Paul A. Werfel, MS, NRP, CIC
Stony Brook University
A prolific international speaker and author of over 50 articles, magazine columns, and book sections, Paul brings three decades of EMS experience to the paramedic program. In addition to fourteen years as a NYC Paramedic, Professor Werfel has served as 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 being the director of the 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 is 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 also is a frequent standard of care expert for litigation involving EMS practitioners and systems.
Frequently featured on videos and radio programs, Professor Werfel is a contributing editor for JEMS and is currently authoring the “Ask the Educator” column on the JEMS web site. He was the primary author for seven years of the “Case of the Month” column in JEMS magazine. A book, “Clinical Clues,” based upon those columns was published and released by Mosby/Jems in February 2003. He lives in Port Jefferson, New York, with his wife and three children.