Mark "Amaguq" Nelson, PA-C
Education & Experience:
Physician Assistant, Medical University of South Carolina. Search and Rescue FEMA Type1 Alpine Rescue Team, Evergreen, CO, Mountain Rescue Association. Emergency medicine and Level1 Trauma at St Anthony’s Hospitals, Colorado, MUSC at Charleston, SC, and Beaufort County Hospital, Beaufort, SC. Surgical training as PA assist in cardiothoracics and trauma, Penrose Hospital, Pueblo Colorado, MUSC Charleston, SC, Burn Trauma and regenerative medicine Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, and OB Surg at St Mary’s Charleston, SC. Mental Health at Institute of Psychiatry, MUSC, Charleston, SC. Primary care practice throughout rural Colorado and South Carolina. Currently, continuing education as Candidate Fellow with the Wilderness Medical Society. Practicing primary care medicine at MHC Kotzebue, village of Noorvik, and assisting village Kiana.
What I like most about living in the region is the integration of Inupiaq culture, remote wilderness, and brilliant arctic winter conditions. I love the winters here, and I owe my life to the people of this region for which I have deep respect. Adopted member by Noorvik village elders, given Inupiat name Amaguq, Grey Wolf.
Working with all the Inupiaq families and children, climbing/alpinism, skiing, trout fishing, and riding my snogo on the tundra.