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  John Anderson, MD

Ali Arastu, MD, FAWM
Fellow, Pediatric Critical Care, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital | Stanford; Founder / Director | House of Stoked; Past - Student Representative & Board Member, Wilderness Medical Society; Crew Member, Catalina Island Hyperbaric Chamber; Wilderness interests include diving and long-distance backpacking.

Paul Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, MFAWM, FAAEM
Redlich Family Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Auerbach is one of the world’s leading authorities on wilderness medicine and emergency medicine and editor of the definitive medical textbook Wilderness Medicine. He also authors Medicine for the Outdoors and Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine, and recently co-authored Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health. He is a founder and past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, and founding editor emeritus of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Auerbach serves as a medical consultant to the Divers Alert Network, member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and advisor to innovative companies such as Talix, Emergency University, InSilixa, TheraDep, Hospi, iBlades, and GenieMD. He has engaged in numerous research projects, including concussion, frostbite, jellyfish stings, and wilderness medicine education, as well as creating EMS systems around the globe.

  J Pearce Beissinger

Michael Callahan, MD, DTM&H (UK), MSPH
Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospita/Harvard Medical School; Visiting Professor, Chulalongkorn University Medical Center, Bangkok; Director, Rescue Medicine HASTY Team-1, West Africa: Co-Founder, National Academy For Search and Rescue (NSARA) of the NPS and DOD; Medical Advisor, International Technical Rescue Symposium; Director, the Zika Foundation, Panama City/College Station

Michael Caudell, MD, FACEP, FAWM
Dr. Michael Caudell is a Professor of Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Director, and the Medical Director for Wilderness Medicine and Survival Medicine within the Center of Operational Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Caudell is one of the founders of MedWAR (Medical Wilderness Adventure Race), the Immediate Past Chair of ACEP's Wilderness Medicine Section, a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM), and has earned the Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM).  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Wilderness Medical Society, the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine and North American Educational Adventure Racing.

  Daniel Culpepper

George Deeb, DDS, MD, FACS
Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Virginia Commonweath University. He attended dental school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and medical school at the Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Deeb is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. An avid outdoors-man, he has participated in numerous mountaineering expeditions and enjoys spending time with his family skiing, fishing and hiking.

  Janina Deeb, DDS, MS

Jennifer Dow, MD,MHA, FACEP, FAWM, DiMM
Medical Director - National Park Service: Alaska Region; Director - Alaska Regional Hospital Emergency Department

David Fiore, MD
Dr. Fiore had a varied experience as a physician before coming to the University of Nevada. After he completed his "Transitional Internship" in NYC he took a position as a full-time emergency department physician in a busy hospital in upstate New York. After working there for approximately a year and a half he decided to take a break and fulfill his lifelong dream of an extended trip to Asia. He financed this trip by working on the island of Saipan for three months and then traveled throughout southeast Asia for the next six months. One of the most rewarding aspects of his travels was arranging an informal "school" where he taught rural medics in the Mon controlled region of Burma.

Luanne Freer, MD, FACEP, FAWM
Past President, Wilderness Medical Society; Medical Director, Yellowstone National Park; Founder/Director, Everest ER, Nepal.

Jessie Gehner, MD
Jessie became interested in Wilderness Medicine after an accident while thru hiking the Appalachian Trail. All throughout her training at University of Kentucky College of Medicine, she tried to find ways to combine her passion for the outdoors with practicing medicine. As fate would have it, she was accepted to an Emergency Medicine Residency at Virginia Tech Carilion in Roanoke, VA, the same facility she had been taken to when she had to be evacuated from the Appalachian Trail with a broken leg. After residency, she was the first fellow to graduate from their Wilderness Medicine Fellowship. Her interests include Long Distance Hiker Health, Altitude Medicine and Education.

  Rob Gessman

Michael Habicht, MD, DiMM
Michael is an emergency physician practicing in Lake Tahoe. His career in medicine began as an outdoor guide with a W.F.R. certification and has continued through the WMS. As an avid climber, skier and local SAR member he brings medicine to he beloved Sierra Nevada.

Peter Hackett, MD
Founder and Director, Institute for Altitude Medicine, Telluride, CO; Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Altitude Research Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Former Medical Director, Himalayan Rescue Association; Past President, International Society for Mountain Medicine; Founder and Director, Denali Medical Research Project; Everest summitteer

Taylor Haston
Dr. Taylor Haston is from Charlotte, NC, completed medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, then completed her emergency medicine residency training at MCG. She went on to complete a Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at MCG and is now an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, as well as Assistant Director for the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship.  She earned her Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) and certifications in Level 1 Swiftwater Rescue, Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diving. She is in the process of completing her FAWM (Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine) through the Wilderness Medical Society.  Dr. Haston has extensive experience in International Medicine in multiple countries and has traveled internationally as faculty, not only with the Wilderness Medicine Section, but also with the International Medicine Section and the Ultrasound Section at MCG.

