Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I believe in open and honest communication around both acute health emergencies or chronic disease management. The patient’s values and priorities must stay at the forefront of what we do.”

Clinical Expertise

Through specialization in both Emergency Medicine and Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Prekker provides acute care for patients in the Emergency Department and Medical ICU as well as a pulmonary medicine consultant for inpatients at HCMC. He has a special interest in resuscitation and recovery from critical illness and has extensive experience in airway management and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.


  • Prekker ME, Driver BE, Trent SA, Resnick-Ault D, Seitz KP, Russell DW, Gaillard JP, Latimer AJ, Ghamande SA, Gibbs KW, Vonderhaar DJ, Whitson MR, Barnes CR, Walco JP, Douglas IS, Krishnamoorthy V, Dagan A, Bastman JJ, Lloyd BD, Gandotra S, Goranson JK, Mitchell SH, White HD, Palakshappa JA, Espinera A, Page DB, Joffe A, Hansen SJ, Hughes CG, George T, Herbert JT, Shapiro NI, Schauer SG, Long BJ, Imhoff B, Wang L, Rhoads JP, Womack KN, Janz DR, Self WH, Rice TW, Ginde AA, Casey JD, Semler MW; Video versus Direct Laryngoscopy for Tracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults. DEVICE Investigators and the Pragmatic Critical Care Research Group., N Engl J Med. 2023 Aug 3;389(5):418-429. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2301601. Epub 2023 Jun 16., PMID: 37326325.
  • Prekker ME, Trent SA, Lofrano A, Russell DW, Barnes CR, Brewer JM, Doerschug KC, Gaillard JP, Gandotra S, Ginde AA, Ghamande S, Gibbs KW, Hughes CG, Janz DR, Khan A, Mitchell SH, Page DB, Rice TW, Self WH, Smith LM, Stempek SB, Vonderhaar DJ, West JR, Whitson MR, Casey JD, Semler MW, Driver BE., Laryngoscopy and Tracheal Intubation: Does Use of a Video Laryngoscope Facilitate Both Steps of the Procedure?
    Ann Emerg Med. 2023 Oct;82(4):425-431. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.02.016. Epub 2023 Apr 5. PMID: 37028995.
  • Prekker ME, Bjorklund AR, Myers C, Harvey L, Horton GB, Goldstein J, Usher SC, Reardon RF, Robinson A, Strobel AM, Driver BE.
    Ann Emerg Med. 2023 Jun;81(6):667-676. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.01.016., The Pediatric Bougie for the First Tracheal Intubation Attempt in Critically Ill Children., Epub 2023 Feb 24., PMID: 36841658.
  • Prekker ME, Rischall M, Carlson M, Driver BE, Touroutoutoudis M, Boland J, Hu M, Heather B, Simpson NS.
    Acad Emerg Med. 2023 Jan;30(1):6-15. doi: 10.1111/acem.14585., Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation versus conventional rewarming for severe hypothermia in an urban emergency department., Epub 2022 Sep 6., PMID: 36000288.
  • Prekker ME, Brunsvold ME, Bohman JK, Fischer G, Gram KL, Litell JM, Saavedra-Romero R, Hick JL.
    Chest. 2020 Aug;158(2):603-607. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.04.026., Regional Planning for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Allocation During Coronavirus Disease 2019., Epub 2020 Apr 25., PMID: 32339510.
  • Prekker ME, Delgado F, Shin J, Kwok H, Johnson NJ, Carlbom D, Grabinsky A, Brogan TV, King MA, Rea TD. Pediatric intubation by paramedics in a large emergency medical services system: process, challenges, and outcomes. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2015 (in press).
  • Prekker ME, Gary BM, Patel R, Olives T, Driver B, Dunlop SJ, Miner JR, Gordon S, Schut R, Gray RO. A comparison of routine, opt-out HIV screening with the expected yield from physician-directed HIV testing in the emergency department. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015;33(4):506-511.
  • Prekker ME, Kwok H, Shin J, Carlbom D, Grabinsky A, Rea TD. The process of prehospital airway management: Challenges and solutions during paramedic endotracheal intubation. Critical Care Medicine 2014;42(6):1372-1378.
  • Prekker ME, Feemster LC, Hough CL, Carlbom D, Crothers K, Au DH, Rea TD, Seymour CW. The epidemiology and outcome of prehospital respiratory distress. Academic Emergency Medicine 2014;21(5):543-550.
  • Prekker ME, Scott NL, Hart D, Sprenkle MD, Leatherman JW. Point-of-care ultrasound to estimate central venous pressure: a comparison of three techniques. Critical Care Medicine 2013;41(3):833- 841.

Medical School

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society


  • Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine
  • Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine


  • Best Resident Core Content Lecture, Emergency Medicine 2014-15