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Ken Zafren, MD FAAEM FACEP FAWM

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Division of Emergency Medicine 701 Welch Rd Bldg C MC 5777 Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 723-6576 Fax (650) 723-0121
  • Academic Offices
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • EMS Medical Director, State of Alaska (2001 - present)
  • Associate Medical Director, Himalayan Rescue Association (1993 - present)
  • Vice President, International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (2001 - present)
  • Medical Director, Denali National Park Mountaineering Rangers (1997 - 2001)
  • Medical Director, Alaska Mountain Rescue Group (1994 - present)
  • Medical Director, Lake Clark National Park (1997 - 2010)
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Honors and Awards

  • Hero of Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians (2008)
  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Mountain Rescue Medicine, Mountain Rescue Association (2012)
  • Governor's Council on Emergency Medical Services - George Longenbaugh Memorial Award, State of Alaska (2012)
  • Founder's Award, Wilderness Medical Society (2012)
  • Service Award of the Wilderness Medical Society, Wilderness Medical Society (2004)
  • Award for Excellence in Peer Reviews, Wilderness and Environmental Medicine (2010)
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Professional Education

Internship: Presbyterian/St Luke'S Hosp CO (1986)
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine (1995)
Residency: Kern Medical Center CA (1994)
Medical Education: University of Washington School of Medicine WA (1984)
BA: New College / USF, Mathematics (1975)
MD: University of Washington, Medicine (1984)

Community and International Work

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

High altitude medicine, AMS, HACE, HAPE, cold injuries, including hypothermia and frostbite, emergency medical services, wilderness medicine, mountain rescue, thrombosis, international medicine, travel medicine, emergency medicine, resuscitation

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