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WAEE welcomes Dr. Ron Cortte as the 2014 WAEE Winter Workshop Keynote Speaker

 

Dr. Ron Cortte, M.D.

Quietwood Inspirations-

 
Dr. Ron Cortte, M.D. is a board certified family physician. He has completed the Iditarod Sled Race four times and uses the Iditarod as symbolic for our life as a journey. He believes that health is an issue of balance achieved by having a sense of purpose, chasing dreams and living a life in harmony with ourselves and all that surrounds. He shares his wisdom from from his adventures and his work to inspire others toward a life that is fulfilling and balanced.
 
I have been involved in health care for 40 years and lived in Alaska for 16 years starting clinics in rural bush villages along the Yukon River and Bering Sea coast. I ran the Iditarod in 1980, 82, 84 and 2006. I have hiked extensively in Alaska and other wilderness areas. I graduated from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, and went to Medical School at the University of Washington in Seattle. I have lived and worked in Tomahawk for the past 20yrs. I enjoying telling stories about the Iditarod in the context of how this event transcends time and space and translates into other areas of our life. Life being a journey.
 
Thanks,
            Ron Cortte



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