- Physicians who teach and provide expertise on wilderness medicine throughout Connecticut
- One of only 13 fellowship training programs in wilderness medicine in the United States
- Providers of specialty care for patients evacuated during emergency situations
A hiking trip into the mountains or a kayaking adventure on a raging river can be inspiring and invigorating, but it’s important to be prepared in case of injury or illness.
Yale Medicine’s emergency department doctors are well-versed in caring for patients who’ve been hurt in the wilderness. Here, David Della-Giustina, MD—professor of emergency medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, emergency medicine residency program director and program director of the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship—offers tips on how to prevent a catastrophe.