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Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP

Keith Wesley is a board-certified emergency medicine physician living in Wisconsin. Originally from Tyler, Texas, he graduated from Brigham Young University in 1982 and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1986. He completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where he gained his first exposure to EMS flying air medical missions. Dr. Wesley has been involved in EMS since 1989 working with many services in Wisconsin. In 1992 he was selected by the Governor as a founding member of the Wisconsin State Physician Advisory Committee and served for 12 years, the past four years as chair. In 2006, Dr. Wesley was selected as the Wisconsin State EMS medical director and continues to provide medical oversight to several services throughout Wisconsin. He is also the past Chair of the National Council of State EMS Medical Directors and is active in National Association of EMS Physicians. In 2007 Dr. Wesley became the Minnesota State EMS medical director and medical director for HealthEast Medical Transportation in St. Paul. Dr. Wesley has authored four EMS textbooks and numerous articles and papers on EMS and is a frequent speaker at state and national EMS conferences. Dr. Wesley is the owner of EMS Consulting and Education, which provides on-line educational programs for EMS providers and medical directors, as well as consultative services for EMS delivery and quality improvement. He can be reached at drwesley@emsconsulting.net.

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