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Tactical Emergency Medicine

Section Officers & Staff

David Callaway, MD, FACEP
John Wipfler, III, MD, FACEP
Immediate Past Chair
Amado Alejandro Baez, MD, MSc, MPH, FACEP
James Phillips, MD, FACEP
Howard Mell, MD, MPH, FACEP
Alternative Councillor
Amado Alejandro Baez, MD, MSc, MPH, FACEP
Alternative Councillor
Ameen Jamali, MD, FACEP
Board Liaison
Jeffrey Goodloe, MD, FACEP
Staff Liaison
Rick Murray, EMT-P
Newsletter Editor
Faroukh Mehkri, MD
Newsletter Co-Editor
Keegan Bradley, MD, EMT-T

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 acep_tacticalemergencymedicinesection@ConnectedCommunity.org.

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

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Tactical Care and treatment of a teammate during a mission has a standard of care to reduce death in the field, and yet allow the mission to be completed.

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Officer down/injuries- TacMed providing treatment: Photos by Dr. John Wipfler

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