David A. Meurer, MD

Medical Director for ShandsCair Adult Team
Medical Director for Gainesville Fire & Rescue / Regional Response HazMat
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Meurer was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, the son of a career US Air Force officer. He attended high school and graduated from Wagner High School, Clark Air Base, in the Republic of the Philippines. While majoring in marine biology as an undergraduate at Florida Institute of Technology, he became interested in Emergency Medicine while volunteering with Harbor City Volunteer Ambulance Service in Melbourne, Florida. After graduating from FIT, he worked for a BLS rural ambulance service in north Florida for several years before attending paramedic school in Valdosta, Georgia, and then worked as a paramedic for Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service on an ALS service. Upon graduating from UF College of Medicine, he interned at University Medical Center (now Shands Jacksonville) in a preliminary year, having also matched in the PGY2, 3,4 UF Emergency Medicine residency program. After completing my residency in Emergency Medicine, he came to the Division of Emergency Medicine at Shands in Gainesville in 1993. Except for a brief 3-month stint in private practice at Alachua General Hospital in 1996, he has enjoyed a clinical faculty appointment here at UF.

Clinical Interests: EMS and pre-hospital medicine, Farm Emergencies, Hazardous Materials response including radiation emergencies, Disaster Medicine, Environmental Emergencies (snake bites, space, altitude, and diving emergencies, etc), Development of clinical guidelines, Use of PDAs in clinical medicine.