Justin is an EMS/Emergency Medicine Physician in North Carolina. For 20 years he’s served as an ocean lifeguard with the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corps.
In 2006, he co-founded Lifeguards Without Borders. Certified in swift water, dive and ocean rescue, he has provided: consultation, lifeguard training, and physician and nurse education around the globe in the following locations: USA, Peru, Portugal, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Australia, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Canada, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Uganda, Ireland, Brazil, and Germany. Justin also has an interest in wilderness medicine and mass gathering medicine and serves as the Associate Medical Director for the Burning Man Medical Operation and Medical Director for A Night in the Country. Justin has appeared on television, radio and in print, as well as authored textbook chapters and numerous articles on drowning. In the last 5 years, he has lectured on drowning resuscitation to over 10,000 prehospital providers, USAF Pararescuemen, Navy SEAL’s, and other US/NATO special operations medics and recently spearheaded a new statewide drowning protocol for all credentialed EMS providers in North Carolina. Justin serves Global Outreach Doctors’ mission to promote public health measures to reduce accidental deaths from preventable causes (such as drownings) and to increase the skills of disaster response teams who are deployed to disasters which involve typhoons/hurricanes and floods. Justin’s skills are important because we recognize that many major disasters in the past 5 years have been water-related.