Mayo Clinic’s Mount Everest expedition is exploring heart problems, sleep apnea, muscle wasting, calorie burning and other health issues faced by patients and high-altitude climbers alike. The work Mayo researchers are currently doing with climbers on the mountain has practical and conceptual tie-ins to many other projects at Mayo Clinic.
Experts are available for interviews on how the Everest research applies to their specialties:
Energy expenditure and obesity -- James Levine, M.D., Ph.D.
Physiology of patients and extreme athletes -- Michael Joyner, M.D.
Cardiac problems -- Lyle Olson, M.D.
Muscle wasting -- Sree Nair, M.D., Ph.D.
Altitude sickness, travel medicine, aerospace medicine -- Clayton Cowl, M.D.
Aerospace medicine, altitude issues with F-22s -- Lawrence Steinkraus, M.D.
Sleep disorders, pulmonary and critical care medicine -- Eric Olson, M.D.
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For an interview with any of these experts, please contact Bob Nellis at 507-284-5005 or email@example.com.