Michael T. Acromite, MD, MSPH
Dr. Acromite joined AMAS in October 2021 as a staff physician, who is specialized in both Aerospace Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and Fellow of American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and has extensive experience as a physician, surgeon, AME, flight surgeon, as well as with aeromedical policy, standards, and waivers through military and civilian experiences. Dr. Acromite has worked in aeromedical policy for Navy, Marine Corps, Army, USAF, U.S. Coast Guard, and Joint Service Groups maintaining a focus on consistent aviation physical standards with risk appropriate flexibility to preserve mission and safety.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University (General Business/Pre-Med) and Wayne State University School of Medicine (MD) and received a master’s in science of Public Health at Tulane University School of Public Health specializing in Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment with an additional focus on DNA repair mechanisms. He has taught operational medicine/surgery, including aeromedical policy, waivers, and complex decision-making to aeromedical specialists since 2001 and was the Senior Medical Officer aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) on deployment to the Middle East. His research/publications include human performance, endocrinology, hypertension in pregnancy, novel cockpit displays, hypoxia, autogenic feedback exercises, and motion sickness countermeasures. Dr. Acromite’s research has included work with Harvard, Tulane, NASA, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Naval Aeromedical Research Institute-Dayton, and others. He has additional experience with the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Spaceflight and standards.