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My official fini flight and second last flight in the F-16 Viper while stationed at Aviano AB, Italy.

F-16D Fini Flight

Go Flight Medicine (GFM) is a Free Online Medical Education (FOAMed) project that focuses on aerospace medicine and other medical disciplines interested in normal human physiology in abnormal or extreme environments. GFM was created in 2013 by Rocky “Apollo” Jedick MD, MBA. Dr Jedick is currently a Major and Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force Reserves as well as Aviation Medical Examiner for the FAA.  He is also an ER doctor at the University of Utah and across ED’s in Las Vegas, NV.

Dr Jedick served as a flight surgeon with fighter squadrons flying the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II in the Republic of Korea and then the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon aka Viper at Aviano AB, Italy. He also had exposure to high-altitude and space medicine, caring for pilots flying the Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady. During his active duty service, Dr Jedick practiced medicine in South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Alaska, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Estonia, and Sweden.  Following active duty service, Dr Jedick served in the UT ANG preparing for disaster response with the CERFP team. He now cares for RPA pilots as a reservist flight surgeon at both Nellis and Creech Air Force Base.

Astronaut Wannabee

The aim of Go Flight Medicine is to serve as an entertaining, collaborative resource covering topics in both military and civilian Aerospace Medicine, and its distant cousins Dive,  Wilderness Medicine, & Tactical Medicine. Our vision is to become a peer-reviewed professional blog for both aviators and aerospace medicine professionals. In addition to an educational resource providing the latest evidence-based information, interactive media will be relied on to make the learning experience enjoyable and fun.  Through reciprocal education, we hope to educate aviators, make current flight doctors better, and entice other medical professionals to consider these exciting disciplines.

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer:  I did write my own bio in the third person.  It felt as awkward as it reads.

Nearing the Summit on the Eiger

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Flight Surgeon Busts Lightning Myths, 4 Sep 2012, http://www.afms.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316472

You’re the Flight Surgeon – Decompression Illness. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2013 Nov;84(11):1221-3.

Impact of altitude-adjusted hypoxia on the Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 May 24.