MILES MCDONOUGH, MS4, EMT-B
President, NWMC Co-founder
Miles is a 4th year medical student at University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Previously Miles worked for Remote Medical International as both an educator and medical provider. He has been an EMT-B since 2009 and has 7 years of experience providing care as a rescue technician with the Snohomish Co. Helicopter Rescue Team. He is also a member of both Everett Mountain Rescue Unit and Seattle Mountain Rescue, currently serving on the medical committee for the latter. When he has free time he’s ski mountaineering, alpine climbing, or trail running.
CASSIE LOWRY EDMARK, DO, W-EMT
Vice President, NWMC Co-founder
Dr. Lowry Edmark is a recent graduate from Pacific Northwest University and resident physician at MountainView Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM. Her roots in wilderness medicine started as a Wilderness EMT with search & rescue and ski patrol prior to medical school. She is a co-founder of the Northwest Wilderness Medicine Conference, VP of Pacific Northwest Wilderness Medicine, and co-founder of the Northwest MedWAR established in the spring of 2019 as a joint non-profit venture between PNWM and North American Educational Adventure Racing. Also an active member of the Mountain Rescue Association Medical Committee and Wilderness Medical Society Search & Rescue Committee, Cassie continues to study, research, and teach topics in clinical prehospital care in remote settings with a focus on altitude medicine. She is a FAWM Candidate and currently pursuing further training in Emergency Medicine, and spends much of her spare time with her husband traveling, skiing, climbing, and mountaineering.
RYAN LEBUHN, MS4
Ryan is a fourth year medical student at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He was a lead of OHSU’s Wilderness Medicine Interest Group, attended the inaugural Northwest Wilderness Medicine Conference as an MS1, helped to organize the second as Sponsorship Chair, and lead event organizers for the third as the Conference Chair. Ryan was also Sponsorship Chair for the inaugural Northwest MedWAR. His favorites: “Wherever I May Roam, 5.9,” the Goat Lake Loop in the Gifford-Pinchot Wilderness, and anything from Backpedal Brewery.
craig warden, MD, MPH
Dr. Warden is an attending physician in the OHSU Department of Emergency Medicine and medical director of Clackamas County EMS. He earned his M.D. at the University of Colorado and M.P.H. at the University of Washington, and has completed residencies in pediatrics and emergency medicine as well as fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine and medical toxicology. Dr. Warden is faculty advisor to the OHSU Wilderness Medicine Interest Group and enjoys rafting, cross-country skiing, and mountaineering; his mountaineering experience includes ascents of 14,000’ peaks in Colorado, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the Grand Teton.
andrew luks, MD
Board Member at Large
Dr. Luks is a faculty member in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Washington. Based largely at Harborview Medical Center, he spends most of his clinical time working on the different intensive care units in the hospital including the medical, trauma surgical and neurosciences ICUs. Outside of his clinical duties, he maintains an actively scholarly program in the area of high altitude medicine and physiology with a particular focus on travel to high altitude with underlying medical conditions, while at the same time engaging in a variety of educational endeavors in the School of Medicine including leading one of the main blocks in the first year curriculum and the wilderness medicine elective. He has spent time working at the Himalayan Rescue Association clinic in Nepal as well as the medical point person on two Denali Volunteer Ranger Patrols. Outside of work he enjoys getting to the mountains as much as possible for backcountry skiing, hiking and mountaineering and believes non-motorized transport is the way to go for all outdoor activities.
anna condino, MD, MPH
Board Member at Large
Dr. Condino is an emergency medicine physician with a special interest in wilderness medicine, flight medicine, and EMS development in rural and austere settings. She works clinically for the Swedish hospital group and Kaiser Washington in the Puget sound region as well as the Indian Health Service in New Mexico. She recently completed both an EMS fellowship and her emergency medicine residency at the University of Washington, where she was a flight physician with Airlift Northwest, an active educator for Seattle Fire Medic One and the Medic One Paramedic Training program, and co-taught the UWSOM Wilderness Medicine Elective. She is a field member and the Medical Director for Seattle Mountain Rescue. Prior to residency, she completed medical school and a Masters in Public Health at Dartmouth, where she was a search and rescue volunteer, ski patroller, and wilderness medicine interest group leader. In her free time, she enjoys ski mountaineering, alpine climbing, and chasing high altitude sunsets. Perhaps her proudest accomplishment is holding the unofficial record for the most ski days during a residency year at the UW.
