Zachary DePriest, PA-C, MS, CAQ-EM Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Emergency Medicine and Physician Assistant

Specialty Focus:

Risk management, quality, standards of care and deviations, evidence-based medicine, physician assistant, PA, PA-C, advanced practice provider, emergency medicine, emergency medicine physician assistant, urgent care physician assistant, urgent care, leadership, orthopedics, ENT, sepsis


Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Fort Hays State University; Master of Science in Advanced Physician Assistant Practice, A.T. Still University; CAQ-EM, NCCPA

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

I am a practicing senior PA-C with 15 years of emergency medicine and urgent care experience in tertiary, academic, and community emergency departments and urgent care centers. I am the National Chair of APP Education for one of the largest emergency medicine groups nationally. I am also the System Director and Lead APP for a large university hospital system in northern Ohio and APP director for one of the largest emergency medicine staffing companies. I sit on the Clinical Risk Management Committee for this company and have developed several didactic programs regarding risk mitigation for various high-risk EM topics and regularly lecture and moderate emergency medicine conferences and skills workshops. I also co-chair the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Quality Committee at a large University Hospital system and chair the education committee for the same emergency medicine group. Additionally, I hold clinical adjunct faculty positions at three local universities in Ohio. I routinely educate students and am responsible for the clinical orientation and training of new PAs/NPs regionally as well as remediation and education due to quality concerns. I am boarded by NCCPA with a CAQ in emergency medicine. I have reviewed approximately 25 emergency medicine and urgent care cases over the last 2 years.