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Susanne Spano

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentDean's Office
Address401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone559-499-6422
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    University of California, San Francisco Fresno, Fresno, CAFellowship07/2010Wilderness Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco Fresno, Fresno, CAResidency07/2009Emergency Medicine
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PAM.D.06/2005Medicine
    University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CAB.S.06/2001Neurobiology
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)2015  - 2016Excellence in Peer Reviews for Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
    American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)2013  - 2014Speaker's Award for Outstanding Service
    American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)2013  - 2014National Junior Faculty Teaching Award
    University of California, San Francisco Fresno2013  - 2014Medical Student Teaching Award
    University of California San Francisco Fresno2010  - 2011Borba Fellow Excellence in Research Award

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    Susanne Spano, MD, FACEP, FAWM
    Program Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship
    Fresno County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Mountaineering Team Member
    Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF

    Susanne J. Spano, M.D., FACEP, FAWM, is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

    She earned her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. Her residency in Emergency Medicine and her fellowship in Wilderness Medicine were completed at University of California, San Francisco, Fresno.

    Dr. Spano’s professional interests are Wilderness Medicine, Search and Rescue, Disaster Medicine, Medical Education, and Public Speaking.

    She volunteers her time as a member of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team.


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    1. Young M, Kim T, Lessard E, Campagne D, Spano S, Farshidpour L, Stroh G. Emergency Medical Services and Remote Medical Oversight in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 2011-2013. Wilderness Environ Med. 2018 Oct 08. PMID: 30309823.
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    2. Richardson GD, Spano SJ. Death on the Dome: Epidemiology of Recreational Deaths on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Wilderness Environ Med. 2018 Jun 07. PMID: 29887349.
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    3. Spano SJ, Hile AG, Jain R, Stalcup PR. The Epidemiology and Medical Morbidity of Long-Distance Backpackers on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada. Wilderness Environ Med. 2018 06; 29(2):203-210. PMID: 29804621.
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    4. Meyer DJ, Costantino A, Spano S. An Assessment of Diarrhea Among Long-Distance Backpackers in the Sierra Nevada. Wilderness Environ Med. 2017 Mar; 28(1):4-9. PMID: 28257715.
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    5. Luck JB, Campagne D, Falcón Banchs R, Montoya J, Spano SJ. Pressures of Wilderness Improvised Wound Irrigation Techniques: How Do They Compare? Wilderness Environ Med. 2016 Dec; 27(4):476-481. PMID: 27793443.
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    6. Spano SJ, Campagne D, Stroh G, Shalit M. A lightning multiple casualty incident in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015 Mar; 26(1):43-53. PMID: 25281586.
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    7. Spano SJ, Reagle Z, Evans T. In reply to 'Symptomatic hypotonic hyponatremia presenting at high altitude'. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Sep; 25(3):363-4. PMID: 24882657.
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    8. Spano SJ, Vohra R, Macias F. Long-term complications of rattlesnake bites: a telephone survey from Central California. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Jun; 25(2):210-3. PMID: 24507436.
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    9. Lipman GS, Weichenthal L, Stuart Harris N, McIntosh SE, Cushing T, Caudell MJ, Macias DJ, Weiss EA, Lemery J, Ellis MA, Spano S, McDevitt M, Tedeschi C, Dow J, Mazzorana V, McGinnis H, Gardner AF, Auerbach PS. Core content for wilderness medicine fellowship training of emergency medicine graduates. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 21(2):204-7. PMID: 24438590.
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    10. Spano SJ, Dimock B. They had me in stitches: a Grand Canyon river guide's case report and a review of wilderness wound management literature. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Jun; 25(2):182-9. PMID: 24418453.
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    11. Spano SJ, Reagle Z, Evans T. Symptomatic hypotonic hyponatremia presenting at high altitude. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Mar; 25(1):69-74. PMID: 24411978.
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    12. Vohra R, Spano S. Circus Venomous: an interactive tool for toxinology education. Toxicon. 2013 Jul; 69:126-30. PMID: 23201504.
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    13. Spano S, Macias F, Snowden B, Vohra R. Snakebite Survivors Club: retrospective review of rattlesnake bites in Central California. Toxicon. 2013 Jul; 69:38-41. PMID: 23200707.
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    14. Weichenthal L, Spano S, Horan B, Miss J. Improvised traction splints: a wilderness medicine tool or hindrance? Wilderness Environ Med. 2012 Mar; 23(1):61-4. PMID: 22441092.
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    15. Spano SJ, Burg MD. An unusual case of otorrhagia. J Emerg Med. 2012 Jun; 42(6):e149-50. PMID: 20619574.
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