SchradingAssociate Professor
Director, Office of Wilderness Medicine

Research and Clinical Interests
wilderness medicine, airway management, procedural education


Dr. Schrading has been practicing emergency medicine and teaching emergency medicine residents for over 25 years.  He joined the faculty at UAB in 2015.  In addition to his clinical and teaching duties, he is the Director of the Office of Wilderness Medicine and is supervising the Wilderness Medicine Track within the EM residency program.  This track allows interested residents opportunities for additional experience in the field of wilderness medicine and will encourage them to align their residency requirements with wilderness topics or projects.    In addition to the practice of medicine in austere environments, his interests and expertise also include emergency airway management/alternative airway devices, sports medicine, and procedural education.  He is the 2015 Meritorious Service Award recipient of the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians.


American Board of Emergency Medicine

Selected Publications

Stuntz R, Kochert E, Kehrl T, Schrading W:  The Effect of Sonographer Experience on the Ability to Determine Endotracheal Tube Location Using Trans tracheal Ultrasound, The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol 32, Issue 3, p267-69, March 2015.

Leiser, JB, Schrading, WA editors.  Pennsylvania ACEP Written Board Review Question and Answer Book. 2012, PaACEP, Harrisburg, PA.

Brillhart A, Dasti A, Matz W, Schrading W:  The Rusch ViewMax versus Macintosh laryngoscopy in human cadaver:  improved vocal cord visualization? Am J Emerg Med 2009, 27 (7), 864-867.



Medical School
University of Pittsburgh

Geisinger Medical Center
Emergency Medicine


Office Location
OHB 251