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East 17th Place
Aurora, CO,

(303) 386-2251


Ryan Paterson, MD; DTM&H; DiMM

Ryan Paterson attended the University of Vermont School of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Wilderness/Altitude/Expedition Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado. He also holds advanced certifications in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) and in Mountain Medicine (DiMM). He is a practicing Emergency Physician for Kaiser Permanente at St Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

When not working, Ryan loves to spend time outdoors with his spouse and two children. He is an avid traveler and climber and a former distance athlete who continues to run, bike, and swim.

Ryan has experience in large-race, medical event management and serves as the medical director for GlobalLimits and has helped provided medical support for the Leadville 100 ultra-marathon.

Ryan also co-founded and served as co-director for the Wilderness Medical Society and Universities of Colorado and Utah’s Diploma in Mountain Medicine Course (DiMM) until 2018. He is the current United States delegate to the International Society of Mountain Medicine (ISMM).

He also founded the FLUME foundation and serves as medical director for the non-profit (Kolkata City Mission) working to establish sustainable development solutions in education, health, women’s empowerment, micro-enterprise and public-health for informal communities in and around Kolkata, India. 


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Jennifer Starling, MD; DTM&H; DiMM

Dr. Jennifer Starling attended medical school at McGill University and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Alameda County Medical Center - Highland Hospital.  As a fellow in Wilderness Medicine at Denver Health/University of Colorado, she completed a tropical medicine degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studied dive medicine in Honduras, and treated high altitude illness in Nepal. Most recently she has served as race medical for multi-stage ultramarathons in the American Southwest, Cambodia and Bhutan. She also co-instructs a wilderness medicine course for mountain guides in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. Her academic interests include wilderness medicine education and curriculum design, travel medicine, remote race medicine and high altitude medicine.