Date of Document: March 24, 2023
CURRICULUM VITAE

Benjamin Weston MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine

Medical Director, Kenosha Fire Department
Associate Program Director, EMS Fellowship
Director of Mass Gathering and Event Medicine
OFFICE ADDRESS:
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
2001 - 2005 B.A. in Biology, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
2006 - 2011 M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
2009 - 2010 MPH, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
2011 - 2014 Resident, Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
2014 - 2015 Emergency Medical Services Fellow, Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
2013 Clinical Simulations Instructor, Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
2013 - 2014 Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN
2014 - 2015 Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2015 - Present Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
2015 - Present Director of Mass Gathering and Event Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2015 - Present Assistant Medical Director, Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services
2017 - Present Medical Director, Kenosha Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
2015 - 2018 Director, Pediatric EMS Rotation, Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2015 - Present Core Faculty, EMS Fellowship, Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2015 - Present Director, EMS Resident Rotation, Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2018 - Present Associate Program Director, EMS Fellowship, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
2014 - Present Emergency Medicine, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226
2015 - Present Emergency Department, Moorland Reserve, New Berlin, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
06/04/2015
None
12/23/2015
None
   
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
American Heart Association
2012
None
Advanced Pediatric Life Support
American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Emergency Physicians
2012
None
Advanced Trauma Life Support
American College of Surgeons
2012
None
Basic Disaster Life Support
National Disaster Life Support Foundation
2015
None
    

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Medicine and Surgery
04/30/2014
None
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2001 National Merit Scholar
2005 Phi Beta Kappa
2009 Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation Presidential Scholar Award
2009 Gold Humanism Honor Society
2015 Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - 2019 American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Award for Kenosha Fire Department, Three Consecutive Years
2018 Top Patient Experience Award, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee Wisconsin

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2011 - Present Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2011 - Present American College of Emergency Physicians
2011 - Present American Academy of Emergency Medicine
2014 - Present National Association of EMS Physicians

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
2018 - Present Prehospital Emergency Care

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2012 - 2014 Residency Leadership Committee, Emergency Medicine Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center
2014 - Present Strengthening Belize Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2015 - Present Clinical Competency Committee, Emergency Medical Services Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin
2015 - Present Clinical Competency Committee, Emergency Medicine Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin
2015 National Registry Paramedic Exam Evaluator, Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services
2016 - Present Liaison, Global Health Department, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - Present Stop the Bleed Initiative Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2019 - Present Search Committee, EM Vice Chair fro Education and Training, Department of Emergency Medicine

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2019 - Present Council of EMS Fellowship Directors, National Association of EMS Physicians

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Weston BW, Creating a Nonprofit: The Healthy Classrooms Foundation Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Business, and Non-Profits, University of Wisconsin School of Business, Madison, WI, 11/2009
Weston B, The Healthy Classrooms Foundation Entrepreneurship in Society, University of Wisconsin Center for Nonprofits, Madison, WI, 10/2010
Weston B, Maintaining a Nonprofit: The Healthy Classrooms Foundation Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Business, and Non-Profits, University of Wisconsin School of Business, Madison, WI, 11/2010
 
Regional
Weston B, Evidence Based Medicine: Trauma, Open Fractures, Tourniquets, E-FAST, and Transfusions, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2012
Weston B, Are you Burned Out?: Fatigue in Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, 09/2013
Weston BW, Ambulance Safety, 2018 Froedtert Trauma Education Day, Milwaukee, WI, 05/2018
Weston BW, Patient Care Guidelines Update, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, WI, 05/2018
Weston BW, Bridging the Divide: Understanding Global EMS Systems of Care, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee College of Health Sciences, 02/2019
 
National
Weston B, Wellness and Burnout, HQMedED Online Learning Portal, http://hqmeded.com/wellness-and-burnout, 09/2013
Weston B, Chest Pain in a Young Adult, HQMedED Online Learning Portal, http://hqmeded.com/chest-pain-in-a-young-adult, 09/2013
Weston B, Ultrasound by Numbers, HQMedED Online Learning Portal, http://hqmeded.com/ultrasound-numbers, 06/2014
 
International
Weston BW, Trauma In Belize, Belize
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Weston B, Herzog A, Burish N, Healthy Classrooms Foundation: Bringing Public Health to the Classroom, Wisconsin Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes Conference, Madison, WI, 06/2010
Weston B, Svenson J, Fischer I, A Modern View of Cost Distribution in Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin Master Thesis Defense, Madison, WI, 11/2010
 
Regional
Maso K, Theobald J, Weston BW, Marrero T, Truwit J, Effects of Intensivist-Led Education on Critical Care Documentation in an Academic Emergency Department, Wisconsin Annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2019
Bonk C, Weston BW, Davis CS, Barron A, McCarty O, Hargarten S, Civilian Penetrating Extremity Injuries and Potential Tourniquet Placement: A Review of Medical Examiner Cases, Wisconsin Annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2019
 
