About The Outstanding Faculty

for our Wilderness Medicine CME Conferences

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

A leading authority on Diving and Marine Medicine. Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Started both the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine fellowship and the Wilderness Medicine. Co-director of the San Diego 'Center for Excellence in Diving’. Inaugural member of the ‘Women Divers Hall of Fame’ and former recipient of the ‘DAN/Rolex - Diver Of The Year’ award.

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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.


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 MedWild.com Instructional Videos. Co-founder of MedCram.com Medical Education Videos.

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Peter Hackett, MD

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Univ of Colorado Denver; Founder and Director, Institute for Altitude Medicine, Telluride; Summited Mt Everest in 1981.

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.

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.


Bob Derlet, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis. Wilderness Medicine teaching, research, and patient care activities in remote areas on 6 of the 7 continents.

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Geoffrey Tabin, MD

The Fairweather Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology and Global Medicine at Stanford University and Founding Chairman of the Himalayan Cataract Project. He was the fourth person to reach the highest point on all 7 continents with first ascents of rock, ice and mountain routes on all including the unrepeated first ascent of the East Face of Mt Everest in 1983.

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Christian Sloane, MD FACEP

Program Medical Director, Mercy Air Services San Diego Clinical Professor, Director of Quality and Performance Improvement at Department of Emergency Medicine UC San Diego Health System

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Luanne Freer, MD, FACEP

Medical Director, Yellowstone National Park; Director, Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic; Past-President, Wilderness Medical Society, Bozeman, MT.

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Richard F. Clark, MD, FACEP

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director, Division of Toxicology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Medical Director of the San Diego Division of the California Poison Control System. Vice-Chair of the UCSD Department of Emergency Medicine, Co-editor of the "Toxicology" section of the Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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David Breashears

World-class filmmaker, adventurer, and mountaineer who is one of the worlds most acclaimed adventure filmmakers. Noted for his work on the IMAX film Everest: Mountain Without Mercy; Summited Mt. Everest five times; Co-producer and Director of Universal Pictures film Storm Over Everest.

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S.V. Mahadevan, M.D. FACEP, FAAEM

Associate Professor of Surgery/Emergency Medicine; Director, Stanford Emergency Medicine International; Director, Fellowship in International Emergency Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine

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James P. Bagian, MD

Former NASA Astronaut, Professor, Department of Medicine and Chief Patient Safety And Systems Innovation Officer, University of Michigan.

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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.

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is an Emergency Physician in Anchorage, Alaska and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center in California. He has many years of experience in mountaineering and mountain rescue. He is a Medical Advisor for the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group and has served as Medical Director for the Denali National Park Mountaineering Rangers.

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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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Teresa S. Wu, MD, FACEP

Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, Director EM Ultrasound Program and Fellowship, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, Emergency Medicine, Simulation, Point-of-Care Ultrasound & Aerospace Medicine, CEO, SonoSupport.

Susan Swetter

Susan M. Swetter, MD

Professor of Dermatology; Co-Director, Pigmented Lesion/Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Programs, Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute

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Bernard W. Dannenberg, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital.

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Christopher Sanford, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Co-Director, UW Travel Medicine Clinic, Author of The Global Traveler’s Guide to Health and The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual.

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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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Steven P. French, MD

Co-Founder and Director, Yellowstone Grizzly Foundation; Member, I.V.C.N. Bear Specialists Group; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Montana State University. Author, Bear Attacks in Wilderness Medicine.

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Gordon Giesbrecht, PH.D

Acting Dean and Professor of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Director, Laboratory for Exercise and Environmental Medicine.

Will Smith, MD, Paramedic, FAEMS

Will Smith, MD, Paramedic, FAEMS

EMS and Emergency Medicine physician practicing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Locally, he serves as the Co-Medical Director and EMS Physician for Grand Teton National Park, Teton County Search & Rescue, and Jackson Hole Fire/EMS. Serves as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and has practiced medicine around the world on 6 continents from ‘Baghdad ER’ to Easter Island. He continues to consult and teach internationally and has authored numerous book chapters and consensus guidelines on Wilderness and Rescue Medicine and founded Wilderness and Emergency Medicine Consulting (WEMC).

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Nicholas Weinberg, MD

Emergency medicine physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Assistant professor of emergency medicine at Geisel School of Medicine. Assistant director of the emergency ultrasound and wilderness medicine fellowships at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He has a particular interest in wilderness, expedition, and travel medicine, as well as the application of ultrasound in austere settings, and has traveled the world working as a physician.  Worked as the physician for the National Park Service on several upper mountain rescue patrols on Denali/Mt. McKinley. He is also an avid mountaineer, ice climber, rock climber, backcountry skier, paddler, and offshore sailor.

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Ryan Allred

Captain of US National Championship Raft team (2000); kayak instructor; Professional fly fishing guide. Co-Owner Adventure Whitewater (outfitter); educator / Wildlife Biologist (M.S.)

