Paul A. Werfel, MS, NRP, CIC Expert Witness
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General Specialties:

Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

EMS, Emergency Medical Services, paramedics, ambulance, prehospital care, resuscitation, Critical care transport, myocardial infarction, airway management, death in custody, excited delirium, allergic reactions, EMTs, protocols, intubation, cardiac arrhythmia, trauma care


BA, SUNY Empire State; MS, Stony Brook University; NRP, NYI- Beekman Hospital

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A prolific international speaker and author of over 50 articles, magazine columns, and book sections, as well as seeing patients as an NYS and Nationally registered paramedic since 1983, Paul brings over four decades of EMS experience to his clients. In addition to fourteen years as an NYC Paramedic, Professor Werfel has served as The Program Coordinator for Advanced Cardiac, Trauma, and Pediatric life support at the Emergency Care Institute at Bellevue Hospital-NYU Medical Center in New York City, and as Emergency Care Programs Coordinator at Jamaica Hospital, Queens N.Y. In addition to his years as Director of the Stony Brook University EMT and Paramedic Program, He also serves as Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Science. As a recipient of the 1998 Faculty Achievement Award, Professor Werfel is also a member of the review boards for Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine, and Pre-Hospital Immediate Care Magazines. He was an expert writer for the National Standard EMT-Intermediate/Paramedic Curriculum revision project, and, a founding Board of Directors Member of the National EMS Educator’s Association. He serves as a member of the Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee and the Suffolk Rapid Sequence Induction Subcommittee. He has testified at trial in multiple venues: New York City, Bridgeport, CT. Cape May, NJ, Suffolk and Nassau Counties, Youngstown, Ohio, Trenton and Camden, NJ, Clark County WA, and Maricopa County, AZ. He has served as an expert for some of the nation's finest defense and plaintiffs firms. Frequently featured on videos and radio programs, Professor Werfel was a member of the editorial board for EMS World Magazine and for many years held the same position with JEMS magazine, authoring the “Ask the Educator” column on the JEMS website as well as authoring the “Case of the Month” column In JEMS magazine for seven years. The book “Clinical Clues”, based upon those columns was published and released by Mosby/Jems in February 2003. Werfel also works regularly as a paid paramedic and has the following peer-reviewed publications: July 2019 Maloney, L., Marshall, R., Werfel, P., & Johnson, S. (n.d.). Using a Journal Club Series to Introduce Paramedic Students to Research Fundamentals and Critical Appraisal of Medical Literature. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 1-5. doi:10.1017/S1049023X19004618 January 2018, Maloney LM, Dilger JP, Werfel PA, Cimino LM. Are Audience Response Systems Worth the Cost? Comparing Question-Driven Teaching Strategies for Emergency Medical Technician Education The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2018 Jan 01;16(1), Article 8.