About Our World Renowned Faculty
Eric A. Weiss, MD, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine (Emeritus), Stanford University School of Medicine, Founder and former Director, Stanford University Wilderness Medicine Fellowship; Author of A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine and Editor of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine in the 2017 Clinics of North America.
Howard J. Donner, MD
Co-author of The Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine. Featured in two successful NOVA documentaries including; Deadly Ascent, and the critically acclaimed film: Everest: The Death Zone. Medical operations consultant for NASA for 5 years. Medical advisor for Telluride's Search and Rescue team. Staff physician for the Himalayan Rescue Association for 2 seasons. Began his career as a professional river and mountain guide, now a Certified Flight Instructor and professional skipper. Has advised mountaineers, rescuers, Olympic athletes, pilots and aerospace personnel throughout his career.
Joseph B. Serra, MD
Founding Member of the Wilderness Medical Society; Orthopedic Surgeon, Stockton, California, 25 year member, National Ski Patrol, Orthopedic Surgeon, Rotary International to Africa.
Timothy B. Erickson, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT
Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham Health, Harvard Medical School. Core faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Section Editor, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, Boston, MA.
Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH, FACEP
Director of Internal Programs, Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Director of Women's Leadership Initiative, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Boston, MA.
Michael J. Vanrooyen, MD, MPH, FACEP
Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Director, Division of International Health and Humanitarian Programs, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
Karen B. Van Hoesen, MD , FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, UCSD Diving Medicine Center and Dive Medicine Fellowship, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA. Former Board of Directors and consultant for Divers Alert Network (DAN).
Kyle Allred, PA
Professional expedition and whitewater guide; Has guided extensively on five continents; Wilderness survival instructor; Co-founder of MedCram.com and MedWild.com
Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN
Outdoor Survival and Navigation Instructor, Flight Nurse, Wilderness Safety Instructor, Cruise Ship Nurse, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA
Jackson Wyoming; medical advisor to Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and former medical advisor and climbing park ranger, Grand Teton National Park.
Navy Seal; Special Forces Survival Instructor; swiftwater rescue, high angle rescue, and dive rescue instructor; specialist in tactical and wilderness medicine, escape and evasion, and confined space rescue.
Survival instructor specializing in training children and teens to survive in any environment.
Dora Kibbee, EMT
Survival Instructor specializing in children, teen and adult survival instruction and first aid; Specialist in International Relations and International Travel Safety.