SARA NELSON, MD | Vice President and Curriculum Director, Co-Founder

Sara is a board certified emergency physician and is on the academic faculty at Maine Medical Center in Portland Maine. Sara graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in biology modified with psychiatry and then attended Harvard Medical School. Sara completed her residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where she was a chief resident. Throughout her training she has been engaged in international medicine.

She has worked in Costa Rica, Honduras, Chile, Haiti, Zambia and Uganda, and she has a certificate in Humanitarian Studies from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. In residency Sara spent time at Nyakibale Hospital where she helped to open the Center for Emergency Care and attend to its first patients. Currently Sara serves as an advisor to GECC and is on the board of directors. Sara’s other academic interests are wilderness medicine and medical education, and she is on staff with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. In her free time, Sara enjoys running, cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, and paddling her sea kayak in Casco Bay.



AMEEKER April 13, 2012 Administration