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Torben K Becker, MD, PhD, MBA, RDMS, FAWM, FAEMS, FCCM

Critical Care Medicine Specialist

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Torben K. Becker, MD, PhD, MBA, RDMS, FAWM, FAEMS, FCCM is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS; prehospital medicine).

Dr. Becker completed his medical degree and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Heidelberg Medical School in Germany. He completed an emergency medicine residency and ultrasound fellowship-in-residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. He then completed fellowship training in critical care medicine, ECMO, and clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa., followed by an additional fellowship in emergency medical services at the University of Florida. Dr. Becker also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville.

At the University of Florida, Dr. Becker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the College of Medicine. He holds affiliate faculty appointments in the Department of Environmental & Global Health (College of Public Health and Health Professions) and in the UF Center for African Studies (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences).

Dr. Becker is the Executive Director - Emergency Medicine of the UF Health Critical Care Organization. He also serves as the Co-Director of the UF Health Clinical Ethics Consultation Service.

In the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Becker is the Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Director of the Section of Global Health. He serves as the Program Director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship and Associate Program Director of the EMS Fellowship. He also directs the Emergency Department's extracorporeal CPR program.

In addition to his departmental and health system roles, Dr. Becker is the Medical Director of the Critical Care Division of Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR).

Dr. Becker is a member of over a dozen professional and scientific societies. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services (FAEMS), a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM), and a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM). He is a federally-funded investigator and he has authored more than 75 scientific peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has received regional and national awards for his research and academic work.

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  • Emergency Medicine , 12 publications
  • Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest , 8 publications
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation , 7 publications
  • Airway Management , 5 publications

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76 publications

591 citations

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