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Dr. Jon Krohmer Named as Next Director of NHTSA’s Office of Emergency Medical Services

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jon Krohmer as the Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). Chosen from a field of more than 30 candidates, Dr. Krohmer comes to this position with a wealth of EMS experience and expertise and will lead NHTSA’s collaborative efforts to improve emergency care across the nation.

Board certified as an emergency physician, Dr. Krohmer has been actively involved in EMS for over 30 years, first in his home state of Michigan, and then at the national level, as an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and president of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). Dr. Krohmer’s federal service began as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He went on to become the Director of the Health Services Corps for Immigration and Customs Enforcement at DHS and for the past year has provided medical expertise to the U.S. Coast Guard.

“Jon Krohmer’s extensive expertise in EMS and experience in federal service will be great assets to the NHTSA EMS program,” said Jeff Michael, NHTSA Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development. “His collaborative and patient-centered approach is very important for the EMS Program, which depends on partnerships to achieve its goals. We’re very excited to have Jon as part of our NHTSA family.”

Dr. Krohmer’s first day at NHTSA will be on Tuesday, September 6th. You can learn more about NHTSA’s Office of EMS and contact the office at www.ems.gov.