David A. Townes
David A. Townes received his Medical degree from the University of Massachusetts and completed his internship and residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he then completed a fellowship in International Emergency Medicine earning an M.S. degree in public health. He is board certified in emergency medicine. Dr. Townes also earned a Diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He spent two years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Malaria Branch in the Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. During this time, he also served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service. In addition to global health, Dr. Townes has worked extensively in the areas of wilderness and expedition medicine, including serving as an expedition physician in Antarctica, Costa Rica, and on Mt. Kilimanjaro. He has also been a Physician Member of the National Ski Patrol and the Yosemite National Park Search and Rescue Team. He is an Editor of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, Cambridge University Press, 2009, and one of the course chairs for MED 534, Wilderness Medicine, an elective for medical students at the University of Washington. Dr. Townes' global health experience includes work in Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Malawi, Mozambique, Russia, Senegal, the West Indies, and Zambia.
Biography Updated on 4 April 2011