Matt has brought his experience in the outdoors and medicine to the students of NOLS since the late 1990's. He has worked as an educator and leader for various organizations in some of the world's great wilderness settings. His favorite topic in wilderness medicine is altitude illness after numerous expeditions to the high mountain ranges of Asia and South America. Matt completed his residency training at Michigan State University/ Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies after graduating from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Matt currently divides his time between working as an emergency department physician and teaching for NOLS.