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Jonathan St. George MD

Course Director & Creator of the Protected Airway Course

My own airway training was uneven at best. Sometimes I got it right; sometimes I had to learn things the hard way. Looking back at that journey is what made me want to create a better path for those who come after us. A path that helps to amplify your abilities, and that gives you an honest look at our strengths and weaknesses as human beings and as clinicians so that we can transcend those limits. For those of us who teach emergency airway, I believe the goal is to build more effective training tools as the guardrails that protect our patients from harm. This is how the Protected Airway came into being. It continues to evolve and grow. It has become a collaborative effort by an amazing team of dedicated educators. We all do this for one reason: we want you to be better than we were.


Ralph Slepian MD

Senior Faculty & Content Development Advisor

Dr. Ralph Slepian is a Professor of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Anesthesiologist with the Department of Anesthesiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is a dedicated educator and long-time faculty of the course.


Jim DuCanto MD

Senior Faculty & Creator of the SALAD Technique

Dr. Jim DuCanto is a tireless educator, innovator and friend to the Protected Airway Course. Who works tirelessly to improve what we do and how we do it.


Chris Root MD

Creative Director – The Situationally Difficult Airway Learning Installation @PAC

Paramedic in NYC. Soon to be EM intern. Interested in Airway, resuscitation and prehospital care. #FOAMed. PAC Faculty since 2015.


Jess Boyle

Faculty – Creator of the Stress Lab

More Faculty Info Coming Soon


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