Dr. Tanya Leinicke received a military scholarship from the Air Force to attend Johns Hopkins Medical School, graduating in 1998. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico.
In 2001, Dr. Leinicke moved to Alaska to serve in the US Air Force as an Emergency Physician at JBER. During her time at JBER, she served as the joint services EMS Director and represented the US Air Force on the Pacific Air Forces Emergency Services Board. She also represented JBER on the Anchorage Mayor’s Advisory Board for EMS. During her military service, Dr. Leinicke deployed twice on a mobile field surgical team.
Dr. Leinicke transitioned to the civilian sector four years later and began working at Providence Alaska Medical Center for Alaska Emergency Medicine Associates, where she remains today. She was also fortunate enough to spend 17 years in academics with the University of Washington WWAMI program, where she directed the clinical education program for early medical students.
In 2014, she was sponsored to attend the Medic 1 Resuscitation Academy in Seattle. It was there that she learned about High Performance CPR. Since her time at the Resuscitation Academy, she has worked with the Anchorage Fire Department to teach yearly High Performance CPR trainings for the WWAMI program. High Performance CPR is a topic Dr. Leinicke is passionate about, and she is pleased to have an opportunity to teach at this conference.