Thomas E. Platt, Ed.D, NREMT-P
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Thomas E. Platt, EdD, NREMT-P, is a faculty member in the Office of Education at the Center for Emergency Medicine. Dr. Platt is also Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Science Technology and Director of the Emergency Medicine Program in the School of Health and Rehabilitant Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Dr. Platt became a paramedic in 1983 and was recognized by the National Registry of EMTs for his continuous years as a Nationally registered Paramedic. Dr. Platt has a proven track record as an EMS provider, educator and administrator.
In his role at the Center for Emergency Medicine, Dr. Platt served as the Program Director for the Paramedic Training Program for 20 years. In his new role he provides mentoring to the new Program Director and serves as a guest lecturer.
Dr. Platt has worked on numerous local, regional, state, national and international health care efforts. Most recently he served as the Associate Executive Director of the HMC/UPMC Partnership. This initiative was designed to improve emergency services in the State of Qatar at Hamad Medical Corporation. He has conducted EMS Education programs in Iceland, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Dr. Platt served on the revision of the EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum Project, served as Co-Principal Investigator for the First Responder National Standard Curriculum Project and as an author for the revision of the EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic National Standard Curricula.
He is currently an active volunteer with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Profession serving as a member of Review Team Delta, a reader of self-studies and a site visitor and team captain. In addition to is work with CoAEMSP, Dr. Platt is on the Board of Directors of the National Registry of EMTs, serving on the Standards and Exam, International and Appels Committees.
Outside of EMS, Dr. Platt is a volunteer for USA Hockey, serving as a Coaching Education Program Instructor for the MidAm District. He has assisted in the initial education of over 3,000 USA Hockey Level 1 Coaches. Platt has served as a volunteer coach and is also a USA Hockey referee.
Dr. Platt earned his doctoral degree in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education, Department of Instruction and Learning. Prior to completing his doctoral work, Dr. Platt completed a Master of Education Degree in Adult Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from The University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Platt resides in Glenshaw with his wife Anna and 2 children. For more details, please review his curriculum vitae.