TX-CARES is led by a team of experts at the forefront of groundbreaking research in their disciplines including emergency medicine and prehospital care.
Meet the Team
Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, FACEP
Chair of Emergency Medicine at UTHealth
Bentley J. Bobrow, MD FACEP is Professor and Chair and John P. and Katherine G. McGovern Distinguished Chair of Emergency Medicine at UTHealth. He is focused on improving outcomes for major public health problems including out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, acute stroke, substance abuse, and behavioral health emergencies. As a public health official for more than 20 years, he has partnered with 9-1-1 centers, EMS agencies, municipal fire departments, hospitals, university researchers and the public to implement and measure systems of care for effectively responding to these emergencies. Dr. Bobrow is a past Chair of the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Subcommittee and a co-author of the Institutes of Medicine Report on Cardiac Arrest. He has collaborated to launch the Texas-Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Program.
Lesley A. Osborn, MD
Medical Director of the Memorial Hermann Life Flight Program
Lesley Osborn, MD, is Assistant Professor of emergency medicine at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and serves as Medical Director of the Memorial Hermann Life Flight Program, Galena Park Fire & EMS Department, and Village Fire Department. She also serves as Associate Medical Director of Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department and Harris County Emergency Service District No. 48. Dr. Osborn is board certified in emergency medicine and EMS. She is commissioned as a captain in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard and currently serves in this role as a member of the 169th Medical Group in McEntire, South Carolina.
Jeffrey L. Jarvis, MD, MS, EMT-P
Medical Director for Williamson County EMS and Marble Falls Area EMS
Jeff Jarvis, MD, EMT-P is the Medical Director for Williamson County EMS and Marble Falls Area EMS. He is a practicing emergency physician at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. He has served as a paramedic in three states, the Texas State EMS Training Coordinator and Department Chair of EMS Technology at Temple College. Dr. Jarvis serves on multiple committees including the Texas Governor’s Emergency & Trauma Advisory Committee Medical Directors committee, Texas College of Emergency Physicians EMS Medical Directors committee and the American College of Emergency Physicians EMS committee. He has research interests in prehospital airway management and the measurement of clinical performance.
Ryan Huebinger, MD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UTHealth
Ryan Huebinger, MD, is assistant professor of emergency medicine at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Dr. Huebinger is board certified in emergency medicine. He has previously worked in research with Dallas County EMS and is currently involved in research to evaluate demographic variations and disparities in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest care in Texas.
Eric Bank, LP, NRP
Assistant EMS Chief of Harris County Emergency Service District No. 48
Eric A. Bank, LP, NRP, is Assistant EMS Chief of Harris County Emergency Service District No. 48. He has worked as a paramedic in Katy, Texas since 2000. He previously served as West Harris County Texas EMS director. He is an active research participant in pre-hospital medicine with a focus on trauma care and serves as Co- Chair for the South East Regional Advisory Council’s Trauma Committee.
Micah Panczyk, MS
Director of Implementation Science and CARES State Coordinator at UTHealth
Micah Panczyk, MS, is Director of Implementation Science and CARES State Coordinator at UTHealth. He served as director of content and lead editor of CPR LifeLinks, the implementation toolkit developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to help 9-1-1 agencies and EMS agencies achieve best-practices in Telecommunicator CPR and EMS High-Performance CPR. He has co-authored more than a dozen papers and articles on Telecommunicator CPR and has been a faculty member at resuscitation courses across the United States, Europe and Asia.
Normandy Villa, MPH
Translational Science and Quality Improvement Specialist at UTHealth
Normandy Villa, MPH, is Translational Science and Quality Improvement Specialist at UTHealth. He served as assistant editor of CPR LifeLinks, the implementation toolkit developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to help 9-1-1 agencies and EMS agencies achieve best-practices in Telecommunicator CPR and EMS High-Performance CPR. He previously assisted with the Save Hearts in Arizona Registry & Education Program, a comprehensive, standardized system of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest care.
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