Dr. Cutchins began his path in emergency medical prehospital care directly out of high school, joining the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, more commonly known in the Virginia Beach EMS system as, Rescue 8/14.
Early in his volunteer career with the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, Cliff earned his EMT basic certification and quickly moved up the ladder of success into the arena of advanced life support care.
In addition, He served as the squads Public Relations and Marketing Officer. This was soon followed by a transition into the role of representing the VA Beach Rescue Squad with the VA Beach Department of EMS in preparing local EMS response at the scene of large events along the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
Dr. Cutchins completed his undergraduate and medical schooling at the University of Virginia in 2009 and 2013, respectively. During this time, he earned life membership with the VA Beach Rescue Squad.
He then completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Florida in 2017 and a fellowship in Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesiology at the Texas Heart Institute in 2018. Dr. Cutchins returned to Virginia Beach in 2018 and is now a staff anesthesiologist with Atlantic Anesthesia, Inc. He is a diplomate with the American Board of Anesthesiologists, as well as the National Board of Echocardiography.
As a Duty Physician, Dr. Cutchins will be assigned to an ALS Intercept Vehicle and will get dispatched to the most serious or complex call categories, assisting the career and volunteer EMTs and Medics.
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