Tracy Cushing, MD, MPH/MSPH
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine-Wilderness and Environmental Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, New York University School of Medicine (2002)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, Harvard University (2008)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Tufts University (MA) (1997)
Residency:
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Emergency Medicine (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Wilderness Medicine (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Emergency Medicine-Wilderness and Environmental Medicine

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2010)
    School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine
    Altitude Medicine, Wilderness Medicine

Publications

  • Women's Health and Climate Change: The Impact of Gender
  • Mould-Millman NK, Dixon J, Burkholder TW, Sefa N, Patel H, Yaffee AQ, Osisanya A, Oyewumi T, Botchey I Jr, Osei-Ampofo M, Sawe H, Lemery J, Cushing T, Wallis LA. Fifteen years of emergency medicine literature in Africa: A scoping review. Afr J Emerg Med. 2019 Mar;9(1):45-52. PubMed PMID: 30873352
  • Davis C, Caudell M, Cushing T. An Introduction From the Co-Chairs of the Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee. Wilderness Environ Med. 2019 Dec;30(4S):S1-S2. PubMed PMID: 31672513
  • Schmidt AC, Sempsrott JR, Hawkins SC, Arastu AS, Cushing TA, Auerbach PS. Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment and Prevention of Drowning: 2019 Update. Wilderness Environ Med. 2019 Dec;30(4S):S70-S86. PubMed PMID: 31668915
  • Mould-Millman NK, Dixon J, Burkholder TW, Sefa N, Patel H, Yaffee AQ, Osisanya A, Oyewumi T, Botchey I Jr, Osei-Ampofo M, Sawe H, Lemery J, Cushing T, Wallis LA. Fifteen years of emergency medicine literature in Africa: A scoping review. Afr J Emerg Med. 2019 Mar;9(1):45-52. PubMed PMID: 30873352
  • Schmidt AC, Sempsrott JR, Hawkins SC, Arastu AS, Cushing TA, Auerbach PS. Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment and Prevention of Drowning: 2019 Update. Wilderness Environ Med. 2019 Dec;30(4S):S70-S86. PubMed PMID: 31668915
  • Davis C, Caudell M, Cushing T. An Introduction From the Co-Chairs of the Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee. Wilderness Environ Med. 2019 Dec;30(4S):S1-S2. PubMed PMID: 31672513
  • Schauer SG, Naylor JF, Brown DJ, Gibbons RV, Syndergaard I, Cushing T. A Survey of Wilderness Medicine Analgesia Practice Patterns. Wilderness Environ Med. 2018 Jun;29(2):211-214. PubMed PMID: 29576403
  • Fox J, Smith A, Yale A, Chow C, Alaswad E, Cushing T, Monte AA. Drugs of Abuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances at Outdoor Music Festivals in Colorado. Subst Use Misuse. 2018 Jun 7;53(7):1203-1211. PubMed PMID: 29148866
  • Fox J, Smith A, Yale A, Chow C, Alaswad E, Cushing T, Monte AA. Drugs of Abuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances at Outdoor Music Festivals in Colorado. Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Nov 17;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29148866
  • Rhodes WC, Hertner G, Price R, Finck L, Temmer C, Cushing T, Flarity K. Treating Decompression Sickness: Military Flight Simulation Site-Community Hospital Partnership. Mil Med. 2017 Jul;182(7):e1718-e1721. PubMed PMID: 28810963
  • Laskowski-Jones L, Caudell MJ, Hawkins SC, Jones LJ, Dymond CA, Cushing T, Gupta S, Young DS, Starling JM, Bounds R. Extreme event medicine: considerations for the organisation of out-of-hospital care during obstacle, adventure and endurance competitions. Emerg Med J. 2017 Oct;34(10):680-685. PubMed PMID: 28784607
  • Schmidt AC, Sempsrott JR, Hawkins SC, Arastu AS, Cushing TA, Auerbach PS. Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Drowning. Wilderness Environ Med. 2016 Jun;27(2):236-51. PubMed PMID: 27061040
  • Campbell AD, Davis C, Paterson R, Cushing TA, Ng P, Peterson CS, Sedgwick PE, McIntosh SE. Preparticipation Evaluation for Climbing Sports. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015 Dec;26(4 Suppl):40-6. PubMed PMID: 26617377
