Dr. Ernest is the assistant medical director for Creighton University EMS Education. He is an assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Dr. Ernest graduated with a B.S. in Emergency Medical Services and a Doctor of Medicine from Creighton University. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He subsequently completed his Prehospital Medicine/Emergency Medical Services fellowship at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Ernest is board certified in Emergency Medicine and will be eligible to sit for his Emergency Medical Services boards in 2015.
He is an active member of the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians as well as the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Ernest also serves as the medical director of Bellevue Fire Department in Bellevue, NE, Sarpy County 911 dispatch center, and Cass County Emergency Management Agency as well as the assistant medical director of the Omaha Fire Department.
His current areas of research interest include cardiac arrest and resuscitation as well as prehospital advanced airway. He has received several honors and awards and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.