Juan A. March, MD, FACEP

Juan A. March

Chief, Division of Emergency Medical Services

Phone: 252-744-2154
Fax: 252-744-2655


  • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • MD: State University of New York/Health Science Center at Syracuse
  • BS: State University of New York, College at Purchase

Board Certifications

American Board of Emergency Medicine

American Board of Emergency Medicine, EMS Subspecialty

Clinical Interests

  • EMS (out-of-hospital care)
  • Healthcare disparities among racial minorities
  • Automated external defibrillation/CPR
  • Procedural Sedation


  • Pitt County ALS Medical Director
  • Continuing Education Coordinating Board of EMS (CECBEMS)
  • National Association of EMS Physicians: Chair for Educational Committee


Journal reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, and Prehospital Emergency Care

Public Service

  • Halloween Downtown Celebration Medical Care
  • Tae Kwon Do, King Tiger Goodwill Games
  • ECU Active Shooter Drill

Selected Publications

March JA,Russoniello CV, Murray NP, Robey WC.   Can Heart Rate Variability Risk StratifyPatients with Undifferentiated Non traumatic Chest Pain.Prehospital Emergency Care2018;22(1):147

Reynolds JE, March JA, Portela R, Kitch B,Taylor S.Paramedics Can Successfully PerformCardiac Ultrasonography Utilizing the Parasternal Long Axis Approach. Prehospital Emergency Care 2018;22(1):141

Reynolds JE, March JA, Portela R, Kitch B, Taylor S.      Paramedics’ Perceptions of Focused Point of Care Cardiac Ultrasound. Prehospital Emergency Care 2018;22(1):141

 March JA, Tassey* TE,Resurrección NB, Portela RC, Taylor SE.  Compatison of THe I-Gel  Supraglottic And king LAryngotracheal Airways in A Simulated Tactical Environment.Prehospital Emergency Care 2018; 22(3): 385-389 PMID 29365743

March JA, Kiemeney MJ*, De Guzman J,Ferguson JD   Retention of cricothyrotomy skills byparamedics using a wire guided technique.Am J Emerg Med. 2018  PMID 2981124 

Clemency B, Martin-Gill C, Rall N, May P, Lubin J, Cooley C, Van Dillen C, Silvestri S,Portela R, Cooney D, Knutsen C, and March J. Association between EMS Question BankCompletion and Passing Rates on the EMS Certification Examination. Prehospital Emergency Care 2017: 21(4):498-502

Nelson RD, Stopyra J, March JA,  Prehospital care of traumatic brain injury in North Carolina.  North Carolina Medical Journal 2015: 76(2):115-118        

March JA, Loftus RA Trask S et al,  Best Practices in CE How technology is changing the way we deliver continuing education.  EMS World,2015:44(6):28-31 .      

Winslow JE, Fernandez AR, Swanson D, Williams JG, Mitchell T, Nicks BA, Askew KL, Alson RL,Nelson DR, Stopyra JP, Zalkin J,Kearns RD, March JA, North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians' Guidance Document on Emergency Medical Services.           NC Med J.2015:76(4):256-262.

March JA, Loftus RA, Trask S, Beebe R, Davis S, Romero G, Wales R, Scott JM. Evolving CE models: How technology is changing the way we deliver continuing education. EMS World 2015:44(6);26-29

Nelson RD Stopyra j March JA, Prehospital Care of Traumatic Brain Injury in North Carolina. NC Med J 2015:76(2):115-8.

Sloan EP, Philbin NB, Koenigsberg MD, Gao W; DCLHb Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock Study Group; European HOST Investigators. The lack of consistent diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin infusion blood pressure effects in the US and EU traumatic hemorrhagic shock clinical trials. Shock. 2010: 33(2):123-33.

Sloan EP, Koenigsberg MD, Philbin NB, Gao W; DCLHb Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock Study Group; European HOST Investigators Diaspirin cross-linked hemoglobin infusion did not influence base deficit and lactic acid levels in two clinical trials of traumatic hemorrhagic shock patient resuscitation. J Trauma. 2010: 68(5):1158-71.

De Guzman, J., March, J., Tyson, S., and Beacham, G. (2009). Use of Geographical Information Systems to Compare the Location of Automated External Defibrillators versus Actual Sudden Cardiac Death Sites in One Suburban/Rural North Carolina. Academic Emergency Medicine 2009, 16 (4), S195.

March, JA. Counseling About Proper Use of Motor Vehicle Occupant Restraints and Avoidance of Alcohol Use While Driving. Southern Medical Journal 2008, 101 (4), 1.

March JA, Pollock, MJ: Prehospital Aspirin Administration Rates: A Ten-Year Prospective. Prehospital Emergency Care 2005;9(1):129 (Abstract)

March JA, Evans MA, Ward B, Brewer KL: Motor Vehicle Fatalities among Hispanics in Rural North Carolina. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2003; 10(11):1249-1252.

Ausband SC, March JA, Brown LH: National Prevalence of Palliative Care Protocols in Emergency Medical Services. Prehospital Emergency Care 2002; 6(1): 36-41.

Lawson L., March JA: Use of Automatic External Defibrillators by Very Young, Untrained Children. Prehospital Emergency Care 2002;6(3):285-298.

March JA, Ausband SC, Brown LH: Changes in Physical Examination Caused by Use of Spinal Immobilization. Prehospital Emergency Care 2002; 6(4): 421-4.

March JA, Dean E, Harvey RE: Use of a Disaster Medical Aid Center During a Hurricane. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2001; 8(5):524.