Dr. Jeff Jarvis is the Chief Medical Officer and System Medical Director for the Metropolitan Area EMS Authority in Fort Worth, Texas, also known as MedStar. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Jarvis began his career in EMS in 1984 as a volunteer fire fighter in rural East Texas. He has worked in three states as a paramedic and maintains his active Texas paramedic license today. In addition to clinical practice, he served as both the Texas State EMS Training Coordinator and the founding Department Chair of the EMS Professions program at Temple College. He teaches extensively and has authored multiple articles on EMS issues in both peer-reviewed and industry journals. His research interests include airway management and clinical performance measures. Dr. Jarvis serves on the board of directors of the National EMS Quality Alliance (NEMSQA) where he chairs the measure development committee and is the associate medical director for the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT). He is a proud Texas Aggie (“Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 1990!”), a husband to Kristi (Class of ’89), and father to two adult kids (Sydney and Jeremy) as well as a spoiled rotten Golden Doodle (Chevy) and several cats. He discusses the application of research in EMS on his podcast “EMS Lighthouse Project Podcast” and looks forward to hearing comments or feedback on Twitter @DrJeffJarvis.