Seth Hawkins, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, MFAWM
Dr. Seth Collings Hawkins is one of only a few American physicians holding dual board certification in both emergency medicine and EMS, and has worked for over twenty years in wilderness medicine and out-of-hospital emergency medical care. He is the founder of multiple wilderness medicine organizations, is executive editor of Wilderness Medicine Magazine, and is a Master Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He is co-author of the recently published Vertical Aid: Essential Wilderness Medicine for Climbers, Trekkers, and Mountaineers (W.W. Norton, 2017).

Carlton Heine, MD, PhD, FACEP, FAWM
Carl Heine left Alaska to take a job helping start a new medical school at Washington State University in Spokane WA. He is currently the clinical education director for emergency medicine, the foundational science education director for physiology and the faculty advisor for the wilderness medicine student interest group. He continues to practice emergency medicine at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane WA and while not as spectacular as Alaska, Eastern WA has some great outdoor opportunities.

Steven E. House
During Steve's life as a professional alpinist and mountain guide he has climbed some of the most difficult routes on the most dangerous mountains. He has experienced both great successes and the lowest lows; and walked away wiser. These adventures have become the foundation for engaging, thoughtful and inspiring story telling. His drive, enthusiasm and one-pointedness to become the best climber he could be led him to experience what success is worth and what it means to lose many climbing partners, friends, and almost his own life.

Tony Islas, MD, MPH, FAWM
Past-President, Wilderness Medical Society; CAQ-Sports Medicine; Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Nevada - Reno; Team Physician University of Nevada ; Medical Director - Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Eric Johnson, MD, FAWM
Past-President, Wilderness Medical Society; Medical Director, Teton Co. Fire; Medical Director, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, Deaconess Health, Bozeman, MT.; Medical Consultant, Global Rescue, LLC; Frequent volunteer for the Himalayan Rescue Association clinics and Everest ER. NAUI instructor #22649 (ret)

Emily Johnston, MD, EMT, DiMM

Emily Johnston works as a high altitude mountain guide, whitewater guide, ski patroller and emergency medicine physician.  She guides climbers on peaks around the globe, including Mt. Rainier, Denali, Mt. Vinson, and Mt. Everest.  She is medical director for International Mountain Guides and Rainier Mountaineering Inc., teaches DiMM courses for the US Army, trains whitewater guides, has AIARE level 3 avalanche certification, is a clinical instructor for UWSOM, and practices emergency medicine in Wyoming, Idaho, Washington and South Dakota. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine, and completed her training at the OHSU Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Portland, OR. She is currently based in the Tetons.


Jenevieve Kincaid, MD, MPH, RN/BSN, FAWM
"Dr. Jenn" graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2014 and UL School of Nursing in 2005. In August 2016, she received her MPH in Global Health Leadership from the Keck School of Medicine at USC and in September of 2016, completed her FAWM. She is Chair of WMS' Disaster and Humanitarian Committee, is pursuing the Diploma in Dive and Marine Medicine, and is an AWLS Instructor. She is currently a practicing Research Physician in South Lake Tahoe, co-founder of the Tahoe Advanced Sports (and Wilderness Medicine) Research Centre, and is collaborating with the CDC and NIEHS on a number of global health and environmental projects in rural northern Vietnam.   Jenevieve's wilderness passions include: SAR, diving, snow sports, disaster and humanitarian relief, outdoor education, canoeing or kayaking, hiking with her wonderful husband and her beagle, Brooklyn.

Stephanie Lareau, MD, FAWM, FACEP, DiMM
Stephanie Lareau is a Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Tech- Carilion Clinic SOM in Roanoke, Virginia. She is the wilderness medicine fellowship director at Carilion Clinic. She is a director of the WMS Student/ Resident Elective, and the director of the VT-Carilion Wilderness Medicine Elective. She is a co-founder of the Southeastern Student Wilderness Medicine Conference, in its 11th year. She currently serves on the board for the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine and Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine.  She is very active in wilderness medicine education in her community. Stephanie completed a Wilderness Medicine fellowship at Georgia Regents University. Outside of work she can be found mountain biking, climbing, sailing, SUPing or skiing with her fiancee Daniel and two dogs Copper and Comet. 

James Lieberman, MD, DiMM, FAWM
University of Washington School of Medicine Associate Clinical Staff; Attending Anesthesiologist, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Wa; Medical Advisor, Sun Valley Trekking.

Grant Lipman, MD, FACEP, FAWM
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director Wilderness Medicine Program, Stanford University School of Medicine.

Andrew Luks, MD
Andrew Luks is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle whose primary academic interests outside the intensive care units where he does most of his work include advising travelers to high altitude particularly those with underlying medical problems.

Laura McGladrey, FNP, PMHNP, MSN, RN, FAWM
NOLS Wilderness Medicine, Instructor. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Tennyson Center for Children,  Family Nurse Practitioner Fellowship of the Acadamy of Wilderness Medicine. Wilderness Intensive for Nursing Students (WINS), Boulder County Medical Reserve Corps, MedAir Humanitarian Organization, Monarch Ski Patrol ALS Program. 

