State EMS Medical Director / Chief Medical Officer
Florida Department of Health / Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
Kenneth A Scheppke, MD, is a dual board certified specialist in emergency medicine and EMS serving as State EMS Medical Director for the Florida Department of Health and as Chief Medical Officer for the Florida Division of Emergency Management. He additionally serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, the Palm Beach State EMS Academy, a fire based aeromedical program, and Associate Medical Director for the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Dr. Scheppke is a respected member of the Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors Coalition (Gathering of Eagles) and he is a productive scientific investigator and educator in many areas including stroke care, cardiac arrest, prehospital use of ketamine, sepsis and successful approaches to address the opioid epidemic.