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Kathleen Schrank, MD, FACEP, FACP,

After finishing medical school at the University of Miami, Dr. Schrank completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital, a major inner city hospital and teaching center, where she enjoyed the Emergency Medicine and critical care challenges the most. She therefore joined the University of Miami medical school faculty at JMH in Emergency Medicine and was mentored in prehospital emergency care by Dr. Bernard Elser, another pioneer in the long tradition of outstanding EMS medical direction with the City of Miami Fire Department.

Hoping to follow in the footsteps of Drs. Eugene Nagel, Lance Lester and Bernard Elser’s style of active, creative and involved EMS physicians, Dr. Schrank has learned a lot from all her paramedic firefighters and EMS colleagues over her 25 years as Medical Director. Other major roles included many years of service as the JMH Chief of Emergency Medicine, the UM medical school’s first Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine, chair of test-writing committees for the National Board of Medical Examiners (medical licensing exams), and directorship of medical student education in EM.

Major areas of interest include cardiovascular emergencies, toxicology, wilderness medicine, and medical education. Other past education includes hyperbaric medicine, HazMat and WMD response, tactical EMS, and learning the dos and don’ts of disaster management from Hurricane Andrew.

In 2012, she received the American Heart Association’s Cor Vitae Award in Stroke Care from the AHA Greater Southeast Affiliate, and the Corey M. Slovis Award for Excellence in EMS Education from the Eagles Consortium. On the personal side, Dr. Schrank and her husband moved to Florida from Wisconsin after college. They live on Key Biscayne, a small town near downtown Miami, where they enjoy boating, biking and diving, as well as travel with a recent focus on canyon country in Utah.

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