Michael Spigner is an honorary member of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department in Manhasset, NY (USA), where he served for seven years between 2009 and 2016. During this time, his roles included EMT-Critical Care, firefighter, and member of the Technical Rescue Team. For three consecutive years, he served as President of the Ambulance Unit, and has been continually involved in training and quality improvement ever since.
Michael’s commitment to Emergency Medicine followed him into medical school at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, and was recognized in several ways. In 2014, he was named a runner-up for the Nassau County EMS Leadership Award, and in 2011 was named ‘EMT of the Year’ by the American Legion. He has served numerous leadership positions both within and beyond his fire department, including three years on the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) Medical Student Council. Most recently, he was appointed the Vice Chair of the Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Division for EMRA. Several of his articles have been published in EM Resident, and he has involved himself in prehospital research as a lead investigator.
He is presently an Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and serves as a Flight Physician for UC AirCare. He was recently appointed to Assistant Medical Director of Colerain Fire Department, an ISO Class 1 agency bordering Cincinnati.