Professional title: An emergency medicine, resuscitation and retrieval specialist.
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Charlie is a leading expert on the retrieval of critically-ill and injured patients from austere environments at high-altitude. He is the founder and head of Bhutan Emergency Aeromedical Retrieval (BEAR), the Kingdom of Bhutan’s pre-hospital helicopter critical care team, as well as the head of Bhutan Mountain Rescue and the Director of Resuscitation for Bhutan’s only major tertiary referral centre, the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital.
He is a co-founding member of BearBadger, a physician-led team that undertakes high-risk patient retrieval and expeditionary medicine. He and his team have pulled broken yak herders from cliffs in the eastern Himalaya, have led mountain mapping expeditions sponsored by the Red Cross and World Health Organization, and have trained and established trauma medevac for militaries in different parts of the globe.
He will share some of the experiences he’s had while attempting to save lives in some of the most remote parts of the Himalaya.