Dr. Carl Schultz is recognized for outstanding contributions to disaster medicine

American College of Emergency Physicians bestows Disaster Medical Sciences Award

November 09, 2015

Dr. Carl Schultz

UCI Health emergency medicine physician Dr. Carl Schultz, was recognized by the American College of Emergency Physicians for his contributions to the field of disaster medicine. He was presented with the third annual Disaster Medical Sciences Award at the ACEP national meeting in Boston on Oct. 28.

“I am committed to developing and defining the principles of disaster medicine, including emergency management, disaster preparedness and disaster response,” Schultz said. “Disaster medicine is constantly evolving, becoming more efficient and more effective as new types of threats emerge. I am honored to be recognized for my involvement in advancing the discipline of disaster medicine.”

The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to disaster medicine through research and publications, service, leadership, teaching and advocacy efforts.

Schultz is a professor of clinical emergency medicine, director of the EMS and disaster medical sciences fellowship program for the UC Irvine School of Medicine. He holds faculty appointments at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium and at the University of Piedmont in Italy and is also is part of the international faculty for the European Master of Disaster Medicine.

Among his accomplishments are more than 80 publications, including two first-author articles in the New England Journal of Medicine and co-editor of the textbook Koenig and Schultz’s Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practice. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense as well as other national and international groups as a disaster medicine expert.

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