Richard J. Serkowski, DO, MPH, CPE

Dr. Serkowski became a member of the clinical staff at AMAS in November of 2021, coming from a 26-year career in the U.S. Air Force, where he served, almost exclusively, as a seasoned flight surgeon, Chief of Aerospace Medicine, and headquarters staff. A Wisconsinite by birth, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Letters and Science with a BS in Biological Sciences, before moving on to medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in the Los Angeles, CA area. He had the honor of serving three assignments as a fighter squadron medical element flight surgeon supporting F-117, F-15 and U-2 operations. He completed a residency in aerospace medicine (RAM) while earning a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a certification as a physician executive (CPE) midway through his military career. In the second half of his AF career, he was selected for two high speed assignments as a Special Operations Flight Commander and Wing Surgeon, respectively, followed by positions as the Chief of Aerospace Medicine and a Division Chief as a headquarters staff physician at Defense Health Agency. Dr. Serkowski has accrued over 1,000 rated flight hours (140 combat) in over 20 different airframes from all the services and several host nations. He is a lifelong champion of aviation in all its roles.