Our Faculty

AdventureMed is an organization led by a team of passionate outdoor enthusiasts who recognize the importance of quality first response care for community safety. We are committed to making this type of care available to everyone, regardless of their environment or background.

Our faculty is comprised of highly experienced medical professionals who specialize in wilderness medicine. The majority of our staff have taught Advanced Wilderness Life Support courses and have significant experience in practicing wilderness medicine as both a passion and a profession. We prioritize hands-on experience and continued education for our staff to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest protocols and techniques in the field.

Our faculty members have affiliations with major teaching universities, the U.S. Army, search and rescue teams, the National Ski Patrol, and the Wilderness Medical Society, among others. Many of our instructors have been teaching our courses since the inception of AdventureMed, and they have been practicing wilderness medicine as both an avocation and an occupation.

Our experienced instructors and collaborators have contributed to the development of many of the currently accepted protocols for the treatment of injuries and illnesses in wilderness environments. At AdventureMed, we pride ourselves on having instructors who are at the forefront of the field and who can provide our students with the most up-to-date and accurate information.

Contributing Faculty

Listed faculty may not lecture at every conference. A final schedule will be provided prior to each course.

David Della-Giustina, MD, FAWM

Ian Wedmore, MD

Jessica Duke, MD

Katherine Couturier, MD, MPH

Charles B Duke, MD, PhD, FAWM, DiMM

Ryan F. Coughlin M.D.

Katey Della-Giustina Osborne, M.D.

Jason M. Tanner, MD, PhD

William Oley, MD, FAWM, DiMM

Leah Manchester, MD, FAWM, DiMM

Karen Della-Giustina, MD, FAAP


Anthony J. Tomassoni, MD, MS, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT

Katja Goldflam, MD

Anne Fox, MD

Geoffrey B. Comp, DO, FACEP, FAWM

Andrea Ferrari, MD

AdventureMed Staff

Cedar Coleman, President

Sarah Sarfaty, Logistics Manager and Instructor

Sophie Zhang, WMU Brand Manager