Sam Shartar, MSN, RN, Senior Administrator/Director of Operations for Emory University's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) is responsible for directing the operations for the office. He also manages Emory's Threat Assessment Team, and serves as the Clinical Administrator for Emory's Department of Emergency Medicine, Section for Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Prior to joining CEPAR, Mr. Shartar served as the Unit Director for Emergency Services at Emory University Hospital. Mr. Shartar, a former EMS Supervisor has an extensive background in prehospital care. He also has broad experience in emergency and critical care nursing, and holds board certification as an Emergency Nurse. His background in disaster management includes experience in pre-hospital, event management, field operations, exercise design and implementation, bio-safety transportation, and healthcare operations.
Mr. Shartar is a member of the State's Region III EMS council, representing DeKalb County, serves on the State's All-Hazard Incident Management Team, and serves on the Atlanta Urban Area Security Initiative's Critical Events/Special Operations Committee. He is a member of Emory Healthcare's Serious Communicable Disease Steering Committee, works with the National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center (NETEC), and serves on the executive committee of the Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN). Mr. Shartar is certified as a professional emergency manager (PCEM), holds certification as an Emergency Management Healthcare Professional (EMHP), and is board certified as a National Healthcare Disaster Professional (NHDP-BC). Mr. Shartar practices clinically in the Emergency Department of Emory University Hospital.