Medical Expert - Henderson D. McGinnis, MD

Area of Expertise: Emergency Medicine - Wilderness Medicine
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Henderson D. McGinnis, MD

Associate Professor, Medical Director of AirCare

McGinnis is an emergency medicine physician and expert in Wilderness Medicine, a rapidly evolving field and is of increasing importance as more people engage in hiking, climbing, kayaking and other potentially hazardous activities in the backcountry. Wilderness Medicine focuses on medical problems and treatment in remote environments with a primary focus being the evaluation, prioritization or triage, preliminary treatment of acute injuries or illnesses which occur in those environments and the emergency evacuation of victims. McGinnis co-authored an article for Wilderness and Environmental Medicine magazine that details the history of wilderness medicine regionalization and the role of regional groups in wilderness medicine. He is active in the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine (ACWM), established as a non-profit regional organization in 2007 and is believed to be the first to address wilderness medicine with a comprehensive but regional focus to serve the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee.

Keywords

wilderness medicine, emergency medicine,

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