Dr. Larmon is currently a professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He was the founding Director of the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care. Dr. Larmon retired from the University in 2016, but was recalled as the Director Emeritus. He has been actively involved in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for more than 45 years.
Dr. Larmon has a vast amount of experience in EMS. He has worked as an ambulance attendant, NREMT-B, Lifeguard-Paramedic, Firefighter, Firefighter- Paramedic, EMS Educator, Researcher, Author, and Professor.
Dr. Larmon is so recognized as a leader in academic prehospital care, he has more than 100 journal publications, five textbooks, and more than 35 video productions. He has presented at more than 500 conferences in his career in all aspects of EMS. Dr. Larmon has won both of the premier Faculty Awards at the David Geffen School of Medicine; The Golden Apple Award and the Award for Excellence in Education.
Dr. Larmon has dedicated his life to the professionalism of EMS. Research has been his instrument to reach this goal. Dr. Larmon’s current interest is in the areas of best practices, evidence based medicine, community health, patient safety, and the mentoring of new EMS researchers and educators.