Amando Alejandro Bãez
Georgian Emergency Medicine Physicians Association
Chair, Public and Environmental Health SIG
MD, MPH, PhD, FACEP, FCCM, FAEMS
Dr. Báez is a professor of emergency medicine and epidemiology and vice chair of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia where he also directs the Center for Operational Medicine. Dr Baez completed a Clinical Research Fellowship (Trauma Epidemiology) at Albert Einstein, residency in Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. With masters degrees/postgraduate studies in Health Management, Public Health, Informatics and Healthcare Leadership and a PhD (with honors) in Translational Research focus on Data and Decision Science from the University of Barcelona. Dr Baez is the first physician in the US to be triple certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in: EMS/Prehospital, Emergency Medicine and Trauma/ Surgical Critical Care. Since 2020 he has served as the Public Health Advisor to the Dominican Republic (DR) Presidency, and the Lead Global Health Diplomacy Advisor (with diplomatic status) for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in DR serving as the National Executive Director “Czar” for the COVID-19 Pandemic response for Dominican Republic in 2020.
From an academic perspective has authored more than 100 publications (h-Index 25) in emergency medicine critical care and disaster medicine, served as editor to three disaster medicine books, and has been an invited expert speaker in more than 15 countries. As an expert in public health preparedness has served as consultant to multiple organizations including the CDC, the Pan-American Health Organization and various foreign governments. In 2023 Baez was selected as a President Truman Police Center National Security Fellow.