• Tue. Sep 27th, 2022

Florida Department of Health Welcomes New Medical Director for State Emergency Medical Services

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Tallahassee, Florida— Today, the Florida Department of Health announced Dr. Angus Jameson as Medical Director of State Emergency Medical Services (EMS). He succeeds Dr. Kenneth Scheppke who now serves as the department’s undersecretary of health.

In addition to his new role as Medical Director of State Emergency Medical Services, Dr. Jameson is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine. He is also the EMS Medical Director for Pinellas County, where he supports the work of 1,800 EMTs and paramedics at 20 agencies collectively serving a population of approximately one million people.

“The Department is pleased to have a proven leader with Dr. Jameson’s qualifications in EMS and public health,” said Deputy Health Secretary Kenneth Scheppke. “I am confident he will provide excellent public service to one of the most advanced integrated public health and EMS systems in the country.”

Dr. Jameson is a licensed physician who is also a dual board certified specialist in emergency medicine and EMS subspecialty. Dr. Jameson received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed residency training at the University of Pittsburgh. He also completed his EMS fellowship at the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). Dr. Jameson also holds a Masters in Public Health from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany).

Dr. Jameson has over 20 years of EMS experience with direct field experience in both land and helicopter systems. He also continues to practice hospital-based emergency medicine and is active in promoting regional advancements in stroke, STEMI and cardiac arrest care. Dr. Jameson’s public health work focuses on the opioid epidemic and the mental health of first responders. In addition, he is a senior medical adviser to the leaders of the country of Pinellas on COVID-19 policy.

Dr. Jameson participates in several state and national EMS organizations, including the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of Paramedics where he serves as a liaison with the AHA ECC committee. Dr. Jameson is also a board member of the Florida Association of EMS Medical Directors and the Prehospital Guidelines Consortium.

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