Douglas R. Dixon, MD

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services Academy

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine


Nursing School: RN, Walla Walla Community College

Medical School: MD, American University of Antigua

Residency: Emergency Medicine Residency, IUSOM-Indianapolis, IN

Fellowship: EMS Fellowship, IUSOM


I grew up in the Pacific Northwest with a love for the outdoors. I joined the Army at 18 and became a M1A1 Abrams tanker. I was deployed to Desert Storm, and then went to the Oregon National Guard. After that, I attended nursing school in Walla Walla, WA; I worked in a rural Eastern WA hospital where I learned to be very independent. I worked at the Regional Trauma Center in Spokane for ten years, then had a mid-life crisis and went back to medical school. I spent two and a half years studying in England, and then a semester studying in Belize. I graduated medical school in 2010 and did my EM residency and EMS fellowship at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. I also moonlighted in very rural Tipton, IN, where I was the only MD in the county! In my spare time, I like to homebrew, juggle, cycle, hike, and practice woodworking.

Teaching Interests

  • EMS
  • Rural
  • Flight