Joseph F. Waeckerle MD, FACEP


Consulting in Emergency Medicine

Joseph F. Waeckerle, MD FACEP is currently Clinical Professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine, Editor Emeritus of Annals of Emergency Medicine and Medical Officer for the Kansas City Division of the FBI. He is residency trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine with post-graduate work in exercise physiology. He is certified in tactical medicine as well.

He has served as President for the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and Director, Board of Directors, of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

His background involving disaster medicine and domestic preparedness included Official Liaison in Disaster Medicine for the American College of Emergency Physicians. He chaired the Task Force on Domestic Preparedness Against Weapons of Mass Destruction for the Office of Emergency Preparedness, Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Waeckerle was invited by the Department of Defense to participate in the Defense Science Board’s Task Force on Defense Against Biological Weapons and by the Veterans Hospital Administration to serve on the Technical Advisory Committee on Domestic Preparedness. He was Senior Advisor to the Surgeon General of the United States. He served as a member of the Roundtable on Emergency Preparedness, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

Dr. Waeckerle has testified before Congress on Domestic Preparedness issues multiple times. He has lectured and published extensively in the field of disaster medicine and domestic preparedness. His publications include the definitive review of disaster planning and preparation in the New England Journal of Medicine and multiple publications in Annals of Emergency Medicine and JAMA.