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 31 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. He runs the Advanced Wilderness Life Support Course and a Wilderness Medicine Special Topics course for the UAB medical students. He also presents nationally at Wilderness Medicine conferences. 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 has extensive experience mentoring residents and medical students.In 2022, Dr. Schrading was honored with a certificate from the American Board of Emergency Medicine recognizing his 30 years of Emergency Medicine Certification.


American Board of Emergency Medicine

Selected Publications

Schrading W, Battaglioli N, Drew J, McClure: Core Content for Wilderness Medicine Training: Development of a Wilderness Medicine Track within an Emergency Medicine Residency; Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 29, 2018 79-84

Jordan T, Meyers C, Schrading W, Donnelly J: The Utility of Three iPhone Apps: A Comparison with Standard Pulse Oximetry in the Emergency Department with Implications for Use in an Austere Environment. AJEM, 38(5) 2020, p925-928

Cassaletto J, Legome E, Oh L, Schrading W: Improvement in Medical Practice: New Approaches to Opioid Use Disorder (Pathway and Module). ACEP online enduring medical CME*2Fitem*2Feid*2F303160

Schrading W, Pigott D, Thompson, L: Virtual Remote Attending Supervision in an Academic Emergency Department during the COVID-19 Pandemic. AEM Educ Train, 4/29/2020.

Hamm J, Greene C, Sweeney M, Schrading W et al: Telemedicine in the Emergency Department in the Era of COVID-19: Front-Line Experiences from 2 Institutions. JACEP. 7/29/2020 prepublication DOI: 10.1002/emp2.12204



Medical School
University of Pittsburgh

Geisinger Medical Center