Wake County (Raleigh) Department of EMS
Dr. Jose G. Cabanas is an experienced, board-certified EMS and Emergency Medicine physician executive with proven accomplishments in such areas as strategic planning, physician engagement, and development of effective EMS Systems of Care. Dr. Cabanas currently serves as the Director (county department head) and Medical Director for Wake County EMS System in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a physician executive in this role, he is primarily responsible for providing vision, direction, operation and medical oversight for an urban/suburban EMS system serving a population of 1 million residents with a $50 Million dollar budget. Prior to returning to North Carolina, he served as Deputy Medical Director for Austin/Travis County EMS System in Austin, Texas and the Texas State Department of Public Safety. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Puerto Rico, where he served as Chief Resident. After residency he completed his EMS Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also completed his Maters in Public Health. Dr. Cabanas currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP).