David K. Tan, M.D, FAAEM, FAEMS

David K. Tan, M.D, FAAEM, FAEMS

Professor, Emergency Medicine

Unmatched Training & Medical Oversight

Washington University EMS is Missouri’s first and only physician-based, licensed Emergency Medical Response Agency (EMRA). I hope these Web pages convey our enthusiasm for providing high quality medical oversight and give you a sense of our commitment. If you have any questions about our Medical Direction Services, I encourage you to contact me.

EMS agencies whether ground ambulance, air ambulance, fire/rescue, law enforcement, industrial or institutional medicine, are complex organizations. Responders increasingly face a variety of new challenges in the field. Missouri law says the paramedic may perform actions that are delegated by the Medical Director, but is the Medical Director a mere signature on a page?


Paramedic TV – Standing Orders:

WU EMS Medical Direction provides:

  • Cutting-edge medical oversight including scene response capability.
  • An opportunity to improve medical care for your constituents.
  • Assurance that Out-of-Hospital medical care is both caring and scientifically sound.
  • Collaborative, collegial training.
  • Role models for colleagues.
  • Continually updated protocols.
  • Modern EMS Medical Direction