Preston Fedor, MD

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services Academy

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine


Undergraduate: BS, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis

Medical School: MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Emergency Medicine, St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA

Fellowship: Emergency Medical Services, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Fellowship: Governmental Emergency Medical Security Services, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX


After growing up and attending college in California, I have moved around the country (and the world) seeking medical training and life experience. I’ve held a variety of jobs over the years wallpaper hanger, lab rat cage cleaner, Alaska backcountry ranger, theme park medic, youth soccer goalie trainer, and nurse’s aide. My 12 months before joining the faculty at UNM were spent doing prehospital trauma and retrieval medicine on a helicopter in Australia. I feel very lucky to be here at UNM where I can practice academic and community emergency medicine, as well as make a difference in the realms of Emergency Medical Services (in all of its flavors), medical education, and research. Outside of work, I enjoy playing with my kids and dogs, hiking, fishing, researching genealogy, reading, traveling, and doing nothing.

Teaching Interests

  • Prehospital and law enforcement education
  • Tactical medicine
  • Disaster and confined space medicine
  • Airway and procedural microskills
  • Hemorrhage control
  • Presentation development and slide design