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Dr. Bryan Bledsoe is an emergency physician, researcher, and EMS author. Presently he is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the EMS Fellowship program at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and an Attending Emergency Physician at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. He is board-certified in emergency medicine.

Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Bledsoe worked as an EMT, a paramedic, and a paramedic instructor. He completed EMT training in 1974 and paramedic training in 1976 and worked for 6 years as a field paramedic in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1979, he joined the faculty of the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center and served as coordinator of EMT and paramedic education programs at the university. Dr. Bledsoe is active in emergency medicine and EMS research. He is a popular speaker at state, national, and international seminars and writes regularly for numerous EMS journals. He is active in educational endeavors with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Dr. Bledsoe also serves as medical director for MedicWest ambulance in Las Vegas and the annual Burning Man event in northern Nevada.

Dr. Bledsoe is the author of numerous EMS textbooks and has in excess of 1 million books in print. Dr. Bledsoe was named a “Hero of Emergency Medicine” in 2008 by the American College of Emergency Physicians as a part of their 40th Anniversary celebration and was named a “Hero of Health and Fitness” by Men’s Health magazine as part of their 20th anniversary edition in November of 2008. He is frequently interviewed in the national media. Dr, Bledsoe is married and divides his time between his residences in Midlothian, TX and Las Vegas, NV.

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