EUGENE L. NAGEL, M.D.
ANESTHESIOLOGIST – EDUCATOR – INNOVATOR – LIFESAVER
Have you ever been treated by paramedics and transported to the hospital in an ambulance? Has anyone you know suffered a heart attack and was revived by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)? If your answer is yes, you have anesthesiologists to thank. Dr. Eugene Nagel is one of the founders of the very first paramedic program in the United States.
A pioneer in the use and teaching of CPR and telemetry, he also instructed paramedics in the use of defibrillators, intravenous therapy, and endotracheal intubation.
A prolific writer, Dr. Nagel has written and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters on anesthesiology, cardiology, resuscitation, emergency medicine, and emergency services.
A lecturer, adviser, and consultant regarding emergency medical services, he’s advised people at the White House, around the nation, and overseas – including the creators of the 1970s television show "Emergency!".
Dr. Nagel’s honors are numerous, his most recent being presented with the Pioneers of Paramedicine Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.