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Speaker Series: An Adventure Voyage to Antarctica, Tuesday on Zoom at 7:30 PM

Shadowing Shackleton: An Adventure Voyage to Antarctica

Dr. Robert Partridge

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

7:30pm on Zoom Talk

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Dr. Partridge will talk about his experiences as a ship’s physician on a voyage to South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Peninsula in November 2021. His presentation will be wide-ranging, touching on his role as ship’s physician during the Covid-19 pandemic; the famous expedition of Ernest Shackleton,whose lost ship was only recently discovered in the Antarctic depths; the history and wildlife of the area; and threats posed to the Antarctic continent by climate change, geopolitics,and tourism. His talk will be accompanied by a photo essay of the journey, with stunning wildlife and landscape images.

Robert Partridge, MD, MPH, practices emergency medicine at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he has taught for more than 20 years. He has been the International Tour Physician for the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 2014. 

Dr. Partridge serves in several volunteer roles to promote health locally, nationally, and internationally. Currently he is Chair of the Board of Health for the Town of Needham. He also serves on the federal Trauma and Critical Care Team under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which deploys during national and overseas emergencies. 

A specialist in international health as well as in emergency medicine, Dr. Partridge has more than 25 years of experience working and teaching in the developing world. He has directed disaster preparedness and medical relief operations in the Pacific region and has served as a consultant on a wide variety of projects in injury prevention, trauma care, and tropical medicine in countries around the world.

Dr. Partridge’s passion for medicine, travel, and the outdoors have taken him to some remote places. He has practiced or taught medicine on all seven continents. He recently returned from his third voyage to Antarctica as a ship’s physician.

Drawing from his experience practicing emergency medicine in both academic and clinical settings, Dr. Partridge has written more than 40 original articles and numerous book chapters. His most recent book, Disaster Medicine, was published by the Oxford University Press. 

Dr. Partridge received his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine and his Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and serves as an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 7:30 PM until 8:30 PM
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