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Peter Taillac, MD, FACEP

Dr. Peter Taillac is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a Diplomat for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. Taillac is a Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is the State EMS Medical Director at the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness, Utah Department of Health. Peter is also the Medical Director of West Valley City Fire and EMS.

Dr. Taillac’s areas of interest and expertise are in EMS (prehospital emergency care) and military and combat medical care, as well as general emergency medicine, with an emphasis on hemorrhage control, cardiac arrest, time-critical diseases, disaster preparedness, and EMS systems development and performance improvement.


Current Research and Education Efforts

Co-Investigator: Statewide Implementation of a Prehospital Evidence-Based Guideline; with Dr. Matthew Sholl (NASEMSO/NHTSA Grant)

Co-Investigator: Compassionate Options for Pediatric EMS (COPE); with PI Dr. Mary Fallat (HRSA/EMS-C Targeted Issues Grant)

Co-PI: Pediatric Evidence-Based Guidelines: Assessment of EMS System Utilization in States (PEGASUS); with PI Dr. Manish Shah (HRSA/EMS-C Targeted Issues Grant)

Expert Panel Member: NASEMSO National Model EMS Guidelines Project; with Co-PIs Drs. Carol Cunningham and Richard Kamin (NHTSA and HRSA/EMS-C supported project)

Expert Panel Member and Co-Author: American College of Surgeons Evidence-Based Guideline for Prehospital Hemorrhage Control; with PI Dr. Mary Bulger (NHTSA and HRSA/EMS-C supported project)

Chapter Author: Trauma-Related Research Methodology in: Emergency Medical Services and Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight 5th edition