Dr. Edward M. Racht is the Chief Medical Officer for American Medical Response. Racht has more than 20 years of experience in emergency medical services and healthcare systems.
Previously, Racht served as the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Piedmont Newnan Hospital in metro Atlanta and as Medical Director for the Austin/Travis County EMS System in Texas, which was nationally recognized for its collaborative approach to resolving challenging health care integration issues.
Racht has served three successive terms on the Virginia State Governor’s EMS Advisory Board and chaired the state of Texas Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council for 10 years. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Emory University in Atlanta and completed his residency at the Medical College of Virginia.