Steve Roy


Steve Roy

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 Medicine, he has trained extensively in wilderness and mountain medicine. He has completed three core and subspecialty Diplomas in Mountain Medicine in Canada, the United States and Switzerland as well as a post-graduate Diploma in Remote and Offshore Medicine through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr. Roy has experience on high-altitude expeditions and mountaineering in the Himalayas, the Alps, the Rockies, and the Andes. He has worked on the technical and medical side of Search and Rescue with experience in Alberta, Ontario, & Quebec. He is co-program director of the WildernessMD/McGill University Resident Physician Elective in Wilderness Medicine and director of the subspecialty Diploma in Wilderness & Expedition Medicine.

He is actively involved in research and international expert guidance in high altitude medicine. Dr. Roy sits on the Medical Commission of the International Commission of Alpine Rescue, the UIAA Medical Committee, the Aerospace Medical Society Education & Training Committee, the Wilderness Medical Society Research Committee and Post-Graduate Medical Education Committee, the Canadian Association of Wilderness Medicine Governance Committee, and the Executive Committee of the International Society for Mountain Medicine. His academic interests in wilderness medicine include Mountain Medicine education, complex pre-existing medical conditions in the mountains, and the environmental implications for medications & equipment.