The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 28 - June 1, 2025

MEET Our Renowned CONFERENCE Faculty

Eric A. Weiss, MD, FACEP

Eric A. Weiss, MD, FACEP

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Founder/Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine; Medical Advisor, National Geographic Society, Author of A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine and Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine.

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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.

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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.

Michael J. Vanrooyen, MD, MPH, FACEP

Michael J. Vanrooyen, MD, MPH, FACEP

Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Mass General; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.  In addition to work in Somalia, Bosnia, Sudan, Iraq, North Korea, and many other countries, Dr. VanRooyen has worked as a physician in several emergencies in the US, including the 9/11 World Trade Center Attack, Hurricane Katrina, and the Boston Marathon Bombings.

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Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH, FACEP

Director of Internal Programs: 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.


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.  Read more about Dr. Erickson here.

Kyle Allred

Kyle Allred, PA

Professional expedition and whitewater guide on five continents for over 20 years. Wilderness survival instructor, field course instructor, and co-founder of Instructional Videos. Co-founder of Medical Education Videos.


Eric Larsen

Renowned polar explorer, expedition guide, and activist.  Eric has completed more North and South Pole expeditions than any other American in history and holds a world record expedition to the South Pole, North Pole, and top of Mt. Everest all within a 365-day period.  Eric masterfully weaves insights about resilience (including his personal battle with cancer), compassion, and the profound connection between humanity and the planet's most remote landscapes. 

Todd Clevenger, MD

Todd Clevenger, MD

Board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who specializes in knee, shoulder, and hip surgery as well as hip arthroscopy procedures. Dr. Clevenger was a member of the US National Rafting Team that finished 2nd in the World Championships. He is a class V kayaker, avid backcountry skier, and expert at fly-fishing.

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Gary Kibbee

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.

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Jeri Mendelson, MS, MD, FAAD, DTM

Dermatologist, Medford, Oregon. Former Wildlife Biologist for Smithsonian in Thailand; Research scientist on bats at University of Oregon, and Staff Biologist for the Ochoco National Forest in Eastern Oregon. Certified dermatologist and recent diploma in tropical medicine from Baylor University.

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Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

Former Medical director for Jackson Hole Ski Patrol; mountaineering guide for over 20 years; former climbing park ranger and medical advisor, Grand Teton National Park.

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Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN

Outdoor Survival and Navigation Instructor, Flight Nurse, Wilderness Safety Instructor, and Cruise Ship Nurse. Developed a survival training program for air medical flight crews in Colorado. Has led several expeditions to Everest Base Camp. One of the lead instructors of Advanced Wilderness Expedition Provider (AWEP).

Carl Gilmore, WEMT

Carl Gilmore, WEMT

Master EMS Instructor at the University of New Mexico since 1985; Served on the Board of Directors for Holy Cross Medical Center in Taos. Medical Care Supervisor and member of ski patrol at Taos Ski Valley. 

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Scott Kuipers, EMT

Wilderness survival instructor, professional tracker and guide. Film maker and on set medic for film and tv productions.

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Philip White

Fire Chief (retired), South San Francisco Fire Department; Senior Fire Instructor and Instructor of Heavy Rescue (building collapse), Hazardous Materials specialist, CBRNE Project Manager, Bay Area Urban Security Initiative, 35 years of experience developing, implementing and managing training programs for EMS, fire service, private industry, law enforcement and military special operations.

CME conference faculty Dora Kibbee

Dora Kibbee, EMT

Survival Instructor specializing in children, teen and adult survival instruction and first aid; Specialist in International Relations and International Travel Safety.

In accordance with ACCME Standards and CEME policy, all faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s).

For more information or to register please call

844-WILDCME (844-945-3263)