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Wilderness Medicine


Section Officers & Staff

Emily B. Sagalyn, MD, FACEP
Taylor Haston, DO
Secretary/Newsletter Editor
David Young, MD
Immediate Past Chair
Lori Weichenthal, MD, FACEP
Susanne J. Spano, MD, FACEP
Alternate Councillor
Brendan Milliner, MD
Staff Liaison
Maude Surprenant Hancock

With the increasing popularity of outdoor and wilderness recreation, emergency physicians find themselves treating various conditions unique to the wilderness environment.

If you love the outdoors or have special expertise in wilderness medicine, join this section for the opportunity to share your knowledge with others. You’ll develop tools to identify the unique challenges of patient care in remote settings and find resources for continuing medical education and training programs. With your expertise, your membership can provide resources to other ACEP members.   


In the spirit of pursuing knowledge and chasing adventures and dreams, the Matthew Ryan Curley, MD, wilderness medicine scholarship fund has been lovingly established by St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center and the Wilderness Medicine Society. Recipients will receive $1,000.00 for travel expenses and accommodations to attend the national Annual Wilderness Medical Society conference. Registration fee for the conference will be waived for the scholarship recipient. The recipient will have the option to deliver a 30-minute lecture at the national conference on a wilderness medicine topic. Visit http://mrcwildmed.org/scholarship.php or click image for more information.            

For inquiries, questions, or comments about the section, please send an email to the staff liaison.

Wilderness Medicine Section members may send an email to all members of this section via our online engagED community

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