Peter E. Fischer MD, MS, NRP is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN.  He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Tennessee at Memphis and subsequently a surgical critical care fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR.  Prior to and during residency he worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic.  He was previously at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC before returning to Memphis in 2016.  He currently serves as the Trauma Medical Director of the Elvis Presley Trauma Center as well as President of the Medical Staff of Regional One Health.  He also is the Medical Director for Hospital Wing Air Ambulance Service.  He is the Vice Chair for the TN Committee on Trauma and the current Chair of the EMS Committee for the National COT.  He has a strong clinical and research interest in prehospital and trauma system development.