Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH

Manager, SurfER

I am a board certified, academic emergency medicine physician with a practice focus in pre-hospital medicine. My areas of interest in education and research are drowning resuscitation, water safety, critical care, trauma, and pre-hospital medicine. I have over 2 decades of experience with open-water lifesaving as a lifeguard, instructor, and medical director. I also have over a decade of experience in developing remote learning and continuing education for learners ranging from first responders to physicians. 

Given my experience and technological know-how, I am able to deliver innovative and engaging education to meet the needs of any medical topic and audience size, as well as consult on topics like pre-hospital logistics and protocol development. Additionally, given my expert knowledge of drowning physiology and resuscitation as well as many areas within water safety, I am able to deliver top-notch consultative services on local, regional, national, and international water safety practices and serve as an expert witness on cases related to drowning, water safety, and emergency medicine.

Andrew Schmidt is an emergency medicine physician and drowning expert