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  • Congratulations
  • John Brown, M.D
    EMSA 2021 Medical Director of the Year
  • Dave Duncan, M.D.
    EMSA 2021 Distinguished Service Medal; for his tremendous leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic as EMSA Medical Director
  • Legislative Watch
  • Kevin Mackey, M.D. and Clayton Kazan, M.D. are selected as EMDAC representatives to the EMSA Ambulance Patient Offload Time Committee working on solutions to the challenges faced by EMS providers and hospital emergency departments.
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  • Position Papers
    • READ - VAD Guidelines (4/15/15)
    • READ - AED Use in Children (1/9/06)
    • READ - Airway Attempt Definition
    • READ - Airway Metrics
    • READ - Response Interval
  • Legislative Position Letters
    • READ - AB 1795 - Joint Support (1/9/18)
    • READ - AB 2260 - Trauma Kits (4/18/22)

3-15-2022 | Virtual

 

6-14-2022 | Sacramento

Hybrid / Hilton Sacramento Arden West

9-20-2022 | San Diego

Hybrid / San Diego Holiday Inn Bayside

12-13-2022 | San Francisco

Hybrid / Venue TBD

3-16-2021 | Virtual

Location TBD

6-15-2021 | Virtual

Location TBD

9-21-2021 | Virtual

Location TBD

12-7-2021 | Virtual

Location TBD

3-17-2020 | Garden Grove

Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim-South
11767 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

6-16-2020 | Sacramento

UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

9-15-2020 | San Diego

Holiday Inn Bayside Hotel
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

12-8-2020 | San Francisco

Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

3-19-2019 | Garden Grove

Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim-South
11767 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

6-18-2019 | Sacramento

Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
1782 Tribute Road
Sacramento, CA 95815

9-17-2019 | San Diego

Holiday Inn Bayside Hotel
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

12-3-2019 | San Francisco

Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

3-20-2018 | Anaheim

Sheraton Park Hotel Anaheim Resort
1855 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802

6-19-2018 | Sacramento

DoubleTree Suites
11260 Point East Drive,
Rancho Cordova, California, 95742

9-11-2018 | San Diego

Holiday Inn Bayside Hotel
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

12-4-2018 | San Francisco

Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

3-14-2017 | Garden Grove

Embassy Suite Anaheim South
11767 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

6-20-2017 | Sacramento

Courtyard by Mariott - Sacramento Cal Expo
1782 Tribute Road
Sacramento, CA 95815

9-12-2017 | San Diego

Holiday Inn Bayside Hotel
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

12-5-2017 | San Francisco

Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

3-15-2016 | Garden Grove

Embassy Suites Garden Grove Hotel
11767 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

6-14-2016 | Sacramento

Crowne Plaza Hotel
5321 Date Ave
Sacramento, CA 92840

9-20-2016 | San Diego

Holiday Inn Bayside
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

12-13-2016 | San Francisco

Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

1-22-2015 | New Orleans

Hyatt Regency
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70113

3-17-2015 | Los Angeles

Westin LAX,Los Angeles
5400 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

5-26-2015 | San Diego

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd.
San Diego, CA 92118

5-27 to 5-28 | EMSAAC Conf.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd.
San Diego, CA 92118

9-1-2015 | San Diego

Holiday Inn Bayside
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

12-1-2015 | San Francisco

Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

3-18-14 | Los Angeles

Westin Los Angeles Hotel
5400 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

5-27-14 | San Diego

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd.
San Diego, CA 92118

9-16-14 | San Diego

Kona Kai Resort, Spa & Marina
1551 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106

12-2-14 | San Francisco

Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Mar 19, 2013, Los Angeles

May 28, 2013, San Diego


Sep 17, 2013, San Diego

Dec 3, 2013, San Francisco

Mar 20, 2012, Los Angeles

Jun 19, 2012, Sacramento


Sep 18, 2012, San Diego

Dec 4, 2012, San Francisco

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$ 400

  • Physician who is directly or actively involved in the administration, development or management of an Emergency Medical Services agency
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$ 60

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EMDAC Officers
Nichole Bosson

Nichole Bosson, MD

President

Kathy Staats, M.D.

Kathy Staats, M.D.

