Norman A. Paradis, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth College and the Director of Emergency Medicine Research at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He is an emergency physician who works in academic medical research and private sector biomedical device development. He is one of the first physicians to complete a research fellowship in resuscitation. His interests include cardiac arrest, shock, CPR hemodynamics, hypothermia, molecular and optical biomarkers. Dr. Paradis has been Chief Medical Officer for a number of companies, including Zoll Circulation and Biosite. Dr. Paradis edits Cardiac Arrest - The Science and Practice of Resuscitation Medicine, which is the first comprehensive text in that field. He has been on faculty and an administrator at University of Colorado, NYU, Columbia, USC and VCU.