Dr. Jonathan Olshaker serves as EDC’s Chief Medical and Health Officer. As a member of EDC’s Health and Safety Crisis Division’s leadership team, Dr. Olshaker provides EDC clients with guidance as they assess their current health and safety posture and consults on policies, procedures, and common practices to mitigate risks. He has extensive expertise and experience in risk management, public health, and health care operations and leadership.
Prior to joining the EDC team, Dr. Olshaker was chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center, Boston’s safety net hospital. At BMC, Olshaker headed up the largest Level One trauma center in New England and served as a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. Prior to that, he was Director of Emergency Medicine for the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Baltimore and attending physician in the emergency department of the University of Maryland Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. A retired captain (0-6) in the United States Navy, he served as general medical officer on the USS Niagara Falls and later as co-research director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego. He was the first program director for the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Residency.
In addition to conducting studies across a wide range of emergency medical topics, Dr. Olshaker is the author or co-author of numerous academic book chapters, peer-reviewed medical journal articles and abstracts, and the presenter of more than fifty invited lectureships. He is the Public Health Section editor of the Journal of Emergency Medicine and has serves on numerous editorial boards. He is the senior editor of the textbook, Forensic Emergency Medicine, co-editor of the textbook Geriatric Emergency Medicine and co-editor of multiple editions of The Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Olshaker was recognized by the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians as the 2019 Emergency Medicine Physician of the Year.