Expedition Medicine
Mera Peak, Nepal

Dr J D Williamson


Self Portrait JDW.jpg


Specialising in Anaesthetics, with a background of general rotations, including Emergency Medicine and General Practice. Up to date courses in Advanced Life Support and European Paediatric Advanced Life Support, in which Jonathan was selected as an instructor, as well as Advanced Trauma Life Support. These skills, combined with an International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, make Jonathan well placed as an Expedition Medic. Expedition experience and skills include: trekking at high altitude in cold and warm climates, Advanced PADI diving, Rock climbing, Kite Surfing, Skiing and Ski Touring. Jonathan has relevant publications in this field, including High Altitude Medicine, featured in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).


Jonathan is an official Z Creator with Nikon UK and Nordic, with interests in Medical and Adventure Photography.  Photography in the healthcare environment is a nuanced and sensitive field, in which Jonathan utilises his skills as a doctor, familiar with the complex environments and patient interaction, to shoot in a non-intrusive and safe fashion.

Currently he is shooting a unique photo-documentary series, following the impact of Covid 19 in a London Hospital.

His articles and images have been published online in Tortoise Media, Photo London 2020, NBC and Sky news. As well as features on broadcast: ITV london, Channel 4 news, Channel 5 news and Sky news. Links to work can be found in 'News' section.
Jonathan has produced internationally distributed educational material on safe anaesthetic practise (University College Hosptial, London). 

Ongoing work can be viewed at @drjdwilliamson (Instagram)


Relevant Publications


"Altitude sickness and Acetazolamide"
J Williamson et al. 2018



"Health, healthcare access, and use of traditional versus modern medicine in remote Peruvian Amazon communities: a descriptive study of knowledge, attitudes, and practices"

J Williamson et al. 2015



"Floating Healthcare in the Peruvian Amazon"
T Wingfield and J Williamson 2014




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