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EMT/Paramedic Faculty


Larry Northcutt

EMS Education Program Director
 
Larry has been in involved with EMS and EMS Education for the past seven years.  He started his EMS career as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Dallas Fire Department.  He rode a front line ambulance in one of the most diverse and busiest cities in Texas for over five years. 
 
While working for the fire department he was a part time instructor for EMS Education at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  Larry then made the transition to full time Faculty and has been a full time EMS Educator for the past few years at UT Southwestern and currently El Centro Community College. 
 
Larry is a TDSHS Paramedic, ACLS and BLS Instructor, ITLS Instructor, and PEPP Instructor.  He is also a member of NAEMSE. 
 
Larry graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management and a Masters of Higher Education in Administration. 
 
He and his wife Carrie are raising the four kids Emery, Abram, Archer, and baby #4 in Forney, Texas. 
 

Alexander L. Flores

Paramedic Faculty

 Alexander has worked in the EMS industry for 10 years and is a Licensed Paramedic.  He has worked in varied settings, from first responder organizations to a metropolitan 911 service.  Alexander is also a Certified Health Education Specialist and has provided health and wellness coaching to a diverse population in the health insurance setting.
 
Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science degree in Health Education from Texas A&M University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Woman’s University, and is completing the requirements towards a Ph.D. in Health Studies at Texas Woman’s University.
 
He and his wife Ashley live in Fort Worth and enjoy many hobbies such as: kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, and sailing.
 

Dr. Gilberto A. Salazar

Medical Director
 
Dr. Gilberto A. Salazar, M.D. is a board certified emergency physician and educator, originally from Dallas, Texas he began his clinical career as a high school volunteer at Parkland. He pursued a pre-med career at Vanderbilt University and then worked for a year as a neurotechnologist in West Palm Beach, Florida.
 
Life took him to University of Texas in Houston, where he earned his medical degree, and then went to Louisiana to complete an emergency medicine residency at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. During his residency training in Baton Rouge, he ventured outside of the emergency department and into an ambulance. Being involved with East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was refreshing and revealing to him.
 
Dr. Salazar decided to continue his training in EMS, and moved back home to Dallas, where he spent two years as a fellow completing his Government Emergency Medical Security Services fellowship for Division of Emergency Medicine, Section on Emergency Medical Services at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW).
 
After the fellowship, Dr. Salazar joined the Division of Emergency Medicine as a faculty and works as an emergency medicine physician at Parkland Memorial Hospital, after the position was offered to him by Dr. Paul E. Pepe, which he proudly accepted.
 
Currently, he is involved with the UTSW Emergency Medicine Education Program and serves as the medical director to teach both initial and continuing the Emergency Medicine Education for emergency medical technician and paramedic, which trains the vast majority for EMS providers in the Dallas County. In addition, he serves as the medical director for Observation Unit at Parkland Health and Hospital System Emergency Department, the observation unit is where Parkland augments the care of patients who are admitted and need several hours’ observation at emergency department.
 
While at Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dr. Salazar serves as medical director for the Dallas/BioTel EMS System, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Department and Public Safety Agencies for the Cities of Farmers Branch and Richardson. In addition has serve for yeas as medical manager for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Texas Task Force Two Urban Search and Rescue Operations, Task Force Strike Team, National Center for Emergency Disaster Response and Preparedness and the medical specialist for Urban Search and Rescue Operations.
 
In recent years, Dr. Salazar has been a leader in the Emergency Medical Services Fellowship Program Committee to provide didactic, simulation, and practical education for the fellows, participate in program improvement, and provide mentorship in education, medical practice, quality assurance and research in Emergency Medical Services.
 
Dr. Salazar was recently nominated for Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award at UT Southwestern Medical Center and received the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from Division of Emergency Medicine.
 
His most recent adventure takes place inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, where he serves as one of the team physicians for the NHL Dallas Stars, as well as other events requiring medical oversight.
 
 

Chris Thompson

Paramedic Faculty
 
Chris has over 20 years of combined EMS experience including rural 911 EMS, Methodist Hospital ED, and Parkland Hospital ED.  He has also worked for over 15 years in the Biotel Medical System. 
 
He has been in EMS Education for over 10 years serving has a primary paramedic instructor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Trinity Valley Community College, and most recently El Centro Community College.
 
Along with being a TDSHS Paramedic, he is an ACLS and BLS Instructor, PEPP Instructor, and ITLS Instructor. 
 
Chris graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Applied/Arts in Science, graduating Cum Laude. 
 
He and his wife Angelia reside in Edgewood, Texas where they have two sons, Colten and Llogan. 
 

Paul Vogt

EMT Faculty
 
Paul has over 31 years’ of experience as a Texas Certified paramedic with eight years of 911 and three years as a 911 administrator.
 
His experience has afforded him the working knowledge needed to teach the next generation of EMS providers.
 
Paul has been a full time EMS educator for over 17 years, which has allowed him to stay current on the latest education standards and methods of instruction, allowing him to provide quality education to students with not only life experience but classroom experience.
 
He is a certified ITLS, ACLS, BLS, and PEPP Instructor.  He also serves as a National Registry testing site coordinator. 
 
Paul was awarded the UTSW school of Health Professions 2014 Outstanding Educator Award which is a direct reflection of his years of experience and ability to educate all types of students. 
 
Paul and his wife reside in Little Elm, Texas. 
 

Greg Winters

Paramedic Faculty
 
Greg has over 30 years of public safety and healthcare experience ranging from hospital to pre-hospital patient care, air medical transport, EMS management, tactical medicine, critical care transport, firefighting, and law enforcement.  
 
Greg who has been in EMS Education for over 10 years has a passion for student success and tries to bring practical, real world application to the classroom.
 
He started his medical career as a Health Occupations student in high school and soon began to work in a busy, aggressive 911 system.  After being bitten by the flying bug, Greg worked as a flight paramedic for nearly 20 years on both fixed and rotor wing platforms.  He also worked as a peace officer and tactical medic for SWAT.
 
Greg has an AAS in Paramedicine Technology, a BAAS in Emergency Management Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and is currently completing a PhD in Health Psychology. He is a NREMT Paramedic, ALCS and BCLS Instructor, PEPP Instructor, and ITLS Instructor. 
 
Greg and his wife, Theresa, have one son, Duncan, who is active in church, marching band, and Boy Scouts of America.  Greg has served as a Scoutmaster and teaches CPR, the First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, and Safety merit badges to Scouts and Scouters.
 
 
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