David E. Johnson, MD, FACEP

Kenmore, New York School System (K – 12)
Dartmouth College AB 1970
SUNY Buffalo MD 1975
CS Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY – Internal Medicine 1975 – 78
Victoria Hospital System, London, ON, Canada – Geriatric residency and fellowship 1978 -79
Guys/New Cross Hospital, London, England – Locum Senior Registrar 1979
Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine – Lima, Peru 2010

Currently licensed to practice medicine in Maine; expires 2020-04-30
American Board of Emergency Medicine Certified 1993; recertified 2003
American Board of Internal Medicine Certified 1977
Diploma in Tropical Medicine 2010

Emergency Medicine Practice
Central Maine Medical Center – Emergency Department, Lewiston, Maine
Emergency attending – 2016-04-30 (retired)
Active emergency medical practice from 1980-01-01 to 2016-04-30
Emergency department director:
St Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, ME: 1985 – 1989
Camden Medical Center, St Marys GA: 1997 – 2000

Board member of Tri County EMS (TCEMS) Maine 1980s
Co-led EMT- Paramedic courses for TCEMS 1980s
Wrote initial TCEMS protocols that become the model for those used state-wide -1984 and 1985
Taught EMS practitioners In TCEM 1980 – 1997; 2000 – 2010
Taught EMS practitioners in Camden Co GA 1997 – 2000

ASTM F-30 EMS – on the writing group for EMT-Basic and EMT-P curricula 1985 – 1990
Current member on the National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians document: Medical Oversight and Scope of Practice of Wilderness EMS Providers – A Joint Project Developed by Wilderness EMS Educators, Medical Directors and Regulators Using a Delphi Approach 2014 to the present
Curriculum development Wilderness First Aid Scope of Practice – contributing author to Minimum Guidelines and Scope of Practice for Wilderness First Aid (https://www.wildmededucationcollaborative.org/scope-of-practice-documents.html)
Wilderness First Responder Scope of Practice – contributing author to Group Consensus Paper 2016-01-25 (https://www.wildmededucationcollaborative.org/scope-of-practice-documents.html)

Wilderness Medical Associates International (WMAI)
Since 1984, this company has provided practical medical training worldwide to professionals and lay practitioners who work in low resource areas where the environments are harsh and locations remote, since 1984. We currently have partners in Belgium, Brasil, Canada, China, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Rwanda, Taiwan, and Thailand. Courses have been conducted on all continents

Lead instructor 1984 – present

Quality Assurance Director 1989 – 2012

President 1997 – 2020

Medical Director 1997 – present

Curriculum Co-Director 1984 – present

Class room instruction Currently teaching at least 50 days (9hrs/day)/year Primary instructor for the Wilderness Advanced Life Support (WALS) course (2000 – present) (designed for all advanced level practitioners. It has been run throughout North America and in Brasil, China, Iceland, Japan, Kenya, Thailand and Pending Taiwan in 2018) Primary instructor for the Wilderness Medical Elective (WME) course 2004 – present) – run in association with 9 different medical schools Other courses as needed, particularly the Battlefield Medical Responder (BMR course) and Off-shore Emergency Medicine
Instructor engagement Conducts 6 – 8 instructor meetings yearly around the world. Co-instructs with other WMAI instructors on every course. All of these will offer the opportunity to work with over 100 WMAI instructors each year Sends curricular update newsletters several times/year
Instructor training Teaches at all of the 2 – 4 courses taught each year around the world Reviews the progress of assistant instructors
Curriculum development Co-writes, co-edits and updates all course material (e.g., curriculum guides, Power Point presentations, case studies, texts) Revised and updated Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, and Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician 1984 – present; the revisions/updates have been done yearly from 1997 to the present Developed WALS 2000 – yearly revision Developed WME for medical students 2004 – yearly revision Consulted on the Battlefield Medical Responder – 2011 to the present

National presentations outside of WMAI Presenter on medical screening and updates to wilderness medicine nearly yearly since 1994. Occasional presenter a Wilderness Medical Society Meetings and Wilderness-Medicine Conferences
Honors 2002 recipient of Outward Bound USA’s McGory award for efforts on behalf of safety in experiential education
2015 recipient of the Charles (Reb) Greg award for contributions in risk management to the outdoor education and adventure profession

American College of Emergency Physicians
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
International Society of Mountain Medicine
Wilderness Medical Society

Wilderness and Rescue Medicine – co-author
Wilderness First Aid Guide – editor; contributor
Wilderness and Rescue Medicine Field Guide – editor; contributor
Wilderness and Rescue Medicine Workbook – editor

Articles since 2004

Gaudio F, Lemery J, Johnson DE. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 2010;21:185–187 (Updated 2014)

Johnson DE. Wilderness Emergency Medical Services. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 2004;22:525–538.

Johnson DE, Schimelpfenig T, Hubbell F, Frizzell L, Nicolazzo P, McEvoy D, Weil C, Cull A, Kimmel N. Minimum guidelines and scope of practice for Wilderness First Aid. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 2013;24:456-62.

McDonald N, Webster M, Orkin A, VanderBurgh D, Johnson DE. The longboard versus the vacuum mattress. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2014;29:110. (letter to the editor)

Millen MG, Johnson DE, Schimelpfenig T, Conover K, Sholl M, Busko J, Alter R, Smith W, Symonds J, Taillac P, Hawkins SC. Medical oversight, educational core content, and proposed scopes of practice of wilderness EMS providers: A joint project developed by wilderness EMS educators, medical directors, and regulators using a Delphi approach. Prehospital Emergency Care 2017;21:673-681

Schimelpfenig T, Johnson D, Lipman G, McEvoy D, Bennett B. Evidence-based review of wilderness first aid practices. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership 2017;9;217-239

Zafren K, Smith WR, Johnson DE, Kovacs T. Spine protection in the austere environment. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 2014;364-6.(letter to the editor