South Shore Hospital’s William Tollefsen, MD, receives Mark E. Weinstein Award

South Shore Hospital’s William Tollefsen, MD, was recently presented with the Mark E. Weinstein Award at the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council (MBEMSC) annual awards dinner on Thursday, November 8.

The award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates outstanding dedication and commitment to the Metro Boston Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Region IV. It is given in memory and honor of Mark E. Weinstein, MD, a Beth Israel Deaconess surgeon who served on the MBEMSC Executive Committee and chaired the State Medical Services Committee.

“Dr. Tollefsen is an outstanding doctor who is truly dedicated to EMS and its providers,” said Eugene Duffy, Director of Emergency Medical Services at South Shore Hospital, who nominated Tollefsen for the award. “He has worked tirelessly to provide support, training and professional insight to every EMS field provider he encounters in his work.”

Every year, the MBEMSC awards recognize the accomplishments of EMS providers who have made significant contributions within Region IV, which is comprised of 62 cities and towns in the Metropolitan Boston area. The council is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of local and state government officials, emergency medical technicians, nurses, doctors, ambulance service providers, fire, police, hospitals, and citizens.

Dr. Tollefsen is an emergency department physician at South Shore Hospital and serves as the EMS medical director for ten municipal and three private EMS services on the South Shore. One of only 115 physicians in the country to receive the prestigious Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services recognition, Dr. Tollefsen is also the Medical Director for EMS Region IV.

A graduate from New York Medical College, he completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Tollefsen also completed an MBA at the Isenberg School of Management at UMASS Amherst, and holds a Master of Medical Science degree from the Boston University School of Medicine.