Emergency Medicine group in front of a helicopter.

Emergency Medical Services

The Division of Emergency Medical Services works with a number of partners, including the Richmond Ambulance Authority, VCU LifeEvac and local fire and paramedic rescue units. Faculty members within the division provide medical direction to Henrico County Division of Fire and Chesterfield County Fire and EMS.

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Harinder S. Dhindsa, MD MPH MBA, FACEP, FAAEM
Chief of Emergency Medicine
Chair, Division of Emergency Medical Services
Medical Director, VCU Critical Care Transport
Associate Professor

Lisa Dodd DO
EMS Medical Director with Rural Expertise
Local Medical Examiner
Medical Director, Forensic Nurse Examiner team
Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Ferguson, MD, FACEP, NREMT-P
EMS Fellowship Director
EMS Longitudinal Track Director
Medical Director, Virginia State Police Med-Flight I
Deputy Medical Director, Henrico County Division of Fire
Associate Professor

Amir Louka, MD
M4 EMS Elective Director
Assistant Professor

Stephanie Louka, MD
Assistant Professor

Stephen Miller, DO
Director for Emergency Preparedness
Assistant Program Director for EM Residency

Joseph P. Ornato, MD FACP, FACC, FACEP
Professor and Department Chairman
Medical Director, Richmond Ambulance Authority
Operational Medical Director, Henrico County Division of Fire

Associate Director VCU SOM Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety
Assistant Professor

Allen Yee, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM
Operational Medical Director, Chesterfield County Fire and EMS
Assistant Professor