W. Scott Gilmore, MD, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS is currently an emergency medicine physician at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, a busy urban emergency department, in Richmond Heights, Missouri and Medical Director of the St. Louis Fire Department.
Dr. Gilmore 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 and Washington University in St. Louis. 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. He is co-editor of the Washington Manual of Emergency Medicine and has served as a reviewer for textbooks and journal articles.
He has been involved in emergency medical services for over 24 years. He started his career in healthcare as an Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance in a suburban fire-based system. He continued his training and became an EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Paramedic and EMS Instructor. Prior to becoming the Medical Director of St. Louis Fire Department in 2013, he was the volunteer Assistant Medical Director for 5 years.
On the national level, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. He is active with the National Association of EMS Physicians, serving on several committees and previously chairing the Education Committee for three years.
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.