W. Scott Gilmore, MD, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS is an emergency medicine physician at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond Heights, Missouri and Medical Director of the St. Louis Fire Department. He graduated from Southern Illinois University where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine and then completed an Emergency Medicine residency and EMS fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services.
He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Saint Louis University. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor and the EMS Fellowship Director at Washington University in St. Louis. He is co-editor of the Washington Manual of Emergency Medicine.
He has been involved in emergency medical services for over 20 years. He started his career in healthcare as an Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance in a fire-based system. He continued his training and became an EMT-I, EMT-P and EMS instructor. He continues to maintain his license as a paramedic. He is active in the prehospital setting serving as a Board Member for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. He is active with the National Association of EMS Physicians, sitting on several committees and serving previously as the chair of the Education Committee. He has been recognized for his work in Emergency Medical Services, winning the John P. Pryor MD, Street Medicine Society Award in 2012 and the Frank Mitchell Physician of the Year Award, Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association in 2017.
Dr. Gilmore is a respected speaker, having given numerous presentations at the local, regional and national level on various topics in emergency medicine and emergency medical services.