Eric W. Ossmann, MD, FACEP

Eric W. Ossmann, MD, FACEP

Chief Medical Officer, Founder

Dr. Eric Ossmann is the founder and Chief Medical Officer for VIGILINT. He works with a wide range of corporate and family office clients, providing medical advisory services in addition to medical event and contingency planning. His primary goal since the founding of VIGILINT has been to connect companies and individuals with sophisticated medical resources in the time frame and location required.

He is currently the Chief of Preparedness and Mobile Integrated Healthcare at Prisma Health. Previously, he served as the Director of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Vice-Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine, and the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Preparedness and Response at Duke University Health System. He served as the Medical Director for Durham County Emergency Medical Services, providing medical oversight for all aspects of the prehospital medical care system. Additionally, He was the institutional project leader for a multidisciplinary team developing strategic and operational plans to manage a patient surge in the setting of mass casualty events.

Before his role at Duke University Health System, he was an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine, the Co-Director of the Division of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, and the EMS Medical Director of Grady Health System in Atlanta. He served as the on-scene medical incident commander for multiple mass-casualty and hazardous material events in this role. Additional responsibilities included development, training, and oversight of the Grady Emergency Medical Services Special Operations and Bio-Safety transport team, under contract with the CDC to transport and manage contagious patients under high-level (BSL-4) bio-containment conditions.

Prior governmental experience includes a visiting scientist appointment within the Division of Injury Response at the CDC, focusing on the medical management of bomb and blast injuries, medical surge, pandemic planning, and trauma system development. Work at the Division of Injury Response included technical assessments, strategic and operational planning, and curricula and educational material development. He was appointed as a Senior Medical Advisor to the Office of Counterterrorism and Security Preparedness, Department of Homeland Security. He worked with multiple state and municipal organizations to assess and improve medical preparedness for patient surge during mass-casualty events.

He is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine with Institutional Honors, elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in his senior year. He achieved Board Certification in Emergency Medicine following completion of the emergency medicine training program at Methodist Hospital / Indiana University, elected Chief Resident in his final year. Subsequently, Dr. Ossmann completed a fellowship in emergency medical services at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.


"As a global media and communications company, complex medical challenges frequently confront our offices and business travelers. VIGILINT plays a valuable role in our crisis management process as a trusted medical advisor. Their team is incredibly knowledgeable and responsive. Global companies like ours are constantly affected by international health issues and VIGILINT has been a true partner when we needed an informed opinion to help set policy and guidance with respect to medical challenges affecting the health and safety of our employees and our ability to meet our client obligations. They are my first call whenever a medical crisis arises.”

-Director of Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Fortune 500 global advertising and marketing services company

"We have been using VIGILINT for the past two years and have been very satisfied with their services. The information and services have been provided in a very timely manner with extremely accurate information. They have been an intricate part in our planning of large corporate events."

-Manager of Risk Services, $10-billion-a-year consumer products company

“Simply put, VIGILINT is unmatched anywhere. They are compassionate, with high professional standards and an unwavering commitment to their client. For many years, VIGILINT has allowed our Family Office to travel with confidence, with complicated medical problems. This is the most complete, impressive, full-service program I have ever encountered. They are highly respected physicians who believe in personalized service.”

-West Coast family office (family-owned global event production company)