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Hudson to Head AMDA

May 23, 2018

Hudson to Head AMDA

Martin F. Hudson, MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRCP Edin., is the incoming president of the Airline Medical Directors Association (AMDA) for 2018-2019.

   He has been a member of AsMA since 2000 and was appointed a Fellow of AsMA in 2013. He served as Chairman of AsMA’s Air Transport Medicine Committee for 4 years from 2011 to 2015. He is also a member of the European Society of Aerospace Medicine (ESAM) Advisory Board and serves as the ESAM liaison representative with ICAO.
   Dr. Hudson did his residency at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, in 1965. After obtaining a Private Pilot’s License he joined the Medical Branch of the Royal Air Force. From 1972 to 1999 he was a principal in General Practice in the United Kingdom. In 1977 he became a UK CAA Authorized Aviation Medical Examiner and has now completed 40 years in this capacity.
   Leaving General Practice in 1999, Dr. Hudson set up an Aviation Medicine Consultancy as an approved Aviation Medical Examiner for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), USA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada (TC) and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA).
   Dr. Hudson was appointed as the Consultant Aviation Medicine Adviser to Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) in 2000 and continued in this role until October 2017. He is a Vice-President of the UK Association of Aviation Medical Examiners having served for 12 years as its Treasurer and then for 3 years as Chairman.
   Dr. Hudson has, for the past 3 years, been a member of the AsMA Mental Health Group. In 2017 Dr Hudson co-authored a chapter in Professor Robert Bor’s latest book on ‘Pilot Mental Health’. He has also been much involved in recent years with the development of Peer Support Groups both for Airline Pilots and for Aviation Medical Examiners.