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William Ferguson, MD

Associate Professor
Birmingham Regional EMS System Medical Director

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Dr. Ferguson started his career in Emergency Care in the Emergency Department at Charity Hospital of New Orleans after completing his BSN from the University of Mississippi in 1992. He had previously obtained his basic EMT via National Registry and fallen in love with emergency care . Then, after almost 14 years in Emergency Nursing in several states, including flight nursing, he transitioned into Emergency Medicine. He completed medical school at East Tennessee State University in 2010. Afterwards, he completed both an Emergency Medicine Residency, where he served as Chief Resident, and a Fellowship in EMS at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is Board Certified in both Emergency Medicine and EMS. Dr. Ferguson is currently Director of the Office of EMS at UAB and oversees the EMS training for the Emergency Medicine Residents , the fellows at the accredited EMS Fellowship, and teaches a MS1 and MS2 co-enrolled course in pre-hospital medicine. Dr Ferguson is the founder of Alabama EMS Challenge, a free continuing education program for EMS providers, which provides bi-monthly education to paramedics and annual cadaver labs. He is the medical director for an accredited paramedic program and also oversees all regional EMT and Advanced EMT education. He works clinically in the Emergency Department in addition to serving as a track physician for the Talladega Superspeedway. He is the medical director for numerus EMS agencies including Birmingham Fire and rescue. He is the medical director for the four Alabama Air Methods bases and serves as Regional Medical Director for the Greater Birmingham area , Birmingham Regional EMS System. (BREMSS)

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