Mic Gunderson has been involved in EMS for nearly 40 years in managerial and clinical roles with third service, fire, private and military EMS systems, research teams, EMS medical direction groups, and as an consultant/educator. He has served on the boards of directors for several national EMS organizations and the editorial boards for several academic EMS journals.
Gunderson now serves as the National Director for Clinical Systems in the Quality and Health Information Technology Division of the American Heart Association. This position includes responsibility for the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline programs. Gunderson also chairs the Quality Improvement Committee for the National Association of EMS Physicians, leading their project to create an EMS performance measures library.
Among his previous positions, Gunderson served as the Executive Director for the Kent County EMS System in Grand Rapids, MI; President of Integral Performance Solutions – a system and process design firm specializing in EMS system design and improvement; National Director for Quality, Education and Research at Rural/Metro Corporation; Director of Research and Education with the Office of the Medical Director in the Pinellas County, Florida EMS system; and a Research Associate in the Department of Surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine where he was engaged in studies of oxygen transport physiology, shock and resuscitation.