Dr. Christopher Barsotti, MD, is the founding CEO of the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM). He is 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), the country’s leading organization using a public health approach to address firearm injury in the United States. He is also a community practice emergency physician serving patients in western Massachusetts, southern Vermont and upstate New York, and a certified 4-H youth rifle instructor.
Barsotti is the immediate past Chair of the Trauma and Injury Prevention Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), member of the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Committees on Preparedness and Violence Intervention and Prevention, and of 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. Barsotti was a visiting faculty member at Bennington in Spring 2021 and returns for Spring 2022.