Welcome to our fourth Military EMS Fellow, Captain Nicholas Studer, M.D. Dr. Studer is currently an EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellow at Brooke Army Medical Center.
His journey in emergency medicine began in 2004 when he completed his EMT-Basic training at Florida Medical Training Institute in Melbourne, Florida. He received his National Registry Paramedic certification in 2006 upon graduation from high school.
While earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, Captain Studer worked as a HAZMAT/CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) Specialist for the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control from 2006-2010. He also was employed by American Medical Response – West Florida Division from 2007-2010 as a Critical Care Transport Paramedic.
He was commissioned into the US Army Reserve in 2010 and enrolled in the USF College of Medicine. During this time, he served as both Officer-in-Charge, Camp Blanding Troop Medical Clinic, and Aviation Medicine Consultant for the Florida Army National Guard. Upon receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2014, Dr. Studer was appointed to the Regular Army and completed a Transitional Year Internship at Brooke Army Medical Center.
He then served as Flight Surgeon, Aviation Company, 1st United States Support Battalion and Chief, Multinational Force & Observers South Camp Dispensary in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt from 2015-2016 during Operations REBALANCE and DIAMONDBACK. Following this assignment, he was selected for residency in Emergency Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center which he completed in June 2019.
The partnership between Cypress Creek EMS and the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) EMS Fellowship began in February of 2019. Two fellows worked with CCEMS during 2019, Dr. John Knight and Dr. Matt Esposito. In 2020, four fellows will rotate in and out of CCEMS as Assistant Medical Directors. Dr. Studer is the second fellow to serve at CCEMS in 2020. The first fellow of 2020 was Captain Chris Hewitt, D.O. who will return later this year.