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Scientific Committee

Chair: Dr. Hermann Brugger, MD
Head, Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Innsbruck Medical University
President, International Society for Mountain Medicine (ISMM)

Co-chair: Dr. Buddha Basnyat, MD, MSc, FACP, FRCP
Medical Director, Himalayan Rescue Association 
Director, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit-Nepal


Cynthia Beall, PhD

Professor of Anthropology

Case Western Reserve University

Hannes Gatterer, PhD

Senior Researcher

Eurac Research, Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine, Bolzano, Italy

Monika Brodmann, MD, MME

Senior Researcher

Eurac Research, Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine, Bolzano, Italy

Suvash Dawadi, MDGP, DiMM

Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal

CIWEC Hospital and Travel Medicine Centre, Kathmandu

John Ellerton, MRCGP, DiMM

General Practitioner and Mountain Rescue Doctor, Lake District, England;

Medical Officer Mountain Rescue England and Wales 2002-12

President of ICAR Medcom (from October 2017)

Member of the administrative group for the UIAA/ICAR/ISMM Diploma in Mountain Medicine

Fidel Elsensohn, MD

Past President of ICAR MEDCOM (from October 2017)

Peter Hackett, MD

Altitude Research Center

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Masayuki Hanaoka, MD

First Department of Medicine

Shinshu University School of Medicine

Dominique Jean, MD

Paediatrics and Infectious Diseases

Centre for Prenatal Diagnosis

Grenoble University Hospital, France

Linda Keyes, MD, FACEP

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

University of Colorado and Attending Physician

Boulder Community Health

Fabiola Leon-Velarde, DSc

Rector. Professor of Physiology

Department of Biological and Physiological Sciences. Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía/ IIA

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú

Marco Maggiorini, MD

Medical Intensive Care Unit

University Hospital

Ramistrasse 100, CH-8091 Zurich

Shigeru Masuyama, MD


Maniraj Neupane, MBBS, PhD

Resident, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA

Vice-president, Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tsering Norboo, MD

Leh Ladakh

Kazue Oshiro, MD, DiMM, FAWM

Director of Mountain Medicine, Research, & Survey Division

Hokkaido Ohno Memorial Hospital

Prativa Pandey, MD

Medical Director for CIWEC Hospital and Travel Medicine Center, Kathmandu, and Pokhara

Gianfranco Parati, MD

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Dept. Health Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca

Head, Dept. Cardiovascular, Neural and Metabolic Sciences, S. Luca Hospital

IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milano, Italy

Qadar Pasha, PhD

Professor & Emeritus Medical Scientist

President, Asian-Pacific Society for Mountain Medicine

Co-chair, High-altitude research taskforce of PVRI, UK

CSIR-Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology

Mall Road, Delhi-110 007, India

Ryan Paterson, MD, DiMM, DTM&H

Kaiser Permanente and the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine

Matiram Pun, MBBS, MSc, MA

Laboratory of Human Cerebrovascular Physiology

Program in Mountain Medicine and High Altitude Physiology

University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Jean Paul Richalet, MD

Professor of Physiology and Sports Medicine

Université Paris 13

Ge Ri-Li, MD, PhD

Director and Professor, Research Center for High Altitude Medicine

Qinghai University Medical College.

16 Kunlun Road Xining City, 810001

Qinghai Province , People's Republic of China

David Shlim, MD

Jackson Hole Travel and Tropical Medicine

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Past-president, International Society of Travel Medicine

Giacomo Strapazzon, MD, PhD

Vice Head of Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine, EURAC research, Bolzano, Italy

Consultant in Internal and Emergency Medicine

Erik Swenson, MD

VA Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington,

Seattle, WA, USA

Ghan Bahadur Thapa, MD, DiMM

Treasurer, Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal (MMSN)


Medical Advisor, Alaska Mountain Rescue Group

Vice President - International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MedCom)

Clinical Professor - Department of Emergency Medicine

Stanford University Medical Center -Stanford, CA USA

Staff Emergency Physician - Alaska Native Medical Center - Anchorage, AK USA

George W. Rodway, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Nursing

University of California, Davis

Sacramento, CA

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