samir patel, md
Dr. Samir Patel is an Emergency Medicine physician and current Wilderness Medicine Fellow at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts. With a background growing up in Northern California camping throughout Sequoia, Redwood, Yosemite National parks, he developed a true passion for hiking and mountaineering, especially during his time in New Zealand. Along this, he is also an avid traveler with solo backpacking trips throughout central America, Oceanica, and East Asia including multiday caving in Vietnam to summiting Mt. Toubkal in Morocco. Eventually he’ll hit South America and Antarctica to complete all 7/7 continents.
He became AWLS certified in 2017 while in Guatemala and will be completing his instructorship in the fall of 2018. He has a strong passion for teaching medicine and would love to further blur the lines between his career in the emergency room and the outdoors. Associated interests include high altitude medicine and physiology, climbing, kayaking, mounting biking (no-jumps), excessively elaborate meals on mountain tops, and whiskey to end the evening.
Future plans include climbing Mt. Khuiten in Mongolia & working with the Himalayan Rescue Association in Spring of 2019 at the high altitude clinics serving the Mt. Everest region in Nepal.
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