David K. Tan, MD, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected president-elect of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP).
The organization represents physicians responsible for EMS programs, as well as nonphysicians dedicated to out-of-hospital emergency care.
Tan, also medical director of Washington University Emergency Medical Services, will become president of NAEMSP in 2019 and serve until 2021.
“NAEMSP has taken a lead role in promoting federal legislation that would improve the emergency medical care of patients,” Tan said. “This includes laws allowing certain life-saving medications to be available on ambulances and improving quality-control measures for people suffering from emergency medical or trauma conditions. I want to do everything I can to see these initiatives become a reality.”