Aaron Reilly, DO

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Department of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor

Austere and Mountain Medicine (EMSA)


Louisiana College (Bachelor of Science, Biology)

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (Doctor of Osteopathy)

Einstein Medical Center, Emergency Medicine Residency

University of New Mexico HSC, Austere and Wilderness Medicine Fellowship


I was born in Louisiana, went to college at Louisiana College, then to medical school at Kansas City University of Med and Biosciences. After medical school, I completed a transitional internship at Balboa Naval Hospital and spent four years as a flight surgeon before doing my residency in emergency medicine in Philadelphia. I then went on to complete a fellowship in Wilderness Medicine and the Diploma in Mountain Medicine at the University of New Mexico, where I am currently on faculty. My special interests are in race medicine, search and rescue, and medical education in the austere environment, as well as social media and its role in medical education.

Teaching Interests

  • Social media and education, austere and wilderness medicine

Research Interests

  • Ultra endurance athletes (physiology, hydration, nutrition)

Center/Laboratory/Program Affiliations

  • Austere and Mountain Medicine (EMSA)