We are volunteer physicians and mountain guides, rescue pilots, and technical specialists who are regularly employed in mountain operations. There are fourteen faculty and Guides to make sure you’re course goes smoothly.

In 2012 we added an international contingent of specialist mountain physicians who will audit this first Canadian course on behalf of the International Commission of Alpine Rescue (ICAR) and also to teach.

Carolyn Kelly-Smith

Carolyn Kelly-Smith

MD

Carolyn is an FRCPC trained Emergency Physician at Royal Columbian Hospital . Growing up in Squamish B.C. led to an early love of wilderness and mountain activities. During her residency she sought out subspecialty training in wilderness medicine and completed the IKAR Diploma in Mountain Medicine in Europe. She has since helped found the Canadian
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Anthony Chahal

Anthony Chahal

FRCPC, UK/IKAR Dip. Mountain Medicine

I am an attending physician at the Vancouver General Hospital Emergency Department, where I have worked since completing my fellowship. I am passionate about the outdoors, whether it be climbing, riding, sailing, paddling, skiing or mountaineering. Prior to my current career, I worked as a professional ski patroller at Blackcomb, where I was involved in
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Jel Coward

Jel Coward

MD

Jel, originally from the UK, has a 20 year history in pre-hospital care. He has worked as a physician in urban street EMS, circuit and rally motorsport, remote expedition support, ski patrol and mountain rescue. Jel’s passion for the outdoors and wilderness medicine stems from his years of whitewater kayaking and love of the mountains.
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Bruce Brink

Bruce Brink

ACP/CCP, Cert. Mountain Medicine.

Bruce is a paramedic, professional ski patroller and former avalanche dog handler at Whistler/Blackcomb. Bruce was also the lead for the development of the WB air operations program, responsible for all rescue pilot and technician training. Bruce was an ALS/CCP flight paramedic with the BC Government and a clinical instructor / mentor with the Advanced
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Mike Inniss

Mike Inniss

MD

Mike joined the DiMM faculty after attaining his diploma in mountain medicine as a member of the first Canadian class. His career in medicine has been in rural and remote general practice and emergency medicine. He currently lives in Nelson, BC practicing general medicine in the small town of Salmo, BC and doing hospitalist shifts
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Ross Brown

Ross Brown

Dr. Ross Brown is a practicing general surgeon and trauma surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital and Provincial Medical Director of Trauma Services. He is a Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, UBC. He is also an Associate Medical Director of the Canadian Forces Trauma Training Centre (West) (CFTTC(W)), located at VGH, having transferred to the C.F.
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Gerald Dubowitz

Gerald Dubowitz

MB CHB IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIA AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IN SAN FRANCISCO (UCSF).

After completing his medical training in the UK in 1997, Gerald headed for San Francisco. This took two years due to work as a Dive Master in the South Pacific, a Ski Patroller/Ski Area Doctor in New Zealand, Expedition Medical Officer and Himalayan Rescue Association Physician in Nepal and few other activities in between! Gerald
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