Joshua B. Gaither, MD

Joshua B. Gaither, MD, FACEP

Assoc. Medical Director, Banner-UMC Tucson Base Hospital
Medical Director, Tucson Fire Department
EMS Fellowship Director


1501 N. Campbell Ave.
AHSL 4173F
(520) 626-1670

Dr. Joshua Gaither is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine with fellowship training in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Medicine. He is the EMS Fellowship Director and provides EMS medical direction for more than 10 local EMS agencies as well as several EMS training programs. He is the chair of the Emergency Department Preparedness Committee and is a co-developer of the educational series Advanced Preparedness & Response and AHLS for ToxMedics.


MD: 2004, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2008, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
2009, Denver Health, Denver, CO

Research and Academic Interests and Expertise


Traumatic Brain Injury

Cardiac Arrest

Selected Recent Publications

Glenn MJ, Rice AD, Primeau K, et al. "Refusals After Prehospital Administration of Naloxone during the COVID-19 Pandemic." Prehosp Emerg Care. 2021;25(1):46-54.
Spaite DW, Bobrow BJ, Gaither JB, Hu C. "In reply." Ann Emerg Med. 2017;70(2):263-264.
Minckler MR, Conser E, Figueroa JJ, Scott AJ, Gaither J, Amini R. "The Semantics of Priapism and the First Sign of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia." Case Rep Emerg Med. 2017;2017:2656203.


Clinical Specialties: 

Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services

Board Certification: 
Emergency Medicine, 2009
Emergency Medical Services, 2014
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Banner - University Medical Center South