David A Meurer

David A Meurer, M.D., FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor; Medical Director, ShandsCair Adult/Peds Team

Department: Department of Emergency Medicine
Business Phone: (352) 265-5911

About David A Meurer

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.


Masters of Science, Clinical Toxicology
2019 · University of Florida, College of Pharmacy

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship
MDC7710 Sr Emerg Med Clerkshp
MEL7960 Elective Topics

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
    American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Emergency Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Animal bites
  • Marine animal stings or bites
  • Radiation sickness
  • Snake bites


Medication-Facilitated Advanced Airway Management with First-Line Use of a Supraglottic Device – A One-Year Quality Assurance Review.
Prehospital and disaster medicine. 37(4):561-565 [DOI] 10.1017/S1049023X22000802. [PMID] 35587719.
Appropriate Air Medical Services Utilization and Recommendations for Integration of Air Medical Services Resources into the EMS System of Care: A Joint Position Statement and Resource Document of NAEMSP, ACEP, and AMPA.
Prehospital emergency care. 25(6):854-873 [DOI] 10.1080/10903127.2021.1967534. [PMID] 34388053.
External Validation of the qSOFA Score in Emergency Department Patients With Pneumonia.
The Journal of emergency medicine. 57(6):755-764 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jemermed.2019.08.043. [PMID] 31735660.
The Efficacy of Antivenin Latrodectus (Black Widow) Equine Immune F(ab’)2 Versus Placebo in the Treatment of Latrodectism: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Clinical Trial.
Annals of emergency medicine. 74(3):439-449 [DOI] 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.02.007. [PMID] 30926190.
Severe Decompression Illness: Case Report, Prehospital Recognition, and Regional Transport Considerations.
Case reports in emergency medicine. 2017 [DOI] 10.1155/2017/7203085. [PMID] 29109872.
Trauma Simulation Training Increases Confidence Levels in Prehospital Personnel Performing Life-Saving Interventions in Trauma Patients.
Emergency medicine international. 2016 [DOI] 10.1155/2016/5437490. [PMID] 27563467.
Expanding prevertebral soft tissue swelling subsequent to a motor vehicle collision.
Case reports in emergency medicine. 2014 [DOI] 10.1155/2014/870580. [PMID] 25054068.
Does a waiting room video about what to expect during an emergency department visit improve patient satisfaction?
CJEM. 10(4):347-54 [PMID] 18652727.
Patient Videos for the Emergency Department Waiting Room Response
Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 10


Residency – Emergency Medicine
1993 · University Medical Center
Internship – Internal Medicine
1990 · Jacksonville Health
Medical Degree
1989 · University of Florida

Contact Details

(352) 265-5911
Administrative Specialist I:
Zach Mayo-Frey
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Business Mailing:
PO Box 100186
Business Street:
Department of Emergency Medicine
1329 SW 16th Street, Suite 5270
Gainesville FL 32608