John H Slish

John H Slish, M.D., FACEP, EMT-T, TCCC-I, ILO

Medical Director, Tactical Medicine GFR; SWAT Team Physician/Operator, GPD And ACSO; Co-Assistant Medical Director, UF EMS Fellowship; Clinical Assistant Professor

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

About John H Slish

Dr. John Slish is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Slish’s medical career began in 1991 when he became a full time EMT in Ocala, Fl while attending CFCC, and then UF undergrad.  After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Florida, he matriculated to Ross University School of Medicine graduating in 2004 with honors.  He then completed a preliminary year of Internal Medicine and went on to complete a 3 year residency in Emergency Medicine at LSUHSC-Shreveport. He worked private practice in Ocala, Fl. before accepting a staff position here at UF COM. He is a member of the NASA flight crew physician team.                    

Dr. Slish has a strong background in EMS and a great passion for law enforcement medicine. He is a graduate of numerous tactical medical courses including CONTOMS and is a Tactical Casualty Combat Care Instructor.                    

He is the SWAT team physician for the Gainesville Police, and Alachua County Sheriffs Department and trains for deployment with these elite teams. He is also an Auxiliary Police Officer for the Gainesville Police department and an ILO for the FDLE/DHS.                    

Dr. Slish has a great interest in close quarters combat injury prevention and treatment, as well as, disaster medicine. He is currently working on research in law enforcement medicine.                    

Dr. Slish has extensive experience in natural disaster medicine having been deployed to 3 natural disasters including hurricane Andrew in 1992, Fl Wildfires in 1997, and hurricane Katrina in 2005, and continues to volunteer his services to date. 

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine
    American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Emergency Medicine


Injury patterns of less lethal kinetic impact projectiles used by law enforcement officers.
Journal of forensic and legal medicine. 69 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jflm.2019.101892. [PMID] 32056809.
Preparations for a Controversial Speaker and Anticipated Volatility in a College Town.
Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals. 20(2):104-109 [PMID] 32573745.
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Risk and ROSC – Legal implications of bystander CPR.
Resuscitation. 151:99-102 [DOI] 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.03.017. [PMID] 32259608.
Serum Levels of Prealbumin and Albumin for Preoperative Risk Stratification.
Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 34(3):340-348 [DOI] 10.1002/ncp.10271. [PMID] 30908744.
An outbreak of acute delirium from exposure to the synthetic cannabinoid AB-CHMINACA.
Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.). 53(10):950-6 [DOI] 10.3109/15563650.2015.1100306. [PMID] 26555732.
Postobstructive pulmonary edema in a 40-year-old man after suffocation by a swimming pool cover.
The Journal of emergency medicine. 45(5):670-3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.04.045. [PMID] 23993938.
TBI surveillance using the common data elements for traumatic brain injury: a population study.
International journal of emergency medicine. 6(1) [DOI] 10.1186/1865-1380-6-5. [PMID] 23445771.
A case of dens fracture: a pictorial review and discussion.
Case reports in emergency medicine. 2012 [DOI] 10.1155/2012/864160. [PMID] 23326729.
Bilateral and Simultaneous Rupture of the Triceps Tendon in a Patient without Predisposing Factors.
Case reports in emergency medicine. 2012 [DOI] 10.1155/2012/920685. [PMID] 23326731.


Residency – Emergency Medicine
2008 · Louisiana State University
Internship – Internal Medicine
2005 · Louisiana State University
Medical Degree
2004 · Ross University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDC7710 Sr Emerg Med Clerkshp

Contact Details

(352) 265-5911