Grant Christian, MD
Dr. Grant Christian is an emergency doctor with a personal passion for adventure, world travel, and medical education. Grant grew up in northern Maine where his life-long love for wilderness was born. Spending his time between rugged Maine coastlines and some of the most remote stretches of wilderness in the Northeast, Grant worked as a lobster fisherman and a field biologist with Biodiversity Research Institute (http://www.briloon.org) Free time was spent deer hunting, canoeing, fly fishing, camping and exploring. He has lived in the mountains of Colorado and California, and also lived in a van in Hawaii for nine months deciding whether medical school was the right choice! (I think it was). His love for adventure developed into a wander lust that has taken him around the world. His main interests include surfing, scuba diving, and tropical medicine. Grant has participated in self-directed global adventures in Mexico, Haiti, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Cuba, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, and northeast Canada. With his medical training, Grant’s interest progressed including tropical and disaster medicine after working in porta-au-Prince Haiti after the earthquake of 2010 with J/P HRO (http://jphro.org) From trekking on glaciers in New Zealand, to catching breaking swells in Indonesia, Grant has a passion for the wilderness and it's beauty of nature and power that it brings into our lives.
Currently he is working towards his FAWM; he is certified in AWLS, and acts as the residency education coordinator at Franklin Medical Center. Grant is combining his lifelong personal passions with medical education. Teaching for Wild Med Adventures has allowed Grant to combine his passion for wilderness and travel medicine while teaching & exploring some of the greatest places on our planet.