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Medical Expert - Roy L. Alson, MD, PhD

Area of Expertise: Emergency Medicine - Terrorism
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Roy L. Alson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Director, Office of Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine

Alson is an attending physician in Wake Forest Baptist's level-one trauma center, as well as medical advisor to the North Carolina Association of Paramedics and former chairman of the N.C. Medical Society's Section of Emergency Medicine. Additionally, he is the medical editor of eMedicine Emergency Medicine.

Alson's research includes airway management during chemical agent decontamination and ER resident training in weapons of mass destruction. He won the Harvey Grant Award from International Trauma Life Support in recognition of his contributions to pre-hospital rescue and trauma education.


pre-hospital care, disaster management, wilderness emergencies, emergency medical services; weapons of mass destruction, wound ballistics
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