The Chief of Medical Affairs works directly with the Medical Director and Deputy Medical Director of the EMS system. This position is responsible for clinical quality, performance improvement, research and data analysis. In addition, the Chief of Medical Affairs oversees the Advanced Practice Paramedic Program (APP).
Michael Bachman assumed his role as Deputy Director and Chief of Medical Affairs of the Wake EMS System in August 2011. Chief Bachman has been a paramedic since 1994 and has served in various roles, including field training officer and clinical educator. He holds a bachelor’s degree in EMS and a master’s of health science, both from Western Carolina University, and he actively participates in the tactical EMS program.