Chris Wistrom, DO
Dr. Wistrom started his career at the age of 14 working in the hospital lab. He started working with the local fire department at 16, became an EMT at 18 and soon after paramedic. He worked nights on the ambulance while in undergraduate at Northwest Missouri State University graduating on time with BS in Cellular Molecular Biology and a BS in Zoology. He matriculated to medical school at AT Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and eventually on to residency in Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Macomb hospital in greater Detroit.
He has remained active in EMS through his career including seven years as an attending physician and Associate EMS Medical Director for Mercyhealth regularly responding to scenes with FD/EMS/LEO and providing direction and oversight for over 100 agencies and 5000 first responders.He was lead innovator of the Casualty Care in the Classroom program, a precursor to Stop The Bleed. He has spoken at several international, national, regional, and local conferences to diverse audiences of first responders and medical professionals. He is published in a variety of periodicals from Badger Sportsman’s Magazine, to The Journal of Industrial Hygiene, as well as a variety of Law Enforcement, EMS, and FD journals.
He continues to be an innovator and is currently IRB approved for development of a novel COVID-19 test and works with a variety of professionals to improve process, develop new products and change the world.
Dr. Wistrom has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.