Faculty or Staff Name:

Billows_Geoff.jpgGeoff Billows, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Medical Director, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Office Location & Contact
IU Health Methodist, AG001
1701 N. Senate Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202



Clarian Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis
Residency, Emergency Medicine, 1995

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
MD, Class of 1992

About me

Dr. Billows graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1992. Following graduation he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in 1995 at the Methodist Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident. Prior to attending medical school Dr. Billows was a FireFighter/Paramedic for 13 years with the City of Fairborn, Ohio. During his tenure on the fire department he was promoted to the level of Platoon Commander and as such was responsible for the supervision of fire prevention and suppression activities for the City of Fairborn. While working on the fire department, Dr. Billows completed his undergraduate education at Wright State University and subsequently worked part-time as a flight nurse for the Care Flight Air Medical Service of Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He served as Medical Director for our LifeLine helicopter service from December of 1996 until January of 2007. As the LifeLine Medical Director responsibilities included oversight of crew medical training and provision of medical care, protocol development and run audits, orientation of Emergency Medicine Interns to the LifeLine program, Flight Physician training, and liason between LifeLine personnel and Emergency Medicine residents. Dr. Billows has been involved with the Indianapolis Racing League as a Safety Team Physician and has been a Deputy Medical Director for the IRL and the IMS. Currently Dr. Billows is the Medical Director for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he is responsible for driver evaluation and treatment, as well as the provision of emergency spectator care. Dr. Billows is ABEM certified, and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). In ACEP he has been involved with the Air Medical Section, and has been on the BOD of Indiana State Chapter where he served as the EMS Chairperson.

Recent Publications

Radiation exposure as a consequence of spinal immobilization and extrication.
Stevens AC, Trammell TR, Billows GL, Ladd LM, Olinger ML.
J Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;48(2):172-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.06.049. Epub 2014 Sep 23.

EMS in the fast lane. Mass-gathering medicine at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Billows GL.
. 2010 Sep;35(9):suppl 11-3. No abstract available.

Injury incidence during the 2001 World Police and Fire Games.
Sloan B, Somerville G, Olinger M, Billows G, Brokaw D.
Am J Emerg Med
. 2004 Mar;22(2):129-31. No abstract available.

Magnetically-guided orotracheal intubation.
Billows GL.
Acad Emerg Med
. 2001 Oct;8(10):1010-1. No abstract available.

Prehospital oral endotracheal intubation by rural basic emergency medical technicians.
Bradley JS, Billows GL, Olinger ML, Boha SP, Cordell WH, Nelson DR.
Ann Emerg Med
. 1998 Jul;32(1):26-32.

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