Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services

Specialty Focus: Drowning, Drowning Physiology, Drowning Resuscitation, Lifeguarding, Water Safety, Submersion injuries, Aquatic Safety

Education: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University; Masters in Public Health, Nova Southeastern University; Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University

Years in Practice: 7


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Andrew Schmidt is a board certified, academic emergency medicine physician with a practice focus in pre-hospital medicine. His areas of interest in education and research are drowning resuscitation and water safety. He has 2 decades of experience with open-water lifesaving as a lifeguard, instructor, and medical director. Additional qualifications include: - Numerous peer-reviewed articles and original research focused on drowning, including lead author on national organizational practice guidelines - Author of multiple book chapters on drowning resuscitation and lifeguarding - Lectures and teaches internationally on the topics of drowning resuscitation and surf-related injuries - Collaborates with the leading international researchers in the fields of drowning prevention and resuscitation - Manages a drowning-specific research blog - Medical director for open-water lifeguard agency - Director of international lifeguard training organization