Dr. Lipman is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of the Stanford Wilderness Medicine Section and Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, the first of its kind in the United States. He is a researcher and specializes in interventional trials and prospective studies in extreme environments, writer, and educator on diverse wilderness medicine topics. He is a leader in the field of academic wilderness medicine, having served as Chair of the American College of Emergency Physician's Wilderness Medicine Section, Founder and Chair of the Wilderness Medical Society's GME Fellowship Committee, Chair of Wilderness Medical Society Research Committee, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Wilderness Medical Society, as well as editorial boards of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, High Altitude Medicine & Biology and Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open.

Born in South Africa and raised in Oregon, Dr. Lipman's love for the outdoors grew out of climbing and skiing the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. He earned his bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Connecticut College, Medical Doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine, and residency at St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York before heading back to the west coast to complete his training in the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at Stanford. He has served as expedition medical director on 6 continents.

Dr. Lipman's current research and scholarly interests include examination of novel devices and medications for the prevention of acute mountain sickness and unpacking the pathophysiology of the body's acclimation to high altitude. He serves as Research Director of RacingThePlanet ultramarathons, and has run 15 years of studies examining utramarathon injuries and interventions on exercise-associated hyponatremia, hypernatremia, acute kidney injury, and blisters. His areas of interest have included both cold and heat injury prevention and treatment, exercise performance, and climate change and effect on injury and illness. His interest in examing the interface of the human condition with the outdoors extends to a wide variety of environments and topographies.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Residency: St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency (2004) NY
  • Medical Education: St Georges University School of Medicine Grenada West Indies (2001) NY West Indies
  • Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2005)
  • BA, Connecticut College, Environmental Studies (1995)
  • MD, St. George's School of Medicine, Medicine (2001)
  • Residency, St. Luke's -Roosevelt Hospital, Emergency Medicine (2004)
  • Fellow, Stanford University Hospital, Wilderness Medicine (2005)

Honors & Awards
  • 2014 ACEP Service to Section Award, American College of Emergency Physicians (2014)
  • Research Award, Wilderness Medical Society (2013)
  • Top 25 Papers of 2012 in Annals of Emergency Medicine, ScienceDirect (2013)

Administrative Appointments
  • Board of Directors, Wilderness Medical Society (2018 - Present)
  • Chair of Research Committee, Wilderness Medical Society (2018 - 2020)
  • Director, ED Fast Track, Division of Emegency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012 - 2015)
  • Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Director, Wilderness Medicine Section, Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine (2017 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (2014 - 2017)
  • Editorial Board, High Altitude Medicine & Biology (2018 - Present)
  • Executive Board Member, American College of Emergency Physicians Section of Wilderness Medicine (2006 - 2014)
  • Medical Advisor, Stanford Outdoor Education, Stanford University (2009 - Present)
  • Medical Advisor, California Outward Bound (2012 - Present)


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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