Dr. Theodore R. Delbridge has been named executive director of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, a state agency that coordinates the emergency medical system, including ground and air transport and emergency services policies.

Delbridge is an emergency physician and has been a professor and chair of emergency medicine at the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine since 2006. He takes over a position, beginning in February, which had been filled temporarily with co-acting directors. The MIEMSS board cited Delbridge’s 27 years of experience in emergency medicine, medical direction, education, quality improvement and research.

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He received an undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University, a masters degree in clinical chemistry from Old Dominion University, a medical degree from the Eastern Virginia Medical School and master of public health from the University of Pittsburgh.

The service also recently brought on a new state EMS medical director, Dr. Timothy Chizmar, who was an emergency room physician with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health and medical director for Harford County EMS.

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