A lifelong EMS professional, Jeffrey Sather, M.D., is a board certified emergency physician, who serves as medical director of Trinity Health’s Emergency Trauma Center in Minot, ND. He began his career as an EMT/paramedic, earning his medical degree in 1998 from the University of North Dakota and completing his Emergency Medicine residency at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. Since joining Trinity Health in 2001, Dr. Sather has served in numerous leadership positions, including chair of the Department of Medicine and physician liaison for Trinity’s electronic health record. A strong advocate for rural access to emergency care, he’s been instrumental in implementing statewide initiatives to improve trauma, stroke and STEMI care. He currently co-chairs North Dakota’s stakeholder group for Mission Lifeline, a project that will create a STEMI care network for North Dakota citizens. A diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Sather is a member of the American College of Emergency Room Physicians.
An emergency medicine physician receives training to care for patients with acute illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention. While not providing long-term or continuing care, they diagnose a variety of illnesses and undertake various interventions to stabilize patients.