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Dana is an Assistant Professor of Emergency and Aerospace Medicine at Columbia University in New York City. Dana is also clinical faculty at the University of Colorado and Co-Founder of the University of Colorado Space and Extreme Environment Medicine Program.
His exploration work includes altitude research in the Himalayas; technical SCUBA diving and nautical archeology; medical support and research in Antarctica; supporting the record breaking Equal Playing Field football game from the summit of Kilimanjaro; supporting commercial spacecraft launches and landings; and designing medical systems for NASA’s upcoming deep space missions.
Dana has taught classes in extreme environment medicine and physiology with Weil Cornell University, the Wilderness Medical Society, the University of Texas, The Himalayan Rescue Association, the University of Colorado, New York Medical College, and Columbia University.
His research focuses on medical systems optimization, medical education, simulation based training, altitude sickness, and spatial disorientation. He is also the Founder and Director of the Exploration Medicine Podcast.
In his spare time he flies planes, SCUBA dives, writes songs, and plays in a New York City based blues band. He enjoys skiing, backpacking, rock climbing, telling stories, and social dancing.