Dr. Ralph Shealy is the medical director of South Carolina's Charleston County EMS and Rescue Squad, and co-director of the Disaster Preparedness and Response Training Network for the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium. An internationally recognized voice in disaster medicine, Dr. Shealy has notably served in a responding role to the September 11th attacks in New York in 2001, to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina across the United States Gulf Coast, to the 2004 tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka, and to the 2008 earthquake in China's Sichuan province.
Dr. Shealy is the chief medical officer of Southeastern Medical International, a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian medical services. He also is a tactical physician for the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, and a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where he previously served as the director of emergency medicine. Additionally, Dr. Shealy speaks and mentors trainees nationally and internationally on a range of topics related to disaster medicine and public health preparedness.
Dr. Shealy earned his medical degree from MUSC, and finished his residency in the section of emergency medicine within the department of surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
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