CASE Medicine
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About CASE

The Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE Medicine) is a group of clinicians and scientists with specialist interests and training in the medicine and physiology of extreme environments.

We conduct research, teach courses and offer advice in the areas of space, aviation, high altitude, remote, dive and hyperbaric medicine. Central to our work is the concept that the study of human systems stretched to breaking point in extreme environments can increase our understanding of critically ill patients.

Our current research is focused on applied human physiology and gene environment interactions. The centre piece of this research so far has been a medical research expedition to Mount Everest in 2007.

The Centre office is located within the Portex Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK.

A brief overview of what CASE is doing at present


Prof Mike Grocott

Associate Director:

Dr Kevin Fong

Research Director:

Prof Hugh Montgomery

Education Director:

Dr Denny Levett

Finance and Administration:

Kay Mitchell

Special Projects:

Dr Dan Martin


Prof Monty Mythen