About The Center
The Center for Emergency Medicine has been involved in EMS education for over 30 years. Having trained Paramedics and EMTs from many different countries, the Center has become involved in projects such as the development of the National Standard Curriculum, and the creation of a Bachelor's of Science in EMS at the University of Pittsburgh. Center Faculty have taught around the country and around the world over the 30 year history of the Center.
The Center for Emergency Medicine is a multi-hospital consortium dedicated to the advancement of emergency medicine through research, education, air medical transport and quality care. Currently, the Center's member hospitals include University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and UPMC Mercy Hospital.
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Andrew L. Guzzo, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P
Coordinator of EMS Education
Mr. Guzzo is a faculty member in the Emergency Medicine Program, University of Pittsburgh and Coordinator of EMS Education for the Office of Education at the Center for Emergency Medicine. He is responsible for coordinating the Oakland based and off-site EMT-Basic programs, including the EMT-Basic clinical program. Mr. Guzzo organizes and coordinates lectures and lab efforts within the program.
Mr. Guzzo also teaches Pharmacology within the Paramedic program, in addition to coordinating and instructing in the Paramedic Refresher, Critical Care Transport and the Advanced Medical Life Support programs. Mr. Guzzo is also responsible for coordinating the CECBEMS effort at the Center for Emergency Medicine, and he works with Dr. Owen Traynor and several faculty reviewers to assess and grant CECBEMS approval for various courses, as well as articles for JEMS. Mr. Guzzo has an undergraduate degree in Emergency Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Mr. Guzzo is currently pursuing a Master's of Science in Health Information Management with a focus on Health Care Management and Supervision.
Mr. Guzzo maintains clinical proficiency as a Flight Paramedic for STAT MedEvac. He also continues to serve his community as a volunteer fire fighter for Arnold Volunteer Engine Co. # 2, where he has held various positions including Assistant Captain and Safety Officer. For more details, please review his curriculum vitae.