Dr. Grant Lipman is a 4 Deserts Race Series veteran. He was part of the medical team at the Atacama Crossing 2006 and has since been the Medical Director at more than ten 4 Deserts events.
Dr. Grant is at the top of his profession, and an avid outdoorsman. He is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University Hospital and Associate Director of Stanford's Wilderness Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Grant's distinguished career saw him studying environmental science while an undergraduate at Connecticut College before becoming a medical student at St George's University in Grenada. After training in Emergency Medicine at St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, he opted to turn his back on big city life, heading back to the west coast to complete a Fellowship in Wilderness Medicine at Stanford University.
He now sits on the executive board of the American College of Emergency Physician's section of Wilderness Medicine, is a textbook author and lecturer on wilderness medicine subjects, and an editorial board member of peer reviewed journals.
The South African-born doctor likes most outdoor activities, in particular, climbing volcanoes - he has been to the top of some big 6,000 meter ones.