President Elect

Dustin Ballard

Dustin Ballard, MD

Secretary

Daniel Shepherd

Daniel Shepherd, MD

Treasurer

Kimberly Freeman

Kimberly Freeman

Immediate Past President

Ajinder Singh, MD, CPE

Ajinder Singh, MD, CPE

At-large-Assoc. Member

Reza Vaezazizi, MD, FACEP

Reza Vaezazizi, MD, FACEP

At-large-Assoc. Member

Joelle Donofrio-Odmann

Joelle Donofrio-Odmann

Associate at Large

Marc Gautreau

Marc Gautreau

Associate at Large

  • Ken Miller - Chair
  • Katherine Shafer
  • Kimberly Freeman
  • Atilla Uner
  • Nichole Bosson
  • Eric Rudnick
  • Katherine Shafer
  • Greg Gilbert
  • Kris Lyon
  • Kathy Staats
  • Karl Sporer - Chair
  • Greg Gilbert
  • Marianne Gausche-Hill
  • Angelo Salvucci
  • John Brown
  • Kristi Koenig
  • Greg Gilbert
  • Karl Sporer
  • Tom Ronay
  • Bruce Haynes
  • Dustin Ballard
  • Reza Vaezazizi
  • Ken Miller
EMDAC Members | LEMSA Medical Directors
The Mission of EMDAC is to provide leadership and expert opinion in the medical oversight, direction and coordination of Emergency Medical Services for the people of the State of California
Karl Sporer
Alameda County

Karl Sporer, M.D., FACEP, FACP
EMS Medical Director
1000 San Leandro Blvd.
Ste. 100
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 618-2050

Jim Andrews
Central California EMS Agency
(Fresno, Kings, Madera, Tulare)

Jim Andrews, M.D.
EMS Medical Director
1221 Fulton Mall
PO Box 11867
Fresno, CA 93775
(559) 445-3387

Mark Luoto
Coastal Valleys EMS Agency
(Sonoma & Mendocino)

Mark Luoto, M.D., FACEP
EMS Medical Director (Sonoma)
475 Aviation Blvd.
Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-6501

Senai Kidane, MD FACEP
Contra Costa County

Senai Kidane, MD, FACEP
EMS Medical Director
1340 Arnold Drive
Suite 126
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 608-5437
[email protected]

Kimberly Freeman
El Dorado County (interim)

Dave Duncan, MD
EMS Medical Director
415 Placerville Dr.
Ste J
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-6500

Kathy Staats, MD
Imperial County

Kathy Staats, MD
935 Broadway Street
El Centro, CA 92243
[email protected]
(760) 482-2904

Reza Vaezazizi
Inland Counties EMS Agency
(San Bernardino, Inyo, Mono)

Reza Vaezazizi, M.D., FACEP
1425 South "D" Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415
[email protected]
(909) 388-5823

Robert Barnes
Kern County

Kristopher Lyon, M.D., FACEP
EMS Medical Director
1800 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93306-3302
[email protected]

Marianne Guasche-Hill
Los Angeles County

Marianne Gausche-Hill, M.D., FACEP, FAAP, FAEMS
10100 Pioneer Blvd., #200
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
[email protected]
Office: 562-378-1600
Cell: 310-963-8014

Dustin Ballard
Marin County

Dustin Ballard, M.D.
1600 Los Gamos Dr., Suite 220
San Rafael, CA 94903
[email protected]
(415) 473-3057

Ajinder Singh
Merced County

Ajinder Singh, MD, CPE
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Mercy Medical Center Merced, CA
Chief Compliance Officer, VEP
(209) 233-1467

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Monterey County

John Beuerle, MD
1270 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906
[email protected]
(831) 755-4942
(831) 755-5013

Greg Kann
Mountain Valley EMS Agency
(Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Stanislaus)

Greg Kann, MD
1101 Standiford Ave #D1
Modesto, CA 95350
[email protected]

Zita Konik, M.D.
Napa County EMS

Zita Konik, MD
2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr.
Napa, CA 94558
[email protected]

 Jeffrey Kepple, MD
NorCal EMS Agency

Jeffrey Kepple, MD


Matt Karp, M.D.
North Coast EMS Agency

Matt Karp, M.D.
3340 Glenwood Ave.
Eureka, CA 95501
[email protected]

Carl Schulz, MD
Orange County

Carl Schulz, MD
405 West Fifth Street #301A
Santa Ana, CA 92701
[email protected]

Gagandeep Grewal
Orange CountyAssoc. Medical Director

Gagandeep Grewal, MD
405 West Fifth Street #301A
Santa Ana, CA 92701
[email protected]

Reza Vaezazizi
Riverside County

Reza Vaezazizi, M.D., FACEP
1425 South "D" Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415
[email protected]
(909) 388-5823

Hernando Garzon
Sacramento County

Hernando Garzon, M.D., FACEP
9616 Micron Ave, #635
Sacramento, CA 95827
[email protected]
(916) 875-9753

