Dr Greg Emerson - proud father, medical specialist, biohacker and wilderness survival enthusiast. He is interviewed regularly on America’s most popular health television programme because of his dedication to finding the underlying root cause of illnesses. When not working in his clinic he is tending to his mushroom farm, wild food foraging, practicing his survival skills or painting.


He was the Founder and Medical Director of the Emerson Health and Wellness Centre which opened in October 2005. From May 2008 to October 2011 he was co-director of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine Queensland. He then again decided to take the road less travelled and founded Dr Greg Emerson’s Treat the Cause Clinic, based in Brisbane. He is a consultant in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, a senior specialist in Emergency Medicine and in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.

For 18 years he practiced in several large public hospitals including 2 years as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Canada, senior specialist at the Royal Brisbane Department of Emergency Medicine and as the Director of the Wesley Center for Hyperbaric Medicine in Brisbane. He participated in helicopter retrieval of critically ill patients for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) in Canada and the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia for over 8 years. He is a past senior lecturer, examiner and board member for the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. He is a past examiner for the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.


He has undertaken postgraduate training in:

  • Nutritional and Environmental medicine with the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM).

  • Specific targeted nutrient therapies in mental illness, behavioural disorders and autism with the Walsh-Pfeiffer Institute.

  • Free Radical Therapy with the Institute for Health Realities.

  • Bioidentical hormones and anti-aging medicine with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

  • Allergies and sublingual desensitisation with the Pan American Allergy Society (PAAS).

  • Heavy metal toxicity and biological detoxification with the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) which is the world’s leading integrative medicine organisation.

  • Lyme disease and other stealth infections with the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS). He is one of the few medical practitioners experienced in both the antibiotic and herbal protocol of chronic Lyme disease and is a member of ILADS.

  • Ozone and prolozone with Dr Robert Rowen in San Francisco.

  • Wilderness Survival skills with multiple organisations, including ex Australian Special Forces (SAS) personnel and Native Americans in Arizona.

He is an active member of the Wilderness Medical Society and a Fellow of both the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine.

He is one of the founding members of the Australian Chronic Infectious Disease Society- a group of physicians who specialise in the treatment of chronic stealth infections including mycoplasma pneumoniae, Lyme disease and its co-infections, parasites and mould.

In 1997 he published the Western world’s largest epidemiological research paper on pesticide poisoning and has written extensively in the medical literature on carbon monoxide poisoning and diving medicine. He is the author of the chapter on decompression illness in the prestigious Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine. In 2008 he co-authored a research paper on the use of intravenous magnesium in cardiac arrythmias which was published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine. In 1997 he published the first ever research on the pharmacodynamics of sedative drugs in a hyperbaric chamber.


Dr Emerson played professional basketball for five years. He is a certified PADI dive instructor. On a personal note he is an enthusiastic skier and wilderness explorer. He teaches wilderness survival skills, energy biohacking techniques, resilience training, wild food foraging and traditional food preparation skills in the mountains and lakes around Queenstown and Wanaka in the South Island of New Zealand.

He now lives in Coolangatta on the border of Queensland and New South Wales. He is passionate about sustainability, self-sufficiency, neo-aboriginal life ways, wilderness survival and wild food foraging. He spends his spare time growing mushrooms, wild food foraging and learning to surf and paint.

He believes in the intrinsic ability of the body to heal itself if the underlying cause of the illness is addressed. His practice revolves around identifying the sub-clinical defects common to all degenerative diseases.

Qualifications Summary

• MBChB – Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

• DipObs – Diploma of Obstetrics

• DipDHM – Diploma of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

• FACEM – Fellow of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine

• FACNEM – Fellow of the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine