Ron M. Walls, MD
Ron M. Walls, MD is Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) at Harvard Medical School. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Manual of Emergency Airway Management, Senior Editor of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, Editor-in-Chief of UpToDate, and Editor-in-Chief of Journal Watch for Emergency Medicine, published by the Massachusetts Medical Society (publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine.) He is a peer reviewer for Anesthesia, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the six emergency medicine journals in North America and Europe. Dr. Walls has researched, published, and taught in the areas of Emergency Medicine, with an emphasis on emergency airway management, for many years. He is the principle investigator of NEAR - the National Emergency Airway Registry, a multi-center, international, emergency airway research project that has studied over 16,000 Emergency Department intubations in over 30 centers. He has been a regular speaker at the ACEP Annual Scientific Assembly for the past 19 years and at numerous other regional, national, and international meetings and has been an invited visiting professor at 39 institutions. Dr. Walls has over 130 scientific publications, 10 editions of 4 textbooks, and 18 textbook chapters.