George Rodway, PhD, APRN


George Rodway, PhD, APRN portrait



  • Doctor of Philosophy 2005, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MAIN
  • Master of Science in Nursing 1998, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MAIN
  • Bachelor of Science 1994, UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, MAIN CAMP

Honors & Awards

  • Peer Reviewer Award. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 07/2010
  • Orr E. Reynolds Award, for best history of physiology manuscript written by an American Physiological Society member in 2003. American Physiological Society, 04/2004
  • Warren D. Bowman Award, For contributions in services to wilderness medicine and to the Wilderness Medical Society. Wilderness Medical Society, 07/2003


Dr Rodway joined the University of Utah College of Nursing in 2008 after a two year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology where he worked primarily with pulmonary sleep disorders experts examining the prevalence and predictors of a newly recognized variant of obstructive sleep apnea. In addition, three months of the fellowship time was spent as an investigator on a high altitude physiology and medicine field research project in the Himalaya with a group in the UK (at University College London) he has been affiliated with as an honorary research fellow since 2006. Prior to the fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr Rodway had collaborated with sleep physicians and basic scientists during his doctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh where the emphasis of his experimental work was on the hemodynamic and molecular consequences of differing frequencies and intensities of hypoxia experienced by humans. This research-oriented background, in combination with Dr Rodway’s clinical background as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner, has led him to continue clinical invesigation into problems associated with sleep disordered breathing as well as the pathophysiology associated with high alitude exposure.


  • Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA) Medical Commission, Switzerland, USA Representative, 05/2009 - present
  • University of Leicester/UIAA Diploma of Mountain Medicine, United Kingdom, Instructor and External Examiner, 01/2008 - present
  • University College London Centre for Alititude, Space, and Extreme Environment Medicine, UK, Honorary Research Fellow, 06/2006 - present

In the Media

  • "Guidelines suggest ways to minimize the risk of high-altitude sickness" By Rita Zeidner, Special to The Washington Post, in recognition of the June 2010 publication of Wilderness Medical Society Consensus Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Acute Altitude Illness. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 21(2):146-55. 08/03/2010.


  • English, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • China
  • Nepal
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland