Meet Dr. Paul S. Auerbach
To bring the field of Wilderness Medicine to life for
students, the late Dr. Paul Auerbach utilized his extensive clinical and medical
education expertise to guide the creation and development of Envision's
Emergency Medicine Simulation: When Care Is Hours Away.
Paul S. Auerbach MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM, MFAWM was the Redlich
Family Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University
School of Medicine until his passing in 2021 from brain cancer. Previously, Dr. Auerbach was Chief of the Divisions of
Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University and Stanford University. He was the
world’s leading authority on wilderness medicine and one of the world’s leading
authorities on emergency medicine. A graduate of Duke University and Duke
University School of Medicine, as well as the Stanford Graduate School of
Business, Dr. Auerbach was editor of the definitive medical textbook Wilderness
Medicine, and author of the books Medicine for the Outdoors, Field
Guide to Wilderness Medicine, Diving the Rainbow Reefs, Management
Lessons from the E.R., and Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on
Dr. Auerbach was also a founder and past President of the
Wilderness Medical Society, and editor emeritus of the journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine.
He served as national medical consultant on hazardous marine animals to the
Divers Alert Network (DAN), member of the National Medical Committee for the
National Ski Patrol System, and elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
He was honored by the American College of Emergency
Physicians, California Emergency Medical Services Authority, Divers Alert
Network, Wilderness Medical Society, and Academy of Underwater Arts and
Sciences. His international medical activities included volunteer
physician at the Hospitalito Atitlan in Santiago, Guatemala, instructor and
examiner for the Nepal Ambulance Service, and emergency responder to the
earthquakes in Haiti (2010) and Nepal (2015). He was enormously grateful for
opportunities to be with his family, friends, and colleagues, who understand the
importance of “giving back” and trying to make the world a better place.