ABTM SEAL OF APPROVAL

–Tactical Medicine is a subspecialty of medicine and paramedicine that is focused on the provision of medical services in the Law-Enforcement environment. There has long been a culture of incorporating medical support into military units to increase combat effectiveness and survivability.  In the1980s, a few medical & law-enforcement professionals recognized a need for a similar approach in civilian law enforcement—especially with the advent of special operations teams and the increasing violence and use of more lethal methods by criminals.  Over the past decade, there have been many incidents where lives may have been saved had adequately-trained medical personnel been prepared and equipped to enter an active crime scene and render aid sooner than otherwise would have been possible.  In 2009, the State of California adopted guidelines for Tactical Medicine and formalized them in the Penal Code.  These standards include minimum training (law enforcement and medical) requirements as well as defining what the various levels of providers and courses may be called.  Recently, other states have adopted these guidelines nearly verbatim.

What is ABTM?

To provide professional, up to date, on-scene and comprehensive medical support of law enforcement special operations teams and their agencies.

Formed in 2007, Tactical Medicine is a subspecialty of medicine and paramedicine that is focused on the provision of medical services in the Law-Enforcement environment. There has long been a culture of incorporating medical support into military units to increase combat effectiveness and survivability.  In the1980s, a few medical & law-enforcement professionals recognized a need for a similar approach in civilian law enforcement—especially with the advent of special operations teams and the increasing violence and use of more lethal methods by criminals.  Over the past decade, there have been many incidents where lives may have been saved had adequately-trained medical personnel been prepared and equipped to enter an active crime scene and render aid sooner than otherwise would have been possible.  In 2009, the State of California adopted guidelines for Tactical Medicine and formalized them in the Penal Code.  These standards include minimum training (law enforcement and medical) requirements as well as defining what the various levels of providers and courses may be called.  Recently, other states have adopted these guidelines nearly verbatim. 

American Board of Tactical Medicine is dedicated to supporting the various disciplines that play a role in providing this important mission through education, training and advocacy.  We recognize that physicians will come from various disciplines and believe in the inclusive nature of this subspecialty.

Meet Our Board

Dr. Michael Eby
Dr. Michael EbyM.D.
is a residency trained board certified Ob/Gyn physician with fellowship training in surgical critical care. Dr. Eby currently is medical director of an academic critical care unit in southern California and is also a staff intensivist for a Level 1 Trauma Center. His duties include the education of physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and pre-hospital providers. He has lectured to EMS agencies and for paramedic CE courses and protocol updates in pre-hospital obstetrics and critical care. Dr. Eby is a reserve peace officer for the City of San Bernardino and has served in a variety of roles from patrol officer, to medical liaison for the administration, to SWAT team physician. He is currently serving on a multi-jurisdictional tactical medical task force for southern California.
Dr. Sean Wilson
Dr. Sean WilsonM.D.
Research Interest:
The pulmonary vasculature is unique in that it regulates oxygenation of the blood. Before birth the fetal lung is only preparing for this role outside the womb. Although the mother protects the unborn child from the environment, the fetal lung adapts to maternal stresses. Ideally these adaptations would better prepare the newborn to meet the challenges of the outside world. Instead, they often result in pulmonary vascular disease. Regrettably, pulmonary hypertension of the newborn is an intractable disease with few effective treatments. Although a number of proteins have been identified that participate in the development of pulmonary vascular disease, the cell signaling pathways that regulate this process remain unclear. What is certain is that neuro-humoral substances bind to cell surface receptors and this activates intracellular signaling cascades. This includes Ca2+ that is fundamental to the development of pulmonary vascular disease. Our research aims to delineate the cellular processes central to Ca2+ signaling during lung development. Understanding these systems can provide new insights into pulmonary vascular disease and opportunities to develop novel therapies.
Dr. Anup Shah
Dr. Anup ShahM.D.
Returning to clinical medicine, I bring three years of management consulting experience to a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. With experience working with a diverse group of clients, I am able to implement the lessons learned from multiple engagements in my own practice, with the goal of implementing and refining innovative patient-care solutions. As a physician and management consultant, I am able to focus on the individual health of my patients while helping provider groups, large payor systems, pharmaceutical organizations, and technology companies navigate the broader challenges affecting our healthcare ecosystem.

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