Melchor J. Antuñano, M.D., M.S.


Melchor J. Antuñano, M.D., M.S.

Director, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI)

Dr. Antuñano was born in Mexico City and is a graduate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico School of Medicine.

He completed the Residency Program in Aerospace Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

He was awarded a post-doctoral research associateship by the U.S. National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine in San Antonio, Texas.

He is currently the Director of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) in Oklahoma City.

He is credited with 780 professional presentations and invited lectures at national and international conferences in aerospace medicine in 41 countries, and with 62 scientific publications covering a variety of aerospace medicine topics.

He is Past-President of the Aerospace Medical Association, the Space Medicine Association, and the Iberoamerican Association of Aerospace Medicine.

He is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and the Aerospace Human Factors Association.

He is President-Elect of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine and member of the International Academy of Astronautics.

He is Honorary Member of the Austrian, Brazilian, Colombian, Greek, Mexican, Peruvian, Slovanian and Turkish Societies of Aviation/Aerospace Medicine.

He is a faculty member at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and the National University of Colombia School of Medicine, and a former faculty member at Wright State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Antuñano has received 84 awards and recognitions for his academic, administrative, and research achievements.

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