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Wilderness Medicine Current Fellows and Alumni


Miguel Pineda, MD

Undergraduate: Penn State University
Medical School: The Ohio State University
Residency: The University of Arizona

Dr. Miguel Pineda is originally from Columbus, Ohio.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Penn State University while competing in Div. I collegiate gymnastics.  He returned to Ohio to attend medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, then moved to Tucson, Arizona to complete Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Arizona.  He is currently the Wilderness Medicine Fellow at UCSD with interests in mountain medicine and wilderness Ultrasound.  In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, sky diving, and going for long motorcycle rides.

Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Alumni

Fellowship AlumniYearsWhere are they now
Lauren Altschuh
 Kaiser San Diego
Carl Youngs
Michael Lindsey
The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain, El Paso, TX / Paul L Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University / Instructor for Backcountry Pulse  
Alexis Lenz
UCSD / El Centro
Christanne Coffey
UCSD Faculty