Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH
Andrew Schmidt is a board certified, academic emergency medicine physician with a practice focus in pre-hospital medicine. His areas of interest in education and research are drowning resuscitation and water safety. He has 2 decades of experience with open-water lifesaving as a lifeguard, instructor, and medical director. He serves as a drowning expert witness and consultant for various medical services.


Additional qualifications include:
  • Numerous peer-reviewed articles and original research focused on drowning, including lead author on national organizational practice guidelines

  • Author of multiple book chapters on drowning resuscitation and lifeguarding

  • Lectures and teaches internationally on the topics of drowning resuscitation and surf-related injuries

  • Collaborates with the leading international researchers in the fields of drowning prevention and resuscitation

  • Manages a drowning-specific research blog

  • Medical director for open-water lifeguard agency

  • Director of international lifeguard training organization

Drowning Expert Witness - Consultant - Emergency Medicine Physician