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Acadian Ambulance Texas Medical Director Dr. Emily Kidd was chosen as president-elect of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). The three-year term includes her serving as president-elect, president and immediate past-president.

She formally assumed the role at the Chapter’s annual EMS Medical Directors Conference, held in San Antonio on June 24 and 25.

Dr. Kidd has been an active member of the Texas chapter since its formation in 2017. She has served as the Board secretary for the past two years and as the annual conference planner for the past three years.

“I am very honored to be serving in the role of President-Elect for the Texas Chapter of NAEMSP,” said Dr. Kidd. “I am humbled by my colleagues’ vote of confidence in electing me, and I look forward to serving the needs of our patients, our medics, our agencies and all EMS physicians in the great state of Texas over the next three years.”

“Dr. Kidd’s election is a well-deserved honor and recognizes her hard work and outstanding contributions to EMS in Texas,” Acadian Ambulance Chief Medical Officer Dr. Chuck Burnell said. “It’s also tremendous recognition for Acadian and for our medics who serve hundreds of thousands of Texans each year.” 

Prior to joining Acadian, Dr. Kidd served as San Antonio Fire Department’s Assistant Medical Director, then Interim Medical Director, and was the Assistant Medical Director for the Houston Fire Department. Additionally, she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center’s Department of Emergency Health Sciences, and previously worked at Christus Santa Rosa City Center and Methodist Hospitals.

She is board certified in Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Medicine, and is a Fellow of both the American College of Emergency Physicians and the National Association of EMS Physicians. Since 2006, she has been a member of the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Committee. She was also a member of FEMA’s National Advisory Council for 6 years.

Dr. Kidd earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center, then served her internship and residency at East Carolina University.

NAEMSP was formed in 1984 to serve as a resource and advocate for EMS physicians and professionals. With chapters across the United States, it now has almost 2,000 members.