Medicus Rescue is uniquely postured to provide tactical and medical training to prevent unnecessary loss of life during active shooter or other potentially catastrophic events.  There is no substitute for being optimally trained and prepared for these highly unpredictable events by instructors with real world experience.  Every one of Medicus Rescue’s instructors have “on-the-ground” experience in the areas they instruct, which is crucial to providing the best possible preparation for high risk environments.  They have served in some of the most elite military or government organizations and participated in numerous high threat operations as both special operations forces and tactical medical providers. Examples of these situations include active ground combat, hostage situations, and mass casualty events.

Dennis Filips MD, Canadian Special Forces Commander Retired, Trauma Surgeon
Commander (Retired) Dennis Filips, MD, FRCSC is the founder, Vice-Chairman, and Chief Medical Officer of Innovative Trauma Care Inc., and the inventor of the iTClamp, a mechanical device designed for military and civilian users to control severe bleeding within a few seconds. He is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the National Defense University where he teaches Healthcare Industry Studies. He worked as a general/trauma surgeon and as a course director for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Tactical Medicine courses for the military and tactical police units. In 2010 he deployed to Haiti post earthquake with the Canadian Red Cross as the chief surgeon at the Notre Dame Hospital in Petit Goave.  He has been a trauma/general surgeon at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and chaired the Canadian Forces committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care from 2003-2008. He completed three operational tours in Afghanistan (2004-2007), a tour in Bosnia in 2001, and a tour with the UN in the Golan Heights in 1994. He was the Regimental Medical Officer with 1PPCLI in Calgary, Alberta and a Flight Surgeon and Emergency Room physician in Trenton, Ontario.

Guyon Hill MD, US Special Operation Command Physician, Green Beret
Dr. Hill is a board certified emergency medicine physician with additional specialty training in pediatric emergency medicine.  In these capacities, he has worked clinically at multiple adult and pediatric level I trauma centers providing care as well as training other physicians, midlevel providers, and medical students.  As a military physician, he has served in multiple elite special operations units and trained and supervised countless special operations medics from all branches.  During five combat deployments, he has provided direct medical support during combat operations in four countries. In 2011, he became the first physician in the U.S. Army in 18 years to become fully qualified as a Special Forces Soldier (Green Beret).  He is also qualified as a parachutist, flight surgeon, and a U.S. Navy Diver and Dive Medical Officer.  In 2013 he received the U.S. Army Surgeon General’s Physician Recognition Award and was recognized as the top physician in the Army holding the rank of Major.  He is also a recipient of the Combat Medical Badge, two Bronze Star Medals, and multiple other combat and non-combat awards.  He has lectured internationally on the topics of prehospital tactical medicine and many other emergency medicine topics as well as published numerous book chapters and scientific papers.
Michael Gonzalez MD , Chief Medical Officer, USAF Retired
Michael Gonzalez studied medicine at UT Medical School in Houston.  He completed two years of general surgery prior to his emergency medicine residency at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, a Joint US Army and US Air Force Program.  He served 11 years of active duty service with the US Air Force, including multiple deployments to IRAQ and Afghanistan.  Dr. Gonzalez was Chief of Emergency Services at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany and served as the Regional Director of the US Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams.  Dr. Gonzalez is Assistant Medical Director of Trauma and Advanced Airway Management for the Ben Taub Emergency Department, and Director of Simulation for the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine.  Mike is an Assistant Medical Director for EMS for the Houston Fire Department in the area of telemedicine.  Mike has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rice University.

Shane Iverson, 19th Special Forces Command Master Sergeant (Retired 2014)
Shane Iverson in addition to having spent 11 years as a Dallas Police Officer.  Shane has over 25 years of military experience including  but not limited to a mortar man, a marine forward observer and scout sniper in the United States Marines.  He joined the US Special Forces and a Weapons Sergeant and since September 11, 2001 he has had multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.   He has worked as an US Other Government Agency Contractor in multiple deployments in many different theaters of operation.  Shane brings firsthand knowledge of the many different tactics, techniques and procedures used in the war on both domestic and foreign terror.

Steve Crowder, Chief Technology Officer/Advisor 
Steven D. Crowder, Has over 24 years of management experience in the telecommunications industry.  Steve has extensive experience designing and maintaining telecommunications systems including microwave, satellite, WAN and LAN systems.  Steve retired from the Air Force after 20 years of honorable service and while serving in the Air Force, Steve managed the White House Communications Agency’s (WHCA) satellite travel branch procuring, traveling, maintaining and deploying assets worldwide to support Presidential communications.  Additionally, Mr. Crowder was the telecommunications manager in the White House Situation Room which provided 24/7 support to the President, Vice President and National Security Council.

Jeffrey O. Baldwin, Homeland Security Advisor   Prior to retiring in 2012, Mr. Baldwin had Customs and Border Protection (CBP) oversight responsibility for the entrance and exit of all international passengers, carriers and cargo within the Houston Field Office jurisdiction, which included Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Lubbock, Port Arthur, Corpus Christi, Amarillo, Freeport, Midland, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Mr. Baldwin also served as the Acting Executive Director, Field Operations, CBP Headquarters, Washington, DC overseeing CBP field operations worldwide.  He has more than 38 years of federal service, in which he has served as Director, Field Operations for CBP’s North Florida Field Office (Tampa, FL), Area Port Director of Savannah, GA, Port Director of the Miami Seaport and as the Port Director, Miami International Airport.  He has represented the United States on Customs related matters and training initiatives in Europe, Central and South America, and Africa.  He has served on the CBP Commissioner’s Advisory Board, National Professionalism Board and was instrumental in the revision of the agency’s personal search standards and participated in the establishment of the agency’s Discipline Review Board (DRB).  A strong supporter of leadership development, Mr. Baldwin served as an Executive Mentor for CBP’s first Leadership Institute class in 2010 and again in 2011 at the University of Chicago.  He has received numerous awards and accolades for his leadership and training contributions including the DHS Secretary’s Award for Team DHS Excellence.and CBP Commissioner’s Best Practices and Innovation Award for the Model Ports Initiative and emergency preparedness protocols.  In addition, he received the CBP Commissioner’s Unit Citation for the Global Entry Program, a trusted traveler initiative and in February 2011, he served as the CBP Lead Field Coordinator for Super Bowl XLV security initiatives in Dallas & Arlington, Texas.  In 2011, he was awarded a certificate of completion for the Leadership in Crisis program, from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education and completed the CBP Leadership Program at Columbia University Business School.  He is also a charter member of Texas Southern University's (TSU) Advisory Board, providing guidance and direction for the establishment of the university's Homeland Security & Maritime Studies academic degree program. He is a guest speaker at TSU’s Maritime program and at the University of Houston’s, Criminal Justice Program.  Founder and President of Baldwin Liaison Consulting, LLC. a strategic advisory and training company specializing in international trade & travel, homeland security, supply chain security, importing & exporting, crisis & risk mitigation and management, infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness and leadership development.  He is a recipient of the Paul Cuffee Award from Texas Southern University.  He was recently appointed to speak and serve on the Advisory Board at North American University.   He is an honor graduate from Temple University and a distinguished Marine Corps veteran (embassy security), who continues to foster partnerships between the Federal Government and the local and international public it serves, balancing goals of anti-terrorism, enforcement and business facilitation. 


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