September 27, 2023

Award for Outstanding Contribution in EMS - J. Brent Myers, MD, FACEP

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Dr. Brent Myers, MD, FACEP began his EMS career during high school as an emergency department technician in his hometown of Wilkesboro, NC. The department charge nurse, Geraldine, had a huge influence on Brent’s career, reminding him of the rewards that come from helping others: “If you stick with this for a month, you will want to work in this field the rest of your life.”

Brent went on to complete an EMT course and volunteered with Orange County Rescue Squad – the 9-1-1 EMS provider in Hillsborough, NC – while completing his undergraduate degree in English at UNC-Chapel Hill. After medical school at Wake Forest and an emergency medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center, he had the honor to serve as the first EMS fellow at UNC, under the great mentorship of Jane Brice.   

For the next 12 years, Brent had the privilege of leading the Wake County EMS system in clinical and administrative roles. He then served as Chief Medical Officer for Evolution Health and Associate Chief Medical Officer for American Medical Response (AMR).

He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for ESO, working to innovate and integrate dispatch, fire, EMS, and hospital data in order to improve community health and safety. Brent is the past President of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) and the North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians. He has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, serves as co-editor of the NAEMSP textbook, advocated at the national level for EMS issues (including the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act), presented globally from Moscow to Dubai to Seoul, and continues to serve as an Associate Medical Director for the Wake County EMS System.

About This Award

The Award for Outstanding Contribution in EMS is presented to an ACEP member who has made an outstanding contribution in EMS of national significance or application.

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