Sara Nelson, MD

Wilderness First Responder

Sara Nelson, MD

Sara is passionate about the outdoors and about medicine. After working as an outdoor educator in Colorado and Vermont, her path veered sharply when she entered medical school in Boston. During the final year of her emergency medicine residency, Sara reconnected with NOLS Wilderness Medicine and NOLS Expeditions, and met a group of folks who shared her passion for wilderness medicine. Sara is now grateful to spend time both as an attending physician at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME and also as a NOLS Wilderness Medicine instructor. When not working or teaching, Sara can often be found in her kayak in Casco Bay.