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Ralph Frascone


Emergency medicine, CPR


Job title:

Medical director, Regions Hospital emergency medical services; associate professor, department of emergency medicine, University of Minnesota


RJ Frascone, MD, has over 30 years of experience working in the department of emergency medicine at Regions Hospital, where he currently serves as medical director. As medical director he oversees 28 agencies in the East Metro area. In addition, Dr. Frascone is the medical director of Life Link III, which provides ground and air medical transport. He has been a leader in regional, state and national EMS and is a past chair for the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board for the state of Minnesota. His research interests include airway management, CPR, intraosseous access and shock.

Sources of funding:

National Institute of Health, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, and Metro Region EMS System, Foundation for Air Medical Research and Education

In the news:

East-metro rescue crews launch drug trial for coma patients - Star Tribune - July 2014

Unusual fire rescue on St. Paul’s East Side earns praise - Star Tribune - February 2013


“This is an exciting time to be involved in cardiac resuscitation research.”

“Critical care begins in the streets.”