David Hile is a 1997 graduate of Bucknell and a 2002 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his Emergency Medicine training at Darnall Army Hospital in Ft. Hood, Texas.
Dr. Hile served as an Emergency Physician in the U.S. Army for nearly 12 years. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for service as Emergency Physician at Ibn Sina Hospital in Baghdad Iraq from 2006-07, and was awarded the Bronze Star for exceptionally meritorious service with a Joint Special Operations task force in 2010-11.
In 2012 he was awarded the Early Career Achievement Award, presented by the Ohio State University Alumni Association to an MD who has made significant career contributions before the age of 40, for his contributions in the areas of military and wilderness/environmental medicine.
Following service as Department Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., Dr. Hile is the Associate Residency Director of Yale's Emergency Medicine residency program, where he is in charge of education and research for the 52 Emergency Medicine residents.
Instrumental in infusing wilderness and environmental medicine to the residency curriculum, he will be the Associate Fellowship Director of Yale's Wilderness Medicine Fellowship beginning in 2015.
He has published more than 20 articles and book chapters on the areas of wilderness and environmental medicine, trauma, and orthopedics. He has taught wilderness medicine courses to thousands of medical professionals and non-medical professionals worldwide.
Dr. Hile hopes to arm as many people as possible with the skills and tools to provide immediate, initial medical care in any situation, location, or condition.