Heart Association. Our staff includes nationally recognized Instructor Trainers and are certified to teach all levels of both Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). We require a minimum of two years instructional experience, but some have been teaching for thirty-five years!

They are chosen for their ability to communicate the hands-on skills necessary for CPR and public access defibrillation, as well as their strong interpersonal skills and confidence-building in this critical area of emergency response to a life-threatening situation. Our student-to-instructor ratio follows AHA guidelines, encouraging active participation and interaction to insure quality training.