KEY LEADERS OF OUR TRAINING AND EDUCATION TEAM
Roy Alson, MD, PhD, FACEP
Dr. Alson began his career as an EMT in New York and has served at all EMS levels. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 1974 and his PhD and MD degrees from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in 1982 and 1985, respectively. Dr. Alson is currently an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC and also serves as an attending emergency physician in the ED at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Dr. Alson serves in several other positions, including: Medical Director for Forsyth County EMS, Medical Advisor Disaster Services – NC Office of EMS, and Assistant Medical Director NC Baptist Aircare. Dr. Alson has lectured internationally on a wide range of topics and is very active in the National Disaster Medical System.
Dr. Alson is the co-editor of ITLS textbook eighth edition and also serves on the ITLS Board of Directors. He often describes himself as “the world’s most overqualified EMT.”
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Director, Education and Clinical Services
Todd’s background makes him uniquely qualified to provide training and expert advice in emergency care practices to any entity—ranging from lay responders to EMS professionals. Todd has been involved in EMS since 1989 and has served as a field paramedic, field-training officer, EMS Director; as well as Regional Specialist and Regional Manager for NC Office of EMS.
He obtained his BS degree in Emergency Medical Care from Western Carolina University in 1994 and is a Nationally Registered Paramedic as well as a Critical Care Paramedic. He has been appointed AHA Training Center Faculty and maintains current instructor status in BCLS, ACLS, PALS, and ITLS. Todd is also a credentialed NC Level I EMS Instructor (Paramedic).
A highly-respected educator, author and national speaker, David has been in EMS and Fire roles for 25 years, including 20 years as a paramedic. He is also a sought-after consultant for EMS systems looking to improve delivery of care and clinical outcomes. He comes to us from New Hanover (NC) Regional Medical Center where he was Education and Outreach Coordinator.
David is a NC Level 1 Paramedic Instructor, an Advanced Stroke Life Support Instructor associated with the University of Miami and an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor–AHA. He has been published and has presented on numerous topics at both state and national levels.
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