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Goodman to Head USAF Flight Surgeons

June 25, 2020

Goodman to Head USAF Flight Surgeons

Col. Theresa Goodman is the incoming president of the Society of U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeons.

   She is the commander of the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine USAFSAM), 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. USAFSAM, the premier institute for education and consultation in Aerospace and Operational Medicine, trains 5,000 DoD, international, and civilian students each year, services over 6,000 requests for expert consultation, and provides clinical, radiation, environmental, and industrial laboratory services. 
   Col. Goodman received her B.S. degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, in 1995. She received her commission in 1995 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Washington. She earned her M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1999 and she is board certified in three medical specialties: Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, and Occupational Medicine. She earned her M.P.H. in 2009 from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. She attended the Air War College and received her Masters of Strategic Studies in 2015.
   Col. Goodman’s career includes a variety of operation assignments as a medical provider and Aerospace Medicine Specialist, including Commander, 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Shaw AFB, SC; Commander, Inspector, HQ Air Force Inspection Agency, Kirtland AFB, NM; and most recently Commander, 18th Medical Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan. Her awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, and various other unit and campaign medals.