Suzy Fitzgerald

For the past 20 years, Suzy Fitzgerald served as an emergency physician and the Regional Emergency Management Training Director for The Physicians Medical Group at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. She was instrumental in the formation of the Regional Emergency Management Team and as the External Disaster Relief Lead, where her efforts in simulation-based workflow development, global health, pediatric emergency care, and virtual reality training significantly advanced emergency preparedness and response strategies. Over the years, Suzy’s commitment to emergency management and relief has positioned her at the forefront of critical disaster events globally, including the civil war in Sri Lanka in 2009 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010. Her tenure with the Bay Area Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team as Assistant Team Medical Director underscored her leadership in crisis situations, including deployments to the NATO Summit in Chicago and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Furthermore, her roles as the Cambodia Coordinator for the Kaiser Permanente Global Health Program and as Emergency Response Coordinator and Consultant for Relief International highlight her dedication to international health and emergency response.

Suzy holds a BS in cellular and molecular biology with minors in chemistry and creative writing from Humboldt State University. She earned her MD at the University of California San Francisco’s School of Medicine, completing her emergency medicine residency at Alameda County Medical Center-Highland Hospital. Suzy holds fellowships in the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (FAAEM).

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