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Longacre Award: Matthew Dumstorf

July 01, 2022

Longacre Award: Matthew Dumstorf

Established to honor the memory of MAJ Raymond F. Longacre, MC, USA. It is given annually for outstanding accomplishment in the psychological and psychiatric aspects of aerospace medicine. Sponsored by the Aerospace Human Factors Association.

A bald white man in a white shirt, black jacket, and grey and white striped tie is shown against a greyish tan background.Matthew Dumstorf, M.D., M.S., was the 2022 winner of the Raymond F. Longacre Award. He was honored for his dedication to aerospace medicine behavioral sciences and for his role as a physician responsible for airline pilots participating in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS) drug and alcohol program. He has promoted the fundamental understanding of addiction recovery and the interface with aviation safety. He is devoted to the FAA HIMS program’s principles and has personally worked over 20,000 cases of drug and alcohol addiction in aviators, with the goal of returning them safely to the cockpit. He applies the most recent proven models of addiction medicine and recovery to the scientific principles of risk management related to the safety of the National Air Space. He has also served as an educator and mentor to hundreds of Avi ation Medical Examiners (AMEs), aerospace medicine residents, and medical students.
   Dr. Dumstorf graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as an M.D. in 1998. Following an internship year in Internal Medicine and one year of training in Radiation Oncology, he attended Wright State University’s Residency in Aerospace Medicine. He completed the residency training in 2002 and received his Master of Science in Aerospace Medicine degree in 2003. He began his career as American Airlines Area Medical Director at Chicago O’Hare from January 2004 through June 2006. He then joined the FAA’s Office of Aerospace Medicine as the Great Lakes Deputy Regional Flight Surgeon, holding that position from June 2006 until December 2012. He then transferred to the FAA’s Airman Medical Certification Division as a Staff Physician and Medical Officer and has been in that position from December of 2012 to the present. Since the spring of 2013, he has been the Drug and Alcohol Team Lead for the Airman Medical Certification Division in Oklahoma City.
   Dr. Dumstorf has been a member of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) since 2000 and was selected as a Fellow of AsMA in 2018. He has been a member of the International Airline Medical Association (IAMA, formerly the Airlines Medical Directors Association) since 2004, and has been that organization’s Treasurer since 2013. He has been Board Certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Aerospace Medicine since 2004, and was Board Certified in Occupational Medicine from 2009-2019. His honors and awards include a National Merit Scholar ship, University of Dayton Presidential Scholarship and its Outstanding Jr. of Electrical Engineering award, WSU’s Colonel Alonzo McWilliams Donnell, M.D., Scholarship, and a Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Consor tium Resident Research Support Grant awarded for Master’s research.