Chief Operating Officer
Mass General Brigham
Neskey Family Professor of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Ron M. Walls is Chief Operating Officer of Mass General Brigham and Neskey Family Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was the original Editor-in-Chief of what is now the Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management (5e), and is Senior Editor of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. He is a peer reviewer for The New England Journal of Medicine, the six emergency medicine journals in North America and Europe and the journal, Anesthesia.
Dr. Walls has researched, published and taught in the area of Emergency Medicine, with an emphasis on emergency airway management, for more than twenty years. He was honored with the American College of Emergency Physicians Outstanding Contributions to Education Award, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s David K. Wagner Award. In 2006, Dr. Walls became the first emergency physician to achieve the rank of Professor at Harvard Medical School.
He is founder of NEAR (National Emergency Airway Registry), a multi-center, international emergency airway research project that has produced over 25 original reports. Dr. Walls has over 180 scientific publications, including 19 textbooks. He has been an invited Visiting Professor at over 30 institutions.