Dr. Ryan Rose is an emergency medicine physician, residency trained at Baystate Medical Center.  Growing up in East Tennessee and in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, he has always been into the outdoors. Hiking and mountain biking from a young age, he progressed to ski patrolling at the only ski resort in Tennessee during college.  He spent 10 years ski patrolling there, and also patrolled at Jiminy Peak in Massachusetts during residency.  While ski patrolling, he became interested in medicine, especially in prehospital and austere medicine.  Ryan initially took Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) in Tacoma, WA during medical school and taught a few classes before starting his residency.  During medical school he also started a MedWAR race in Tennessee at his medical school, and the race is still held annually in November. After residency in MA, Ryan moved back down south and worked in a busy trauma center just outside Charlotte, NC before heading West where he now resides in Oregon. When not at work, you can usually find him mountain biking at the US National Whitewater center, hiking or wandering around the farm where he lives with his fiancé and two dogs. Ryan continues to teach wilderness medicine classes and skills. His interests are in snow sports medicine and avalanche research as well as helmets and their use in snow sports and mountain biking. He also climbed Kilimanjaro in March 2016 with the Wild Med Adventures gang.