John Barlow Tanner, MD, is a fellow in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also an instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Tanner

John Barlow Tanner, MD

Clinical Fellow, wilderness medicine


Clinical Interests

Wilderness medicine


Dr. John Barlow Tanner received his medical degree from Ohio State University. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Ohio State University Medical Center. As a senior resident, Dr. Tanner lectured and taught medical students and junior residents.

Dr. Tanner currently serves as co-chair of the resident committee for the wilderness section of the American College of Emergency Physicians. In this capacity, Dr. Tanner works to provide opportunities for emergency-medicine residents across the country to practice wilderness medicine.

Research Description

Dr. Tanner is involved in research focused on wilderness medicine and medical treatment in austere environments.