Indianapolis EMS Chief
Charles Miramonti, M.D.
Chief of Emergency Medical Services
Charles Miramonti, M.D., is chief of Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (EMS), an emergency medicine physician at Wishard-Eskenazi Health and an assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Miramonti has served in numerous leadership capacities, including division chief for the IU School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine’s Division of Out of Hospital Care and deputy medical director for the Wishard Ambulance Service and the Indianapolis Fire Department. He has also held similar positions with the Wayne Township Fire Department. Dr. Miramonti is the founder and serves as chief medical officer of MESH, a groundbreaking partnership of health care entities working to identify shared risks and develop standardized training and programs to prepare organizations to work together during an emergency.
Dr. Miramonti is the first chief of Indianapolis EMS and was integral in the formation of the third-party EMS service, which was formed in 2010 as a partnership between the City of Indianapolis, IU School of Medicine and Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County by unification of Eskenazi Health and Indianapolis Fire Department EMS services. Indianapolis EMS operates as a division of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety and benefits from medical leadership in quality, education, training and research from the IU School of Medicine.
Graduating with a bachelor of science degree in biology from Washington University in 1996 and with a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2000, Dr. Miramonti completed his residency in emergency medicine and a fellowship in pre-hospital care at the IU School of Medicine.
In 2012, Dr. Miramonti was appointed chairman of the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety. Since it was founded in 2003, the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety has provided a forum for Indianapolis-area hospitals to share information about best practices and work together to solve patient safety issues in Indianapolis and surrounding county hospitals.
Dr. Miramonti has earned numerous awards for his work in emergency medicine. In 2013, he was honored with the Achievement in Medicine (AIM) Award for his work as the chief of Indianapolis EMS. The AIM Award is given by the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild to members of the Indianapolis area medical community who uphold the tradition of excellence in health care. In 2012, Dr. Miramonti was chosen as one of Indianapolis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, a sought-after designation based on an individual’s level of success in his or her field, accomplishments in the Indianapolis community and the individual’s ability to build upon those accomplishments in the future. He was also named Wishard Memorial Hospital Physician of the Year in 2009, Indiana Department of Homeland Security EMS Medical Director of the Year in 2006 and received both the Clarian Service Excellence Gold and Silver Awards in 2002 during his emergency medicine residency.