Marc Gautreau, MD, MBA
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Marc Gautreau became interested in EMS while working his first summer job as a fire dispatcher at age 16 in his hometown of Saugus. While attending university at UMass Amherst, he joined the Amherst Fire Department as a firefighter and EMT, then became a paramedic shortly after graduating with a degree in journalism. After several years, he decided to go to medical school, graduating in 1995 from the Chicago Medical School, then accepting a residency position back home at UMass Medical School.
While in residency he became an air force flight surgeon, and during his EMS fellowship deployed to Germany for 10 months in 2003 as medical director of a field hospital receiving casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon his return, he completed the 2-year EMS and disaster fellowship and a MBA, then assumed a leadership role as chief of the university emergency department at UMass Medical Center.
After serving in EMS roles in Massachusetts, he accepted a position as the inaugural chief of the division of Pre-Hospital Care at Stanford University, serving as the medical director of the San Jose Fire Department and supervising eight other physicians in EMS and disaster medicine covering 2 counties, nine cities and one national park.