News Release: School of Medicine

Jul. 26,  2010

National Emergency Advisory Council Reappoints Emory Trauma Surgeon

Jeffrey P. Salomone, MD, associate professor of surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, has been reappointed to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC) by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Salomone is also a trauma surgeon, deputy chief of surgery and chief of surgical infectious diseases at Grady Memorial Hospital and serves as the police surgeon for the City of Atlanta Police Department. Salomone first served on the inaugural NEMSAC from January 2008 until January 2010. He is one of 23 medical professionals asked to serve on the council.

The council, first chartered by the U.S Department of Transportation in 2007, provides expert emergency medical services (EMS) advice to the department and its federal partners. It makes recommendations on key issues in the EMS field, including recruitment and retention of emergency medical service personnel, quality assurance, federal grants for emergency services, and preparation for multi-casualty incidents.

“I am truly honored to be reappointed to this important council,” says Salomone. “I appreciate the opportunity to continue to represent the trauma surgery community and help drive policy as we work to improve our nation’s Emergency Medical Services System and enhance patient care and safety.”

Salomone is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and received his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno. During medical school he also earned his National Registry Paramedic certification and taught extensively in EMT and Prehospital Trauma Life Support Courses. He received his postgraduate training through a general surgery residency at Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, where he also performed his fellowship in surgical critical care. Salomone has contributed significantly to many national and international EMS projects and authored numerous manuscripts, articles and textbooks, including Prehospital Trauma Life Support, 6th edition.

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