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OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services is honored to be a long-time partner of EMS, fire-rescue, law enforcement, emergency medical dispatch, health care systems, and education centers serving Ohio’s communities. With a collaborative partnership, progressive standards-of-care, engaged learning, and best-practice operations, we can enhance patient safety and promote quality care together.

OhioHealth has the critical experience and resources needed to help improve patient care and clinical outcomes, including experienced, board certified emergency medicine physicians, EMS physician medical directors, educators, subject matter experts, and operational specialists. We can create a total package of clinical, educational and operational resources to meet the needs of emergency medical services and other organizations.

Please contact us to learn more.

EMS Medical Directors

Paraq Amin, MD
Associate Medical Director
Prairie Township Fire, Columbus OH

Laurel J. Barr, MD
Associate Medical Director
Delaware Area Career Center, EMT Program, Delaware, OH

Joe Bocka, MD
Medical Director
Central Ohio EMS Training, Lucas, OH
Jefferson Township Fire Department, Bellville, OH
Mansfield Fire Department, Mansfield, OH
Monroe Township Fire Department, Lucas, OH
Springfield Township Fire Department, Mansfield, OH
Troy Township Fire Department, Lexington, OH

John R Casey, DO
Medical Director
Critical Care Transport, Columbus, OH
Harmony Township Fire Department, Vienna, OH
Hustead EMS, Springfield, OH
Jefferson Township Fire Department, West Jefferson, OH
London Fire Department, London, OH
Madison Township Fire Department, South Charleston, OH
Moorefield Township Fire Department, Springfield, OH
Ohio Fire Academy, Reynoldsburg, OH
Pitchen-Green Township Fire Department, Springfield, OH
Pleasant Township Fire Department, Catawba, OH
Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District, Plain City, OH
Springfield Township Fire Department, Springfield, OH
Tolles Career and Technical Center, Plain City, OH

Victor C Cachapero Jr, DO
Medical Director
Franklin Township Fire , Shelby OH

Eric J Cortez, MD
Medical Director
Hollywood Casino, Columbus, OH
Jackson Township Fire Department, Grove City, OH
Madison Township Fire Department, Groveport OH
Northeast Champaign County Fire District, North Lewisburg, OH
Northwest Fire District, Liberty Township, Raymond, OH
Norwich Township Fire Department, Hilliard, OH
Ohio Fire Chiefs Association, Worthington, OH
OhioHealth Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, Columbus OH
Pleasant Township Fire Department, Grove City, OH
Prairie Township Fire Department, Columbus, OH
Scioto Township Fire Department, Commercial Point, OH
Sterling Joint Ambulance District, Mt Sterling OH
Tri-County Joint Fire District, Mt. Sterling, OH

System EMS Medical Director
OhioHealth

Janine Curcio, DO
Assistant Medical Director
Columbus Division of Fire

Associate EMS Medical Director
OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital

Nicholas Davakis, MD
Associate Medical Director for Cardiology
OhioHealth EMS, Event Medicine Division
OhioHealth EMS, Operations Division
OhioHealth EMS, Outreach Education Division

Natalie Ferretti, MD
Medical Director
Central Township Fire Department, London OH
Madison County Emergency Medical District, London OH
Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH

Assistant Medical Director
Jackson Township Fire Department, Grove City
Pleasant Township Fire Department, Grove City OH
Scioto Township Fire Department, Commercial Point OH

Alice Frazier, DO
Medical Director
Fluor-B&W Portsmouth/Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Piketon OH
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington OH
Paxton Twp Life Squad, Bainbridge OH
Pixelle Specialty Solutions (Paper Plant), Chillicothe OH

Paul W Gabriel, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
Bensen Fire and Safety, Delaware, OH
Delaware Fire Department, Delaware OH
Washington Township Fire Department, Dublin, OH

Thomas J Gavin, MD
Medical Director
Genoa Township Fire Department, Galena, OH

Michael L Fay MD
Medical Director
Honda Development and Manufacturing of America, Marysville OH

Andreea S. Herbei, MD
Associate Medical Director for Community Paramedicine
OhioHealth EMS, Operations Division

William J Hicks II, MD
Medical Director
OhioHealth Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, Columbus OH

Andrew Kalnow, DO
Medical Director
New Lexington Fire Department, New Lexington, OH

Associate Medical Director
OhioHealth EMS, Outreach Education Division
Madison Township Fire Department, Groveport OH
Norwich Township Fire Department, Hilliard OH

Erika Kube, MD
Medical Director
Big Walnut Joint Fire District, Marengo, OH
Cardington Fire, Cardington, OH
Concord Township Fire, Delaware OH
Green Camp Township Fire, Green Camp, OH
Harlem Township Fire, Galena OH
Iberia Joint Fire District, Galion, OH
Johnsville Fire, Mt Gilead, OH
Liberty Township Fire, Powell, OH
Morrow County EMS, Mt Gilead, OH
Mt Gilead Fire Department, Mt Gilead, OH
Scioto Valley FIre District, La Rue, OH

