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Paul Auerbach MD FACEP FAWM

Paul Auerbach MD FACEP FAWM

Dr. Paul S. Auerbach, FACEP, FAWM, is the Redlich Family Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the world’s leading medical expert on wilderness medicine and a prolific author. He is the Editor of Wilderness Medicine, and author of Medicine for the Outdoors and Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine.

Dr. Auerbach holds his MD from Duke and completed his internship at Dartmouth and residency at UCLA. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has been recognized as a Hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians and received the New Orleans Grand Isle Award for Science from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, the Founders Award from the Wilderness Medical Society, and the Outstanding Contribution in Education Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians, among others. Dr. Auerbach has served as a volunteer physician in Haiti, Nepal, and Guatemala.

Expanded discussion of this general advice can be found in the new edition of his best-selling text, Wilderness Medicine, and the definitive take-along manual Medicine for the Outdoors. To learn more about Dr. Auerbach watch this interview.

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Blog Posts by Paul Auerbach MD FACEP FAWM

  • The Right Tools for Your Outdoor Adventure

    The Right Tools for Your Outdoor Adventure

    Being prepared is the first step to staying safe in the outdoors. Before venturing out on your trip, spend some time researching the potential hazards of terrain, weather, and wildlife that you might encounter, and pack items that will promote your safety and comfort.

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  • Tips for Outdoor Adventures on the Water

    Tips for Outdoor Adventures on the Water

    Whether swimming in the ocean or on a boat in a lake, follow these tips for staying safe by the water.

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  • Tips for Outdoor Adventures on Land

    Tips for Outdoor Adventures on Land

    Follow these tips for a fun and safe excursion, whether playing in a park or hiking up a mountain.

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  • Tips for Any Outdoor Situation

    Tips for Any Outdoor Situation

    Good fortune favors the well-prepared. Severe weather, wild animals, rugged terrain, and equipment failure all conspire to create or complicate medical hardships that must be diagnosed swiftly and remedied with certainty. However, with some advance preparation, individuals and families planning vacations or outdoor excursions can become familiar with adverse situations and be prepared to handle […]

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