Darryl Macias, MD

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services Academy, Center for Disaster Medicine


Austere and Wilderness Medicine Programs and Fellowship


Undergraduate: Loma Linda University

Medication School: MD-UCLA

Residency: Emergency Medicine Residency-UNM


I grew up in the Los Angeles area. After finishing college, I worked as a clinical laboratory scientist and a part-time rock-climbing instructor, and was also an itinerant traveler. After residency, I was able to figure out how to combine emergency medicine with wilderness medicine and have become involved in international EM development.

Teaching Interests

  • Wilderness, austere and international emergency medicine, improvised medicine, survival; exercise physiology; trauma, cardiovascular disorders, airway and sedation, metabolic disorders.

Research Interests

  • High altitude physiology and accumulation with heat shock protein expression, suspension stress, ergogenic aids in outdoor sport, international EM development.

Center/Laboratory/Program Affiliations

  • EMS consortium
  • Austere and Mountain Medicine program-EMSA
  • NM1 DMAT-Center for Disaster Medicine

Pub Med Publications