Edward A. Bartkus

Edward A. Bartkus, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


Ed is a 1995 graduate of the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) School of Medicine and a 1998 graduate of our EM residency, where he served as Chief Resident.  Prior experience includes work as a paramedic, Director of Paramedic Education at OHSU, Chair of Oregon's State EMS Committee, State EMS Training Coordinator for Wyoming, and a law enforcement officer.  He joined us from the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, where he served as the Acting Chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine and the ALS Base Station Medical Director.

Dr. Bartkus is the EMS Medical Director for Methodist Hospital and the Adult and Trauma Care Medical Director for the IU Health LifeLine Critical Care Transport program.  He serves as a manuscript reviewer for Academic Emergency Medicine in the areas of EMS and medical informatics.  He is the Medical Director for the Tactical EMS team supporting the Indianapolis FBI office SWAT team and Indiana State Police ERT team.  He is the Medical Director for Methodist's Disaster Management Team and teaches at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama.  He is ABEM certified and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  His interests include pain management, simulation, and advanced airway management.

Ed is married to Anne Patrick, a nurse practitioner, and spends his time off chasing 5 year-old twins, cooking, and travelling.


(317) 962-3003 

Emergency Medicine
Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • EMS Director, IU Health