Tactical Emergency Medicine

Section Officers & Staff

John Wipfler, MD, FACEP
Brian Springer, MD, FACEP
Immediate Past Chair
David Callaway, MD, FACEP
Keegan Bradley, MD, EMT-T
Amado Alejandro Baez, MD, MSc, MPH, FACEP
Alternative Councillor
Ameen Jamali, MD, FACEP
2nd Alternative Councillor
David McArdle, MD, FACEP
Newsletter Editor
Dominique Wong, MD
Newsletter Co-Editor
Keegan Bradley, MD, EMT-T
Board Liaison
Jeffrey Goodloe, MD, FACEP
Staff Liaison
Rick Murray, EMT-P

The Mission of the Section of Tactical Emergency Medicine (TEM) is to provide a forum for physicians and others who have an interest or expertise in Tactical Medicine. Section members can share information and help others in ACEP and external organizations to develop and maintain expertise in this unique and challenging subspecialty. The key goal is to enhance section member’s abilities to competently provide tactical medical support for those professionals involved in high threat law enforcement tactical operations and military special ops, and provide life-saving medical interventions for anyone in need at training or critical incidents in our communities. The incorporation of tactical medicine will enhance mission success for law enforcement and military special operations deployments.

The Section of Tactical Emergency Medicine provides a forum for emergency physicians with an interest or expertise in tactical medical support to share information with the College and external organizations. Section members identify the unique challenges of how emergency physicians care for and participate with tactical teams in both training and potentially hostile environments.

For inquiries, questions, or comments about the section, please send an email to the staff liaison.

ACEP TEM Section members may send an email to all members of this section via the section e-list at

You can also access the engagED Tactical Medicine Section Community by clicking here.

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The primary goal of tactical medical providers (TMPs) is to safely help accomplish the team mission. TMPs strive to perform tactical medical duties effectively, competently, and as safely as practical, while helping those in need, and at the end of the mission, return home to loved ones.

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Officer down with injuries- TMPs providing casualty care in a high-threat environment: Photos by Dr. John Wipfler and Dr. Lawrence Heiskell

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