Dr. Thomas Platt

Thomas E. Platt, EdD, NRP, is the Chair of the Department of Community Health Services at the University of Pittsburgh and is also the Director of the Office of Education at the Center for Emergency Medicine. Dr. Platt is Professor in the Emergency Medicine Program and also serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Partnerships. Dr. Platt became a paramedic in 1986 and has served as a paramedic, firefighter, EMS director, and educator for the past 36 years. Dr. Platt has a proven track record as an EMS provider, educator, and administrator. Dr. Platt served on the revision of the EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum Project, served as Co-Principal Investigator for the First Responder National Standard Curriculum Project, and as an author for the revision of the EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic National Standard Curricula.

Dr. Platt has worked on numerous local, regional, state, national, and international healthcare efforts. Most recently, he served as the Associate Executive Director of the HMC/UPMC Partnership. This initiative was designed to improve emergency services in the State of Qatar at Hamad Medical Corporation. He has conducted EMS Education programs in Iceland, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.