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Jeffery Metzger, M.D.

  • Emergency Medicine


Jeffery Metzger, M.D., MBA, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in tactical and law enforcement medicine and in emergency department operations and management. 

Dr. Metzger earned his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Duke University Medical Center, during which time he became interested in tactical medicine, working with the Durham Police Department SWAT team. He received advanced training in government emergency medical security services through a fellowship at UT Southwestern. He also holds a Master of Business Administration through a joint program at UT Southwestern and UT Dallas. 

Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2005. 

Dr. Metzger serves as Chief of Emergency Services for Parkland Health and Hospital System. He is also a Senior Corporal in the Dallas Police Department, where he provides operational medical support to the department’s SWAT team. He’s also a police surgeon for the UT System Rapid Response Team. 

In addition, he is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Texas College of Emergency Physicians, and the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association.

Dr. Metzger has delivered scores of presentations and published numerous academic articles.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center (1998-2002)
  • Residency - Duke University Medical Center (2002-2005), Emergency Medicine
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical School (2005-2007), Government Emergency Medicine Security Services
Books & Publications