Emergency Medicine Faculty

David A. Miramontes, MD FACEP NREMT-B

Assistant Professor/Clinical

Miramontes, MDDepartment: Emergency Medicine
Email: miramontesd@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Miramontes started his Medical and EMS experiences starting in High School as a Volunteer Firefighter in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California. His educational experiences led him to Critical Care and Emergency Nursing for total of ten years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Physiology at University of California at Davis while married and starting a family of four children. He then traveled to Toledo, Ohio for Medical School at the University of Toledo Medical School. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Mercy St. Vincent's Medical Center where he also was a Lifeflight physician and a Resident EMS Medical Director.

Dr. Miramontes has worked at Mercy St Vincent's as an Attending Physician and Emergency Medicine Residency Core Faculty member from 1999-2011. He also was the ED Medical Director for 3 years at a smaller community hospital, Mercy St. Charles Hospital. He has been the EMS Medical Director of numerous Fire Departments and Agencies in Northwest Ohio to include the City of Toledo Fire and Rescue, Metro Toledo Area Fire departments, Lifestar Ambulance 911 contracts in four Counties, and been extensively involved with Local and Regional disaster planning. He is a National Registry EMT, Hazmat Tech, and Firefighter II qualified. He was also the Medical Director for Owens Community College Public Safety Programs for EMT, Fire, and accredited Paramedic training programs.

He also has been the involved with the US Department of Health and Human Services, National Disaster Medical System as a Senior Medical Officer, Ohio-1 DMAT Team Commander and currently serves on a Incident Command Team as a Regional Deputy Chief Medical Officer. He has been involved in numerous task forces and Force Protection working groups. He has deployed to a number of Disasters to include Ground Zero, Guam Typhoons, Hurricane Gustav, and was a Chief Medical/Safety Officer on a rotation for the Command Team (IRCT) for the Haiti Disaster Mortuary Support Mission.

Dr. Miramontes assumed a command position in August of 2011 as the Assistant Chief of Fire and EMS and Medical Director for the District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department (Washington DC). He served to lead innovation in the EMS Mission for a department that responds to over 160,000 calls for service a year. DC Fire and EMS has a force of 1900 providers with a Uniformed Fire based EMS system with a civilian Advanced Life Support provider division. He had extensive exposure to Mass Casualty, Special Events planning and National Security events that took place within the National Capitol Region. During his command he led implementation of enhanced protocols, deployed Intranasal Controlled medications such as Versed and Fentanyl , deployed Medication Dispensing Machines, enhanced Stroke system care and a STEMI transmission system.

Dr. Miramontes is currently appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, School of Health Professions in the Department of Emergency Health Sciences. His primary responsibility is to serve as the Medical Director for the City of San Antonio Fire Department. The department has over 1600 Firefighter EMT’s and Paramedics serving to protect the 7th largest city in the United States. He is responsible for medical oversight, training, quality assurance, disaster preparedness, and he coordinates the provision of EMS medical care with area Hospitals.

Dr. Miramontes had four adult children and four grandchildren ages 4,6,9,11 years who currently live in Ohio. He participates with National Association of EMS Physicians as the Operations/Fire ground/TEMS Committee chairman, EAGLES, and has joined the STRAC EMTF #8. He lives in North Central San Antonio near Engine 43.

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