About Wilderness Medicine

The Wilderness Medicine Program at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University focuses on training medical professionals, students and members of the community to handle medical emergencies in remote settings where emergency services are not readily available. Injuries can happen anywhere, and we should all be prepared to treat patients outside of the conveniences of a hospital. The Office of Wilderness Medicine is directed by the Center of Operational Medicine (COM). The COM supports the initiative by providing people/management, resources, and equipment for many of the wilderness training activities. For more information about the COM, visit www.mcgcom.com.

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Dr. Michael Caudell is from Cleveland, GA, completed medical school and emergency medicine residency training at MCG.  Dr. Caudell is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Medical Director for Wilderness and Survival Medicine within the Center of Operational Medicine at MCG. He is also the Director of the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship and is one of the founders of MedWAR (Medical Wilderness Adventure Race), serves as the Executive Director for the annual Southeast Race and is a serves on the Board of Directors for the North American Educational Adventure Racing (NAEAR). He is a former Chair of ACEP's Wilderness Medicine Section and Chair of the Fellowship Directors Committee. Dr. Caudell serves on the Board of Directors for the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) and is also a former chair of the WMS Education Committee. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) and is on the Board of Directors for the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine (ACWM). He has earned his Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) and certifications in Level I Swiftwater Rescue, Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diving.

Michael Caudell, MD, FACEP, FAWM
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director, Wilderness Medicine
Medical Director of Wilderness and Survival Medicine
Center of Operational Medicine

hastonwmDr. Taylor Haston is from Charlotte, NC, completed medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, then completed her emergency medicine residency training at MCG. She went on to complete a Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at MCG and is now an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, as well as Assistant Director for the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship.  She earned her Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) and certifications in Level 1 Swiftwater Rescue, Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diving. She is in the process of completing her FAWM (Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine) through the Wilderness Medical Society.  Dr. Haston has extensive experience in International Medicine in multiple countries and has traveled internationally as faculty, not only with the Wilderness Medicine Section, but also with the International Medicine Section and the Ultrasound Section at MCG. She is an Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) instructor and serves as a Chair on the Education Module Subcommittee within the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) Education Committee. She also is active with the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine (ACWM) and serves as the Chair of the Advisory Council.

Taylor Haston, DO, DiMM, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Fellowship Director, Wilderness Medicine