Curriculum Vitae

In Escalante
  • Associate Dean for Student Affairs, College Of Science
  • Adjunct Instructor, Internal Medicine
  • Professor (Lecturer), Physics And Astronomy



  • MS, Physics, University of Utah
  • PhD, Physics Education, University of Utah
  • MD, Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • LDSSA Excellence in Education Award Given annually and selected by students. LDSSA, 03/20/2015
  • Humanism in Medicine Award. Univeristy of Utah School of Medicine, 05/2007
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor. University of Utah School of Medicine, 05/2007
  • Outstanding Facilitator Award. University of Utah School of Medicine, 05/2006
  • University Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah, 05/2005
  • Student's Choice Award for Outstanding Teaching. Associated Students of the University of Utah, 05/2003
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. University of Utah, 05/2002


Richard Justin Ingebretsen was graduated from the University of Utah with a masters in physics and a PhD in Physics Education.  He received an MD degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1993.  He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in emergency medicine in Salt Lake City.  He is now a clinical instructor of medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a professor in the Department of Physics.  He is an attending emergency room physician and practices internal medicine.  He is the program director of wilderness program at the University of Utah School of Medicine and is the medical director of Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue. He was the Associate Dean for Student Affairs for the College of Science in 2014 and 2015.  He does extensive work in the environment.  He is the founder of the Glen Canyon Institute and is also the vice chair of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.  He founded Wilderness Medicine of Utah to teach back country medicine and is owner of River Bound Adventures an education river trip company. 


  • Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA), Vice Chairman, 10/01/2005 - present
  • Glen Cayon Institute (GCI), President, 10/15/1995 - present


  • French, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Chile. Performed medical research.
  • Ethiopia. Organized clinics in Dire Ethiopia.
  • France. Organized the wilderness medicine education program in Chamonix France.
  • Ghana. Lectured at the Komfa Anoche Teaching Hopsital in Kumasi and did work in helping to organize the emergency department.
  • Guatemala. Worked in the field and taught medical personal in the remote areas.
  • India. Conducted research in Northern India.
  • Kenya. Traveled to Kenya, Mombassa on several medical trips looking at common medical conditions and potential treatment protocols.
  • Paraguay. Performed medical research.