Wilderness Medicine
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Wilderness Medicine

Medicine and the Spirit of Adventure

Wilderness Medicine, Medicine and the sprit of adventure

About the Outstanding Faculty for Wilderness Medicine CME Conferences...

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.
GENE ALLRED, MD: Ashland, Oregon; Emergency Physician; whitewater guide for over 20 years; swiftwater rescue instructor; avid backpacker, canyoneering, backcountry skier, scuba diver, sea kayaker. Has taught wilderness medicine on six continents; Director of National Conference on Wilderness Medicine
TIMOTHY B. ERICKSON, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT: Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital | Harvard Medical School, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Boston, MA
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.
HOWARD J. DONNER, MD: Filmmaker/Physician/Guide, Member 1997 Nova Everest Expedition; NASA consultant; expedition physician, 1988 American Kangchenjunga Expedition; Co- author of, Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine.
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; Director, Division of International Health and Humanitarian Programs, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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: Executive Director, California Poison Control System; Director, Division of Medical Toxicology, USCD Medical Center, Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA.

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.
PHILIP RASORI, MD: Medical Director of Village Hopecore International; Travel Medicine and Global Health Consultant; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF.
KAREN B. VAN HOESEN , MD , FACEP: Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, UCSD Diving Medicine Center, University of California San Diego School of Medicine.
CHRIS VANTILBURG, MD: Hood River, Ore. Editor in Chief of Wilderness Medicine and author of 9 books including Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature.
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.
TERESA S. WU, MD, FACEP: Director, EM Ultrasound Program & Fellowship, Associate Program Director, EM Residency Program, Maricopa Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona, School of Medicine.
SUSAN M. SWETTER, MD: Professor of Dermatology; Co- Director, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, 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 Childrens Hospital.
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.

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.
LANNY JOHNSON, FNP/PA: Physician Assistant, Jackson Wyoming; medical advisor to Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and former medical advisor and climbing park ranger, Grand Teton National Park.
SHERYL OLSON, RN, BSN: Outdoor Survival and Navigation Instructor, Flight Nurse, Wilderness Safety Instructor, Cruise Ship Nurse, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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.) ;
HENRY HERRMANN, DMD, FAGD: Dentist, Falls Church, Virginia; Author of Wilderness Dental Emergencies, in Wilderness Medicine.
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.
PHILIP WHITE: Fire Chief Retired: Emergency management consultant, EMS, Fire Science, USAR, CBRNE and Hazmat instructor.
NICK BEER: Research Consultant, University of Washington. Guide, Survival and Navigation Instructor. Outward Bound Chief Instructor.
KYLE ALLRED, PA-C: International guide on five continents (Nepal, Africa, Europe, South America, U.S.); Co-founder of MedCram.com Medical Education Videos; Wilderness survival instructor and co-founder of MedWild Instructional Videos; Co-owner of Adventure Whitewater (raft guide outfitting service).
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.
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.
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.
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
DANNY KIBBEE: 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, Scrips 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
SCOTT KUIPERS, EMT: Wilderness survival instructor, professional tracker and guide. Film maker and on set medic for film and tv productions.