Matthew Lewin, MD, PhD, FACEP
Director, Center for Exploration and Travel Health
Fellow, California Academy of Sciences
Dr. Lewin is an internationally recognized expert in the practice of emergency medicine and wilderness medicine. He has served as doctor on major scientific expeditions sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum, Kellogg Foundation and National Geographic funded scientific expeditions. He is the author of several book chapters in leading texts on wilderness medicine and is a regular contributor to major, peer-reviewed publications such as Annals of Emergency Medicine, Lancet, Journal of Emergency Medicine and Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, among others. He is a life-member of the Wilderness Medicine Society and in 2010 became a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians in recognition of his academic accomplishments in the field. He was director of Emergency Medicine Research at UCSF from 2003 until 2009. He is Associate Editor of Updates in Emergency Medicine. He is a popular invited speaker on his research and clinical interests in wilderness and pre-hospital medicine worldwide having lecturing on a regular basis at national and international meetings in Europe and Asia. Since 2008, he has been the California Academy of Sciences emergency medicine liaison to UCSF. He has played an active role in developing and testing protocols for the safe handling and first aid of Academy and Aquarium employees potentially exposed to venomous animals housed on Academy grounds and on display to the public. His current research is focused on the global expansion of treatments for snakebite. He is the 2017 winner of the prestigious UCSF John L. Ziegler Outstanding Mentorship in Global Health Sciences Award.