Michael Gordon Millin, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

Emergency preparedness; Operational EMS system development with focus on wilderness emergency medical services (WEMS); Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) utilization; Emergency medical services (EMS) system development ...read more


Michael Millin, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP, joined the faculty in 2004 after completing a two-year fellowship in emergency medical services and his M.P.H. in health management and policy. Dr. Millin is the medical director for the BWI airport fire and rescue department and the Johns Hopkins critical care transport program, Lifeline. In addition, he serves on the state emergency medical services protocol committee with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.

Nationally, Dr. Millin is the vice chair of the resuscitation subcouncil for the American Red Cross scientific advisory council. He is also a past chair of the standards and clinical practice committee and the immediate past chair of the wilderness emergency medical services committee with the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). Dr. Millin also serves as a medical officer with the New Jersey-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

Dr. Millin got his start in medicine working as a professional ski patroller in Utah, where he was trained as an avalanche rescue technician. He has since served as the immediate past medical director for the National Ski Patrol and is a contributing medical editor of the fifth edition of its textbook, Outdoor Emergency Care. Development of wilderness emergency medical services is a passion for Dr. Millin, and he is the principal co-director of the national Wilderness EMS Medical Director Course, which is jointly sponsored by NAEMSP and the Wilderness Medical Society. Locally, Dr. Millin is the medical director for Maryland Search and Rescue. In his free time, Dr. Millin enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, and enjoying outdoor activities, especially skiing, hiking and canoeing.

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  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Rush Medical College (1999)


  • Emergency Medicine; Sparrow Hospital (2002)


  • Emergency Medicine; Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital (2004)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medical Services) (2013)
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine) (2003)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Millin MG, Hawkins S, Demond A, Stiller G, McGinnis HD, Baker R, Smith WR for the Wilderness EMS Committee of the National Associations of EMS Physicians. Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Course: core content developed with Delphi technique. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 2015; 26 (2): 256-60.

Teter J, Millin MG, Bissell R. Hand Hygiene in Emergency Medical Services. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2014; Nov 21. [Epub ahead of print]

White C, Domeier R, Millin MG. EMS Spinal Precautions and the Use of the Long Backboard - Resource Document to the Position Statement of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2014; 18 (2): 306-14.

Millin MG, Galvagno SM, Khandker SR, Malki A, Bulger EM. Withholding and termination of resuscitation of adult cardiopulmonary arrest secondary to trauma: Resource document to the joint NAEMSP-ACSCOT position statements. Journal of Trauma. 2013; 75 (3): 459-67.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Clinical outcomes with hands-only CPR and high-performance CPR
Defining scopes of practice of wilderness emergency medical services providers

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