Altitude Sickness and the High Altitude Climber

September 28th 2010


Description:

Dr. Michael Koehle is a physician and physiologist
at UBC. He practices clinical sports medicine at
the Allan McGavin Sport Medicine Centre at UBC.
Dr. Koehle regularly works as a volunteer with the
Himalayan Rescue Association in Nepal, practicing
high altitude medicine and conducting research at
their high altitude medical stations. When in
Vancouver, as part of his clinical practice, he
screens patients prior to high altitude travel.
He also runs the Environmental Physiology
Laboratory at
UBC(www.environmentalphysiology.ca), where one of
the main areas of research is the physiology and
genetics of altitude illness

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