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Herbert (Herbie) G. Ogden, M.D.

Position: Medical Advisor
NOLS Graduate: 1975 NOLS Semester, 1978 NOLS Instructor Course

Herbie took a NOLS semester course in 1975 and became an instructor for the school in 1978. Over the next seven years he worked as an instructor, primarily at NOLS Rocky Mountain and NOLS Alaska, and was a member of the 1981 Denali Expedition.

Herbie graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in philosophy. He completed Bryn Mawr’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med program and attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. His internship and residency in Emergency Medicine were at Harbor-UCLA in Los Angeles.

Before starting his medical career, Herbie was involved in many projects. He was a ‘technical ice consultant’ for a Toyota commercial filmed on icebergs off the Columbia Glacier in Alaska and the sales manager for a radio station in Maine. He was a teacher at a school for dyslexic children, an illustrator for a children’s animated film, and a bicycle messenger in New York City. These exploits were the basis for a featured chapter on him in the book Latebloomers published in 1985.

Herbie works as an Emergency Physician at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado. He is President of Longs Peak Emergency Physicians and Medical Director of the Emergency Department. He lives in Lafayette, Colorado with his wife, Sheila, and tries to keep up with their two children, Luke and Lillie. He continues to ski, bike, and enjoy life with friends and family.

Herbie became the Medical Advisor for NOLS in 1991 and was elected to the Board the following year. Herbie fulfilled his first term as Trustee in February 1998. He served as Vice Chair of the NOLS Board of Trustees from 1995 to 1997 as well as Secretary in 1994 - 1995. Herbie fulfilled his second term as Trustee in June of 2002. He currently serves as Medical Advisor to the school and ex officio member of the Board of Trustees. He serves on the Risk Management Committee and advises Admissions with student medical screening issues.


Board of Trustees Profiles in Alphabetical Order …

James B. Barnes
Caroline B. Burnett
Susan E. Chamberlin

David W. Cohen
Isobel Coleman
Howard P. Colhoun
Joan K. Chitiea
Duncan N. Dayton

T. Morgan Dixon
Jay Jacobs
Donald M. Kendall

Fred J. Kleisner

Jonathan Kleisner

Peter J. Levine
Douglas S. Luke

Homer L. Luther

Diana L. McCargo
Cynthia A. Pierce
Marc B. Randolph

Monica Rimai
Michelle S. Sarti

Michael Schmertzler

Edward M. Schmults

Gene R. Tremblay

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