Dave Ghilarducci
San Benito County

Dave Ghilarducci, M.D.
1111 San Felipe Rd., #102
Hollister, CA 95023
[email protected]
(831) 636-4066

Dave Ghilarducci
Santa Cruz County

Dave Ghilarducci, M.D.
1080 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
[email protected]
(831) 454-4000

Kristi Koenig
San Diego County

Kristi Koenig, MD
6255 Mission Gorge Road
San Diego, CA 92120
[email protected]
(619) 285-6429

John Brown
City and County of San Francisco County

John Brown, MD, MPA, FACEP
30 Van Ness, #3300
San Francisco, CA 94102
[email protected]
(415) 487-5034
(209) 468-6818

Katherine Shafer
San Joaquin County
Medical Director

Katherine Shafer, MD
[email protected]

Thomas G. Ronay
San Luis Obispo County

Thomas G. Ronay, M.D.
2180 Johnson Ave, 2nd Fl
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
[email protected]
(805) 546-8728

Gregory H. Gilbert
San Mateo County

Gregory H. Gilbert, M.D., FAAEM
225 37TH Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403
[email protected]
(650) 573-2564

Daniel Shepherd
Santa Barbara County

Daniel Shepherd, M.D.
300 North San Antonio Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
[email protected]
805-681-5274
805-681-5274

Ken Miller
Santa Clara County

Ken Miller, MD, PhD
700 Empey Way
San Jose, CA 95128
408-794-0615
[email protected]

Troy Falck
Sierra-Sacramento Valley EMS Agency

Troy Falck, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM
5995 Pacific St.
Rocklin, CA 95677
[email protected]
(916) 625-1700

Solano County

Pranav Shetty, MD, MPH
275 Beck Ave., MS5-240
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 785-8155

Todd Stolp
Tuolumne County

Kimberly Freeman, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P
20111 Cedar Road North
Sonora, CA 95370
[email protected]
(209) 533-7460

Daniel Shepherd
Ventura County

Daniel Shepherd, M.D.
2220 E. Gonzalez Rd. #130
Oxnard, CA 93036
[email protected]
(805) 981-5304

John Rose
Yolo County

John Rose, MD
137 N Cottonwood St., Suite 2601
Woodland, CA 95695
[email protected]
Phone (530) 666-8645

Nichole Bosson
Los Angeles County
Asst. EMS Medical Director

Nichole Bosson, MD, MPH
10100 Pioneer Blvd., #200
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
[email protected]

