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Michael Abernethy

Among the most experienced flight physicians in N America/Europe/Asia; expert on prehospital emergency medicine/ helicopter emergency medical services.

Clinical professor, emergency medicine; Chief flight physician UW Med Flight School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-263-3223 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @FLTDOC1


  • Helicopter EMS utilization; protocol development and training for medical flight crews
  • Emergent procedural and behavioral sedation
  • Social Media for Medical Education #FOAMed
  • Air Ambulance Utilization
  • International Helicopter EMS systems


  • Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Medicine Fellow and Faculty-Sports and Exercise Medicine. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • International Faculty - Anesthesia, Trauma and Critical Care (ATACC) Lancashire UK
  • 2017 Distinguished International Air Medical Physician - Association of Air Medical Physicians
  • Faculty and Fellow of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland; Faculty and Examiner with Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Member, U.S. Department of Transportation Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee