David P. Thomson, MS, MD, MPA, FACEP, AFAsMA, CMTE

David P. Thomson

Clinical Professor
Medical Director, East Care

Phone: 252-744-4757
Fax: 252-744-4125


  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh
  • MD: University of Cincinnati
  • MPA: Syracuse University
  • MS: Ball State University
  • BA: Wabash College

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, EMS Subspecialty
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Certified Medical Transport Executive

Clinical Interests

  • EMS (out-of-the-hospital care)
  • Air Medical Transport


  • Vidant Medical Transport Medical Director
  • MedEvac Foundation International, Vice Chair
  • Association of Air Medical Services, Vice Chair


Base Station Course

Selected Publications

Hiestand, B., Cudnik, M.T., Thomson, D., Werman, H.A.: Rocuronium versus succinylcholine in air medical rapid sequence intubation. Prehosp. Emerg. Care. 2011; 15(4): 457-463.

Thomson, D.P.: Ethical Challenges. In Overton, J.W. and Frazer, E.: Safety and Quality in Medical Transport Systems: Creating an Effective Culture. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2012.

Thomson, D.P.: Thomas death panel talk is ill-conceived. The Post Standard (Syracuse, NY). January 13, 2011: A-9.