Dana is an Emergency and Aerospace Medicine physician at Columbia University in New York City. Dana is also Co-Founder of the University of Colorado Aerospace Medicine Program.
His own exploration work includes environments such as Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Himalayas, Antarctica, and Low Earth Orbit, including being the doctor for the women’s athletic association Equal Playing Field who set the world record for the world’s highest altitude soccer game in 2017. He also works with the University of Colorado Aerospace Medicine Program supporting research and training for providers in remote environments.
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, and New York Medical College. He also conducts research into altitude sickness, decompression sickness, spatial disorientation, hypoxia, and optimization of medical systems for deep space flight. Dana is also the Founder and Director of the Exploration Medicine podcast to share some of the fascinating work and stories done by researchers and practitioners in the field.