Kenneth Kamler, M.D. is vice-president of The Explorers Club, where he has organized a database of information about physiology and endurance. He has been featured on Nightline, CBS's 48 Hours, CNN, and profiled in The New York Times and USA Today. He also appeared in the IMAX movie Everest. A micro-surgeon specializing in the hand, Dr. Kamler was named a "best doctor" by New York magazine in 2002, and is director of the Hand Treatment Center in New Hyde Park, New York. He is the author of the books Surviving the Extremes and Doctor on Everest. He lives in New York City.