Olivia Linney, MD, DiMM

Olivia Linney, MD, DiMM

Emergency Medicine physician in Portland Oregon, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship OHSU, medical committee for Portland Mountain Rescue. Professional whitewater kayaker.

David M Fiore

David M. Fiore, MD

University of Nevada Reno, School of Medicine faculty since 1992. Lead faculty for the wilderness medicine program, including student resident wilderness medicine tracks and a wilderness medicine fellowship. Especially active in the worlds of whitewater and backcountry skiing, Board of Directors for the Sierra Avalanche Center since 2010. Multiple national and international publications and professional presentations on wilderness medicine. Physician and physician educator in Saipan, Myanmar and Bhutan.

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Henry Herrmann, DMD, FAGD

Dentist, Falls Church, Virginia; Author of Wilderness Dental Emergencies, in Wilderness Medicine; Dentist for US Olympic Kayak Team.

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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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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.

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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Nick Beer

Research Consultant, University of Washington, Seattle, Navigation and Survival Instructor, Mountain Guide, Outward Bound Chief Instructor, Avid skier, mountaineer, sailor, sea kayader.

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Brian Horner

Director and founder of LTR Training Systems, Inc. - A multi-discipline training institution with programs in fall protection, aviation safety, remote medical response and rescue for over 30 years. Former Military SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) Instructor. Numerous television appearances and expeditions as a survival expert, medic, and rope safety professional.

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Jim Whittaker

First American to summit Mt. Everest in 1963, author of A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond, leader of the 1990 International Peace Climb, led the first successful American ascent of K2, Founder of REI.

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William Mallon, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine & International Medicine Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. Education Award Recipient, American College of Emergency Physicians

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Danny Kibbee

Survival instructor specializing in training children and teens to survive in any environment.

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Lee Kaplan, MD

Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego; Chief, Dermatology Section, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA.

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Jay Sharp, MD, FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago; Faculty, Resurrection Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency, Chicago, IL.

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Cdr William Krissoff, MD

Medical Corps, US Navy (Ret.). Deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq as orthopedic surgeon in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Dr Krissoff practiced orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Truckee, California.

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Brian Gee, MD

Family physician who has spent the majority of his career working in rural ER and acute care settings. His wilderness medicine training has included the DiMM certification. He is also a field and classroom instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) of NOLS.

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James Juarez, M.D., DipPH

Emergency Physician in Medford, Oregon. Studied International Public health, at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Leads various international trips for humanitarian, educational and business investment teams.

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Skip Horner

Professional mountain and river guide. First mountain guide to successfully lead climbers to the highest peaks on each of the earth's seven continents. Member of the first expeditions to descend several of the world's great whitewater rivers, including the Bio Bio and Zambezi rivers.

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Kathleen Kerrigan, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine - Baystate; Director of Simulation, Department of Emergency Medicine; Chair, Education Committee, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians; Co-founder, Special Deliveries LLC.

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Matthew Strehlow, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine; Director, Stanford Emergency Medicine International and the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship.

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Matthieu Declerck, MD

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Course Director for USC's "Wilderness & Survival Medicine" that focuses on combining the physiology of wilderness medicine with hands-on experiences. Member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Certified provider for the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. Wilderness Medicine Fellow from Stanford University.

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Robert "Brownie" Schoene, MD

Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician in San Francisco, CA. High altitude physiology expert featured in the NOVA special Everest the Death Zone. Climber-scientist on the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition to Everest. Researcher in 1983 and 1985 on Denali.

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Matt Oliva, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Division of International Ophthalmology, Oregon Health Sciences University; Board Member, Himalayan Cataract Project; Assistant Medical Director, SightLife Eye Bank which focuses on international eye care training, infrastructure development, and eradication of treatable blindness.

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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).

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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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Dora Kibbee, EMT

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

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Kit Deslauriers

First person to ski from the highest mountain on each continent (The Seven Summits). Awarded the 2015 National Geographic Society Adventurer of the Year. Two-time World Freeskiing Women’s Champion; Author, Higher Love: Skiing the Seven Summits; Teton Village, WY.

Larry Moore Wilderness Medical CME course instructor

Larry Moore, MD

Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician, physician advisor/educator for the ambulance services in Teller County Colorado, spent 4 years as a shipboard doctor for Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Tate Higgins, MD

Tate Higgins, MD

Co-author of Medicine for the Outdoors. Prehospital and wilderness medicine instructor for over 10 years. International guide and many seasons as a whitewater guide.


Regan Marsh, MD, MPH

Regan Marsh, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Director of Clinical Systems for Partners In Health global programs across 10 countries, and has done extensive work in Malawi, Haiti, and Sierra Leone. With the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Marsh served as the Director of Medical Operations for Boston Hope, providing technical support for the opening and initial operations of the 1000-bed COVID field hospital.