The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 29 - June 2, 2019

About Our World Renowned Faculty

Eric Weiss

Eric A. Weiss, MD, FACEP

Professor of Emergency Medicine (Emeritus), Stanford University School of Medicine, Founder and former Director, Stanford University Wilderness Medicine Fellowship; Author of A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine and Editor of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine in the 2017 Clinics of North America.

Valerie Dobiesz

Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH, FACEP

Director of External Programs: STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Howard Donner

Howard J. Donner, MD

Member 1997 NOVA Everest Expedition; NASA consultant; expedition physician, 1988 Kangchenjunga (28,121') Expedition; medical officer, Denali Medical Research Project; Co-author of Field Guide to 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


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.


Jeri Mendelson, MS, MD, FAAD, DTM

Dermatologist, Medford, Oregon; Formerly Wildlife Biologist with Smithsonian in Thailand.

Matt Oliva Wilderness Medicine global health

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

Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN

Outdoor survival and navigation instructor; flight nurse; wilderness safety instructor; backpack and adventure trip guide; Manitou Springs.


Philip Rasori, MD

Medical Director of Village Hopecore International; travel medicine and global health consultant; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF.


Joseph B. Serra, MD

Founding Member of the Wilderness Medical Society; Orthopedic Surgeon, Stockton, California; 25 year member, National Ski Patrol; Rotary International to Africa.


Michael J. VanRooyen, MD, MPH, FACEP

Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Director, Vice Chairman, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Womens Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.

Karen Van Hoesen

Karen B. Van Hoesen, MD , FACEP

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, UCSD Diving Medicine Center and Dive Medicine Fellowship, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA.


Kyle Allred, PAC-C

Professional expedition and whitewater guide. Has guided extensively on five continents. Wilderness survival instructor and co-founder of and


Scott Kuipers

Wilderness Survival Skills Instructor; professional tracker and guide.


Carl Gilmore, WEMT

University of New Mexico Paramedic Instructor Coordinator; Wilderness Medicine Instructor, Taos, NM.


Brian Horner

President, Learn To Return, Anchorage, Alaska; USAF SERE; US Army SF Survival Instructor; Denali National Park High Altitude Rescue; Wilderness, SRT and Tactical Medicine Instructor; crash and fire fighting instructor; expeditionary medic and guide.

wilderness medical instructor ari rasori

Ari Rasori-Allred, FNP:

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

In accordance with ACCME Standards and CEME policy, all faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s).

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