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Michael Yaron, MD

​University of Colorado School of Medicine

Professor of Emergency Medicine


Contact information

Anschutz Medical Campus
Leprino Building, Campus Box B215
12401 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Yaron’s primary research focuses on high altitude medicine with a particular interest in pediatric responses to altitude exposure.  Additional research and scholarly interests include medical informatics applications in emergency medicine and emergency department systems design, non-invasive patient monitoring and numerous wilderness medicine topics.
Degree Year ​Focus
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO B.A. 1978 ​Biology
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO M.D. 1982 ​Doctor of Medicine
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 1983 Emergency Medicine Internship
​Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN ​1985 ​Emergency Medicine Residency
Pre-participation evaluation of children ascending to high altitudes.
View All PubMed Publications

  • Yaron M. Altitude Illness. In Cabana M, Kind T, Brakeman P, Curran M, Editors. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 7th edition. 2014 in press.

  • Hoppe JA, Houghland, J, Yaron M, Heard K. Recent opioid prescription history of emergency department patients prescribed opioids. West J Emerg Med. 2013; 14:3:247-252.


  • Yaron M, Niermeyer S. Travel to altitude with young children: An approach for clinicians. High Altitude Medicine and Biology. 2008, 9(4):265-269.


  • Niermeyer S, Yaron M. Altitude associated illness. In: Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th ed. 2013 In press.


  • Yaron M, Davis C, Paterson R: High altitude medicine. In: Marx J, Hockberger R, Walls R, Editors. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. Philadelphia, Elsevier’s Health Sciences, 8th ed., pp 1928-1940, 2013.
  • ​President's Award for Leadership - For the development and implementation of an electronic medical information system in the emergency department, University of Colorado Hospital, January 2006