MCG Wilderness Medicine LogoThe Wilderness Medicine Program 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 please visit their website



Taylor Haston, DO, DiMM, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine 
Fellowship Director, Wilderness Medicine

Dr. 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 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. 

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Taylor Haston, DO, DiMM, MPH, MS

  • Fellowship Director, Wilderness Medicine


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Lauren Neely

  • Fellowship Coordinator