Josephine Hessert, DO Title: Emergency Medicine Physician Education: Carleton College, A.T. Still University Expertise: Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, Human Performance Certified by the American Board of Emergency MedicineFellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine Experience Josephine Hessert, DO, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician in Southern California. Dr. Hessert has experience working in medicine in multiple settings around the work including deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Africa. She also volunteers as a ship’s physician for expeditions traveling to Antarctica and the Arctic. I want to health people to lead healthier, happier lives. Education Dr. Hessert received her undergraduate degree in biology from Carleton College. She studied medicine at the University of New England and received her Master of Public Health degree from A.T. Still University. She has completed a residency in emergency medicine and a separate residency in aerospace medicine. About Health Health, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.