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Scott Sasser, M.D.

Clinical Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Greenville Health System
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, S.C.

Contact: 864-455-6029 or ssasser@ghs.org  


Who is Dr. Sasser?

Scott M. Sasser, M.D., FACEP, is currently the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina and Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville.

Throughout his career, Dr. Sasser has worked nationally and internationally on issues related to the care of the acutely injured with a focus on Emergency Medical Services (EMS), including efforts focused on field triage, acute trauma care, preparedness and response, and emergency care system development. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and United States Agency for International Development to lead grants designed to strengthen trauma and emergency medical care in low and middle-income countries. Additionally, Dr. Sasser has received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he led efforts focused on EMS field triage of injured patients, was a member of the National Expert Panel on Field Triage, and was the lead author on both the 2009 and 2012 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports on Guidelines for the Field Triage of Injured Patients-documents that serve as the basis for Field Triage Protocols for EMS systems across the United States.  Dr. Sasser provided subject matter expertise to CDC’s efforts regarding Advanced Automatic Collision Notification (AACN) Systems and EMS, working collaboratively with national leaders, academia, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and telematics providers to develop guidance on the medical use of AACN systems. He is currently the Principal Investigator on a National Highways Traffic Safety Administration Grant to the American College of Emergency Physicians focused on AACN education for EMS professionals.  

Dr. Sasser has worked closely with international and national organizations and experts to provide leadership to improve both the clinical management of injuries due to terrorist bombings and the system response to these events. These efforts include the development of training courses, publications, fact sheets, and educational modules for the management of bombings, systems tools for the management of surge capacity following a bombing, model uniform core criteria for mass casualty field triage, and providing leadership for the CDC sponsored Tale of Our Cities meetings and the Federal Emergency Management Agency led Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series.

Dr. Sasser completed his emergency medicine residency training and EMS Fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, and throughout Africa. He transitioned to his current role in August of 2014 after spending 12 years at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Key Health Research Interest Areas

Emergency Medical Services, Disaster Planning, Trauma Centers, Mass Casualty Incidents,Hospital Administration, World Health, Public Health, Wounds and Injuries