ALBANY, N.Y. - Albany Medical Center's Dr. Kim Kilby was among the hundreds of volunteers at Monday's Boston Marathon, working close to the finish line in the primary medical tent when two massive explosions erupted nearby. She immediately raced to help the wounded.
Dr. Kilby, a medical director for the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon, went to Boston to get a better handle on how organizers provide care for the usual dehydration, hypothermia, or muscle cramp ailments that occur during the large road races, such as the Boston Marathon. Instead, she left with first-hand knowledge on how to deal with a mass-casualty incident.
Albany Med is the only Level I trauma center in Northeastern New York, and is designated as a regional resource center for emergency management. Dr. Kilby, assistant dean of undergraduate medical education, works out of the Bariatric Surgery Group, with an expertise in family and preventive medicine.