Michael Spigner named Director of Prehospital Medicine Informatics

Michael Spigner, MD, EMT-P, joins the clinical physician leadership team with UW Health BerbeeWalsh Emergency Department as Director of Prehospital Medicine Informatics.

Since joining the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine in 2021, Dr. Spigner has been instrumental advancing the department’s prehospital medicine informatics capabilities. His work has contributed to increasing sophistication in data management and analytics and will lead to actions to improve the quality of patient care and emergency care research.

Dr. Spigner is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and subspecialty-boarded in Emergency Medicine Services. In addition to his role as Director of Prehospital Medicine Informatics, Dr. Spigner also works clinically as an attending physician at the BerbeeWalsh Emergency Departments at University Hospital and at the emergency department at East Madison Hospital. He is also Medical Director with Belleville Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Brooklyn Fire & EMS.

Dr. Michael Spigner has been continually involved in EMS for more than a decade and has served multiple roles including as a firefighter, EMT-Critical Care, and President of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Ambulance Unit. During this time, he developed a successful and transformative EMS Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement program, earning him runner-up recognition for the Nassau County EMS Leadership Award in 2014.

Dr. Spigner maintained a strong interest in prehospital medicine throughout his residency training at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and served as the Assistant Medical Director for several agencies in the Greater Cincinnati area, as well as Assistant Medical Director of UC Air Care & Mobile Care. He completed EMS fellowship training at the University of New Mexico (UNM), during which time he served as Assistant Medical Director with the UNM EMS Consortium, which provides medical direction for more than 30 agencies, including Albuquerque Fire-Rescue and numerous rural, tribal, National Park Service, and law enforcement partners.

In his capacity as Director of Prehospital Informatics, Dr. Spigner will continue his work with the Division of Prehospital Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine and work closely to advance health informatics applications in research with Dr. Brian Patterson, Director of Clinical Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine, UW School of Medicine and Public Health.