The Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine is a university-based enterprise to promote research, best practice, education, and outreach to promote health and wellness in extreme or austere environments. Our work includes attention to the greater policy issues of environmental change in health, and we are committed toward advancing the conversation based upon the best scientific evidence to improve discourse and understanding. Our constituents are the community and students of the health sciences in all levels, including seasoned medical practitioners seeking to augment their skill sets. We have robust collaborations with different organizations in order to bring forth diversity of experiences and perspectives in our mission to advance the field of wilderness and environmental medicine. Our goal is to have the most comprehensive program of its kind in the world, setting the standard of excellence in scholarship in our field.
Welcome to CU Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
Chris McStay MD FAWM FACEP
Chief of Clinical Operations, University of Colorado Hospital Emergency Department, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Operations
Wilderness Medicine Education