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Tactical Emergency Medicine

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.

2016-18 Section Officers:

Chair – Amado Alejandro Baez, MD, MSc, MPH
Chair-elect – David Callaway, MD, FACEP
Secretary – John Wipfler, III, MD, FACEP
Immediate Past Chair – Matthew Sutter, MD, FACEP
Councillor – James Phillips, MD
Alternate Councillor – Howard Mell, MD, MPH, FACEP

Section Newsletter Editors and Liaisons

Newsletter Co-Editor – Timothy Carswell, MD
Newsletter Co-Editor –  Faroukh Mehkri, MD

Board Liaison - Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP
Staff Liaison - Rick Murray, EMT-P

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

Tactical Section members may send an e-mail to all members of this section via the section e-list at


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