UC Clermont

Respiratory Care Faculty

Respiratory therapists (RTs) are specialized clinicians focusing on the heart and lungs to assist patients in leading healthy active lives. RTs can be found in hospitals, nursing homes, home health care, diagnostic testing facilities and various other specialties. If you have passion for helping others, consider the Respiratory Care Program at UC Clermont. 

Respiratory Care Program Faculty

Emily Clem 2021

Emily Clem, MS, RRT

Emily Clem, MS, RRT, is an assistant professor in the Respiratory Care Program at UC Clermont.  She became a registered respiratory therapist (RRT) in 2012 and most of her clinical experience has been in adult critical care.  She has worked in various educational settings since 2015.

Emily also serves as the Director of Clinical Education (DCE) for the Respiratory Care Program, a consortium between UC Clermont and Cincinnati State.  She coordinates the clinical experiences for all students within the program, liaises with hospital systems to negotiate student schedules, and maintains clinical objectives and competencies for students’ respiratory permits and licensure.


Kimberly Buschmeier

Kimberly Buschmeier, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS

Kimberly Buschmeier, BS, RRT is an Instructor Educator in the Respiratory Care Program at UC Clermont. She graduated university in 2019 and began working as a clinical Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) that year. She has experience in neonatal, pediatric, and adult critical care, and earned her Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) credential in 2020. She has several years’ experience in clinical precepting. Kimberly is also the Program Coordinator (PC) of the UC Clermont Respiratory Care Program. She contributes to the accreditation, development, and growth of the program.


Mike Chaney, MS, RRT

Mike Chaney, MS, RRT is the Program Director for the Cincinnati Respiratory Care program as well as the Program Chair for the Respiratory Care Program at Cincinnati State College. Chaney is a graduate of the Cincinnati State Respiratory Care Program.