Meet the Core of the Corps
Representing decades of clinical, field, and logistical experience, our team is prepared to maximize the success of your events. Founded by a practicing physician and managed by highly qualified medical professionals, public safety experts, and emergency managers, we are the leading provider of physician-led, live event medical services™; in the U.S.
Andrew Bazos, MD, Chairman
Dr. Bazos earned a degree with honors in biochemistry from Harvard University and graduated from Yale University School of Medicine. Following a general surgery internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Bazos completed his residency training at Columbia-Presbyterian’s New York Orthopedic Hospital. Since that time, he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City in 1993.
After being awarded the position of contracted provider of event medical services for all events at Yankee Stadium in 1989, Dr. Bazos founded Sports & Entertainment Physicians, PC, which has since grown to become CrowdRx. In addition to his ongoing role as the contracted provider of event medical services for all events at Yankee Stadium, Dr. Bazos and his company serve in a similar capacity at Madison Square Garden since 1991 and the US Open Tennis Championships since 2011. Recently the CrowdRx team also assumed coverage of Radio City Music Hall and The Beacon Theatre, two more Manhattan landmarks. Dr. Bazos also serves as Tournament Physician at the Big East Basketball Championships.
As co-author of numerous research projects on the subject and a noted presenter at international conferences, Dr. Bazos is recognized as a leading expert on event medical coverage. Serving as an unofficial ambassador for health and safety at electronic dance music festivals, he advocates for non-security related measures that have been successful in Europe: harm-reduction and medical care. Dr. Bazos institutes and promotes processes and procedures that continue to evolve with the EDM industry.
Dr. Andrew Bazos is board-certified by The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a partner at Western Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists, PC and since 1993 serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in the Sports Medicine Department at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, where he maintains operating privileges and keeps office hours.
Connor Fitzpatrick, Chief Operating Officer
Connor Fitzpatrick couples his background in investment management consulting with his extensive experience in emergency services to build strategic partnerships with venues, sponsors, and clients. Connor has served as Medical Operations Director for some of the world’s largest events including Burning Man, the US Open, Madison Square Garden, and Yankee Stadium. Additionally, Connor is a nationally recognized speaker on event safety and medical services and has appeared on CNN’s “This is Life With Lisa Ling,” at the Event Safety Summit, Mass Gathering Medicine Summit, Live Design International, and is guest faculty for the International Association of Venue Managers.
Connor co-founded Echo Response Technologies LLC, which develops mobile applications that provide tactical tools to emergency first responders.
Connor graduated from Cornell University, earning a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management. He volunteers as an instrument-rated pilot for Patient Airlift Services and as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Instructor and ALS Supervisor. He is also certified by the Department of Homeland Security as an Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings instructor, by CONTOMS as a Tactical EMT, and as a Connecticut POSTC Police Instructor.
Matt S. Friedman, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Matt Friedman is a board certified EMS and Emergency Medicine physician. He completed an EMS fellowship with the Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) and his Emergency Medicine training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is currently the Associate Medical Director of Prehospital Care at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He also serves as the Lead House Physician for Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden and the US Open. He has served as the medical director for numerous mass gatherings and large music festivals.
Jeffrey Westin, MD, Regional Medical Director – NV
Dr. Westin started his medical career at University of California at Irvine School of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff of South Lyon Medical Center, where he works as an emergency physician. In addition to serving as a Regional Medical Director for CrowdRx, Dr. Westin is also the Clinical Medical Director for the iconic Burning Man event in northern Nevada.
Jenarah Tekippe, MD, Regional Medical Director – Pacific Northwest
Dr. Jenarah Tekippe is a board-certified emergency medicine physician with 10 years of experience in the medical field. A graduate of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, she completed her residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She currently works as an attending physician at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Washington. Since 2013, Jenarah has also served as the Grant County EMS Medical Program Director and for the North Central Emergency Care Council, a non-profit organization that works alongside the Washington State Department of Health and regional healthcare partners to promote the delivery of quality healthcare within the region. In that capacity, she has coordinated medical services at the Gorge, a 20,000-plus-seat outdoor amphitheater in George, Wash., which is considered one of the nation’s premier outdoor concert venues. Jenarah is now serving as the Northwest Regional Medical Director for CrowdRx.