His enthusiasm and unique ability to engage healthcare providers, forged in the fire and EMS services and refined in one of the nation’s best academic medical centers, infuse every event and workshop he leads!


Interested in having Tom Baum Jr.  speak for your organization? Please reach out via phone or email. 







  • Stark County Paramedic Program, 2007

       Aultman College   |   Canton, Ohio

  • Ohio Firefighter II (Professional) Program, 2005

       Stark State College   |   North Canton, Ohio


  • Ohio Emergency Medical Technician Program, 2005

       Stark State College   |   North Canton, Ohio

At a young age of 14, Tom joined his hometown volunteer fire
department in Brewster, Ohio. He became a fully-qualified firefighter and EMT at 18 and a paramedic at 20. By 23, he was building a career in medical simulation. His clinical practice as a paramedic included service in Union County, North Carolina and Youngstown, Ohio. Eager to develop his instructional
skills, he earned pediatric and adult advanced life support teaching credentials at Cleveland Clinic, the nation’s top-ranked cardiovascular hospital. He began teaching there in 2010.
He was a key member in opening two medical simulation centers: Cleveland Clinic’s Multidisciplinary Simulation Center and Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, Ohio.


Today, Tom trains instructors and healthcare providers in classrooms and labs, at international conferences and on cruise ships. He is an accomplished speaker and force multiplier, empowering learners to grow professionally during simulation and motivating educators to create realistic, relevant training that improves quality and patient safety.

  • State of Ohio Paramedic, # 130312

  • AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor, Train-the-Trainer Level

  • AHA Airway Course Instructor

  • AHA ECG Course Instructor

  • AHA Basic Life Support Instructor, Train-the-Trainer Level

  • AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, Train-the-Trainer Level

  • AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Instructor, Train-the-Trainer Level

  • AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support-Experienced Provider Instructor, Train-the-Trainer Level

  • Ohio Division of EMS Continuing Education Instructor

  • Cleveland Clinic Airway Management in Procedural Sedation Instructor

  • Cleveland Clinic 1-2-5 Strive to Revive Program Instructor

  • Cleveland Clinic AHA Training Center Faculty Member

  • CAE Human Patient Simulator Technician

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