About our EMS Educators

Dr. Austin Burgess

Dr. Austin Burgess received his Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 1990. He then attended Wayne State University and received his Medical degree in 1994. He then accepted a commission in the US Army and completed a Transitional internship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in 1995. From there he spent two years as the Aviation Brigade flight surgeon for the Third Infantry Division at Hunter Army Airfield, GA. There he was responsible for all aspects of medical care for the Brigade. This included care of aviation personnel but also medical logistics, coordination of medical evacuation with military assets and with civilian EMS, and training of medics. From there he went back into training completing an Emergency Medicine Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in 2000. From there he served at Ft. Riley, KS from 2000-2003 as EMS director of a hospital based EMS system. He then additionally served as Medical Director from 2002-2003. After completing his Army obligation he went to Moorehead City, NC at Carteret General Hospital. There he served as Quality Director as well as three years as Medical Director. In August of 2013 Dr. Burgess moved back to Michigan to start at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Dr. Burgess is a 2007 graduate of EMP’s Scholars program. He has been married to his wife Carol since 1990. He has two children Jacob and Kayle.

Ron Green

Ron Green is the Programs Course Coordinator for Genesys Regional Medical Center, EMS Education. He started at Genesys in December 2004 and currently teaches Paramedic Programs. Ron is also an American Heart Association Training Center Faculty Member for BLS, ACLS, and PALS at Genesys. Ron started his EMS career as a Genesys EMT student in 1996 and then worked for a short time at CM Ambulance. In 1997, he left CM Ambulance and went to work at Swartz Ambulance Service that same year. While at Swartz he attended the Genesys Paramedic Program in 1999 and then became one of their Field Training Officers. In 2003, Ron attended the Instructor Coordinator course and now teaching at Genesys is his full time job, but he still holds many friendships within the EMS community.