Will Krost

University of Louisville

Will Krost is an EMS/Emergency Physician, EMS Medical Director, and ED Medical Director with The University of Louisville in Louisville, KY, and an Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Research and Leadership at George Washington University (Washington, DC). Will was the Director of Emergency Services and Health system Access for Blanchard Valley Health system (Findlay, Ohio) and a former Flight Paramedic with SVMMC Life Flight (Toledo, Ohio). He has over twenty years of experience in emergency medical services including prehospital education, flight medicine; critical care medicine, cardio-pulmonary perfusion, clinical research, and pre-hospital administration.

Will began his EMS career in 1992 at Put-In-Bay EMS in Erie County, Ohio. He received his paramedic training at Providence Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio, his Adult Critical Care training at the Medical College of Ohio and his Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care training at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Most recently, he was the Program Manager for the Division of Emergency Medical Services and the Emergency Medicine Special Operations Institute at the University of Cincinnati. Will also served as the Clinical Coordinator of Prehospital Research and is an Instructor of Emergency Medicine while at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Will holds Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences degree in Allied Health Management from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Will also completed Lean Six Sigma Black belt training at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Will has a Medical Degree (MD) and is Emergency Medicine Residency trained.

Will is the author of several articles for "Emergency Medical Services Magazine" on topics such as medical protocol development, pediatric pulmonary emergencies, pediatric cardiac physiology and congenital heart defects. Along with Joseph Mistovich and Daniel Limmer, Will was a co-author of the monthly CE article in EMS magazine entitled "Beyond the Basics". He is a subject matter expert and author for "Fire & Emergency Television Network" (Pulse Multimedia Video series), 24-7 EMS Publishing, and Brady, Prentice-Hall publishing on various clinical subjects. Will has also lectured extensively at the local, national, and international level on numerous topics. He is an advisory board member of "Emergency Medical Services Magazine" and former board member for the Ohio Chapter of ACEP EMS Division. Most notably, Will was one of eleven group leaders selected nationally to direct the development of EMS Education Standards to replace the U.S.D.O.T. Emergency Medical Services National Standard Curriculum.

 Will is married and lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife Jill, daughters Anna (18) and Katie (14), and son Gabriel (15).