A member of our Emergency/Trauma team, Jon Solberg, MD, FACEP, FAWM, DiMM, is a board-certified emergency physician with expertise in wilderness and mountain medicine. Prior to joining Trinity Health, he served as medical director of emergency medicine and urgent care at CHI St. Alexius Health, Bismarck. Since 2010 he has provided emergency care in civilian and military settings in Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, and California. During his military service he was deployed to a combat support hospital at Forward Operating Base Dwyer in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. A native of Stanley, Dr. Solberg earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where he currently serves as chair of the Emergency Medicine Department. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA. Later, he earned a Diploma in Mountain Medicine from the Wilderness Medical Society and University of Utah. His training in mountain and wilderness medicine has equipped him to provide rescue and care for patients in the most austere environments. In 2018 he was medical officer for the Expeditions 7 team which drove the length of Greenland for the first time in human history. He also serves as team physician for AMSOIL SnoCross Championship Series and is the medical editor for Overland Journal, “the world’s premier publication for environmentally responsible, vehicle dependent, expedition travel.” Dr. Solberg is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.
Emergency/trauma care is a field of medicine that focuses on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or further disability in response to acute illness or injury.