Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine

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.

Tom Green

Tom Green

MSc, MD, FRCPC, Dip. Sports Medicine (CASEM) Dip. Mountain Medicine (CSMM)

Tom is an Emergency Physician and Royal College EM residency program director at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster BC. He has a fellowship in Sports Medicine from UBC and completed the Diploma in Mountain Medicine in 2013. Growing up in Vancouver, Tom has a lifelong love of all things outdoors enjoying kayaking, running and
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Steve Roy

Steve Roy

MDCM, DiMM, DiMEM, DiWEM, DipROM, MRAeS, FAWM, FRGS, FRCPC

Dr. Roy is an intensive care physician and a consultant in high altitude and wilderness medicine. He works in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the Foothills Medical Center and the University of Calgary in addition to consulting on high-altitude and expedition medicine. In addition to his residencies in Internal Medicine and Critical Care
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Kyle McLaughlin

Kyle McLaughlin

BSc, MD, CCFP (EM), DiMM

Kyle is an Emergency Physician based out of Canmore, Alberta and has been involved in Wilderness Medicine for over 20 years. He currently serves as the Medical Director for Banff, Yoho, Kootenay and Kluane National Park’s Visitor Safety Program, the Corporate Physician for Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) Heli Ski, cofounder of the Parks Canada Backcountry
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Jamin Mulvey

Jamin Mulvey

FANZCA, MBBS(Hons), DIMM, MPHTM, BSc (Hons)

Dr. Jamin Mulvey is an Australian trained Anesthetist, graduating from Medical School at the University of Sydney in 2002 and finishing his Anesthesia Training in 2011. He moved to Canada in 2013 to complete his Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, where he continues to work as an Attending Anesthesiologist. He lives the
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Nicole Koshure

Nicole Koshure

M.R.M (Planning), R.P.Bio, CAA Professional Member

Nicole Koshure, is a long term local of Whistler, B.C. During the winter months, she has spent the last 20 years working as a member of the professional ski patrol and is now acting as an Avalanche Forecaster on Blackcomb Mountain. As a member of the ski patrol she has completed her CAA AvSAR training, CAA
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Barton Thiessen

Barton Thiessen

MD FRCPC CAAII DMM AdvPTE

I’m a long time Blackcomb ski patroller that now splits time between coasts. Whistler living entails prehospital mountain medicine, avalanche control, helicopter rescues and the search for the perfect line. Newfoundland living focuses on cardiac anesthesia, transesophageal echo, Royal College examining, assessment work at Memorial University and enjoying the Atlantic from my back porch. Still
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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,FACEP, DiMM, AHEMS-AFCEST, CSGA

Anthony is a full-time Emergency Physician at the Vancouver General Hospital Emergency Department. After completing his UK Mountain Medicine diploma, he and like minded colleagues, founded the Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine to help promote better care for like-minded outdoor enthusiasts and collaborate with a growing international body, through the InternationaI Commission on Alpine Rescue
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Bruce Brink

Bruce Brink

ACP/CCP, Cert. Mountain Medicine, AHEMS-AFCEST

Bruce Brink is a founding member of the Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine. He serves on the International Commission for Alpine Rescue in both the Medical and Air Commissions and helps out on CSMM Diploma in Mountain Medicine Courses. He is course lead on the CSMM  ICAR, ISMM, UIAA Alpine Helicopter Emergency Medical Systems Course. Bruce was
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Mike Inniss

Mike Inniss

MD

Mike joined the DiMM faculty after attaining his diploma as a student with the first Canadian course in 2012.  His 30 plus year career in medicine has been in rural and remote general practice, emergency and flight medicine. He currently lives in Nelson, BC practising general medicine in the small town of Salmo, BC. He
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