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.

My latest book, due out September 1, 2017!

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Recent Projects

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 am also Editor-in-Chief Travel Medicine News, International Society of Travel Medicine; active member and medical adviser of Crag Rats mountain rescue, staff physician at Mountain Clinic at Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort, staff physician at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and  Occupational and Travel Medicine; and Chair of Medical Committee of Mountain Rescue Association.

Contact me at vantilburg@gorge.net

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