Roger Mortimer, MD

Title(s)Professor, Family Medicine - Fresno
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address155 N Fresno St, #326
Fresno CA 93701
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    UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CABA12/1986Biology, Psychology
    University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QuebecMD06/1991Medicine
    UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CA06/1994Family Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA01/2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    UCSF Fresno2013Faculty Research Award
    American Academy of Family Physicians2014Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
    Wilderness Medical Society2017Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine
    UCSF Fresno Family and Community Medicine2020The Dr. Alex Moir Award for Inspirational Character and Mentorship

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    HS Clinical Professor, UCSF
    Associate Chief, UCSF Fresno Family & Community Medicine Department
    Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, UCSF Fresno
    Team Member, Assistant Training Officer, Fresno County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Mountaineering Team
    Instructor, National Cave Rescue Commission
    NCRC delegate to the International Commission on Alpine Rescue

    Dr. Mortimer received his MD degree from University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He holds BA degrees in Psychology and Biology from UC Berkeley. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at UCSF Fresno.

    Dr. Mortimer provides primary and HIV specialty care at the CRMC Special Services Clinic. He precepts in the resident clinic in Fresno and supervises in-patient care at Community Regional Medical Center.

    Dr. Mortimer does research in HIV and wilderness medicine. He has particular interests in fungal infections in HIV cases and effects of prolonged suspension on rope in climbing and rescue contexts.
    Dr. Mortimer has a passion for wilderness medicine. He participates in cave explorations and teaches cave rescue. He is a past Training Coordinator and current instructor for the National Cave Rescue Commission. He is a delegate of the NCRC to the International Commission on Alpine Rescue (ICAR).

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    1. Suspension syndrome: a scoping review and recommendations from the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MEDCOM). Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2023 Dec 09; 31(1):95. Rauch S, Lechner R, Strapazzon G, Mortimer RB, Ellerton J, Skaiaa SC, Huber T, Brugger H, Pasquier M, Paal P. PMID: 38071341; PMCID: PMC10710713.
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    2. Psychological First Aid for Wilderness Trauma: Interventions for Expedition or Search and Rescue Team Members. Wilderness Environ Med. 2023 Sep; 34(3):346-353. Mortimer AR, Mortimer RB. PMID: 37105845.
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    3. Tibial Plateau Fracture After Attack by an Escaped Goat. Wilderness Environ Med. 2023 Mar; 34(1):103-105. Mortimer RB, Martirosian A. PMID: 36509670.
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    4. Search and Rescue in the Pacific West States. Wilderness Environ Med. 2022 03; 33(1):43-49. Ettinger S, Long A, Ganti A, Mortimer RB, Chiang W, Spano S. PMID: 34955362.
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    5. Evidence-Based Versus Myth-Based Treatment of Suspension Syndrome. Wilderness Environ Med. 2020 Jun; 31(2):202-203. Mortimer RB, Zafren K. PMID: 32482518.
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    6. Antipsychotic Use in Patients with Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Am Fam Physician. 2017 11 15; 96(10):629. Mortimer RB, Mortimer AR. PMID: 29431397.
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    7. Sertraline demonstrates fungicidal activity in vitro for Coccidioides immitis. Mycology. 2016; 7(3):99-101. Paul S, Mortimer RB, Mitchell M. PMID: 30123621; PMCID: PMC6059056.
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    8. The Significance of Harm Reduction as a Social and Health Care Intervention for Injecting Drug Users: An Exploratory Study of a Needle Exchange Program in Fresno, California. Soc Work Public Health. 2016 Aug-Sep; 31(5):398-407. Clarke K, Harris D, Zweifler JA, Lasher M, Mortimer RB, Hughes S. PMID: 27167664; PMCID: PMC5129746.
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    9. Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients, Subsequent Use in Primary Care, and Physicians' Opinions About Acid-Suppressive Therapy. South Med J. 2016 Mar; 109(3):158-64. Riaz M, Hughes S, Gomez IA, Mortimer RB. PMID: 26954653.
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    10. Reply to Suspension Trauma and Rhabdomyolysis. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 2011 Sep 1; 22(3):287-288. Mortimer MR, Wharton WD. .
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    11. Rhabdomyolysis after prolonged suspension in a cave. Wilderness Environ Med. 2011 Mar; 22(1):52-3. Wharton DR, Mortimer RB. PMID: 21377119.
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    12. Risks and management of prolonged suspension in an Alpine harness. Wilderness Environ Med. 2011 Mar; 22(1):77-86. Mortimer RB. PMID: 21377125.
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    13. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome presenting as superior vena cava syndrome secondary to Coccidioides lymphadenopathy in an HIV-infected patient. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2008 Nov-Dec; 7(6):283-5. Mortimer RB, Libke R, Eghbalieh B, Bilello JF. PMID: 18948432.
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    14. Intravenous fluid warming with body contact in a wilderness setting. Wilderness Environ Med. 2008; 19(2):144-5; author reply 145-6. Mortimer RB, Hurtt H. PMID: 18513111.
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    15. Leptospirosis in a caver returned from Sarawak, Malaysia. Wilderness Environ Med. 2005; 16(3):129-31. Mortimer RB. PMID: 16209467.
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    16. The timing of an injection procedure affects pharmacological actions on memory. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1990 Oct; 37(2):295-8. Benloucif S, Mortimer RB, Bennett EL, Rosenzweig MR. PMID: 2080192.
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