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Tom D. Kirsch, MD, MPH, FACEP
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
BA, Fine Arts, Creighton Univ, Omaha, NE; MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; MPH, Epidemiology, JHSPH, Baltimore, MD; Emergency Medicine Residency, Geo Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.
CURRENT SCHOOL/HOSPITAL AFFILIATION:
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health
Emergency Physician, Director of Operations, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Deputy Director, Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), The Johns Hopkins Institutions;
Co-Director, Center for Refugee and Disaster Response (CRDR), The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
None (other than a bunch of climbing and canyoneering courses).
AREAS OF WILDERNESS INTEREST:
Backpacking, canyoneering, climbing (rock and some non-technical mountaineering), mountain biking. The GRAND CANYON and southern Utah.
WHERE HAVE YOU TRAVELED:
Pretty much everywhere (but not much in Africa). Currently I focus on the Southwest USA, Sierra Nevadas and the Rockies.
Besides the above: Torturing my kids by dragging them into the outdoors, photography, painting, snow skiing.
ANY SPECIFIC WILDERNESS EXPERIENCES/STORIES YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE:
I am a backpacker who began getting into very rugged areas so had to learn technical skills with ropes- So now I canyoneer in really complex and beautiful environments. I am from Arizona, and consider the Grand Canyon the Center of the Universe and the Southwest to be its suburbs. I spend as much time there as possible. I believe that wilderness medicine is just one aspect of ‘Austere Medicine’ that encompasses global health, disaster medicine and expedition medicine.