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Paul Hinchey, MD

Dr. Paul Hinchey began his career in EMS in 1986 as a volunteer EMT for his community’s ambulance service. He continued in EMS becoming a paramedic in 1989 and an EMS educator until he went to medical school in 1997.

Dr. Hinchey enrolled in a combined MD/MBA program at the University at Buffalo in an effort to be a better advocate for patients in a healthcare environment that was rapidly becoming the business of medicine. During his business training, he developed an interest in process design and organizational behavior and their potential to influence healthcare delivery.

In 2002, Dr. Hinchey chose a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina. Upon completion of his senior year as Chief Resident, he stayed on to complete his training as the department’s EMS Fellow and Deputy Medical Director at Wake County EMS in Raleigh, North Carolina. After his fellowship, he continued as the Deputy Medical Director for Wake EMS and became the Medical Director for WakeMed Health and Hospital’s land and air based critical care service. In 2009, Dr. Hinchey became the Medical Director for the Austin-Travis County EMS System and its 2400 providers serving nearly 1.2 million people. Dr. Hinchey also serves as the Medical Director for the National Association of EMTs.