  • Cushing TA, Roberts WO, Hackett P, Dexter WW, Brent JS, Young CC, Fudge JR, Hawkins SC, DeLoughery TG, Thomas BJ, Tabin GC, Jacoby LE, Asplund CA. General Medical Considerations for the Wilderness Adventurer: Medical Conditions That May Worsen With or Present Challenges to Coping With Wilderness Exposure. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015 Dec;26(4 Suppl):20-9. PubMed PMID: 26617375
  • Campbell AD, Davis C, Paterson R, Cushing TA, Ng P, Peterson CS, Sedgwick PE, McIntosh SE. Preparticipation Evaluation for Climbing Sports. Clin J Sport Med. 2015 Sep;25(5):412-7. PubMed PMID: 26340733
  • Cushing TA, Roberts WO, Hackett P, Dexter WW, Brent JS, Young CC, Fudge JR, Hawkins SC, DeLoughery TG, Thomas BJ, Tabin GC, Jacoby LE, Asplund CA. General Medical Considerations for the Wilderness Adventurer: Medical Conditions That May Worsen With or Present Challenges to Coping With Wilderness Exposure. Clin J Sport Med. 2015 Sep;25(5):396-403. PubMed PMID: 26340731
  • Havryliuk T, Acharya B, Caruso E, Cushing T. Understanding of Altitude Illness and Use of Pharmacotherapy Among Trekkers and Porters in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. High Alt Med Biol. 2015 Sep;16(3):236-43. PubMed PMID: 26244262
  • McIntosh SE, Cushing TA, Keyes LE, Pollock NW. Climbing On: Editorial Evolution. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015 Sep;26(3):287. PubMed PMID: 26235286
  • McIntosh SE, Cushing TA, Keyes LE, Pollock NW. Bites, bugs, and blood. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015 Jun;26(2):113-4. PubMed PMID: 25899915
  • McIntosh SE, Cushing TA, Keyes LE, Pollock NW. What is wilderness medicine?. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015 Mar;26(1):1. PubMed PMID: 25712294
  • McIntosh SE, Cushing T, Keyes L, Norris RL, Auerbach PS. Tribute to Jonna Barry. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Dec;25(4):375-7. PubMed PMID: 25498753
  • Davis C, Engeln A, Johnson EL, McIntosh SE, Zafren K, Islas AA, McStay C, Smith WR, Cushing T. Wilderness Medical Society practice guidelines for the prevention and treatment of lightning injuries: 2014 update. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Dec;25(4 Suppl):S86-95. PubMed PMID: 25498265
  • Paterson R, Drake B, Tabin G, Butler FK Jr, Cushing T. Wilderness Medical Society practice guidelines for treatment of eye injuries and illnesses in the wilderness: 2014 update. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Dec;25(4 Suppl):S19-29. PubMed PMID: 25498259
  • Cushing T, Quinn RH. An introduction from the co-chairs of the WMS Practice Guidelines Committee. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Dec;25(4 Suppl):S1-3. PubMed PMID: 25498255
  • McIntosh SE, Cushing T, Keyes L. Hypoxia--high, low, and far. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Sep;25(3):257. PubMed PMID: 25151625
  • McIntosh SE, Cushing T, Keyes LE. Seek challenge. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Jun;25(2):131. PubMed PMID: 24864064
  • 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. PubMed PMID: 24438590
  • McIntosh SE, Cushing T, Keyes LE. Remember empathy. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Mar;25(1):1. PubMed PMID: 24440274
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Professional Memberships

  • Wilderness Medical Society, Board of Directors
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCH - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Emergency Medicine, Board Certification (2008)
  • Diploma in Mountain Medicine, Certificate (2016)
  • Fellow, Academy of Wilderness Medicine, Specialized Training (2014)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, New York University School of Medicine (2002)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Harvard University (2008)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Tufts University (MA) (1997)
Residency Programs:
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Emergency Medicine (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Wilderness Medicine (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Emergency Medicine-Wilderness and Environmental Medicine
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