Scott McIntosh, MD, MPH, FAWM, DiMM
Executive Board of Directors, Wilderness Medical Society, Immediate Past Editor-in Chief, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine; Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship; Associate Medical Director, AirMed Transport Service, Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Utah.

Maria Nemethy, MD, FAWM, DiMM

Dr. Némethy is an Emergency Medicine Physician based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, and currently working in Alaska. She completed a fellowship in Wilderness Medicine and Emergency Medical Services at the University of Utah, and is a Diploma in Mountain Medicine graduate and a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. She has volunteered with the Himalayan Rescue Association at its Pheriche clinic in 2012, and at Everest ER in 2017.


  Betsy Phillips

Aaron Reilly, DO, WAIEM, DiMM
Emergency Physician at the University of New Mexico, core faculty for the UNM International Mountain Medicine Center and Diploma in Mountain Medicine, and a former US Navy flight surgeon . His primary areas of expertise include the medical care of ultra-endurance athletes and expedition medical support.

Andy Rich
As the Coordinator of Remote Rescue Training, Andy develops curriculum in addition to overseeing the remote rescue technician certification courses. With 15 years experience as an outdoor educator, whitewater guide, mountain guide, and industrial rescue and rigger, Andy specializes in managing groups in technical and hazardous settings. He is an avid climber, skier, and boater with many international expeditions under his belt. Andy has extensive hands-on experience with wilderness rescues in whitewater, mountain, and winter environments as an improvised first responder rescuer and through organized rescue team efforts. Andy also likes to make learning fun and teaches with both the curriculum and student needs in mind. He has two BA degrees and is certified by the American Mountain Guides Association.

Steven Roy, MD, CM, DiMM, DiMEM, DipROM, FAWM
Co-Program Director, Wilderness Medicine Residency Elective, McGill University/Wilderness MD; Medical Advisor, Quebec Secours Search and Rescue; Medical Commission Member, International Commission of Alpine Rescue / Internal Commission of Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MEDCOM); Executive Committee Member, International Society for Mountain Medicine; Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine; Diploma in Mountain Medicine; Diploma in Mountain Emergency Medicine; Diploma in Remote and Offshore Medicine

Emily Sagalyn, MD, MPH, FAWM, DiMM, FACEP
Emily Sagalyn is a Board Certified Emergency Physician with Northern Nevada Emergency Physicians in Reno, Nevada and Clinical Associate Professor at University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).   After completing residency in Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, she pursued a fellowship in Wilderness Medicine and Emergency Medical Services at the University of Utah where she also completed her MPH. She completed her FAWM and DiMM with the WMS and serves as faculty for the DiMM and Board member for the WMS.  She is a medical advisor for SWS Mountain Guides in Mt. Shasta, CA. 

Linda Sanders, MD, MA
Linda Sanders is an Emergency Medicine physician at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. She completed a Wilderness Medicine fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia this past year during which she finished coursework in Swift water rescue, Avalanche rescue, Search and rescue, and staffed several domestic and international multi stage ultra-marathons as well as local Georgia events including the Masters. Linda also has proctored and helped plan the Southeastern Medwars and the capstone of her year was coordinating and leading 3 day river expedition. Since completing her fellowship year, she has been involved in Altitude research and is working on a Race Medicine Podcast series to be published in the Spring.

  Drew Schembre

Mario Soto, FAWM, DiMM

  Eric Stendell

Christopher Van Tilburg, MD, FAWM, CTH
Christopher Van Tilburg, MD, is author of 11 books including Mountain Rescue Doctor and Search and Rescue: a Wilderness Doctor's Life-and-Death Tales of Risk and Reward. He serves as Editor-in-Chief for Travel Medicine News, Editor Emeritus for Wilderness Medicine Magazine, Chair of Mountain Rescue Association MedCom, and Medical Director for Crag Rats  Mountain Rescue. He has lead medical teams and education program to six continents, including Haiti, the Andes, Mount Kilimanjaro, Bhutan, the Himalayas and the Alps.

  Rachel Whitney, MD

Jason Williams, BS, NRP, DiMM
As Director of the International Mountain Medicine Center at the University of New Mexico, Department of Emergency Medicine, Jason oversees all mountain emergency medicine and rescue education and clinical service. Founder and director of UNM’s Diploma in Mountain Medicine program and co-direct the Wilderness Medicine Rotation and Fellowship for medical students and physicians. Jason grew up in the world of EMS and SAR and has practiced his love of mountain rescue for over 15 years. Most recently, he formed a specialized mountain rescue group through the UNM EMS Consortium called the Reach and Treat team. He has climbed all over the world but knows that nothing beats being perched on a granite cliff face in the Sandia mountains with his life-long climbing partner/wife.