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 Florida. He is the Chief Medical Officer for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, the Palm Beach State EMS Academy, two fire based aeromedical programs, 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). 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. Additionally Dr. Scheppke is an instrument rated pilot who volunteers to fly animals at risk for euthanasia to safe foster homes and flies relief supplies in times of natural disaster.