Richard Hunt, MD, FACEP

Senior Medical Advisor

Dr. Hunt is Senior Medical Advisor for National Healthcare Preparedness Programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. He served as Director for Medical Preparedness and Response Policy, National Security Council Staff, The White House from 2013 to 2015.  At the White House he played a critical role in the response to the Ebola crisis, represented NSC interests in developing the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury, and led the Stop the Bleed initiative. Prior to his positions in Washington, Dr. Hunt was Distinguished Consultant and Director of the Division of Injury Response at CDC’s Injury Center.   There he led medical preparedness initiatives for terrorist bombings including the guidance, In a Moment’s Notice: Surge Capacity for Terrorist Bombings, and the Tale of Our Cities conferences.  He led CDC’s National Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients and the Acute Injury Care Research Agenda. Prior to federal service he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.   With the American College of Emergency Physicians, he served as Chair of its Trauma Care and Injury Control Committee, and was liaison to the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.  He is a Past President of the National Association of EMS Physicians, and was Vice Chair of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.  Dr. Hunt is board certified in emergency medicine, holds a Master of Science degree, and is an Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

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