WMS Awards

Paul S. Auerbach Award

Given to a physician or PhD in recognition of sustained significant clinical or service contribution to Wilderness Medicine and/or scientific achievement in Wilderness Medicine in combination with service to the Society.

2013 Lynn Yonge, MD
2012 David Shlim, MD
2011 Eric L. Johnson, MD
2010 Frank K. Butler, Jr, Capt., MC/USN
2009 Edward (Mel) Otten, MD
2008 Howard Backer, MD
2007 Luanne Freer, MD
2006 Robert B. Schoene, MD
2005 Gordon G. Giesbrecht, PhD
2004 Colin Grissom, MD
2003 Bruce Paton, MD
2002 Peter Hackett, MD
2001 Warren D. Bowman, MD
2000 James Wilkerson III, MD

Warren D. Bowman Award

Given to an Associate Member or an allied health professional for outstanding contributions in support services for Wilderness Medicine.

2013 Dave Weber, NREMT-P
2012 Todd Miner, PhD
2011 Gordon H. Worley, RN
2010 C. Denise Edwards, Lt. Col.USAF
2009 Charles Shimanski
2008 Tod D. Schimelpfenig, EMT
2007 Sara Squyres, PA-C
2005 Sheryl Olsen, RN
2004 Peter Kummerfeldt
2003 George Rodway, PhD, CRNP
2002 Linda B. Lindsey, RN
2001 Tod D. Schimelpfenig, EMT
2000 Buck Tilton

Education Award

Given in recognition of outstanding contributions in education to students, members, or the public in the field of Wilderness Medicine.

2013 James Shuler, DO
2012 Linda Keyes, MD
2011 Elizabeth Edelstein, MD
2010 Debra Stoner, MD
2009 Brad L. Bennett, MD
2008 Thomas Kessler, MD
2007 Peter Kummerfeldt
2005 Robert L. Norris, MD
2004 Rob Hilvers, MD
2003 Ken Zafren, MD
2002 James Liffrig, MD
2001 James A. Litch, MD
2000 Edward Otten, MD
1999 Karl Neumann, MD
1998 Phillip Bertram, MD and Steve Donelan
1997 William Forgey, MD
1996 Paul S. Auerbach, MD
1995 Howard Donner, MD
1994 Doug Gentile, MD

Founders Award

Given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the principles and objectives of Wilderness Medicine as envisioned by the Society's founders.

2013 Tom Deloughery, MD
2012 Ken Zafren, MD
2011 Robert L. Norris, MD
2010 Thomas M. Kessler MD
2009 Eric L. Johnson, MD
2008 Bruce Paton, MD
2007 Luanne Freer, MD
2006 James R. Liffrig, MD
2005 Howard D. Backer, MD
2004 William W. Forgey, MD
2003 Blair D. Erb, MD
2002 William Robinson, MD
2001 Paul S. Auerbach, MD and Murray P. Hamlet, DVM
2000 Edward Geehr, MD and Charles S. Houston, MD
1999 Joseph Serra, MD
1998 Kenneth Kizer, MD
1997 Peter Hackett, MD
1996 Robert Schoene, MD
1995 Herbert Hultgren, MD
1994 Warren Bowman, MD

Research Award

Given in recognition of outstanding research pertinent to the field of Wilderness Medicine.

2013 Grant Lipman, MD
2012 Hermann Brugger, MD
2011 Scott McIntosh, MD, MPH
2010 Thomas Deloughery, MD
2009 Buddha Basnyat, MD
2008 Mary Ann Cooper, MD
2007 Robert L. Norris, MD and Ian Simpson, MD
2005 Sean P. Bush, MD
2004 Robert B. Schoene, MD
2003 Erik Swenson, MD
2002 Colin Grissom, MD
2001 Ellen L. Glickman, PhD
2000 Robert Roach, PhD
1999 Gordon G. Giesbrecht, PhD
1998 Benjamin Levine, MD
1997 Wayne Askew, PhD
1996 David Shlim, MD
1995 Murray P. Hamlet, DVM
1994 Peter Hackett, MD

Dian Simpkins Service Award

Given in recognition of outstanding service to the function and operation of the Society.

2013 Emily Sagalyn, MD, MPH
2012 Michael Caudell, MD
2011 Reuben (Hill) McBrayer, MD
2010 Teri Howell
2009 Jim Ingwersen
2008 James Wilkerson III, MD
2007 Christopher Van Tilburg, MD
2006 Jonna Barry
2005 Tom Kessler, MD
2004 Ken Zafren, MD
2003 Oswald Oelz, MD
2002 Matthew Russell, MD
2001 Benjamin I. Rosner, PhD
2000 James Bagian, MD and Eric Johnson, MD
1999 William A. Robinson, MD
1998 Howard D. Backer, MD
1997 Dian Simpkins
1996 Edward Geehr, MD
1995 Blair Erb, MD
1994 Bruce Paton, MD

Blair Erb World Congress International Award

2012 Buddha Basnyat, MD; Gordon Giesbrecht, PhD; David Warrell, DM, DSc, FRCP
2007 Jim Milledge, MD and Robert B. Schoene, MD
2003 Urs Wiget, MD and Peter Hackett, MD
1999 Bruno Durrer, MD
1995 Franz Berghold, MD

WMS Ice Axe Award (formerly Ball Watch USA Award)

2013 Elizabeth Edelstein, MD
2012 Andrew Luks, MD
2010 Jay Lemery, MD
2009 Seth C. Hawkins, MD
2008 Luanne Freer, MD

Wilderness & Environmental Medicine Recognition Awards

2013 Outstanding Peer Reviewer Awards: Ola Dunin-Bell, MD; Joseph Forrester, MD; Matthew Muller, PhD; Matiram Pun, MBBS
2012 Outstanding Peer Reviewer Awards: Edward J. “Mel” Otten, MD;Vidal Haddad, Jr., MD, PhD; Michael Cardwell, BS; Thomas Welch, MD
2011 Outstanding Contributor: James A. Wilkerson, MD
Excellence in Peer Reviews: Howard Backer, MD; Colin K. Grissom, MD; Scott A. Weinstein, PhD, MBBS, MD
2010 Linda Keyes, MD; Neal Pollock, PhD; George Rodway, PhD; Jeremy Windsor, MB ChB; Ken Zafren, MD