Dr. Christopher Davis, MD, FAAEM, FAEMS, FAWM is our medical director. He is responsible for all medical curriculum and clearances for The National Center Outdoor & Adventure Education’s educational courses and medical trainings, including wilderness medicine and EMS training programs, outdoor educator and adventure-based courses, and custom program offerings.
Raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Davis began his career working for Duke Outdoor Adventures while enrolled as an undergraduate at Duke University in Durham, N.C. There, he guided and taught during whitewater kayaking, rock-climbing, and backpacking trips. After college, he served in a variety of outdoor guiding roles, was a paramedic and firefighter in Durham, and taught wilderness medicine training courses.
Dr. Davis earned his medical degree (MD) from the Medical University of South Carolina (in Charleston, S.C.), and trained at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Salem, N.C. He is currently on the faculty at Wake Forest University, where he serves an assistant professor in Emergency Medicine, specializing in integrating high-quality EMS care into wilderness settings.
Dr. Davis is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and fellowship trained in wilderness medicine. In addition to his MD, Dr. Davis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (FAAEM), a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services (FAEMS), and a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM). He is also an AMGA Single Pitch instructor and American Canoe Association Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue instructor.
Dr. Davis is married to his wife Jen, and the couple has two dogs.