National
Weston BW, Krishnaswami S, Gray MT, Coly G, Kotchen JM, Grim CE, Kotchen TA, Cocaine Use in Inner City African American Research Volunteers, International Society for Hypertension in Blacks Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, 06/2006
Weston BW, Jasti J, Lerner EB, Szabo A, Aufderheide T, Colella R, Does a Novel Feedback Mechanism Improve Quality of Out-of-Hospital CPR?, National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 01/2016
Weston BW, Jasti J, Mena M, Unteriner J, Tillotson K, Yin Z, Colella MR, Aufderheide T, Simple Feedback Form Improves Quality of Out-of-Hospital CPR, National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 01/2018
Weston BW, Chinn M, Liu JM, Lenz TJ, Tarima S, Visotchy A, Colella MR, Building a Dynamic Didactic Fellowship Curriculum, National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 01/2018
Weston BW, Colella RC, Lerner EB, Lenz TJ, Chinn M, Identifying Barriers to Prehospital Event Reporting, National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 01/2019
Seymour L, Montejo R, Weston BW, Efficacy of Distance-Based EMS Education in a Low-Income Country, National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 01/2019
Seymour L, Montejo R, Weston BW, Efficacy of Distance-Based EMS Education in a Low-Income Country, Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 03/2019
Bonk C, Weston BW, Davis CS, Barron A, McCarty O, Hargarten S, Civilian Penetrating Extremity Injuries and Potential Tourniquet Placement: A Review of Medical Examiner Cases, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 05/2019
Maso K, Theobald J, Weston BW, Marrero T, Truwit J, Effects of Intensivist-Led Education on Critical Care Documentation in an Academic Emergency Department, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 05/2019
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
2014 Global Health Pathway Discussion Leader: Triage and Disaster Preparedness
02/15/2016 Advanced Physical Diagnosis Course: Point of Care Ultrasound
08/2017 Medical Student Acute Care Workshop
 
Resident and Fellow Education
2014 - 2016 Annual Radio Review
2015 - 2018 Annual Lecture: Education in Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services
2015 - Present Annual Online Medical Control Physician Training Course
2015 - Present Annual Lecture: Emergency Medical Services Provider Education
2015 - Present Annual Lecture: Emergency Vehicle Operator Course
2015 - Present Annual Lecture: Ambulance Safety
12/08/2016 Lecture: Public Relations in Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services
2016 - Present Annual Lecture: Care in the Wilderness
2016 - Present Annual Lecture, Chapter Review, and Case Review: Medical Management of Mass Gatherings
2016 - Present Annual Lecture and Case Review: Emergency Medical Services Physicians as Public Spokespersons
2016 - Present Annual Lecture: Data Management and Information
2017 - Present Annual Lecture: Delivering an Effective Presentation
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Medical Students
Jacob Kream, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2014 - 2015 Academic Advisor
Matthew Mischo, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015 Global Health Pathway
Constance Joel, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015 Global Health Pathway
Lawrence Seymour, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015 - Present Global Health Pathway
Brian Gooley, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017 - Present Academic Advisor
Zach Affeldt, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2018 - Present
Jacob Cihla, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2018 - Present Academic Advisor
 
Clinical/Research Fellows
Matthew Chinn MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015 - 2016 EMS Fellowship
Aurora Lybeck MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016 - 2017 EMS Fellowship
Rigo Montejo MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017 - Present International EMS Fellowship
Thomas Grawey DO, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017 - Present EMS Fellowship
Mohamad El Warea MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 10/01/2018 - Present EMS Fellowship
Scott Kunkel DO, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2018 - Present EMS Fellowship
 
Residents
Cody Bonk MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017 - Present Emergency Medicine Residency
John Tejido, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2018 - Present Emergency Medicine Residency
 
