Eddie J. Markul
City of Chicago EMS (North)
Dr. Markul is board certified in both emergency medicine and emergency medical services and has served as the EMS Medical Director for Chicago North EMS since 2011. In this role he provides medical oversight for the Chicago Fire Department, the third largest EMS agency in the US, in addition to private ambulance providers. His accomplishments include significant system improvements for out of hospital cardiac arrest survival and trauma care, establishing a prehospital system of care for high risk obstetric patients, and co-developing a collaborative training for CFD, CPD, 911 and ED providers when responding to patients in a mental health crisis. He has served on the Mayor’s Mental Health Steering Committee and currently co-chairs the Collaborative Response Subcommittee of the Crisis Intervention Advisory Committee. Dr. Markul is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois where he serves as the Prehospital Leader for Illinois Heart Rescue, a state-wide project to improve outcomes for cardiac arrest.