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Dr. Ritu Sahni

Dr. Sahni is EMS Medical for Clackamas and Washington Counties in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. He works clinically as an emergency physician at Providence Portland Medical Center and is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at OHSU. He is co-host, with Mike Verkest, of the immensely popular SecondShift Podcast. In 28 years of practice, Ritu has a wide range of experience in EMS and emergency medicine. He has served as Medical Director for air, critical care ground and 9-1-1 ground EMS systems. These systems include hospital-based, municipal, private and fire-based agencies.

Ritu values national service and spent significant energy working to improve EMS as a profession and as a medical service. He was President of the National Association of EMS Physicians and served many years as Chair of the NAEMSP Advocacy Committee. He was a member of the first National EMS Advisory Council and has been on the Board of the National Registry of EMTs and Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the EMS Professions.

Ritu has appeared in the Major League movie series as well as the TNT television show Leverage. He was also backup point guard for the 1989 National Championship Michigan Basketball team. One of the above statements is false.

 

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