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Tamisiea Award: Warren Silberman

September 03, 2021

Tamisiea Award: Warren Silberman

This award was established and sponsored by the Civil Aviation Medical Association in memory of John A. Tamisiea, M.D. The award is given annually to an aviation medical examiner or other individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the art and science of aviation medicine in its application to the general aviation field.

Warren Silberman, D.O., M.P.H., was honored with the 2021 John A. Tamisiea Award for his outstanding contributions to the art and science of aviation medicine as applied to general aviation. He is often featured as a speaker and author, and provides regular content for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) courses, the Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, and the FAA AME Minute video series. He also co-authored the civil aviation medicine chapter in the Fundamentals of Aviation Medicine textbook. He has written many general aviation and aeromedical related articles and has lectured internationally. He recently completed his term as President (2017-2019) of the Civil Aviation Medical Association (CAMA). Throughout his career, he has provided essential information to international AMEs in a thorough and often humorous manner.
   Dr. Silberman is currently performing aviation medical examinations and consultations. He retired for the second time in late September 2020. Prior to that he was a Medical Officer in the FAA’s Aerospace Medical Education Division. From December 2019 until June 2020, he was the medical officer responsible for performing the hazard analysis for all fatal aircraft accidents. He spent 2 years as the Manager of the Occupational Health Clinic at the  FAA’s Civil Aerospace Medical Institute. He moved from the Aerospace Medical Education Division where he was writing AME courses, teaching AMEs, international aerospace physicians, and residents in aerospace medicine. Prior to that he was working in retirement for 5 years as an AME and Consultant. From June 1997 until January 2012, he was the Manager of Aerospace Medical Certification for the FAA. In that position he ran the largest division in the Office of Aerospace Medicine, lectured extensively both in the United States and internationally, and wrote articles. During the same time, he was the Oklahoma State Air Surgeon responsible for the Air National Guard healthcare.
   Dr. Silberman is currently the president of the Aerospace Medicine Division of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine and Chair of the Fellows Group of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) and Vice President of Education and Research. He is a Fellow of AsMA and a member of the Aircraft Owners
and Pilots Association, the American College of Osteopathic Internists. the American Osteopathic Association, the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine, CAMA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the International Association of Aviation and Space Medicine, the Society of USAF Flight Surgeons, the Society of U.S. Army Flight Surgeons, and the Airline Medical Directors Association. His awards and honors include
the U.S. Army Order of Aeromedical Merit; CAMI Employee of the Year; the Audie and Bernice Davis Award presented by CAMI; the Theodore Lyster and Boothby-Edwards Awards from AsMA; the Office of Aerospace Medicine Flight Surgeon of the Year (twice); President’s Commendation from CAMI for outstanding medical certification of airline pilots; and the Legion of Merit, awarded by U.S. Army Surgeon General Ronald Blanck for service at Raymond W. Bliss Army Community Hospital.