Paul S. Auerbach

Paul S. Auerbach

Emergency medicine doctor

Redlich Family Professor, Emeritus

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Paul S. Auerbach, MD, MS, FACEP, MFAWM is the Redlich Family Professor Emeritus in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Military/Emergency Medicine at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is co-author of Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health, editor of the textbook Wilderness Medicine, co-author of Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine, and author of Medicine for the Outdoors. Dr. Auerbach is a founder of the Wilderness Medical Society, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. He was a first responder to the earthquakes in Haiti (2010) and Nepal (2015) and is visiting scholar at the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Residency: UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency (1980)
  • MS, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Management (1989)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (1981)
  • Internship: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (1978) NH
  • Medical Education: Duke University School of Medicine (1977) NC

Honors & Awards
  • DAN America Award, Divers Alert Network (1998)
  • DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year, Divers Alert Network (2009)
  • Diver of the Year, Beneath the Sea (2008)
  • Founders Award, Wilderness Medical Society (2000)
  • Hero of Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians (2008)
  • Illustrated Medical Textbook of the Year, for Wilderness Medicine 7th edition, British Medical Association (2017)
  • New Orleans Grand Isle (NOGI) Award for Science, The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences (2006)
  • Outstanding Contribution in Education Award, American College of Emergency Physicians (1999)

Administrative Appointments
  • Adjunct Professor of Military/Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2016 - Present)
  • Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery (1991 - 1995)
  • Visiting Scholar, National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (2018 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Marc and Laura Andreessen Adult Emergency Department Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

1199 Welch Road

Stanford , CA 94304

(650) 723-5111

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