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Taylor K. Ratcliff, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, FF/EMT-P

Position: EMS Physician & Medical Director
Taylor K. Ratcliff, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, FF/EMT-P EMS Physician & Medical Director posing with  a deer

Dr. Ratcliff started his career in EMS attending EMT school in Lubbock, Texas in 1995.  He later completed his Paramedic training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1998 and worked for Lubbock EMS, the Lubbock Fire Department and Aerocare until leaving full time prehospital care to start medical school at the Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.  Ratcliff graduated medical school and started residency training in 2009 with the Scott & White, Texas A&M Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Temple, Texas, where he continues to work as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine.  He is board certified in emergency medicine as well as EMS medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and holds the FAEMS designation from the National Association of EMS Physicians.  Dr. Ratcliff is the Division Chief of Prehospital Medicine for the Baylor Scott & White Central Texas Division and is the Baylor Scott & White Emergency Management system medical director.  He is the EMS Medical Director for the cities of Belton, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Waco, and Robertson County EMS in addition to first responders in Bell, McLennan and Robertson counties.  He is also the medical director for Texas Airlift 1 in Waco and the Associate Medical Director for STAR Flight and the Division of Clinical Performance and Education in Travis County, Texas.  In addition, he provides medical direction for the Temple College Health Professions EMS program and Bell and McLennan County emergency medical dispatch programs.  Ratcliff serves as the physician medical director for the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force, region 7 team that encompasses the Central Texas area.  Dr. Ratcliff serves on the Texas Governor’s Emergency and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) as the EMS education member and is a site visitor for CoAEMSP and is the immediate past-president of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of EMS Physicians.  In addition to spending time with his wonderful wife and son, he continues to enjoy volunteering as a firefighter and paramedic with the Morgan’s Point Resort Fire Department. 

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