William D Fales, MD
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
William Fales, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed an emergency medicine residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.
In addition to his board certification in emergency medicine, Dr. Fales also has a board certification in emergency medical services. He serves the Department of Emergency Medicine as Chief of EMS and Disaster Medicine and as the Program Director for the EMS Fellowship program.
Dr. Fales has clinical and educational interests in EMS, healthcare preparedness, and injury prevention.
- American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine)
- American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medical Services)
Education and Training
- BS 1982, Accounting, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- MD 1990, Thomas Jefferson University
- Residency 1993, Emergency Medicine,
- Fellowship 2009, Homeland Security, Naval Postgraduate School
Swor R., Qu L., Putman K., Sawyer K., Domeier R., Fowler J., Fales W. Challenges of Using Probabilistic Linkage Methodology to Characterize Post-Cardiac Arrest Care in Michigan Prehospital Emergency Care. 2018;22(2):208-213. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2017.1362086.
Hoyle J.D., Crowe R.P., Bentley M.A., Beltran G., Fales W. Pediatric Prehospital Medication Dosing Errors: A National Survey of Paramedics Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017;21(2):185-191. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2016.1227001.
Steffens C., Clement B., Fales W., Chehade A., Putman K., Swor R. Evaluating the Cost and Utility of Mandating Schools to Stock Epinephrine Auto-injectors Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017;21(5):563-566. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2017.1308610.
Deutsch L., Paternoster R., Putman K., Fales W., Swor R. Care for cardiac arrest on golf courses: Still not up to par? Prehospital Emergency Care. 2015;19:31-35. doi: 10.3109/10903127.2014.942480.
Rossow C., Ivanitskaya L., Fulton L., Fales W. Healthcare Workers' Willingness to Report to Work during an Influenza Pandemic: A Systematic Literature Review Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 2015;12(4):823-843. doi: 10.1515/jhsem-2014-0115.
Lammers R., Willoughby-Byrwa M., Fales W. Errors and error-producing conditions during a simulated, prehospital, pediatric cardiopulmonary arrest Simulation in Healthcare. 2014;9(3):174-183. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000013.
Lammers R., Willoughby-Byrwa M., Fales W. Medication errors in prehospital management of simulated pediatric anaphylaxis Prehospital Emergency Care. 2014;18(2):295-304. doi: 10.3109/10903127.2013.856501.
Rossow C., Ivanitskaya L., Fulton L., Fales W. Healthcare providers: Will they come to work during an influenza pandemic? WIT Transactions on the Built Environment. 2013;133:133-147. doi: 10.2495/DMAN130131.
Hoyle J.D., Davis A.T., Putman K.K., Trytko J.A., Fales W.D. Medication dosing errors in pediatric patients treated by emergency medical services Prehospital Emergency Care. 2012;16:59-66. doi: 10.3109/10903127.2011.614043.
Lammers R., Byrwa M., Fales W. Root causes of errors in a simulated prehospital pediatric emergency Academic Emergency Medicine. 2012;19(1):37-47. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01252.x.
Lammers R., Byrwa M., Fales W., Hale R. Simulation-based assessment of paramedic pediatric resuscitation skills Prehospital Emergency Care. 2009;13(3):345-356. doi: 10.1080/10903120802706161.
Ruth E., Ruth E., Shah B., Fales W. Evaluating the injury incidence from skate shoes in the united states Pediatric Emergency Care. 2009;25(5):321-324. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181a341c3.
Jaronik J., Mikkelson P., Fales W., Fales W., Overton D., Overton D. Evaluation of prehospital use of furosemide in patients with respiratory distress Prehospital Emergency Care. 2006;10(2):194-197. doi: 10.1080/10903120500541282.
Fales W. Preparing for terrorism —tools for evaluating the metropolitan medical response system program Prehospital Emergency Care. 2003;7(3):408-409. doi: 10.1080/10903120390936716.
Domeier R.M., Swor R.A., Evans R.W., Hancock J.B., Fales W., Krohmer J., Frederiksen S.M., Rivera-Rivera E.J., Schork M.A. Multicenter prospective validation of prehospital clinical spinal clearance criteria Journal of Trauma. 2002;53(4):744-750. doi: 10.1097/00005373-200210000-00021.
Domeier R., Evans R., Swor R., Hancock J., Fales W., Krohmer J., Frederiksen S., Shork M. The reliability of prehospital clinical evaluation for potential spinal injury is not affected by the mechanism of injury Prehospital Emergency Care. 1999;3(4):332-337. doi: 10.1080/10903129908958964.
Sayegh A., Swor R., Chu K.H., Jackson R., Gitlin J., Domeier R.M., Basse E., Smith D., Fales W. Does race or socioeconomic status predict adverse outcome after out of hospital cardiac arrest: a multi-center study Resuscitation. 1999;40(3):141-146. doi: 10.1016/S0300-9572(99)00026-X.
Dula D., Fales W. The 'Ring Sign': Is it a reliable indicator for cerebral spinal fluid? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1993;22(4):718-720. doi: 10.1016/S0196-0644(05)81855-4.