2018 EMS Summit Speakers
Dr. Edward Racht has nearly three decades of experience in EMS and healthcare systems. Before joining AMR, he served as the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, Dr. Racht served as Medical Director for the Austin/Travis County, Texas, EMS System, the Richmond Ambulance Authority in Virginia, and various EMS agencies in Texas and Virginia. He has broad experience working in the Public Utility Model, private, volunteer, municipal third and fire‐ based MES systems. Dr. Racht is a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. In 1999, he was appointed as the first Chairperson of the State of Texas EMS and Trauma Advisory Council and served as Chair until 2008.
Michael Kaiser completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Michael is currently practicing as a clinical pharmacist at Lutheran Medical Center in the Emergency Department. In his free time Michael enjoys bicycling and woodworking.
Brad Keating currently serves as a Fire Medic with the Rocky Mountain Fire Department, prior to his work there he served the previous two years as the Medical Program Coordinator for the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Additionally, Brad had worked for over a decade as a Fire Medic for the Clearwater Fire Department in Florida where he spent numer- ous years as a SWAT Medic, Rescue Diver, and Flight Medic. He also has experience as a team leader for an international medical disaster response NGO and has responded to disasters in Haiti, Japan, Philippines, and Nepal. Brad possesses a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of South Florida where he graduated with Phi Kappa Phi hon- ors, and is board certified in Public Health. He has spoken at numerous international conferences including the United Nations Disaster Relief Forum in Switzerland, the World Congress on Disaster Medicine in Toronto, has multiple publications in peer reviewed jour- nals, authored a textbook chapter on triage, and wrote a chapter for the International Red Cross.
Dr. Edward Pyun is the current Trauma Medical Director at Good Samaritan Medical Center’s Level 2 Trauma Center as well as a surgeon at SCL Health Medical Group-Good Samaritan General and Trauma Surgery. He is board certified in general surgery and surgery critical care and has over 18 years of surgical experience. Dr. Pyun has a strong interest in trauma quality improvement and plans to expand the trauma service while improving the care of Good Samaritan Medical Center’s trauma patients. Dr. Pyun has a bachelor’s degree in combined science from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio and a medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. He then completed a general surgery residency at Fairview General Hospital in Cleveland, and a trauma/critical care fellowship at the University of California Irvine in Orange, California.
Dr. Jason Roosa, MD, MS, is the Prehospital Chair of the National Clinical Governance Board at US Acute Care Solutions. He is also the EMS Director at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, CO. Dr. Roosa has been with USACS (legacy Ergentus Emergency Service Physicians) since 2012. Currently, he is a disaster doctor with the Arizona-1 DMAT team and was recently deployed to Puerto Rico for federal hurricane relief. Dr. Roosa attended the University at Albany in Albany, NY, where he obtained his BS in Biological Sciences and MS in Neurobiology. He received his MD at the University of Colorado, and went on to complete his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, in Phoenix, AZ, where he was Chief Resident. He then finished his EMS/Resuscitation Science Fellowship at Maricopa Medical Center as well. Dr. Roosa is Board certified in Emergency Medicine, EMS, and licensed in Arizona and Colorado. His professional memberships include; The American College of Emergency Physicians, National Association of EMS Physicians, Special Operations Medical Association Member, and Colorado Medical Society. He has received multiple awards including; Achievement in Research and Scholarly Activity, Maricopa Medical Center, and Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine. He’s published a significant number of peer-reviewed journal articles and abstracts. Dr. Roosa is married with two daughters and one son. In his free time, he enjoys photography, hiking, skiing, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and mountaineering.
Cathleen Williams is the EMS education coordinator for SCL Health, Good Samaritan Medical Center. She provides EMS CE training to Fire Departments and EMS agencies throughout Colorado’s Front Range, as well as, serves as an Instructor Coordinator/Course Director for American Heart Association classes across Colorado.