2017: Dr Dan Martin (2010-2016)

Dan martin
Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant, Critical Care & Anaesthesia, University College London and the Royal Free Hospital
Director, UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine

Dan is a critical care consultant at the Royal Free Hospital in London and Senior Lecturer at University College London. His main research interests are human adaptation to hypoxia, the microcirculation and how these relate to critically ill patients. He is the Director of the UCL Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment (CASE) Medicine, was the expedition leader of Xtreme Everest 2 (2013) and Xtreme Alps (2010) studies and played a key role in the Caudwell Xtreme Everest (2007) study. When Dan summited Mount Everest in May 2007 along with other members of the CASE team measurements from arterial blood taken near the summit revealed him to have the lowest level of oxygen ever reported in a human (NEJM, 2009). In 2012 the BBC described Dan as one of the “Five daredevils who helped science” and appeared in the ‘The Times 100 people to watch list’ 2013.

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