Emergency Family Wilderness Medicine Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Emergency Family Medicine, Family Medicine, Board Certified, Family Practice, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Sports Medicine, Ski Injuries, Bike Injuries, Bicycle Injuries, Snowboard Injuries, Wilderness Medicine, Motor Vehicle Accidents, General Practice, Heat Illness, Hypothermia, Frostbite, Mountain Medicine


Board Certified, American Board Family Medicine, 2000-2007
Fellow, Academy Wilderness Medicine, 2008
United States Medical Licensing Exam, Passed Parts 1, 2, and 3


Drug Enforcement Agency

Additional Qualifications

Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support


M.D., 1994
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA

B.S. Science Communication, magna cum laude, 1988
University of Portland, Portland OR

Semester at Sea post-baccalaureate study, 1989
Institute for Shipboard Education, Pittsburgh PA


Medicine Internship, 1994-1995
University of Utah Department of Internal Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Family Medicine Residency, 1997-99
Family Medicine of Southwest Washington, Vancouver, WA

Continuing Medical Education

List available on request.


Author of seven outdoor books, many peer-reviewed medical journal articles, numerous health articles, and other publications. List available on request.

Current Medical Practice

Active Staff, Emergency Department. 1999-present

An Urgent Care Facility in Washington (Name available upon request.)

Active Staff. Emergency Department, Travel, Occupational and Mountain Clinics. 2000-present

A Memorial Hospital in Oregon (Name available upon request.)

Active Staff, Emergency Department. 1998-Present

A Hospital in Washington (Name available upon request.)

Previous Medical Practice

Courtesy Staff. Mountain Medical Clinic, 1999-2003
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Gresham, OR

Courtesy Staff, Emergency Department, 2001
Mid Columbia Medical Center, The Dalles, OR

Courtesy Staff, Emergency Department, 1999
Central Oregon District Hospital, Redmond, OR

Staff Physician and Clinical Quality and Utilization Director, 1995-1997
Health Clinics of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Staff Physician, 1995-96
State Development Center, American Fork, UT

Other Positions

Medical Director, 2005-present
Memorial Urgent Care, Vancouver WA.

Medical Committee, 2002-present
Mountain Rescue Association, Golden, CO.

Editor-in-Chief, 2003-present
A Wilderness Publication Magazine in Colorado (Name available upon request)

Contributing Editor, 2006-present
A Mountain Rescue Publication in Colorado (Name available upon request)

Conference Chair, Annual Meeting, July 2005
Wilderness Medical Society, Snowmass CO

Board Member. 2000-present
Wilderness Medical Society, Colorado Springs, CO.

Adventure Sports Editor. 1999-2002
Wilderness Medicine Letter, Colorado Springs, CO

Medical Editor. 1994-1998
Wind Tracks, Pistol River, OR

Professional Organizations

Authors Guild
Mountain Rescue Association, Medical Committee Member
Wilderness Medical Society, Board Member 2000-present

International Experience

Semester at Sea/Institute for Shipboard Education, Spring 1989

13th International FFI Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Oct 1988

Christian Medical Society Mission, Santo Domingo, Ecuador, Aug 1987

University of Portland Culture Program, Salzburg, Austria. 1985-86.

Friendship Force International: South Korea 79; Finland 81; Soviet Union 82; Egypt 83; Austria 85


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