June 30, 2017, Morrisville, NC: VIGILINT, an international health protection company, today announced Jason Pickett, MD FACEP FAEMS, a member of the VIGILINT physician team, will also hold the position of deputy medical director for the Austin-Travis County EMS. He will join the Office of the Medical Director, which is responsible for comprehensive medical oversight of all clinical care provided by the Austin-Travis County EMS System. Dr. Pickett is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Director of the Center for Prehospital and Operational Medicine for Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
“Dr. Pickett is a distinguished member of the VIGILINT medical team and he will add tremendous value to the Austin-Travis County EMS.” said Dr. Sean Siler, VIGILINT President and Chief Medical Officer. “His diverse background and 20+ years of emergency medical experience make him a sought-after physician and leader. Talent like JR’s is hard to find – it comes as no surprise that everyone wants him on their team.”
Dr. Pickett began his EMS career by obtaining his EMT certification in 1994 and Paramedic certification in 1996. He has Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon where he served as a paramedic with the university-based EMS program. After working as a Paramedic in Charlotte, NC, he obtained his Medical Doctorate from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed his Residency in Emergency Medicine at Wright State University where he served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Pickett is board certified in Emergency Medicine and subspecialty board certified in Emergency Medical Services. In addition to his work in prehospital medicine, Dr. Pickett is a Battalion Surgeon in the US Army for a special operations unit and has served in three combat deployments to the Middle East during his tenure.
VIGILINT is a premier provider of intelligence-driven global health protection. We offer full spectrum telemedicine, medical advisory, crisis management and expeditionary solutions for global travelers, multinational corporations, and government clients. Our team includes physicians who have previous experience with the military, National Security Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House Medical Unit, and the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Health & Human Services.
Our solutions eliminate the geographic barriers to health care. The Global MedAssist Program (GMAP) is a joint telemedicine offering with Cleveland Clinic, that provides 24/7/365 direct-to- physician access and medical assistance for travelers worldwide. GMAP combines VIGILINT’s highly specialized emergency physicians with Cleveland Clinic’s global practice of physicians and specialists. Unrivaled in the marketplace, GMAP delivers unparalleled reach and an unmatched global network of medical providers and facilities.
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