Ross I. Donaldson, MD, MPH, CTropMed, FACEP
- Founder & Editor in Chief, WikEM
- President & CEO, Critical Innovations LLC
- Director, Global Health Program, Department of Emergency Medicine Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
- Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
- Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA – Fielding School of Public Health
Dr. Donaldson is Founder & Editor in Chief of WikEM, one of the world’s most popular emergency medicine resources, and President & CEO of Critical Innovations LLC, a medical research and development company. Triple-boarded in emergency medicine, emergency medical services (EMS), and clinical informatics, Dr. Donaldson has been the principal investigator on over $25 million dollars’ worth of funding, with research focusing on emergency, critical, and trauma care. An Associate Professor of emergency medicine and epidemiology respectively in the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, he is the inventor of several medical device technologies and a juror for the Medical Design Excellence Awards®. Dr. Donaldson has been featured as an expert on CNN, BBC, NPR, and other media outlets, and an invited speaker at over 100 national and international conferences, including Medical Design and Manufacturing, Department of Defense, and various think tanks. He has worked around the globe, frequently in areas of conflict and recent disaster, and been the lead architect of national emergency care plans in several countries. For five years in Iraq alone, he led the instruction of over ten thousand surgeons, physicians, EMTs, nurses, and community members, while spearheading the development of pre-hospital and hospital-based emergency and trauma systems for the country, for which he received the Humanitarian Award from the California chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Donaldson has worked for over a decade at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, one of Los Angeles’ main Level I trauma centers, where he serves as the Director of the Emergency Medicine Global Health Program. He is also the critically acclaimed author of The Lassa Ward, a memoir about international humanitarian work and, and, among other honors, been named Los Angeles' Top Emergency and Trauma Doctor from the Los Angeles Business Journal and the inaugural recipient of the FOAMed Excellence in Education Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.