MAYWOOD, Ill. - The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has appointed Thomas Esposito, MD, MPH, chief of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns in the Department of Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center, to a two-year term on the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC).
NEMSAC serves as an advisory body to the U.S. Department of Transportation and is responsible for providing advice and making consensus recommendations about the department’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) activities and the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS).
“I am honored by the appointment and look forward to serving on this important council,” Esposito said. “It is a wonderful opportunity to actively contribute to the health and well-being of U.S citizens on behalf of trauma surgeons across the country."
Dr. Esposito’s appointment runs from June 13, 2012, through 2014.
The NEMSAC mission is to support, promote and advance the leadership of EMS-response entities and to advocate for the EMS profession. NEMSAC serves as an advisory body to the U.S. Department of Transportation and comprises appointees from across emergency medical services and the public they serve.
Dr. Esposito also is a member of the National Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons and is a consultant to several state health departments on Trauma and EMS issues. He also has been the recipient of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Public Service Award.
As a Level 1 trauma center, Loyola is equipped to provide comprehensive emergency medical services using multidisciplinary treatment and specialized resources to patients suffering traumatic injuries, such as car and motorcycle crashes, stabbings, athletic injuries and falls.