Dr. Christopher Kahn
San Diego Fire-Rescue
Dr. Christopher Kahn, MD, MPH, FAEMS began his medical career as an EMT-Basic for STAT Ambulance of San Diego County. After completing his formal education and spending two years as the Medical Fellow for the Office of Emergency Medical Services at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, he joined the faculty at UC Irvine, where he served as the base hospital physician director. In 2011, Dr. Kahn joined the UCSD faculty, and now serves as the fellowship director for Emergency Medical Services, chief of the Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine, and medical co-director for the Emergency Management program. He became the EMS Medical Director for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department in 2017. He continues to maintain research interests in mass casualty triage, ambulance safety, and application of information technology to emergency medical services. He is a member of DMAT CA-4, and serves as a reviewer for several journals in addition to being the section editor for “NHTSA Notes” in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Kahn is board-certified in Emergency Medical Services (as well as Emergency Medicine), and works diligently to advocate for EMS patients and agencies. In his limited free time, when not playing with his kids, he also enjoys playing a wide variety of board games and reading, particularly mysteries and science-fiction.