Associate Members
Tiffany Abramson, MD
Medical Director – Long Beach Fire Department
Joe Barger, MD
Medical Director Emeritus
Kent Benedict, MD
Medical Director Emeritus
Peter Benson, MD
Contra Costa Fire Department
[email protected]
Dave Brazzel, MD
Medical Director Emeritus
Danielle Campagne, MD, FACEP
Medical Director – American Ambulance
Eli Carillo, MD
Stanford School of Medicine
[email protected]
Anthony Catalano, MD
Medical Director – AMR Santa Barbara
David Chase, MD, FACEP
Ventura County Fire Dept.
[email protected]
Marc Cohen, MD
Torrance Fire Department
[email protected]
Nicole D'Arcy, MD
Santa Clara Base Hospital
[email protected]
Dan Davis, MD
Riverside County Fire Department
[email protected]
Joelle Donofrio, MD, FACEP
City of San Diego, EMS
[email protected]
Robert Donovan, MD
PHI, AMR Stanislaus
[email protected]
Peter Dsouza, MD
Stanford Life Flight
[email protected]
Dave Duncan, MD
EMSA
Jenny Farah, MD
UCSD, Chula Vista Fire Department>
[email protected]
Marc Gautreau, MD
Stanford, School of Medicine
[email protected]
Jay Goldman, MD
Kaiser Permanente - Ambulance Services
[email protected]
Puneet Gupta, MD
Assistant Medical Director – Los Angeles County Fire Department
Claus Hecht, MD
Medical Director/EMS, Orange County Fire Authority
[email protected]
Gene Hern, MD, FACEP
Oakland FD, Berkeley FD, AMR Contra Costa
[email protected]
Christopher Kahn, MD
City of San Diego, EMS
[email protected]
Robert Katzer, MD
Base Hospital Medical Director, Orange County
[email protected]
Clayton Kazan, MD
LA County Fire
[email protected]
Richard King, MD
PHI Air Medical
[email protected]
Calvin Kong, MD
Medical Director – Fremont Fire Department
Jeremy Lacocque, DO
EMS Medical Director – San Francisco Fire Department
Todd Larsen, MD
Medical Director – Oxnard, Santa Barbara County, and Caprinteria-Summerland Fire Departments
Angelica Loza-Gomez, MD
USC LA Base Station/Glendale FD
[email protected]
Kevin Mackey, MD
Medical Director – Sacramento Regional Fire Department
David Malmud, MD, FACEP
AMR/ San Mateo/San Francisco
[email protected]
Gary McCalla, MD
REACH Air
[email protected]
Mary Mercer, MD
UCSF/SF General Hospital
[email protected]
Lisa Mills, MD
UC Davis Fire Department
[email protected]
Bill Mulkerin, MD
Stanford, School of Medicine
[email protected]
Joe Nakagawa, MD
Medical Director, McCormick Ambulance Co
[email protected]
Erin Noste, MD
Medical Director – El Centro RMC, Team Rubicon
Ron Ostrom, DO
Hall Ambulance Service
[email protected]
Troy Pennington, MD
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
[email protected]
Jim Pointer, MD
Medical Director Emeritus
Jason Prystowsky, MD
Santa Barbara City Fire Department
[email protected]
David Riggs, MD
Kern County Fire Department
[email protected]
Brett Rosen, MD
Cal Fire
[email protected]
Eric Rudnick, MD
Medical Director Emeritus
[email protected]
Ashley Sanello, MD
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[email protected]
Brian Savino, MD
Loma Linda, Department of Emergency Medicine
[email protected]
Schira Schlesinger, MD
Newport Beach Fire Department
[email protected]
David Shatz, MD
UC Davis Trauma Surgery
[email protected]
Eric Silverman, MD
UCSF Base Hospital
[email protected]
Bryan Sloane, MD
Medical Director – Mercy Air Service, Air Methods, North County Dispatch JPA SD
Christian Sloane, MD
Mercy Air Service/Air Methods
[email protected]
Gregory Smith, MD
Kaiser Permanente
Ken Stiver, MD
Medical Director Emeritus
Sam Stratton, MD
Medical Director Emeritus
Jim Stubblefield, MD
Medical Director Emeritus
Terence Sweeney, MD
Air Methods
[email protected]
Heather Taher, MD
Medical Director – Santa Clara County EMS 911 Operations
Gary Tamkin, MD
CHP
[email protected]om
Bill Teufel, MD, FACEP
Medical Director Emeritus
Steve Tharratt, MD, FACEP
Medical Director Emeritus
Devin Tsai, DO
Marin EMS Agency
[email protected]
Atila Uner, MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACEP
Reach Air Medical Services
[email protected]
Denise Whitfield, MD
Harbor UCLA/LA EMSA
[email protected]
Jack Wood, DO
National College of Technical Instruction
[email protected]
Clement Yeh, MD, FACEP
EMS Medical Director - San Francisco Fire Department
[email protected]
Fellow Members
Michael Downes
Loma Linda
[email protected]
Dylan Ely
UC Davis
[email protected]
Andra Farcas
UCSD
[email protected]
Timothy Hong
UCSF
[email protected]
Luke Lin
Arrowhead
[email protected]
Andrew Pachon
USC
[email protected]
Alayna Prest
Loma Linda
[email protected]
Jerome Rogich
Stanford
[email protected]
Courtney Shay
UCSF
[email protected]
Kelsey Willhelm
Harbor-UCLA
[email protected]@lacounty.gov
Cal Chiefs Reps

Leslie Parham
Cal Chiefs South

Kimberly Roderick
Cal Chiefs North

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    9-1-1 Dysfunction
    9-1-1 Dysfunction
Gov. Jerry Brown

Dear Governor Brown:
We want to bring to your attention a serious problem we see with the 9-1-1 system in California.

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Letter to

Jerry Brown

9-1-1 Dysfunction Summaries

A summary of the articles referenced here. Full text of the articles are available by clicking "Read More" link for each article.

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9-1-1 Dysfunction

Summaries

lights and sirens

A common tenet in emergency medical services (EMS) is that faster response equates to better patient outcome...

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Prehospital Emergency Care

RESPONSE TIME AND MORTALITY

pre arrival instructions

Each year, millions of people around the world experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), a condition characterized by unexpected cardiovascular collapse.

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Circulation

Prearrival Instructions

OHCA

[D]ecreased response time interval and the use of two-tier rather than one-tier EMS systems may each be associated with significantly greater survival.

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Annals of EM

Effectiveness of EMS in OHCA

stopwatch

The introduction of technology aimed at reducing the response times of emergency medical services has been one of the principal innovations over the last several decades.

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Health Economics

Do Response Times Matter?