Clinical Staff
Marisa Nazari PA, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016 - Present Advanced Practice Providers
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Student
2015 - Present Annual Wilderness Medicine Symposium
2015 Low Resource Medicine Workshop
2015 - Present Annual Student Emergency Medicine Association Symposium
08/2017 - Present Medical College of Wisconsin Student Acute Care Workshop
Fellow
2015 - Present Emergency Medical Services Pediatric Fellowship Rotation Curriculum
2016 Emergency Medicine Fellowship Didactic Curriculum
2017 Distance-Based Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services Curriculum
2018 - Present International EMS Lecturer Fellowship Curriculum, Medical College Wisconsin
Resident
2015 - Present Annual Online Medical Control Training Course Curriculum
2015 - Present Emergency Medical Services Resident Rotation Curriculum
2017 - Present On-Line Medical Control Resident Self Reflection Program Curriculum
Faculty
07/2015 - Present Tanzania Physicians EMS Education Tour
2016 - Present Online Medical Control Faculty Physician Training Curriculum, Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Research Programs
2018 - Present MERC (MCW EMS Research Collaborative), Medical College of Wisconsin
2019 - Present MERC (MCW Emergency Research Collaborative), Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Clinical Programs
2013 Hospital-Wide Resource Vulnerability Analysis, Hennepin County Medical Center
2015 Pre-hospital STEMI Alert Review Process, Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Community Programs
2012 Severe Winter Weather and Blizzard Preparedness Checklist, Hennepin County Medical Center
2012 "STAB in a Box" Bedside Disaster Kits, Hennepin County Medical Center
2013 Severe Heat Preparedness Checklist, Hennepin County Medical Center
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
06/2015 - Present Medical Director; Summerfest Rock-n-Sole, Annual Event, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
07/2015 Medical Director; IndyFest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
08/2015 Medical Director; USA Triathlon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
08/2015 - Present Medical Director; Striders Half Marathon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
08/2015 - Present Medical Director; Brewers Half Marathon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
10/2015 Medical Director; Nitro Circus, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11/2015 - Present Medical Director; Milwaukee Marathon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
08/2018 Medical Director, Cancer Crush, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2018 - Present Board of Directors; Healthy Classrooms Foundation, Madison, WI
 

GLOBAL HEALTH ACTIVITIES:
2015 Expert Consultant, National Emergency Medical Services Consultation, Belize
2016 Expert Consultant, National Emergency Medical Services Consultation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Thomas MA, Weston B, Joseph M, Wu W, Nekrutenko A, Tonellato PJ. Evolutionary dynamics of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes: higher intensities of purifying selection than other genes. Mol Biol Evol. 2003 Jun;20(6):964-8.
2. Weston BW, Krishnaswami S, Gray MT, Coly G, Kotchen JM, Grim CE, Kotchen TA. Cocaine use in inner city african american research volunteers. J Addict Med. 2009 Jun;3(2):83-8.
3. Dawes D, Heegaard W, Brave M, Paetow G, Weston B, Ho J: Body-worn cameras improve law enforcement officer report writing accuracy. Journal of law Enforcement; 4(6): 1-21; 2015
4. Dodd KW, Weston BW, Marinelli WA, Moore JC. An unusual cause of cardiopulmonary arrest. Intern Emerg Med. 2016 Sep;11(6):833-5.
5. Weston BW, Jasti J, Lerner EB, Szabo A, Aufderheide TP, Colella MR. Does an individualized feedback mechanism improve quality of out-of-hospital CPR? Resuscitation. 2017 Apr;113:96-100.
6. Weston BW, Jasti J, Mena M, Unteriner J, Tillotson K, Yin Z, Colella MR, Aufderheide TP. Self-Assessment Feedback Form Improves Quality of Out-of-Hospital CPR. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2019;23(1):66-73. PMCID: PMC9721191
7. Weston BW, Gaither J, Schulz K, Srinivasan S, Smith JJ, Colella MR. Innovative Approaches to Emergency Medical Services Fellowship Challenges. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Feb 21;21(2):429-433. PMCID: PMC7081868
8. Bonk C, Weston BW, Davis C, Barron A, McCarty O, Hargarten S. Saving Lives with Tourniquets: A Review of Penetrating Injury Medical Examiner Cases. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2020;24(4):494-499.
9. Weston BW, Chinn M, Lenz TJ, Lerner EB, Colella MR. Fear and paperwork: Evaluating barriers to safer prehospital care. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Feb;38(2):399-401.
10. Bemanian A, Ahn KW, O'Brien M, Rausch DJ, Weston B, Beyer KMM. Investigating the Trajectory of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Milwaukee County and Projected Effects of Relaxed Distancing. WMJ. 2020 Jun;119(2):84-90.
11. Weston BW, Swingen ZN, Gramann S, Pojar D. SAFER model: Strategic allocation of fundamental epidemic resources. J Public Health (Oxf). 2022 Jun 27;44(2):228-233.
12. Miner AS, Markowitz DM, Peterson BL, Weston BW. Examining the Examiners: How Medical Death Investigators Describe Suicidal, Homicidal, and Accidental Death Health Communication. 2020.
13. Feldman R, Stanton M, Chinn M, Grawey T, Weston B. Choosing a Vasopressor for a Prehospital Emergency Medical System: Consideration for Agent Selection and Review of Pharmacologic Profiles, Efficacy, and Safety in Treatment of Shock. WMJ. 2020 Dec;119(4):240-247.
14. Seymour L, Montejo R, Watson BW. Efficacy of Distance-Based EMS Education in a Low-Resource Country. WMJ. 2020 Sep;119(3):182-184.
15. Weston BW, Swingen ZN, Gramann S, Pojar D. Targeting Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations Using the "Evaluating Vulnerability and Equity" (EVE) Model. Am J Public Health. 2022 Feb;112(2):220-222. PMCID: PMC8802590
16. Diaz R, Walker RJ, Lu K, Weston BW, Young N, Fumo N, Hilgeman B. The relationship between adverse childhood experiences, the frequency and acuity of emergency department utilization and primary care engagement. Child Abuse Negl. 2022 Feb;124:105479.
17. Aufderheide TP, Engel TW 2nd, Saleh HO, Gutterman DD, Weston BW, Pepe PE, Baker JE, Labinski J, Debaty G, Tang L, Szabo A, Kalra R, Yannopoulos D, Colella MR. Change in out-of-hospital 12-lead ECG diagnostic classification following resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2021 Dec;169:45-52.
18. Grawey T, Hinze J, Weston B. ED EMS time: A COVID-friendly alternative to ambulance ride-alongs. AEM Educ Train. 2021 Aug;5(4):e10689. PMCID: PMC8486211
19. Miner AS, Markowitz DM, Peterson BL, Weston BW. Examining the Examiners: How Medical Death Investigators Describe Suicidal, Homicidal, and Accidental Death. Health Commun. 2022 Apr;37(4):467-475. PMCID: PMC8939265
20. Teijido J, Mendez A, Weston B. An Elderly Female with a Widened Mediastinum Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. July 2020;20.
21. Gooley B, Weston B, Colella MR, Farkas A. Outcomes of law enforcement officer administered naloxone. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Dec;62:25-29.
22. Feldman R, Weston BW. Accidental Occupational Exposure to a Large Volume of Liquid Fentanyl on a Compromised Skin Barrier with No Resultant Effect. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2022 Aug;37(4):550-552.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Weston, B: Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine Manual, 8th Edition, Chapter 96: Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases, 2017
 
