Welcome to Dr. Rachel Ely

Welcome to our fourth military fellow of 2020, Dr. Rachel Ely. Captain Ely is an emergency medicine physician with Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). The Missouri native attended Des Moines University and completed her internship in New York.

She has been on active duty with the U.S. Air Force since starting her residency training in 2015 at BAMC, and served as clinical faculty in the BAMC Emergency Department before entering the EMS & Disaster Medicine fellowship.

Dr. Ely has been a Nationally Registered Paramedic for the last 10 years and has worked primarily in the rural Midwest. Her EMS interests include pre-hospital airway management, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and toxicological exposures/ingestions. Among other things, she will assist with our Covid-19 response.

 

Dr. Ely has been a Nationally Registered Paramedic for the last 10 years and has worked primarily in the rural Midwest. Her EMS interests include pre-hospital airway management, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and toxicologic exposures/ingestions.

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. Ziherl is the third to serve at CCEMS in 2020. The first fellow of 2020 was Captain Chris Hewitt, D.O. who will return later this year as will Dr. Nick Studer who did his first rotation with us in February and Doctor Antonio Ziherl who did his first rotation in March.

Doctor Ely is the sixth fellow to serve at CCEMS since the program began and one of four that are in the program this year.