LifeStar Appoints New Medical Director

LifeStar Response Ambulance Corporation announced recently that it appointed Adam Colombo, DO as its’ Medical Director for LifeStar’s Pennsylvania Division. Dr. Colombo began his position with LifeStar on September 1, 2010.

Dr. Colombo will be accountable for the medical direction of LifeStar’s Pennsylvania Division. This position will be responsible for the development of medical policies and provide overall planning and medical direction for all field medical employees. Dr. Colombo’s responsibilities will include: Authorizing Medical Command for LifeStar Paramedics; Implementing processes that will review Paramedic performance; Quality Assurance and Compliance; Mentoring and training initiatives; as well as other duties.

Jim Dickinson, Senior VP of LifeStar Response states, “Dr. Colombo is a highly regarded Doctor in the Lehigh Valley and LifeStar is very pleased that he will be part of our team. Dr. Colombo brings expertise, strong leadership and unmatched dedication to those he affiliates himself with, and we look forward to Dr. Colombo’s guidance as we strive to deliver the highest quality of pre-hospital medical services to the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.” “Dr. Colombo joins LifeStar Response Corporation with an impressive background and exceptional experience in Emergency Medicine.” says Dickinson.

In 1993 Dr. Colombo received his BA in Biology from West Virginia University, and completed his graduate studies in Neuroanatomy in 1996. He attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and became a Doctor of Osteopathy in 2003. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital in 2007, from there earning his Flight Surgeon status in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard in 2009 from the Aerospace Medicine Primary School. Currently Dr. Colombo is an attending physician of Emergency Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem campus. Dr. Colombo also holds numerous certifications in educational instruction that include: ACLS, PALS and BLS, as well as a Licensed Provider in the Commonwealth of PA.

LifeStar Response Corporation, a division of the LifeStar companies, was founded in 1975. LifeStar Response Corporation is the largest regional provider of ambulance transportation services on the East Coast and offers a full-range of emergency and non-emergency medical transportation services in Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC.

Since establishing in 1975, LifeStar’s mission has been focused on “Building a Commitment to Quality and Caring.” LifeStar Response is committed to delivering the highest quality of pre-hospital patient care, supported by highly skilled and trained Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paratransit employees. LifeStar’s services include: High Performance 911; Critical Care Transportation; ALS Ambulance Transportation; BLS Ambulance Transportation; Emergent ALS and BLS Ambulance Transportation; and Wheelchair Transportation.

LifeStar’s resources are comprised of a fleet of more than 400 state-of-the-art vehicles and 1,500 dedicated employees. In 2009, LifeStar Response responded to 237,803 paratransit transports and 177,608 emergency and non-emergency ambulance transports, with a total volume of 415,411 calls for service.

For more information on LifeStar Response Ambulance, please go to the company’s corporate website at or send an email to

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