Professor Eric K. Noji, M.D.
Doctor in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Eric K Noji is a medical doctor who recently relocated to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after a year living in Antarctica studying the effects of extreme environments on human survivability.So much has been said and written about Professor Noji that the chronicle of his life and body of scientific achievement has become nearly mythic in its epic sweep and inspirational in its chronology of service and unrelenting self-sacrifice on behalf of those who suffer that it's difficult to summarize his career without restating clichés already familiar to his legion of admirers. To start with the obvious hehas spent much of the past 30 years as a specialist in disaster management, humanitarian assistance and emergency preparedness,primarily in the poorest countries where he has served as Senior Technical Advisor, Team Leader, Program/ Project Manager, and consultant on numerous occasions to solve a wide variety of medical and public health problems for government agencies, NGOs, and international organizations such as USAID, WHO, UNICEF, and the World Bank. Most of his assignments both domestically and internationally have been in response to large-scale public health emergencies such as natural disasters, epidemics, and situations where violent civil conflict has forced communities to leave their homes resulting in catastrophic humanitarian crises as we are currently witnessing in Syria (Aleppo) and Iraq (Mosul). During these years, Noji developed several technological innovations to care for emergency affected populations that many now consider visionary. He subsequently summarized this work in a series of groundbreaking publications that revolutionized medical care in disaster situations and were influential in establishing public health standards for emergency health personnel. A native of Hawaii, Eric Noji is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford, and completed his medical studies, graduate work, residency training and further postgraduate research at the University of Chicago, the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and currently is a research fellow at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) at the University of Cambridge in England.
"I live and work on the edge - the views are breathtaking, the experiences deep and satisfying and the learning is limitless" - From the Foreword to his upcoming three-volume set of memoirs, "Confessions of a Wanderer: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy. HarperCollins Books.