Paul Stuart Auerbach (born January 4, 1951) is an American physician and author in the discipline, wilderness medicine. He is a founder and past president of the Wilderness Medical Society. Auerbach was the editor for the Journal of Wilderness Medicine (currently Wilderness and Environmental Medicine) published by the Wilderness Medical Society from 1990 to 1995. Auerbach is the author of a number of articles and books on topics such as emergency medicine, hazardous marine animals, and scuba diving, including two books of underwater photography.
Auerbach was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. He graduated from North Plainfield High School in 1969. Auerbach then went to Duke University located in Durham, North Carolina where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in religion, graduating magna cum laude in 1973.