Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Nesky Family Professor of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Ron M. Walls is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Brigham Health and the Nesky Family Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was the original Editor-in-Chief of what is now the Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management (5e), and is Senior Editor of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. He is a peer reviewer for The New England Journal of Medicine, the six emergency medicine journals in North America and Europe and the journal, Anesthesia.
Dr. Walls has researched, published and taught in the area of Emergency Medicine, with an emphasis on emergency airway management, for more than twenty years. He has been a regular speaker at the ACEP Annual Scientific Assembly and at numerous regional, national and international meetings. Dr. Walls was honored with the American College of Emergency Physicians Outstanding Contributions to Education Award in 2007, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award in 2008 and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s David K. Wagner Award in 2009.
He was the principle investigator of NEAR (National Emergency Airway Registry), a multi-center, international emergency airway research project that has studied over 16,000 Emergency Department intubations in over 30 centers. Dr. Walls has over 180 scientific publications, including 19 textbooks. He has been an invited Visiting Professor at over 30 institutions.