Torben Becker, M.D.

Torben K Becker, M.D., Ph.D., RDMS, FAWM, FAEMS

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Biography

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

Dr.. Becker completed his medical degree and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Heidelberg Medical School in Germany. After initial residency training in Anesthesiology at the University Hospital Mannheim in Mannheim, 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 (EMS; prehospital medicine) at the University of Florida.

At the University of Florida, Dr. Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the College of Medicine and an Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental & Global Health in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. He serves as Affiliate Faculty for the UF Center for African Studies.

In the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Becker is the Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine and the Director of Prehospital Research. He is the Director of Global Health Programs and the Program Director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship, and also an Associate Program Director of the EMS Fellowship. He is the Associate Medical Director of Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR), and oversees ACFR's Critical Care Division.

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) and a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM). He has authored over 50 manuscripts in the peer-reviewed literature and has received regional and national research awards.

Education

Fellowship – Emergency Medical Services
University of Florida
2017-2018

Fellowship – Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
2015-2017

Fellowship-in-Residency - Ultrasound
University of Michigan
2013-2015

Residency - Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan
2011-2015

Residency - Anesthesiology
University Hospital Mannheim
2011

Internship
University of Heidelberg Medical School
2009-2010

PhD - Biomedical Sciences
University of Heidelberg
2005-2010

Medical School
University of Heidelberg Medical School
2004-2010

Board Certification

  • Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (Testamur) - National Board of Echocardiography
  • Emergency Medical Services - American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • IM-Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Honors and Awards

Presidential Citation
Society of Critical Care Medicine
2020

Physician of the Year
Alachua County Fire Rescue
2019

Physician of the Year
Alachua County Fire Rescue
2018

Best International Ultrasound Research
Academy of Emergency Ultrasound - Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
2018

Fellow of the Year
Department of Critical Care Medicine - University of Pittsburgh
2016

Resident Scholarship Award
Department of Emergency Medicine - University of Michigan
2015

Resident of the Year
Emergency Medicine Residents' Association
2014