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Biography of NASA's Deputy Chief Health and Medical Officer
December 2, 2013

[image-51]Dr. Vincent Michaud serves as NASA's Deputy Chief Health and Medical Officer and is responsible for the oversight of all health and medical activities at NASA, including medical aspects of all national and international NASA missions involving humans.  He holds an M.D. degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and completed residencies in Aerospace  Medicine and Occupational Medicine at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks AFB, Texas.  A Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, he is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (Aerospace  and Occupational Medicine).  He has extensive experience in the clinical practice of aerospace medicine and occupational medicine as well as in administrative medical management.

Dr. Michaud retired from the United States Air Force last year after serving for 26 years.  He served in a wide variety of settings as a clinical practitioner and medical leader, including commanding the only chemically and biologically hardened hospital in the Republic of South Korea.  Dr. Michaud attained a USAF flight rating of Chief Flight Surgeon logging more than 1100 hours in over 25 different military aircraft including:  F-4, F-111, F-15, F-16, C-130, HH-53, H-60, T-37, KC-135, C-22, and C-32.    His military decorations include the Legion of Merit Medal and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Excellence in Medicine Award.  Dr. Michaud is also designated an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner.

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