Robert Lowe, MD
Medical Director
Columbus Division of Fire, Columbus, OH
Franklin Township Fire Department, Columbus, OH

Urmil B. Pandya, MD
Associate Medical Director for Trauma

OhioHealth EMS, Event Medicine Division
OhioHealth EMS, Operations Division
OhioHealth EMS, Outreach Education Division

Patrick R McKenna, DO
Medical Director
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Powell, OH

Gwen Millesen, MD
Medical Director
Athens County EMS, Athens, OH

Brad Raetzke, MD
Medical Director
Hamilton Township Fire Department, Obetz, OH
MedCare Ambulance, Columbus, OH

Assistant Medical Director
MedFlight

Medical Advisory Board
Upper Arlington Fire Department, Upper Arlington OH

Paul Robinson, MD
Medical Director
Battle Run Fire Department, Prospect, OH
First Consolidated Fire Department, Caledonia, OH
Ft. Morrow Fire Department, Waldo, OH
Green Camp Township Fire Department, Green Camp, OH.
Marion City Township Fire Department, Marion, OH
Marion Township Fire Dept, Marion, OH
New Vision Fire and Rescue, Marion, OH
Pleasant Township Fire Department, Marion, OH
Scioto Valley Fire Department, LaRue, OH
Tri-Rivers Career Center, Marion, OH

Danni Schneider, DO
Medical Director
Circleville Fire Department, Circleville OH
Circleville Police Department, Circleville OH
Clearcreek Township Fire Department, Stoutsville OH
Colerain Twp Fire Department, Hallsville OH
Concord Twp Fire Department, Frankfort OH
Franklin Twp Fire-Rescue, Waverly OH
Harrison Township Fire Department, Ashville OH
Harrison Township Fire Department, Chillicothe OH
Huntington Township Fire Department, Chillicothe OH
Liberty Township Fire Department, Londonderry OH
Pickaway County Sheriff’s Department, Circleville OH
Pickaway Township Fire Department, Circleville OH
Saltcreek-Tarlton Fire Department, Tarlton OH
Scioto Township Fire Department, Chillicothe OH
Springfield Township Fire-Rescue, Chillicothe OH
OhioHealth EMS, EMS Education Division

Associate Medical Director
OhioHealth EMS, Outreach Education Division

Mark Seher, DO
Medical Director
Life Line Medical Ambulance, Galion OH
Washington Township Fire, Mansfield OH

Imran M Shaikh, MD
Medical Director
Malta-McConnelsville Fire Department, McConnelsville OH

Ryan Squier, MD
Medical Director
Amerimed EMS, Columbus OH
Buckeye Link Ambulance, Sunbury OH
Memorial EMS, Columbus, OH
South Western Ambulance, Columbus, OH

Nicholas R Van Malderen, DO
Medical Director
Hanover Township Fire Department, Newark, OH

Matthew J White MD
Medical Director
Battle Run Fire Department, Prospect OH
Fire Consolidated Fire Department, Caledonia OH
Fort Morrow Fire District< Waldo OH
Marion City Fire Department, Marion OH
Marion Twp Fire Department, Marion OH
New Vision Fire-Rescue, Marion OH
Pleasant Township Fire Department, Marion OH
Salt Rock Township Fire Department, Morral OH
Tri-Rivers Career Center, Marion OH

Ambrose Wu, MD
Medical Director
Plymouth Fire Department, Plymouth OH
Shelby Fire Department, Shelby OH

Warren K Yamarick, MD
Medical Director
Orange Township Fire Department, Delaware, OH

ACEP Statement

Excerpt from the American College of Emergency Physicians policy statement regarding Medical Control of Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services:

“The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) believes that all aspects of the organization and provision of basic (including first responder) and advanced life support emergency medical services (EMS) require the active involvement and participation of physicians. ACEP also believes that EMS must have an identifiable physician medical director at the local, regional and state level.

“The primary role of the medical director is to ensure quality patient care. Responsibilities include involvement with the ongoing design, operation, evaluation and revision of the EMS system from initial patient access to definitive patient care.

“Each EMS system should ensure that the medical director has authority over patient care, authority to limit immediately the patient care activities of those who deviate from established standards or do not meet training standards, and the responsibility and authority to develop and implement medical policies and procedures.

“The EMS medical director’s qualifications, responsibilities and authority must be delineated in writing within each EMS system. Ideally, the EMS medical director will be a board-certified emergency physician. The EMS system has an obligation to provide the EMS medical director with the resources, authority and compensation commensurate with these responsibilities.”

www.acep.org/policystatements

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Additional Information

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Email: ems@ohiohealth.com
Telephone: (614) 566.9111