Editorials, Letters to Editor, Other
1. Weston BW: Research Update: Evaluation of Deaths in the Pulse Nightclub Shooting. Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Association EMS Professionals Magazine. March-April 2019
2. Lerner EB, Weston BW: Research Update: Syringe Administration of Epinephrine by EMTs for Anaphylaxis. Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Association EMS Professionals Magazine; September-October 2018
3. Weston BW: Research Update: EMS Response to Mass Shooting and Active Shooters. Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Association EMS Professionals Magazine. May-June 2019
4. Chinn M, Weston BW: Research Update: Alphabet Soup of Prehospital Stroke Scales. Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Association EMS Professionals Magazine. July August 2019
 
Abstracts
1. Weston BW, Jasti J, Lerner EB, Szabo A, Aufderheide T, Colella R: Does a novel feedback mechanism improve quality of out-of-hospital CPR? Prehospital Emergency Care; 20(1): 141; Jan 2016
2. Weston BW, Chinn M, Liu JM, Lenz TJ, Tarima S, Visotchy A, Colella MR: Building a Dynamic Didactic EMS Fellowship Curriculum Prehospital Emergency Care; 22(1): 151; Jan 2018
3. Weston B, Jasti J, Mena M, Unteriner J, Tillotson K, Yin z, Colella MR, Aufderheide T: Simple Feedback form Improves Quality of Out-of-Hospital CPR. Prehospital Emergency Care; 22(1): 112-113; Jan 2018
4. Weston BW, Colella RC, Lerner EB, Lenz TJ, Chinn M: Identifying Barriers to Prehospital Adverse Event Reporting. Prehospital Emergency Care; 23(1): 98; Jan/Feb 2019
5. Seymour L, Montejo R, Weston BW: Efficacy of Distance-Based EMS Education in a Low-Income Country. Prehospital Emergency Car. 23(1): 154, Jan/Feb 2019
 
Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. Weston B, Simpson N, Hart D, Fitzgerald-Swenson L, Hick J: Multiple casualty scenario from a bomb/blast injury. MedPORTAL Publications; 2015
 
Non-Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. Unternier J, Colella MR, Weston, BW, Aufderheide TP: Does a Novel Post-Event CPR Feedback form Improve Chest Compression Fraction, Pre-Shock, and Post-Shock Pause in Out-of-Hospital CPR? Poster at Wisconsin Medical Society Summer Student Research Program; October 2016
2. Tillotson D, Mena M, Weston BW, Colella MR, Aufderheide TP: Impact of a Post-Event Continuous Quality Improvement Form on Out-of-Hospital CPR Compression Depth and Compression Rate. Poster at Wisconsin Medical Society Summer Student Research Program; October 2016
3. Seymour L, Montejo R, Weston BW: Efficacy of Distance-Based EMS Education in a Low-Income Country. Poster Presentation at MCW Research Day; June 2018