David Cone, MD

  • Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Chief, Section of EMS
  • Director, EMS Fellowship

Dr. Cone is a past president of the National Association of EMS Physicians, having served on that organization’s board of directors from 1996 through 2010. He is also the editor-in-chief of NAEMSP’s textbook Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight, due to be published in January 2015. He served as project leader for NAEMSP's work in securing subspecialty recognition for EMS from ABMS and ACGME, awarded in September 2010.

He began service as editor-in-chief of Academic Emergency Medicine, the journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, in January 2009, having served as senior associate editor since 2001. He is also an active peer reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine, JAMA, Prehospital Emergency Care, Resuscitation, Circulation, and Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. Dr. Cone is an active researcher, focusing on EMS systems.

Operationally, Dr. Cone is the dispatch medical director for the New Haven Sponsor Hospital Program, which provides medical oversight for 225 paramedics and 700 EMTs working for 23 EMS agencies in the twelve-town greater New Haven area. He is also the Regional EMS Medical Director for the South-Central region of Connecticut, as well as chief of the Sponsor Hospital Area Response Physician (SHARP) Team, the only state-certified physician response team in Connecticut.

A graduate of the European Master in Disaster Medicine program, he founded the “Public Health Management of Disasters” course at the public health school, and directed it for six years.

Research interests
Emergency Medicine; Italy; Technology; Hazardous Substances; Rescue Work; Disaster Medicine; Emergency Responders
Research summary

My research interests are in emergency medical services and prehospital care, with particular attention to disaster management and triage, time-motion studies of EMS, hazardous materials, and EMS systems research.

Specialized Terms: EMS; Disaster medicine; Hazardous materials; Fire/rescue technology; Emergency medical dispatch

  • MD, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia Univ, 1991