FDNY Names New Chief Medical Director

Dr. Asaeda joined the FDNY in 1998 as an EMS Fellow


 
 

Fire Department City of New York | | Tuesday, March 12, 2013


NEW YORK - Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano named Dr. Glenn Asaeda as the new Chief Medical Director of the Office of Medical Affairs (OMA).  Dr. Asaeda is a 15-year veteran of the FDNY and succeeds Dr. John Freese, who has served the Department for more than a decade.

“Dr. Glenn Asaeda has spent his life in the field of Emergency Medical Service, working tirelessly to improve patient care and treat the sick and injured,” said Commissioner Cassano.  “In his new role as Chief Medical Director of OMA, he will continue his outstanding work with the Department and look to further improve what is already the best pre-hospital care found anywhere in the world.”
 
Dr. Asaeda, a native of San Francisco, has been involved in emergency medical work for more than 30 years, starting out as an EMS cadet in California in the early 1980s where he served his community working as an EMT, paramedic and 911 dispatcher.
 
After graduating from medical school at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1993, Dr. Asaeda completed his emergency medicine residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident in his final year.  He joined the FDNY in 1998 as an EMS Fellow, and went on to serve as an OMA physician and Division Medical Director for Brooklyn and Staten Island.

On Sept. 11th, 2001, Dr. Asaeda supervised triage activities at the World Trade Center.  In 2012, he was appointed First Deputy Medical Director, and during and after Hurricane Sandy, he played a critical role in coordinating patient evacuations from Bellevue Hospital.
 
In addition to his work in OMA, Dr. Asaeda is currently the Assistant Medical Team Manager for the New York Task Force Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR), and has been part of the USAR deployments to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston and to communities in upstate New York following Hurricane Irene.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, FDNY EMS

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

University of Pittsburgh STAAMP Trial

Trauma experts launch tranexamic acid trial.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

New York Ambulance Service Begins Using Power Cot

Service is first in county with new technology.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Traffic Cam Captures Wisconsin Ambulance Crash

Driver of ambulance cited for failing to operate safely.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

New Mexico Hospital Mourns Helicopter Crash Victims

TriState CareFlight pilot and crew killed in crash.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Moscow Subway MCI

At least 20 dead and 150 injured in subway derailment.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Hands On July 2014

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Wounded Veteran Resiliency

Marine is one of many in quality of life study.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >