Meet the Team

All incoming students must set up an advising appointment or visit office hours prior to enrollment.

Regular advising hours are Mondays from 10am to Noon or by appointment during the week. Advising is not available on Mondays that fall on a holiday.

The advising office location is in the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), room 4172G, on the 4th floor of the library. The directions to AHSL with parking and transportation options are here.

 
Kristina Waters, MLS
EMS Undergraduate Program Manager/Advisor:
(520) 626-1187

 

EMS Degree Leadership

Joshua B. Gaither, MD
Assoc. Medical Director, Banner-UMC Tucson Base Hospital
EMS Fellowship Director

Dr. Gaither is the Director of the EMS degree program. He develops and oversees the curriculum and teaches several of the EMS courses. He is also the Medical Director for several outside agencies and develops continueing education curriculum for paramedics and EMTs.


EMS Degree Faculty

Hans Bradshaw, MD
EM Clerkship Director
Medical Director, UA Student EMS

Dr. Bradshaw is the Director and advisor for the UEMS Leadership and Internship courses.


Aaron N. Leetch, MD
Director, Combined EM & Peds Residency

Dr. Leetch is the faculty lecturer and developer of the Advanced Pediatric Pre-hospital Emergency Care course in EMS degree program. He is dually trained in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. He is dedicated to training healthcare providers to care for the acute care of children.


Jenny Mendelson, MD

Dr. Mendelson is the faculty lecturer and co-developer of the Advanced Pediatric Pre-hospital Emergency Care course.


Amber Rice, MD

Dr. Rice is the faculty instructor for the Critical Care course in the EMS degree program.


Jennifer Smith, MD
Assoc. Medical Director, Banner-UMC South Base Hospital

Dr. Smith is the course Director and teaching Faculty for the EMS Core Competencies course.


EMS Degree Health Educators

Andrew Middleton
Health Educator

Andy is an instructor for the EMT course.


Caitlin Walters
Health Educator

Caitlin is an instructor for the EMT course.


Michelle Watson
Health Educator

Michelle is the EMT course director and instructor.


EMS Degree Staff

Izzie Jado
Research Specialist

Izzie is the EMS degree program assistant and is a certified EMT.


Kristina Waters
EMS Program Manager
EMS BS Undergradate Degree
EMS Fellowship Manager

Kristina is the EMS degree program manager and advisor.