Dr. Will Chapleau is a founding partner of the International Pre Hospital Medicine Institute. He has been a Paramedic for 45 years and trauma nurse specialist for 32 years. For the last eight years he has served as the Director of Performance Improvement at the American College of Surgeons after spending 6 years managing Trauma training programs for the Committee on Trauma there retiring in April of 2020. He also spent 20 years with the Chicago Heights Fire Department, the last 6 years as Chief. He spent 15 years as an educator in the Good Samaritan Hospital EMS System in Downers Grove, Ill., and at St. James Hospital and Prairie State College in Chicago Heights.
Chapleau served as the Chair of the PHTLS Committee of NAEMT for nearly 20 years. He also served on the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as on the boards for the National Association of EMS Educators and the Society of Trauma Nurses. He also chaired a task force for the National Association of EMS Physicians. He’s been a frequent contributor to the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), EMS World Magazine and Fire Apparatus Magazine. He has also been published in the Journal of Trauma and Critical Care and the Journal of Emergency Medicine. He also served on the editorial board of EMS World Magazine. Will has written and edited five pre-hospital care texts in four languages and has taught prehospital care and lectured in conferences in over 60 countries.