Torben Becker, MD, PhD, RDMS, FAWM
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine & EMS
Director of Prehospital Research
Associate Medical Director, Alachua County Fire Rescue
Dr. Becker graduated from the University of Heidelberg Medical School in Germany and trained in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Ultrasonography at the University of Michigan. He completed fellowship training in Multidisciplinary Critical Care Medicine, Clinical Research, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography at the University of Pittsburgh and then joined the University of Florida, where he completed a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services.
Clinically, he splits his time between the Emergency Department and the Cardiac Surgery and Lung Transplant/ECMO Intensive Care Units. Dr. Becker is the Associate Medical Director of Alachua County Fire Rescue, and oversees its Critical Care Division. Dr. Becker has a long-standing interested in Global Emergency Medicine. He has worked clinically in Greece, Mexico, Haiti, Rwanda and Ghana and is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.
Inspired by Dr. Peter Safar’s vision of “critical care medicine as the triad of 1) resuscitation, 2) emergency care for life-threatening conditions, and 3) intensive care; including all components of the emergency and critical care medicine delivery system, prehospital and hospital”, Dr. Becker’s research focuses on hyperacute critical care interventions, with a focus cardiac arrest care, prehospital critical care, and resuscitation in resource-limited environments.