Meet The Team

The Podcast Team

John Hill, MD

John Hill, MD is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and EMS Medical Director who practices in Northeast Ohio. Before becoming a physician, he worked in the IT field as a full stack web developer and virtualization expert. After a near-fatal motorcycle accident and his mother being diagnosed with cancer, he made a career change and earned his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Hill went on to complete his emergency medicine training at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and has since worked at University Hospitals, serving as the EMS Medical Director and ED Trauma Liaison at a Level 3 Trauma Center as well as medical director for many other private companies. Dr. Hill is passionate about medical education, resuscitation, and prehospital care. In his personal life, he is happily married and has three young children. He and his family enjoy soccer games, camping, hiking, and spending time on the lake.

Scott Wildenheim, Paramedic

Scott Wildenheim, Paramedic, is an EMS service administrator in the Greater Cleveland area. Active in EMS since the mid 1990’s, he is involved in many facets of EMS delivery in the region. In addition to his administrative duties, he also teaches advanced  primary EMS education and CE, is the editor of EMS protocols for the region, and is an embedded paramedic with a bomb squad. Scott strives to deliver EMS education in a relatable, laid back, and easy to understand way. When pretending not to work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and doggos doing general life things.

Caleb Ferroni, Paramedic / Firefighter

Caleb Ferroni, Paramedic, is an EMS instructor for the UH Hospitals Paramedic program. Caleb started his career in 2004 as a Firefighter EMT. He now works full time at the Munson Fire Department serving as a Chief Officer. He is involved in many facets of EMS delivery in the region. Caleb is also an embedded paramedic with a bomb squad. He loves educating and all things Emergency Medicine. When given free time he loves spending time with his wife and two daughters camping wherever they can in the RV. Caleb also serves as a council member for his hometown.  

Ray Pace, Paramedic / Firefighter

Ray Pace, Paramedic,  is an EMS instructor for University Hospitals. Ray started his career in 2005 as a Firefighter/EMT. He now works full time at the Howland Township Fire Department as the Assistant Fire Chief and is a member of a local tactical EMS team. Ray served as the EMS Coordinator for UH Portage Medical Center, where he provided leadership and support to over 65 Fire/EMS agencies. He serves as the EMS liaison to UH system pharmacy, is an active member of the protocol committee, and provided cardiac arrest management training to hospital employees as a member of the code blue committee.  He enjoys teaching EMS continuing education and tactical emergency casualty care classes. In his spare time, Ray also enjoys spending time with his wife and his son fishing, camping or at the baseball fields.

The Cases Team

Donald Spaner, MD

Don Spaner, MD is a dual Board Certified Emergency Physician and Board Certified EMS Medical Director. He is the Chief Medical Officer of the UH EMS Institute. Don is a US Army Retired Colonel 42 years of military service with deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and mobilizations to Egypt, Africa, and Japan. He is married to his wife Pam for 42 years. Don has three children, Andrew Spaner, Eric Spaner and Haley Durdella DO (Emergency Physician) and a wonder dog, Newton. He also has 5 grandkids, Lia, Ariah,Theo, Noah and Sofie. His favorite advice is: Get the right patient to the right place at the right time for the right care. Always remember to treat our patients as if they were your own family. 

Jordan Singer, MD

Jordan Singer, MD, is an emergency physician who is board-certified in both emergency medicine as well as EMS.  He grew up in Cleveland before receiving his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then undergoing residency training in Emergency Medicine and fellowship training in Emergency Medical Services at the University of Pittsburgh.  He now practices Emergency Medicine and serves as an EMS Medical Director in Northeast Ohio.  His research interests include prehospital cardiac arrest care, prehospital treatment for opioid use disorder, EMS education, and mobile integrated health.  In his personal life, he is married with two children.  When he has free time, he enjoys CrossFit, skiing, playing soccer, and playing both videogames and board games (the nerdier the better!).

The Tac Med Team

Joe Schuerger, Paramedic Firefighter

Joe Schuerger  is the coordinator for tactical medicine under University Hospitals. This division under UH EMSI covers training police and fire personnel rescue task force, TECC and custom tactical training. Joe is also the EMS liaison for the 15 SWAT teams who use University Hospitals as their Medical Direction.  Joe started his career in 2011 and is currently full time at Twinsburg Fire. Joe  is a TEMS medic for a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team where he now serves as the lead medic. In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and son traveling and spending time outdoors. 

The Data and Documentation Team

Jon Cameron, Paramedic / Firefighter

Jon Cameron is a Firefighter/Paramedic with over 20 years of experience in the field across three states and has played an instrumental role in the implementation of multiple patient care reporting systems on a variety of hardware and software systems over the course of the past 10 years. 

In 2016, he was recruited by University Hospitals to help roll out HealthEMS Mobile Touch as a system wide patient care reporting program. He assisted in expanding the use of HealthEMS from 15 departments to over 170 inside of 5 years. He has also developed training material and utilized it to educate first responders on how to properly document EMS clinical scenarios to improve collection and accuracy of emergency incidents.

Additionally, Jon a special advisor to Ohio CARES program and is responsible for the set up and deployment of over 400 mobile devices utilized for EMS reporting.