John Slish, M.D.

John H Slish, M.D., FACEP, EMT-T, TCCC-I, ILO



Dr. John Slish is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Slish’s medical career began in 1991 when he became a full time EMT in Ocala, Fl while attending CFCC, and then UF undergrad.  After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Florida, he matriculated to Ross University School of Medicine graduating in 2004 with honors.  He then completed a preliminary year of Internal Medicine and went on to complete a 3 year residency in Emergency Medicine at LSUHSC-Shreveport. He worked private practice in Ocala, Fl. before accepting a staff position here at UF COM. He is a member of the NASA flight crew physician team.                    

Dr. Slish has a strong background in EMS and a great passion for law enforcement medicine. He is a graduate of numerous tactical medical courses including CONTOMS and is a Tactical Casualty Combat Care Instructor.                    

He is the SWAT team physician for the Gainesville Police, and Alachua County Sheriffs Department and trains for deployment with these elite teams. He is also an Auxiliary Police Officer for the Gainesville Police department and an ILO for the FDLE/DHS.                    

Dr. Slish has a great interest in close quarters combat injury prevention and treatment, as well as, disaster medicine. He is currently working on research in law enforcement medicine.                    

Dr. Slish has extensive experience in natural disaster medicine having been deployed to 3 natural disasters including hurricane Andrew in 1992, Fl Wildfires in 1997, and hurricane Katrina in 2005, and continues to volunteer his services to date. 


Residency - Emergency Medicine
Louisiana State University

Internship - Internal Medicine
Louisiana State University

Medical Degree
Ross University

Board Certification

  • Emergency Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine