Elizabeth A. (Libby) Char
AMR Hawaii, Honolulu Fire, Kauai Fire, Maui Fire, Honolulu Ocean Safety
Dr. Char is an Emergency Physician and graduate of the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of medicine. After completing residency training in California, she returned to Hawaii to the clinical practice of Emergency Medicine at the Queens Medical Center. She has a wealth of clinical and administrative experience, previously serving as the state of Hawaii EMS district medical director for Oahu. She provided administrative oversight for the City and County of Honolulu EMS system for many years and has expertise in the practice of pre-hospital medicine relating to EMS providers in the state of Hawaii. She maintains current teaching certifications for various EMS, Disaster and homeland security courses in order to share her unique perspective on training and clinical practice issues. In 2011 Dr. Char was the chairperson of the Health and Medical Planning committee for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, involving 21 heads of economies and approximately 10,000 attendees. She coordinated public and private hospitals, emergency medical responders, and county, state and federal agencies, in providing health and medical support and response for this international event. Dr Char currently focuses her efforts on developing systems of care, training, protocols and emergency response utilizing best practices in the pre-hospital environment. She provides medical direction for several EMS, Fire, and Ocean Safety agencies across the state of Hawaii and is the current chair of the State of Hawaii EMS Advisory Committee.