Christopher B. Colwell, M.D.
University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine
Dr. Colwell is the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, San Francisco’s only Level I trauma center, and is also a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and then went to medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, graduating in 1992. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Denver Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine (Denver General) in 1996 and worked at the University of Michigan from 1996 to 1998 before accepting a job as the Associate Medical Director of EMS at Denver General (now Denver Health) in July of 1998. He was promoted to Medical Director of the Denver Paramedic Division, Denver 911 System and Denver Fire Department in 2000 and was in that role for 10 years before taking over as Chief of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health in 2009. He was the physician at the scene for the Columbine High School shootings and treated victims of the Aurora Theater shooting in the Emergency Department. His academic interests including publications and national speaking have focused on trauma and EMS issues in addition to Disaster Planning and MCI management.
Arthur H. Yancey, II, MD
City of Atlanta (Grady Hospital EMS)
Tom Blackwell, MD, FACEP
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Dr. Tom Blackwell is the Assistant Dean for Longitudinal Clinical Education, Director of EMT Training Programs, and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Tom received his undergraduate degree at The Citadel Military College, medical degree at Creighton University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina, Tom was an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center served as medical director for the Mecklenburg EMS Agency. Dr. Blackwell assisted in the development of the new academic Department of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the Greenville Health System (now Prisma Health). In addition to his academic responsibilities, in January 2019 Tom was appointed Executive Director for Greenville County EMS. Tom’s interests include EMS system design and performance, disaster preparedness, and health consequences of terrorism.