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James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP

James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP, is an emergency physician and a clinical professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. He serves as medical director for fire-rescue agencies in Atlanta, Naples, FL, and in Dayton. His roles include the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Fire Rescue Division. He served as assistant fire chief and medical director for the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department and was the first chair of the Ohio EMS Board. Contact him at jaugustine@usacs.com

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