WILLIAM FORGEY MD

Veteran outdoors author William W. Forgey, MD, is a full-time practitioner of family medicine and is also a member of the board of trustees of the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, a fellow of the Explorers Club, and a past president of the Wilderness Medical Society. He is the author of many wilderness medicine and camping books, including Wilderness Medicine and Basic Illustrated Wilderness First Aid. He is a Vietnam veteran, a former instructor at the JFK Center for Special Warfare, and was awarded a bronze star and army commendation medal. Acting as the Medical Advisor to health teams on over 40 trips to Haiti, Dr. Forgey's team responded to epidemics of cholera, Zika, and chikgungya as well as treating multiple other infectious diseases. 

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William W Forgey MD, Father of Wilderness Medicine, Author of The Prepper's Medical Handbook

The Father of Wilderness Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine

William W Forgey MD, Wilderness Medicine Legends, Father of Wilderness Medicine, Author of The Prepper's Medical Handbook

Wilderness Medicine Legends

Wilderness Medicine Magazine

AFFILIATIONS / ORGANIZATIONS
The Explorers Club

Fellow, Explorer's Club, New York City (1975-present)

Named as one of America’s 20 greatest living explorers by

the Explorers Club in New York City in 2004

Wilderness Medical Society

Past President / Life Member, Wilderness Medical Society. WMS Education Award 1997 - Founders Award 2004

Wilderness Education Association

Life Member, Wilderness Education Association

Paul Petzoldt Award 2005

Outdoor Writers of America

National Medical Counselor, Outdoor Writers of America

International Association for Medical Assistance

Board Member and member of the Medical Advisory Board
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, Toronto, Canada (appointed 1989 to present)

Royal Society of Medicine

International Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine

London, England

International Society of Travel Medicine

Member, International Society of Travel Medicine

American Medical Writers Association

Active Member, American Medical Writers Association.

(1990-present)

Student Conservation Association

National Medical Advisor and Member, Risk Management Committee of the Student Conservation  Association, Charleston, New Hampshire (appointed 1998 to 2012)

Boy Scouts of America

Wilderness First Aid Task Force Chairman, 2009-present, Boy Scouts of America. Immunization Task Force Chairman, 2008, Boy Scout of America - National Jamboree Boy Scout of America Honoree, 2005

 

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