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I specialize in wilderness, adventure travel, and outdoor recreation medicine. I work as an author, expert witness, public speaker, editor, and practicing physician in mountain, occupational and emergency medicine. Please contact me at vantilburg@gorge.net.

For images of my recent adventures, check out Facebook. For video clips of mountain rescues, view YouTube.

Upcoming appearances

Recent Projects

I’m deep in the thick of editing Adrenaline Junkies Bucket List: 100 Extreme Outdoor Adventures Before You Die (St. Martins, 2013).

Mountain Rescue Doctor: Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature (St. Martins, 2007) was a finalist for Banff Festival of Mountain Books and Oregon Book Awards.

I have a new position: Editor-in-Chief of NewsShare and Communications, International Society of Travel Medicine. I’m an active member of Crag Rats mountain rescue and medical committee of Mountain Rescue Association. 

Contact me at vantilburg@gorge.net

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