Speakers

Kevin G. Seaman, M.D., FACEP

Executive Director, The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)

Kevin G. Seaman, MD, FACEP, graduated from Georgetown University, both undergraduate and medical school. He served in the U.S. Navy, training as a Flight Surgeon, completed a residency in Emergency Medicine and served as the first Medical Director for the military EMS system in San Diego, CA. Dr. Seaman is board certified in Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and has recently become one of only 400 physicians who have successfully passed the Emergency Medical Services subspecialty examination. As of March 2013, Dr. Seaman has qualified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine with subspecialty certification in EMS. Dr. Seaman has served as the MIEMSS Region III Medical Director and was the first full-time Medical Director of a county EMS system in Maryland (Howard County Dept. of Fire and Rescue [FRS]). After attending the Resuscitation Academy (RA) in Seattle, WA, Dr. Seaman, while collaborating with field providers, helped to increase by twofold good neurological survival for witnessed victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Howard County, Maryland. Through Dr. Seaman’s efforts, a partnership between MIEMSS and Howard County FRS the Maryland Resuscitation Academy was established whereby concepts and collaboration help other EMS systems and communities evaluate and maximize their cardiac arrest survival. Dr. Seaman continues to be actively involved in the Maryland Resuscitation Academy, improving survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest and by supporting teaching Community CPR. In

Dr. Seaman has served as the MIEMSS Region III Medical Director and was the first full-time Medical Director of a county EMS system in Maryland (Howard County Dept. of Fire and Rescue [FRS]). After attending the Resuscitation Academy (RA) in Seattle, WA, Dr. Seaman, while collaborating with field providers, helped to increase by twofold good neurological survival for witnessed victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Howard County, Maryland. Through Dr. Seaman’s efforts, a partnership between MIEMSS and Howard County FRS the Maryland Resuscitation Academy was established whereby concepts and collaboration help other EMS systems and communities evaluate and maximize their cardiac arrest survival.

Dr. Seaman continues to be actively involved in the Maryland Resuscitation Academy, improving survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest and by supporting teaching Community CPR. In 2012, Dr. Seaman became Chairman of the MIEMSS Cardiac Arrest Steering Committee whose mission is to improve survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest throughout the State of Maryland through programs to teach Dispatch telephone CPR interventions, High Performance CPR by EMS rescuers and Community Interventions of CPR and Public Access Defibrillation. He is active – with the American Heart Association, serving on the Maryland/DC Emergency Cardiac Care Committee.

In addition, Dr. Seaman’s areas of focus include patient safety and airway management. He has experience with Human Factors Analysis and has applied that knowledge to healthcare. Dr. Seaman has been active in Maryland EMS helping to start the first ground-based Rapid Sequence Intubation program in the state. In addition, he has championed a goal of Zero Unrecognized Esophageal Intubations by EMS in the Baltimore Metro Region. Working with Dr. Ken Rothfield, Dr. Seaman helped to implement Videolaryngoscopy Trial for EMS in Howard County Maryland as a research trial, resulting in a statistically and clinically significant impr ovement in intubation success from 64% prior to 82% with the use of Glidescope for field intubations.

After being appointed by the EMS Board, and receiving the Governor’s approval, Dr. Seaman embarked on his new career on December 1, 2015 as the Executive Director of MIEMSS.