Dr. Christopher Barsotti, MD is the founding CEO of the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), a community practice emergency medicine physician who serves patients in rural western Massachusetts, southern Vermont and upstate New York, and a certified 4-H youth rifle instructor.
Dr. Barsotti is the founding CEO of the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), community practice emergency physician who serves patients in rural western Massachusetts, southern Vermont and upstate New York, and certified 4H youth rifle instructor. He is an attending physician and ED Trauma Liaison at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA, as well as staff physician at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, VT.
Dr. Barsotti is the immediate past Chair of the Trauma and Injury Prevention Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and member of the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Committees on Preparedness and Violence Intervention and Prevention, and the American College of Surgeons Firearm Strategy Team. He has contributed to numerous consensus agendas on priorities for firearm injury reduction, including at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, American Bar Association, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, ACEP Technical Advisory Group for Firearm Research and the MMS-MA Attorney General’s Office working group on gun safety. Dr. Barsotti is a guest faculty member at Bennington for Fall 2020.