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

Faculty, International Society of Travel Medicine Conference, Barcelona, Spain, May 2017.

Faculty, Wilderness Medicine, Fiji, February 2016.

Chair, Wilderness and Travel Medicine, Cape Hatian, Haiti, April 2016.

Faculty, Alberta Association for Travel Health Professionals, Canmore, Alberta, Canada, June 2016.

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.

Editor-in-Chief Travel Medicine News, International Society of Travel Medicine; active member and medical advisor of Crag Rats mountain rescue, staff physician at Mountain Emergency Services on Mount Hood, staff physician Providence Hood River, Oregon, Occupational and Travel Medicine, medical committee of Mountain Rescue Association.

Contact me at vantilburg@gorge.net

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