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Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM, MFAWM

Former Academic Partner, Envision's Emergency Medicine Simulations
Former Redlich Family Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine

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 Human Health.

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.