Phillip E. Parker, MD, MPH

Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Parker is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). He is board certified in both Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He was a 1993 Honor Graduate of the Aerospace Medicine Primary Course at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine.

Dr. Parker received his Master’s of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He had 12 years of experience as an active duty flight surgeon in the US Air Force before joining the AMAS staff, was the Chief of Aerospace Medicine in the Colorado Air National Guard, and retired as Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DoDMERB) in the Grade of Colonel. While on active duty he served as the Chief of Aerospace Medicine and the flight surgeon for the nation’s first operational F/A-22 squadron. He has a wide range of operational experience in over 30 military aircraft with nearly 100 combat and combat support hours. He also has experience in hyperbarics and USAF space operations. Dr. Parker is a private pilot and flies out of Centennial airport, one of the busiest for general aviation in the United States. Before joining AMAS, Dr. Parker was a FAA certified Aviation Medical Examiner for 11 years.

Dr. Parker has authored several aeromedical articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has published chapters in the USAF Flight Surgeon’s Checklist and Occupational Medicine Text. Dr. Parker has given presentations at national aerospace medicine meetings and provided background research to the FAA on nitrogen inerting of fuel systems on commercial aircraft. He is also a certified Medical Review Officer. Dr. Parker currently serves on the Aerospace Medicine Association’s scientific program committee, and is an associate clinical faculty member at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks City Base, TX and Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University.

Dr. Parker has received numerous awards and was selected as the USAF Space Command Flight Surgeon of the Year. He is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is a member of the Society of USAF Flight Surgeons, Air Force Association, the American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists, AOPA, and EAA. He joined the Aviation Medicine Advisory Service in 2004.