Ron J. Anderson Award

Winners of the Ron J. Anderson Award are selected by the members of the U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities Emergency Medical Services Medical Directors Consortium, the de facto coalition of jurisdictional 9-1-1 system medical directors for the nation’s most populous cities, as well as the medical directors/lead medical officers for key related federal agencies and units such as the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, White House Medical Unit, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Collectively, this small, but cohesive, cadre of about two dozen emergency care physicians is responsible for the day-to-day out-of-hospital 9-1-1 emergency and resuscitative care for about 50,000,000 Americans as well as for guiding the medical aspects of homeland security and disaster mitigation in the nation’s highest-risk venues.

2018 Richard C. Hunt, MD
2017 Peter Antevy, MD


National Disaster Life Support Course Founders





Fionna P. Moore, MD

Dr. Moore is the acting CEO and medical director of the London Ambulance Service, London, England.




Robert O`Connor, MD

Robert E. O'Connor, M.D., MPH is Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. O’Connor was born in Pittsburgh, PA, attended secondary school in Philadelphia, and received his baccalaureate degree from Haverford College. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and completed residency training in emergency medicine at the Medical Center of Delaware. Dr. O’Connor has worked as a Clinician for over 25 years, and has served as a State EMS Medical Director, Department Research Director, and Residency Program Director. Dr. O’Connor has served as principal or co-investigator on over 40 extramural and multi-center funded projects, and has presented more than 300 research papers and lectures at local, national, and international research conferences. He has over 100 published manuscripts and has co-authored six books and is editor-in-chief of three textbooks. He has served as a peer-reviewer for over 20 journals, and is a past President of the National Association of EMS Physicians and Advocates for EMS. He is a past Chair of their Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Committee and served on both the Scientific Advisory Council and the Manuscript Oversight Committee for the American Heart Association. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians, is a member of the Business Management Committee for the ECC, and serves on the 3CPR Council for the AHA. His primary research and professional interests are in resuscitation, pre-hospital care and EMS systems. He is a member of a number of academic societies and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.



Sandra M. Schneider, MD