Dr. Colella is the Medical Director for Flight for Life, a CAMTS accredited air medical transport system providing service to southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Dr. Colella is also the Assistant Director of Medical Services for the Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System, a national leader in EMS serving a population of approximately one million citizens. Additionally, he is a consultant for the Center for International Health developing academic EMS curriculum for international physician development and other projects.
Dr. Colella has an extensive background in EMS, technical rescue, and critical care transport that spans two decades. Prior to his recruitment to the Medical College of Wisconsin, he was an appointed faculty at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director for their Critical Care Transport Program. Other appointments include an Emergency Services Section Physician for the United States Secret Service and disaster physician for both DMAT and USAR Teams. His academic interests include EMS, critical care transport, operational, international and disaster medicine, expert testimony and the intersection between public health and emergency care.
Education / Training
- Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - PA (1999)
- Internship in Internal Medicine - Cook County Hospital - Chicago, IL (1999-2000)
- Residency in Emergency Medicine - Medical College of Georgia - Augusta (2000-2003)
- Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD (2003-2004)
- Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Management - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (2010)