Faculty Profile

Cai Glushak
Section of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Medicine (Part-Time)

Academic Interests

Dr. Glushak is the Medical Director for the Chicago South EMS system. He is active locally and nationally to promote the advancement of paramedic and EMT services, with particular interest in enhancing their role in public health and prevention. He is also active in disaster planning and preparation and other first responder issues. Dr. Glushak also coordinates the International Medical Transport Program for patients who require evacuation or repatriation when suffering acute medical conditions abroad and those requiring international referral to centers of excellence for complex medical problems.

Clinical Interests

Emergency medical services (pre-hospital care),prevention and public health (assisting seniors at risk),infectious disease threats to first responders, hospital diversion, international medical transport systems and travel medical assistance, international referral and second opinion programs, aeromedicine


  • Shah, M., Glushak, C., Karrison, T., Mulliken R., Walter, J., Friedman, P., Hayley, D., Chin, M., “Predictors of Emergency Medical Services Utilization by Elders,” Academic Emergency Medicine Vol. 10 No. 1, January 2003, p. 52-58.
  • Casner, M., Greenwood, M. Glushak, C, Diversion and Bypass (Chapter 75) in Prehospital Systems and Medical Oversight, 3rd Ed., 2002, p. 871-885
  • Glushak, C., Delbridge, T., Garrison, H., Ambulance Diversion, Prehospital Emergency Care, Vol. 1 No. 2, April 1997, p. 100-103
  • Glushak, C., Daum, R., Walter, J., Niersbach, C., Woodard, G., Goldstein, K., “Initial Experience of an EMT-Base Pediatric Immunization Outreach Program,” Abstract Presentation; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, May, 1995
  • Goldstein, K., Lauderdale, D., Glushak, C., Walter, J., Daum, R., "Immunization Outreach in an Inner-City Housing Development: Reminder-Recall on Foot," Pediatrics Vol. 104 No. 6, December 1999, p. e69


  • BS, 1978, McGill University, Physiology
  • MD, 1982, McGill University,
  • Residency, 1985, University of Illinois, Emergency Medicine