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Shea Duerring, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

EMS Director
Assistant State EMS Medical Director for Pediatrics,

Alabama Office of EMS
Medical Director and Principal Investigator, Alabama EMS for Children
President, National Association of EMS Physicians Alabama Chapter

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Dr. Duerring earned his bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed internship and residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham/Children’s of Alabama. Dr. Duerring is board certified in general pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and EMS medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, The American College of Emergency Physicians, and The Academy of Emergency Medical Services. Currently Dr. Duerring lives in Birmingham where he serves as faculty at UAB in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Department of Emergency Medicine. He also serves as the Assistant State EMS Medical Director for Pediatrics at the Alabama Office of EMS, the Principal Investigator and Medical Director for Alabama EMS for Children, President of the Alabama Chapter of the National Association of EMS Physicians, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and serves as a member of the Alabama State EMS Medical Control Committee. He currently serves as the medical director for Rocky Ridge Fire Department, Pelham Fire Department, Alabaster Fire Department, and North Shelby Fire District. In his various roles he has worked to advocate for pediatric patient care and pediatric disaster preparedness within the state of Alabama and has consistently represented pediatrics on a state wide, regional, and national level. Dr. Duerring has lectured regionally and nationally on prehospital care of pediatrics and pediatric disaster preparedness. He has worked previously with the Deep South Biosafety Worker Training Program and the National Association of EMS Physicians to provide pandemic and disaster education related to pediatrics. He is a contribution author to the NASEMSO National EMS Clinical Guidelines, is the prehospital medicine site leader for the Pediatric Pandemic Network  at Children’s of Alabama, and is the CBRNE Preparedness group leader for the Gulf 7 Pediatric Disaster Network.

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