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Our Experts


Robert Neumar, MD, PhD, FACEP, FAHA


Dr. Neumar is Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Neumar’s research is focused on cardiac arrest resuscitation and post-cardiac arrest syndrome. He is active in the American Heart Association and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) evidence evaluation and guideline development process for management of cardiac arrest. He currently serves as Chair of the AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee.  Dr. Neumar is a founding member and Co-Director of SaveMIHeart.


Brian O'Neil, MD, FACEP, FAHA


Dr. O’Neil is the Munuswamy Dayanandan Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine for Wayne State University School of Medicine and Specialist-In-Chief of Emergency Medicine for the Detroit Medical Center.

Dr. O’Neil is a nationally-recognized expert in cardiac and cerebral ischemia and resuscitation. Dr. O’Neil is co-chair of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Emergency Cardiovascular Committee Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Committee. He is also a member of the Emergency Cardiac Care Committee and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, advisory groups to the AHA. Dr. O’Neil is a member of the writing committee for the AHA Acute Coronary Syndromes Guidelines and its Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Subcommittee and Writing Group. He co-wrote the AHA’s newest guidelines on acute coronary syndromes and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Dr. O’Neil is a founding member and Co-Director of SaveMIHeart.


Robert Dunne, MD, FAEMS, FACEP


Robert Dunne, M.D. is vice chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine, St. John Hospital and Medical Center.  He is an Associate Professor (Clinical Educator) and EMS Fellowship Director at Wayne State University in Detroit.  Dr Dunne is the Medical Director of the Detroit East Medical Control Authority and the Detroit Fire Department.  Dr. Dunne is a supervisory medical officer on MI-1 Disaster Medical Assistance team, a federal medical team. He serves on the State of Michigan Emergency Medical Services Coordinating Committee. Dr Dunne the chair of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians EMS committee and the representative to the State Systems of Care Work Group. He collaborates on cardiac arrest research and coordinates the cardiac arrest registry in Detroit.  Currently has a grant funded community CPR training program targeting neighborhoods with a high cardiac arrest incidence in Detroit.


William Fales, MD, FACEP, FAEMSP


William Fales, MD, FACEP, FAEMS serves as the Chief of the Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine.  Since 1993, Dr. Fales has served as the EMS Medical Director for the Kalamazoo County Medical Control Authority.  In 2015, Dr. Fales was appointed as the State Medical Director for the Michigan Bureau of EMS, Trauma, and Preparedness.  As a former paramedic and firefighter, Dr. Fales regularly responds to EMS incidents, especially cardiac arrests, within Kalamazoo County.


Anthony Hsu, MD, FACEP

Community Response, Conference Planning

Dr. Hsu believes Michigan can be the best performing state in the United States when it comes to cardiac arrest response using data-driven decision-making. He is a core faculty member at St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, a premier community hospital that also trains emergency medicine residents, has a very active cardiac catheterization lab and ICUs that follow the most updated evidence-based guidelines where he chairs the Post-Arrest Care Task Force. He works with the AHA on guideline development and truly enjoys reaching out to supporting cardiac arrest survivors and recognizing bystanders for who they truly are - heroes. When he is not deploying with the NY-6 Disaster Medical Assistance Team as a medical officer, he leads the Public Health and Injury Prevention Committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians. 

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Howard A Klausner , M.D

Hospital and EMS

Howard A Klausner , M.D. is a senior staff in the Department of Emergency Medicine, at Henry Ford Hospital where he serves as the EMS and Disaster Medicine Medical Director.  He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit.  Dr. Klausner is the Medical Director of the Heath Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Wayne County.  Dr. Klausner is a supervisory medical officer on MI-1 Disaster Medical Assistance team, a federal medical team. He serves on the Statewide Trauma Care Advisory subcommittee (STAC).  Dr. Klausner also serves on the State Systems of Care Work Group for time sensitive emergencies.  


Joshua C. Reynolds, MD, MS


Joshua C. Reynolds, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed medical school at University of Pittsburgh, residency at the University of Maryland, and fellowship training at University of Pittsburgh. His fellowship focused on clinical research with an emphasis on cardiac arrest and post-cardiac arrest care. He has earned Young Investigator awards at the American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium. Dr. Reynolds works clinically at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI.


Robert Swor, DO, FACEP

Data/Research, 911 Emergency Medical Response

Robert Swor DO, FACEP is an Emergency Physician at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is the Director of Research and EMS programs for the hospital, and serves as medical director for a number of local EMS agencies. Dr. Swor is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He has served as a past president of the National Association of EMS Physicians, and past chairman of the State of Michigan EMS Coordinating Committee. He is currently Treasurer of the board of directors, for the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians. Dr. Swor is an active researcher and published widely in peer review publications on the topics of trauma and cardiac arrest resuscitation. He has served as a technical advisor on a number of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration EMS projects, is an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine and serves as a peer reviewer for a number of academic journals.

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