Ronald Pirrallo, MD, MHSA

Medical School
Wayne State University

Residency Training
The Ohio State University

Fellowship Training
William Beaumont Hospital (EMS Medicine)

Dr. Ronald Pirrallo is a Professor of Emergency Medicine with the Award of Tenure at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director, Emeritus. He provided emergency patient care at Froedtert Hospital, the region’s Level 1 Trauma Center and location of the MCW Emergency Medicine Residency Training program. He joined the faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1992 after completing a 2 year EMS Fellowship at the William Beaumont and University of Michigan Hospitals including a Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Michigan School Of Public Health.

Dr. Pirrallo’s past research focuses on advancing out-of-hospital resuscitation techniques and ways to improve EMS system effectiveness. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles, 2 textbooks on quality management in EMS and serves on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journal “Prehospital Emergency Care”.

As an internationally invited speaker on multiple topics in EMS, he has provided consultation to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. He has recently completed his 6th term as a board member of the National Association of EMS Physicians and is a Past President.

Dr. Pirrallo has served as the Director of Medical Services for the Milwaukee County EMS system for 2 decades and has furthered its reputation as one of the premiere EMS systems in the United States.
He brings these past experiences to the leadership team that will advance the science and emergency medical care at Prisma Health.