BEN Church, DO

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Dr. Ben Church is an Emergency Medicine physician and current Wilderness Medicine Fellow at Baystate Medical Center in Western Massachusetts. Growing up in Maine, Ben has always had a deep love for being outdoors and the wilderness. His passion lies mainly in backpacking, especially in lightweight backpacking. He has backpacked extensively both nationally and internationally including locations such as the 100 mile wilderness and Allagash River in Maine, Grand Tetons, Zion, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Canyonlands, Na Pali Coast in Hawaii, Iceland, and New Zealand to name a few. In October 2016 he completed the notorious “death march” of the Presidential Tranverse in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and has summited the tallest peak in every New England state. 

He was initially AWLS certified in 2014 and has since become an instructor for AWLS helping to teach AWLS to students in the Adirondack mountains during the fall of 2017. His other interests include cold weather medicine, skiing, fishing, biking, IPAs, good food, and all things Maine. 

Ben plans to spend 3 months in Nepal working at a high altitude clinic with the Himalayan Rescue Association during Spring 2018.