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Daved van Stralen, MD

Daved van Stralen, MD, entered the field as an "ambulance man" in 1972 and is a former paramedic for the Los Angeles City Fire Department. He became a pediatric intensive care physician and now serves as medical director for American Medical Response, San Bernardino County, Calif. He's also an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Emergency Medical Care, Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, Calif. Van Stralen has used EMS human factors principles in medical care for more than 20 years and has worked with Karlene Roberts and Karl Weick.