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Wilderness Medicine Current Fellows and Alumni

Current Fellows


  • Maya Stawnychy, MD

    Maya Stawnychy, MD

    Undergraduate: Northeastern University
    Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Residency: UC San Diego

    Dr. Maya Stawnychy is a New York-born, New Jersey-raised physician with a passion for both medicine and the great outdoors. She earned her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School after completing her undergraduate studies at Northeastern University. Maya then went on to complete her residency at UC San Diego, where she also served as Chief Resident. Currently, she is furthering her education at UC San Diego by pursuing a fellowship in Wilderness Medicine. Beyond her medical training, Maya finds joy in backpacking, surfing, backcountry skiing, and traveling abroad to explore diverse cultures.


Fellowship Alumni Years Where are they now
Elaine Yu 2022-2023 UCSD Ultrasound Medicine Fellowship
Nick Black 2021-2022 UCSF Faculty
Miguel Pineda 2020-2021 Carondelet Hospital, Tuscon, AZ / Southwest Emeregency Physicians Hospital, St. George, UT
Lauren Altschuh 2019-2020 Tri-City Medical Center / Kaiser San Diego / Northstar National Ski Patrol and Backcountry Medical Guides /  UCSD Affiliated Faculty
Carl Youngs 2018-2019 Kaiser San Diego
Michael Lindsey 2017-2018 The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain, El Paso, TX / Paul L Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University / Instructor for Backcountry Pulse  
Alexis Lenz 2016-2017 UCSD / El Centro
Christanne Coffey 2013-2014 UCSD Faculty