Roger Mortimer, MD

Associate Chief of Department
HS Clinical Professor
Family Medicine - Fresno
+1 559 499-6400

HS Clinical Professor, UCSF
Associate Chief, UCSF Fresno Family & Community Medicine Department
Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, UCSF Fresno
Team Member, Assistant Training Officer, Fresno County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Mountaineering Team
Instructor, National Cave Rescue Commission
NCRC delegate to the International Commission on Alpine Rescue

Dr. Mortimer received his MD degree from University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He holds BA degrees in Psychology and Biology from UC Berkeley. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at UCSF Fresno.

Dr. Mortimer provides primary and HIV specialty care at the FHCN Special Services Clinic. He precepts in the resident clinic in Fresno and supervises in-patient care at Community Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Mortimer does research in HIV and wilderness medicine. He has particular interests in fungal infections in HIV cases and effects of prolonged suspension on rope in climbing and rescue contexts.
Dr. Mortimer has a passion for wilderness medicine. He participates in cave explorations and teaches cave rescue. He is a past Training Coordinator and current instructor for the National Cave Rescue Commission. He is a delegate of the NCRC to the International Commission on Alpine Rescue (ICAR).


Tibial Plateau Fracture after Attack by an Escaped Goat.

Wilderness & environmental medicine

Mortimer RB, Martirosian A

Search and Rescue in the Pacific West States.

Wilderness & environmental medicine

Ettinger S, Long A, Ganti A, Mortimer RB, Chiang W, Spano S

Evidence-Based Versus Myth-Based Treatment of Suspension Syndrome.

Wilderness & environmental medicine

Mortimer RB, Zafren K

Antipsychotic Use in Patients with Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

American family physician

Mortimer RB, Mortimer AR

Reply to Suspension Trauma and Rhabdomyolysis.

Wilderness and Environmental Medicine

Roger B. Mortimer, David R. Wharton

Rhabdomyolysis after prolonged suspension in a cave.

Wilderness & environmental medicine

Wharton DR, Mortimer RB

Risks and management of prolonged suspension in an Alpine harness.

Wilderness & environmental medicine

Mortimer RB

Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome presenting as superior vena cava syndrome secondary to Coccidioides lymphadenopathy in an HIV-infected patient.

Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (Chicago, Ill. : 2002)

Mortimer RB, Libke R, Eghbalieh B, Bilello JF

Intravenous fluid warming with body contact in a wilderness setting.

Wilderness & environmental medicine

Mortimer RB, Hurtt H

Leptospirosis in a caver returned from Sarawak, Malaysia.

Wilderness & environmental medicine

Mortimer RB

The timing of an injection procedure affects pharmacological actions on memory.

Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior

Benloucif S, Mortimer RB, Bennett EL, Rosenzweig MR