EMS Physician Advisory Committee

The EMS Physician Advisory Committee (EMS-PAC) makes recommendations to the Department of Health Services on medical issues related to EMS.  Although the EMS Advisory Board appoints members to the EMS Physician Advisory Committee, the EMS-PAC does not report directly to the Board. Listed below is a summary of the roles, duties, and interactions between the EMS Advisory Board, the EMS Physician Advisory Committee (EMS-PAC), and the State Medical Director.

Statutory duties

  • Advise the Department on selection criteria and performance of the State Medical Director
  • Advise the Medical Director on appropriate medical issues

Board-assigned duties

  • Assist with development of qualifications for medical directors at the local level
  • Serve as an advisory committee for all related agencies (Wisconsin Technical College System Board, Department of Transportation)
  • Assist with development of medical protocols for use in Wisconsin
  • Recommend Scope of Practice for each EMT level
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board

Committee Membership

Suzanne Martens, MD (Chair)
Saint Nicholas Hospital
Sheboygan, WI
Email: smartensmd@aol.com
Mark Schultz, DO, FACEP (Vice Chair)
Waukesha Memorial Hospital
Waukesha, WI
Email: firedr@wi.rr.com
Steve Andrews, MD
Aurora Medical Center - Summit
Oconomowoc, WI
Email: steveandrews@hotmail.com
Michael Clark, MD
St. Clare's Hospital
Weston, WI
Email: Michael.Clark@ministryhealth.org
Patrick Drayna, MD
Medical College of WI
Milwaukee, WI
Email: pdrayna@mcw.edu
James MacNeal, MD
Mercy Health Systems
Janesville, WI
Email: jmacneal@mhsjvl.org
Christopher H Tashjian, MD, FAAFP
River Falls, Ellsworth, Spring Valley Medical Clinics
Ellsworth, WI
Email: CTashjian@rfmc.org
Tim Vayder, MD
Ministry Medical Group
Stevens Point, WI
Work: 715-340-7370
Email: Timothy.Vayder@ministryhealth.org
Steven Zils, MD
Aurora Medical Center - Grafton
Grafton, WI
Email: steven.zils@gmail.com
Last Revised: June 17, 2016