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Dr. James Logan    

Co-Founder, Space Enterprise Institute

Dr. Jim Logan held numerous positions in his twenty-year career at NASA including Chief of Flight Medicine and Chief of Medical Operations at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. He served as Mission Control Surgeon, Deputy Crew Surgeon or Crew Surgeon for twenty-five space shuttle missions and Project Manager for the Space Station Medical Facility, developing the initial design for a telemedicine-based inflight medical delivery system for long duration missions. After a year at NASA Headquarters he left the space agency to serve as Provost for International Space University, Strasbourg, France.

Upon returning to the USA, he consulted for The RAND Corporation. A founding board member of the American Telemedicine Association, Dr. Logan has served as a telemedicine consultant to a variety of professional organizations, international and domestic hospital-based health care systems and the Department of Defense. Dr. Logan returned to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in 1999 and served as Chief of Medical Informatics and Health Care Systems, Chief, Dive Medicine Board, Medical Director of NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) as well as senior aerospace medical officer in the Clinical Services Branch of the Space Medicine Division. He completed a medical fellowship in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in 2013.

Board certified in Aerospace Medicine and recipient of NASA’s Distinguished Speakers Award, his lecturing activities have taken him to Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Iceland, Russia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guam, South Korea New Zealand and the Peoples Republic of China. As an expert in space medicine and biomedical issues for long-duration spaceflight, Dr. Logan has been featured on the Public Broadcast System (PBS), CanadaAM, The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and numerous radio talk shows.

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