Sarah Spelsberg

Sarah Spelsberg

Professional Title: Physician’s Assistant Working in Orthopaedic Surgery and PRN Nurse

Companies and organisations: IFHS Clinic / Mayo Clinic in Orthopaedic Surgery PRN 

Session 1: Challenges and Opportunities in Bering Sea Medevac

Session 2: Wilderness Sports Injuries and Their Radiographic Findings

Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters Physician Assistant from Barry University. She is a Fellow of The Academy of Wilderness Medicine and is in a PA to MD bridge program beginning clinical rotations in 2021. She spends most of her time in the Emergency Department of the IFHS Clinic on the Island of Unalaska/Dutch Harbor out in The Aleutian Islands, Alaska (home of the TV show Deadliest Catch) and sometimes works for Mayo Clinic in Orthopaedic Surgery PRN as well where she is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. She is coauthor of a few frequently cited articles, a book chapter, and is the author of the blog Rogue Medical. She has been named a “Hometown Hero” by the Department of Homeland Security and United States Coast Guard and has had the privilege to volunteer assist in medevacs in the Bering Sea/Aleutian islands involving Coast Guard C130s as well as helicopter medevacs when needed. Wilderness Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedics are her passions and she loves being outdoors more than anything.