Dr. Paul Auerbach

Medical Advisor


Paul S. Auerbach MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM is the Redlich Family Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He is the world’s leading authority on wilderness medicine and is one of the world’s leading authorities on emergency medicine. A graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine, as well as the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Dr. Auerbach is editor of the definitive medical textbook Wilderness Medicine, and author of the books Medicine for the Outdoors (named one of the 10 outstanding healthcare titles for 2009 by the Wall Street Journal), Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine, Diving the Rainbow Reefs, and Management Lessons from the E.R. He is a founder and past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, and editor emeritus of the peer-reviewed medical journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Auerbach serves as Chief Medical Officer for Healthline Networks, a medical consultant to the Divers Alert Network (DAN), member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System, and elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Among the many awards that he has received are the Outstanding Contribution in Education Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), DAN America Award, NOGI Award from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, and DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year. He has been named a “Hero of Emergency Medicine” by ACEP and was recognized by the 98th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) for his activities with the Stanford emergency medical team during the Haiti earthquake disaster response. He is an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Stanford University Hospital, where he is Director of Special Projects, teaches emergency medicine, and is involved in a number of research projects. He is working to assist in the design and construction of a rural health clinic in Nepal, and is enormously grateful for opportunities to be with his family, friends, and colleagues, who understand the importance of “giving back” and trying to make the world a better place.