Dr. Kelly Victory, @drkellyvictory is a board certified trauma and emergency specialist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She is an expert in disaster preparedness and response and the medical management of mass casualties. Dr. Victory is an alumnus of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a combined effort of Harvard School of Public Health and the Kennedy School of Government to develop “meta-leaders” for national disaster preparedness and response.
Dr. Victory works with a broad range on clients, including both public and private sector companies, hospitals, schools, churches and municipalities on issues regarding public health, including disaster preparedness and response planning, and business continuity and contingency strategies for large disasters.
Dr. Victory has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School Healthcare Conference, and was a member of the Leadership Council at Harvard School of Public Health for many years. She is an expert on the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and has served as an advisor to multiple politicians and government healthcare policy teams. She remains actively involved in the reform debate and writes and speaks prolifically on the subject. Dr. Victory also makes frequent radio and television appearances to discuss issues related to healthcare policy, emergency and disaster preparedness and response, and public health.
Dr. Victory teaches an “Active Shooter Rapid Response and Extraction” and “Leadership in Times of Crisis” course for first responders, community leaders and organizations, aimed at limiting casualties, improving outcomes and enhancing resiliency. Her focus is on site risk assessment, venue hardening, situational threat awareness, actions to mitigate casualties, incorporation of crisis training, and coordination of response efforts with Law Enforcement and EMS/Fire.
Dr. Victory makes frequent radio and television appearances to discuss issues of public health, large disasters, and preparedness and response efforts.
She holds a BS from Duke University and her MD from the University of North Carolina.