SW Stephens.JPG  Director, Alabama Resuscitation Center

Research Interests:  
Cardiac Arrest, Trauma Resuscitation, Emergency Medical Services, Bioethics

Shannon Stephens, Critical Care Paramedic, has worked in EMS for over 25 years. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Director of the Alabama Resuscitation Center. He also serves as a Research Scientist for the UAB Center for Cardiovascular Biology, and formerly with the UAB Center for Disaster Preparedness.  He has served as Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine from 1998 - present.

He has published several manuscripts and presented nationally and internationally on EMS-related topics including cardiac arrest, severe traumatic injury, prehospital research, advanced airway management, disaster medicine, and bioethics.  As an EMS field provider, an EMS educator, and an EMS researcher, he has focused his efforts on collaborative clinical trial networks, to build a body of evidence to advance and improve prehospital emergency care.  He has served as a Program Director for several NIH and DOD funded clinical trial networks.  He actively serves on numerous national, state, and local committees and is a member of the American Heart Association, Project Management Institute, the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, and the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians.