David Johe, M.D.

Year inducted: 2015
Primary patrol: Holiday Valley, New York

Dr. David Johe, National Appointment Number 8690, should be familiar to all patrollers, as he is the medical editor of Outdoor Emergency Care Fifth Edition and author of the Outdoor First Care curriculum.

Johe began his ski patrol career in fall 1990 when he joined the Holiday Valley Ski Patrol. He was appointed Holiday Valley Ski Patrol medical advisor in 1993, Eastern Division medical advisor in 1997, and NSP medical advisor in 2000, a position he still holds today.

Johe was awarded a Blue Merit Star for assisting in saving a life in 2003, a Purple Merit Star for saving a life at a football game in 2009, and Yellow Merit Stars in 1999 and 2001. Johe was presented with NSP's National Service Excellence Award at the June 2011 NSP board of directors meeting. He won the Western New York Region Patroller of the Year Award in 2003, the Western New York Region Ambassador of the Slopes Award in 1997, received his National Appointment in 1998, and earned a Distinguished Service Award in 2015.