Bio Jim Vanderploeg
Dr. Vanderploeg has 30 years of experience in aerospace medicine with a career spanning both medical operational support for space flight as well as the practice of civilian aviation medicine. He currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and the Associate Program Director for the UTMB/NASA Aerospace Medicine residency program. Among his responsibilities is serving as the Chief Medical Officer for Virgin Galactic.
Dr. Vanderploeg is a Fellow and Past President of the Aerospace Medical Association, an FAA Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in both Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Until recently he also served as the Executive Director of the American Board of Preventive Medicine