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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Luanne Freer, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Yellowstone National Park; Director, Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic; Past-President, Wilderness Medical Society, Bozeman, MT.
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.
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.
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
James P. Bagian, MD
Former NASA Astronaut, Professor, Department of Medicine and Chief Patient Safety And Systems Innovation Officer, University of Michigan.
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.
Christopher 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.
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.
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA
Medical director for Jackson Hole Ski Patrol; mountaineering guide for over 20 years; former climbing park ranger and medical advisor, Grand Teton National Park.
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 M. Swetter, MD
Professor of Dermatology: Director, Pigmented Lesion/Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Programs, Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Captain of US National Championship Raft team (2000); kayak instructor; Professional fly fishing guide. Co-Owner Adventure Whitewater (outfitter); educator / Wildlife Biologist (M.S.)
Henry Herrmann, DMD, FAGD
Dentist, Falls Church, Virginia; Author of Wilderness Dental Emergencies, in Wilderness Medicine; Dentist for US Olympic Kayak Team.
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.
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
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.
Research Consultant, University of Washington, Seattle, Navigation and Survival Instructor, Mountain Guide, Outward Bound Chief Instructor, Avid skier, mountaineer, sailor, sea kayader.
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.
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.
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
Survival instructor specializing in training children and teens to survive in any environment.
Lee Kaplan, MD
Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego; Chief, Dermatology Section, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA.
Jay Sharp, MD, FACEP
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago; Faculty, Resurrection Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency, Chicago, IL.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Scott Kuipers, EMT
Wilderness survival instructor, professional tracker and guide. Film maker and on set medic for film and tv productions.
Dora Kibbee, EMT
Survival Instructor specializing in children, teen and adult survival instruction and first aid; Specialist in International Relations and International Travel Safety.
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, 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
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.
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