Ryan Paterson, MD, DIMM, DTM&H

Volunteer Clinical Faculty
Director of DiMM

Advanced Wilderness Medicine: EMED 8031

University of Colorado School of Medicine | Mail Stop B215, 12401 E. 17th Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80045

Ryan Paterson attended the University of Vermont School of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Wilderness/Altitude/Expedition Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado, USA. He also holds advanced certifications in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) and in Mountain Medicine (DiMM). He is a practicing, board-certified Emergency Physician for Kaiser Permanente at St Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, USA. 

When not working, Ryan loves to spend time outdoors with his spouse and two children. He is an avid traveler, climber and a former distance athlete who continues to run, bike, and swim. 

Dr. Paterson is a co-founder and former director for the Wilderness Medical Society Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) course. Ryan has significant experience in large-race/event medical management. He serves as medical director for GlobalLimits and has medically directed multiple GlobalLimits events. He reviews and consults for many other races, helping to design and hone their race medical strategy and systems. He is the current United States delegate to the International Society of Mountain Medicine (ISMM). He also founded the FLUME foundation and serves as medical director for Kolkata City Mission (KCM) working thru both organizations to establish sustainable development solutions in education, health, women’s empowerment, micro-enterprise and public-health for informal communities in and around Kolkata, India. In addition Dr. Paterson is an altitude researcher, expedition physician, mountain emergency medicine educator and guide.