Elliot Carhart, EdD, RRT, NRP, NCEE
Assistant Professor, Emergency Services
Phone: (540) 985-8109
Dr. Elliot Carhart is an assistant professor in the Emergency Services program. He is a Nationally Registered Paramedic, a Registered Respiratory Therapist, a Nationally Certified EMS Educator, and also holds numerous critical care credentials. He earned his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, where his studies focused on healthcare education. Dr. Carhart also holds a master’s degree in health science, a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration, and associate degrees in EMS and respiratory care. He is a former firefighter/paramedic, SWAT Medic, and currently practices as a respiratory therapist at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
An avid EMS researcher, Dr. Carhart has won the “Best Research” award from the UCLA Prehospital Care Research Forum for his 2012 work investigating cognitive exam success among EMT students. He serves on the research committee of the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) and is a member of the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). Dr. Carhart has published numerous articles, presented at national conferences, and is in perpetual pursuit of practical excellence in the EMS profession.