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Wilderness Medicine Fellows

Sean Carlos Devanney, MD

Dr. Sean Devanney Year of Completion: 2020
Medical School: University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL
Residency: Emergency Medicine Residency, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Sean grew up in sunny South Florida taking advantage of all the outdoor activities he could. He started swimming competitively in high school and went on to swim D1 in college and on the Mexican National Swim Team while cultivating his passion for travel & backpacking.

The experience allowed him to continue to pursue his love of the outdoors and explore all that New England has to offer. He is continuing his emergency medicine training though the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at Baystate.

He plans to explore high altitude medicine and mountaineering, swift-water rescue, avalanche rescue training, and mountain rescue.

Daniel Fay, MD

Dr. Daniel Fay

Year of Completion: 2020
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Residency: Emergency Medicine Residency, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Dan was born and raised in New England and completed medical school in Boston. After medical school he entered active duty service with the U.S. Navy. It was there that he decided to become an Undersea Medical Officer and completed undersea and dive medicine training.

In addition to diving, Dan also enjoys biking, swimming, off-roading and cold weather sports.

After a wonderful three years as a resident at Baystate, Dan is excited to continue on for wilderness fellowship. He is looking forward to expanding his pre-hospital and wilderness experience above sea level.

Daniel F. Leiva, DO, MS

Dr. Daniel Leiva

Year of Completion: 2020
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Residency: Emergency Medicine Residency, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Danny was born and raised in the flats of central Florida. With the encouragement of his cousin, more than ten years his senior, he spent free time with him exploring the outdoors. Experiences like these and a long-standing interest in space prompted him to attend NASA space camp, which he found amazing and started him on the path towards studying humans in extreme environments.

During medical school, he continued exploring these niche areas by attending the Principles of Aviation and Space Medicine course at UTMB in Galveston, TX in addition to the four-week wilderness medicine NOLS elective for fourth-year medical students. These experiences strengthened his understanding not only of wilderness and environmental medicine but also in developing sound outdoor habits and stronger leadership skills.

Danny is scuba certified and has a passion for academic emergency medicine. This year he is working on a combined wilderness-research fellowship with specific work on deepening his understanding of research methodology in addition to wilderness medicine education. He is also planning on climbing Pico de Orizaba in Mexico with his supportive wife and focusing on obtaining more scuba experience.