Joseph Ornato

Joseph P. Ornato

Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University

601 West Main Street, Richmond, Virginia, United States
HQ Phone:
(804) 828-0100

General Information


Operational Medical Director  - Richmond Ambulance Authority


MD  - Boston University

MD  - Medical College of Virginia

MD  - University of Washington

MD  - Virginia Commonwealth University


Advisor  - National Center for Early Defibrillation

Team Member  - Health Facilities Management

Chairman of the National Emergency Cardiac Care Committee  - American Heart Association Inc

Member of Consultant and Advisory Board  - National Guideline Clearinghouse

Member of the Emergency Cardiac Care Committee  - American College of Cardiology

Board Member  - NREMT

Member  - Institute of Medicine

Chairman of the Steering Committee  - The PAD

Science Advisory Board, Circulation Science Advisory Board  - ZOLL

Scientific Advisory Board Member  - NRCPR RESEARCH

Board Member  - Internet Scientific Publications LLC

Member  - Medicine

Recent News  

Dr. Joseph Ornato of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond states, "the bottom line is we believe defibrillators in public facilities will double survival, if there are trained teams to use them."

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Dr Joseph Ornato, Virginia Commonwealth University "The State of ACLS and Resuscitation Science"

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Joseph Ornato MD
"They RSI'd me...they cannulated me... Here I am today, two months later..." Joe Ornato, a pillar in the world of resuscitation, suffered a massive PE and arrested upon arrival to the Virginia Commonwealth University Emergency Department in April 2015. First: hats off!!! to the Emergency Department, the resuscitation team, the CT surgeons and entire staff at VCU. How it all unfolded is amazing! You MUST listen to this episode to hear the details... Joseph P. Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP Dr. Joseph P. Ornato is professor and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. He is also medical director of the Richmond Ambulance Authority, the Prehospital Paramedic System serving Richmond, Va. Dr. Ornato is triple board certified (internal medicine, cardiology, emergency medicine) and is an active researcher in the field of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Dr. Ornato is an editor of the journal Resuscitation. He is past Chairman of the American Heart Association's (AHA) National Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee and its Advanced Cardiac Life Support Subcommittee. He chaired the National Steering Committee on the NIH Public Access Defibrillation Trial. He is currently consultant and cardiac co-chairman of the NIH Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) and serves as principal investigator for VCU on the NIH-sponsored Neurological Emergency Treatment Trials (NETT) Network. Dr. Ornato is a member of the Institute of Medicine. Ornato and EMS team Dr. Ornato and the prehospital trauma team Filed Under: blogpost, podcasts // Tagged: ECMO, ECPR, featured, Joseph Ornato

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