About The Outstanding Faculty

for our Wilderness Medicine CME Conferences

cme course faculty eric

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.

cme course faculty timothy

Timothy B. Erickson, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT

Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Core faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Founder and former Director of the UIC Center for Global Health, Boston, MA.

cme course faculty valerie

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.

cme course faculty howard

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.

cme course faculty Hackett

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.

cme course faculty VanRooyen

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

cme faculty karen

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.

bob-derlet

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.

Geoffry Tabin East Face Mt Everest Wilderness Medicine Conference

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.

cme course faculty kyle

Kyle Allred, PA

International guide on five continents; Whitewater guide and instructor for over 15 years. Co-founder of MedCram.com Medical Education Videos; Wilderness survival instructor and co-founder of MedWild.com Instructional Videos.

cme course faculty freer

Luanne Freer, MD, FACEP

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

cme course faculty clark

Richard F. Clark, MD, FACEP

Executive Director, California Poison Control System; Director, Division of Medical Toxicology, USCD Medical Center, Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA.

cme course faculty Breashears

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.

cme course faculty MAHADEVAN

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

cme course faculty james

James P. Bagian, MD

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

cme course faculty joseph

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.

cme course faculty philip

Philip Rasori, MD

Medical Director of Village Hopecore International; Travel Medicine and Global Health Consultant; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF.

cme course faculty Vantilburg

Chris Vantilburg, MD

Emergency, occupational, travel, and mountain clinic physician Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Public Health Officer and Medical Examiner, Hood River County, OR. Twenty year veteran of Crag Rats Mountain Rescue. Author of 11 books including Mountain Rescue Doctor and Search and Rescue.

cme course faculty KenZafren

Ken Zafren, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FAWM

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.

cme course faculty Wu

Teresa S. Wu, MD, FACEP

Director, Simulation Curriculum and Simulation Educators Program
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Program and Fellowships
Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix

cme course faculty SWETTER

Susan M. Swetter, MD

Professor of Dermatology; Co- Director, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute

cme course faculty bernard

Bernard W. Dannenberg, MD, FAAP, FACEP

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

cme course faculty SANFORD

Christopher Sanford, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Associate Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine and Global Health, Director, Global Health Fellowship, University of Washington; Author, The Adventurous Travelers Guide to Health, Seattle, WA.

cme course faculty MENDELSON

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.

cme course faculty FRENCH

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.

cme course faculty gordon

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.

cme course faculty lanny

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.

cme course faculty sheryl

Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN

Outdoor Survival and Navigation Instructor, Flight Nurse, Wilderness Safety Instructor, Cruise Ship Nurse, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

cme course faculty ryan

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.)

cme course faculty henry

Henry Herrmann, DMD, FAGD

Dentist, Falls Church, Virginia; Author of Wilderness Dental Emergencies, in Wilderness Medicine.

cme course faculty gary

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.

cme course faculty philipwhite

Philip White

Fire Chief Retired: Emergency management consultant, EMS, Fire Science, USAR, CBRNE and Hazmat instructor.

cme course faculty beer

Nick Beer

Research Consultant, University of Washington. Guide, Survival and Navigation Instructor. Outward Bound Chief Instructor.

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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.

cme course faculty WHITTAKER

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.

cme course faculty Mallon

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

cme course faculty KIBBEE

Danny Kibbee

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

cme course faculty lee kaplan

Lee Kaplan, MD

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

cme course faculty sharp

Jay Sharp, MD, FACEP

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

cme course faculty Anderson

Susan Anderson, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine, Innovation and Global Health, Stanford; CDC/ISTM GeoSentinel Site Director for Emerging Infectious Disease; Director of Travel Medicine, Travel Medicine and Emergency/Urgent Care, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

cme course faculty Krissoff

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.

cme course faculty gee

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.

cme course faculty juarez2

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.

cme course faculty hornerskip

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.

cme course faculty kerrigan

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.

cme course faculty strehlow

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.

cme course faculty DeClerck

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.

cme course faculty brownie

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.

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.

Matt Oliva Wilderness Medicine global health CME Conference

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.

wilderness medical CME course instructor ari rasori

Ari Rasori-Allred, FNP

International Guide on four continents. Travel Medicine and Global Health Instructor & Consultant.

CME conference faculty kuipers

Scott Kuipers, EMT

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

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.

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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.

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