Dr. Thomas Brazelton

Dr. Brazelton is a Professor and Vice Chair for Quality in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His EMS roots date back to the mid-1980s starting as a volunteer then paid professional for both South Orange Rescue Squad and Orange County EMS in Carrboro, NC, as an EMT-B, EMT-I through EMT-P graduate, specializing in vehicle extrication and high angle rescue before starting medical school in 1990. He stayed very involved in neonatal and pediatric critical care transport throughout his Pediatrics residency and fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, ultimately founding CHETA, the ground and air neonatal/pediatric CCT team for the UW Health’s American Family Children’s Hospital in 2004, which he continues to direct. He has served as chair of the Wisconsin EMS for Children Program, helped guide development of the state trauma system, sat on the Wisconsin State EMS Board, and Physicians Advisory Committee, and served as Medical Director for Oregon (WI) Fire/EMS District, providing education for EMT through CCEMT-P courses across the state. He joined the CoAEMSP Board of Directors in 2004 as a liaison from the American Academy of Pediatrics and served as Chairman of the Board from 2014-2018, helping usher in development of a research infrastructure and an international accreditation agenda.