Dan Beskind, MD, MPH, joined the department in 2002, coming from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson. He is the emergency medical services director at University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus. He is a co-developer of the educational series, “Advanced Disaster Preparedness & Response,” a four-hour course for health professionals designed to improve care for disaster victims. He also is the head of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson medical student Resuscitation Education and CPR Training Group, known as REACT. The Resuscitation Research Group, in collaboration with the UA Sarver Heart Center, pioneered the research and advocacy of chest-compression-only CPR. Previously he served as physician evaluator and triage for patients in the Hurricane Katrina disaster for the Arizona Department of Health Services, Pima County and as a member of Disaster Preparedness Committee National Association of Emergency Medicine Service Physicians. Dr. Beskind received his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington and completed residency training at the University of Arizona. Also at the UA, he completed a fellowship in emergency medical services and a master’s degree in public health. He has published book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed publications, has been named Best Doctor for the past five years and voted best medical student educator by UA medical students.