Torben K Becker

Torben K Becker, M.D., Ph.D., RDMS, FAWM, FAEMS

Clinical Assistant Professor; Chief, Division Of Critical Care Medicine; Director, Prehospital Research; Director, Global Health Programs; Program Director, Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship; Associate Medical Director – Alachua County Fire Rescue

Department: MD-EMERGENCY MED-AED
Business Phone: (352) 265-5911

About Torben K Becker

Torben K. Becker, MD, PhD, RDMS, FAWM, FAEMS is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medical Services (prehospital medicine).

Dr. Becker completed his medical degree and a PhD in biomedical sciences at the University of Heidelberg Medical School in Germany. After initial residency training in anesthesiology at the University Hospital Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany, he completed an emergency medicine residency and ultrasound fellowship-in-residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. He then completed fellowship training in critical care medicine, ECMO and clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa., followed by an additional fellowship in emergency medical services (prehospital medicine) at the University of Florida.

At the University of Florida, Dr. Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the College of Medicine and an Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental & Global Health in the College of Public Health and Health Professions.

In the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Becker serves as the Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Director of Prehospital Research. He is the Director of Global Health Programs and the Program Director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship. He is the Associate Medical Director of Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR), where he oversees the Critical Care Division.

Dr. Becker is a member of over a dozen professional and scientific societies. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services (FAEMS) and a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM). He has authored over 50 manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature and has received regional and national research awards.

Accomplishments

Presidential Citation
2020 · Society of Critical Care Medicine
Physician of the Year
2019 · Alachua County Fire Rescue
Physician of the Year
2018 · Alachua County Fire Rescue
Best International Ultrasound Research
2018 · Academy of Emergency Ultrasound – Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
Fellow of the Year
2016 · Department of Critical Care Medicine – University of Pittsburgh
Resident Scholarship Award
2015 · Department of Emergency Medicine – University of Michigan
Resident of the Year
2014 · Emergency Medicine Residents' Association

Board Certifications

  • Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (Testamur)
    National Board of Echocardiography
  • Emergency Medical Services
    American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
    American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • IM-Critical Care Medicine
    American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
    American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Emergency Medicine
Subspecialties
  • Critical Care Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Ultrasound

Research Profile

A list of my peer-reviewed publications is available here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1DSdfkrHUNs5M/bibliography/public/

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-5287-8056

Areas of Interest
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Global Health
  • Handheld ultrasound

Publications

2020 African journal of emergency medicine : Revue africaine de la medecine d'urgence
2020 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2020 Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors
2019 Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors
2019 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2019 The American journal of emergency medicine
2018 African journal of emergency medicine : Revue africaine de la medecine d'urgence
2018 Anaesthesia and intensive care
2018 Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors
2018 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2017 The American journal of bioethics : AJOB
2017 International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
2017 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2017 Notfall & Rettungsmedizin
2016 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2016 Journal of thoracic disease
2015 The Journal of emergency medicine
2015 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2014 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2013 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2013 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2012 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Education

Fellowship – Emergency Medical Services
2017-2018 · University of Florida
Fellowship – Critical Care Medicine, ECMO & Research
2015-2017 · University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship-in-Residency – Ultrasound
2013-2015 · University of Michigan
Residency – Emergency Medicine
2011-2015 · University of Michigan
Residency – Anesthesiology
2011 · University Hospital Mannheim
Internship
2009-2010 · University of Heidelberg Medical School
PhD – Biomedical Sciences
2005-2010 · University of Heidelberg
Medical School
2004-2010 · University of Heidelberg Medical School

Contact Details

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