Carlos Enciso, MS3
Board Member at Large, NWMC4 Chair
Carlos is a third year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. His passion for medicine stems from past work with farm-workers, immigrants and low-income families at the local FQHC in Wenatchee, WA. He continues to work with rural communities as a TRUST student and as an advisory board member for the Area Health Education Center for Western WA where he aids in the development of pipeline programs to help guide rural students to a career in medicine. He satisfies his itch for adventure through rock climbing, hiking, mountaineering, skiing, and snowboarding. Carlos is a fan of long multi-pitch alpine climbs, enjoying a cold summit brew, and laughin’ with his buds.
Carlton Heine, MD PhD, FACEP, FAWM
Board Member at Large
Dr. Heine is a practicing emergency medicine physician with a special interest in wilderness medicine. He moved from Alaska to Spokane to be the Clinical Education Director for Emergency Medicine and the Foundational Sciences Education Director for Physiology at the new Elson S Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. He founded the ACEP Section of Wilderness Medicine and has been a long time member and currently on the board of directors of the Wilderness Medical Society. He has been active with the National Ski Patrol for over twenty years and is passionate about backcountry skiing and other outdoor activities in wild places.
FORREST WELLS, MD
Board Member at Large, NWMC Co-founder
Dr. Wells is an emergency medicine resident at the University of Utah. While working in outdoor education prior to medical school, he developed a keen interest in backcountry medical care and the role of trained laypersons such as Wilderness First Responders in wilderness medicine. He has served as President of the OHSU Wilderness Medicine Interest Group, conducted research in outdoor education expedition epidemiology, and co-founded the Northwest Wilderness Medicine Conference and Pacific Northwest Wilderness Medicine. After serving as the first PNWM board president during his final year of medical school at OHSU, he moved to Utah for residency and is excited to continue supporting the PNWM mission from his new home in the intermountain west. Aside from his studies and work in wilderness medicine, he’s proud to have skied 40+ days each year of medical school and to have stayed active as a climber, mountaineer, cyclist, and runner.
Jenna Wiley, MD
Board Member at Large
Dr. Wiley is an emergency medicine resident at OHSU. She grew up in California and attended medical school at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (go Tarheels!). She has been active in mountain search and rescue since 2009, volunteering for the Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit (BAMRU) as well as South Orange Rescue Squad’s Technical Rescue Team, Statewide Medical Assistance Team and Central NC SAR. During medical school, she co-led the wilderness medicine interest group, pursued interests in international emergency medicine working at an ED in Thailand, and had the privilege of being one of the wilderness EMS externs with Dr. Seth Hawkins, assisting special ops paramedics with EMS responses in Linville Gorge and on Lake James in the mountains of western NC. Prior to medical school, she participated as a research subject in a high altitude study to Everest Base Camp and worked with Divers Alert Network, conducting physiological research on technical divers in the Caribbean as well as at Duke University’s hyperbaric chamber. She has a strong love of octopodes, enjoys scuba diving, backpacking, rock climbing, hiking, hot-springing, traveling and making (non-lopsided) pottery objects.
Philip Bohlmann, MS2, EMT-B
Board Member at Large
Philip is a second year medical student at Elson S Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. He has hands-on experience practicing medicine in remote and challenging places as a remote area EMT, ski patrol, mountain rescue, and medical support in Haiti. Prior to medical school, Philip taught wilderness medicine nationally and abroad for Remote Medical International. In his free time Philip enjoys mountaineering, skiing and long distance bike touring.