Samuel Kordik

Leader, learner, father, husband.

Who Am I?

I love to find answers to questions and solutions to problems, and to teach others to do the same. I am passionate about emergency medical services, and my professional mission is to drive forward the quality of out-of-hospital emergency medical care, with a particular emphasis on building up paramedicine as a profession, encouraging the transition of paramedics from technicians to clinicians, and encourage the adoption of evidence-based paramedic practice.

I am currently a senior EMS leader at Cypress Creek EMS, where I am responsible for our clinical quality of care, clinical research, data analysis/informatics, field training programs, clinical practice guidelines, and initial, continuing, and public education programs. I also continue to work as an educator, a Field Supervisor, ground paramedic, and as a bike team member.

I love living life as an adventure. I am married to a wonderful woman; together, we are adoptive and foster parents, love our two oddball dogs, and raise chickens and veggies on our urban homestead. I am constantly reading and constantly striving to grow and improve.

Why I Exist

My goal in life is to glorify God by working hard, working well, and making a genuine difference in people’s lives. For me, that purpose is fulfilled personally through my marriage, family, and friendships, and professionally through seeking to advance the quality of out-of-hospital emergency medical care using my skills and passions.

If I can help you through my skill set, please let me know.

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” (Robert A. Heinlein)


Dec 11, 2021 My new site is up on GitHub pages!

selected publications

  1. Poster
    Seeing is Believing: The Incorporation of Body Cameras Into a High Reliability EMS Organization
    Esposito, Matthew, Kordik, Samuel, Nealy, Wren, and Vartanian, Levon
    In Jan 2020
  2. Poster + Oral
    Increased Frequency of Adverse Events Observed after Ketamine Use for Psychiatric Emergency as Compared to Benzodiazepines and Antipsychotics
    Kordik, Samuel, Smith, Chris, Page, David, Crowe, Remle, Myers, Brent, and Wampler, David
    In Oct 2018