Jason Williams

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services Academy


International Mountain Medicine Center


Undergraduate: BS-EMS, University of New Mexico

Paramedic training: Nationally Registered Paramedic, University of New Mexico

Mountain Emergency Medicine and Rescue Diploma: Alpine Rescue Center, Zermatt Switzerland


As Director of the International Mountain Medicine Center at the University of New Mexico, I oversee all Austere, Wilderness, and Mountain Medicine programs. I am the founder/director of UNM’s Diploma in Mountain Medicine program and co-direct the Wilderness Medicine Rotation for fourth year medical students and residents. I grew up in the world of EMS and SAR and have practiced my love of mountain rescue for over 15 years. Most recently I formed a specialized mountain rescue group through the UNM EMS Consortium called the Reach and Treat team. I have rock climbed all over the world but know that nothing beats being perched on a granite cliff face in the Sandia mountains with my life-long climbing partner/wife.

Teaching Interests

  • EMS, Mountain Medicine, Technical Rope Rescue

Research Interests

  • EMS, Mountain Medicine, Technical Rope Rescue

Center/Laboratory/Program Affiliations

  • EMS Sections, EMS Academy, EMS Consortium