Richard J. Montminy, MD, MPH

Staff Physician

Dr. Montminy is a graduate of Assumption College and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F.E. Hebert School of Medicine (USUHS). Prior to medical school he served as a USAF line missile launch officer. He completed his Masters in Public Health from the University Of Texas School Of Public Health, San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force’s Aerospace Medicine Residency in aerospace medicine in 1994. He is board-certified in aerospace and preventive medicine. He is also a NOAA-certified commercial dive medicine physician, certified DOT commercial driver medical examiner, clinical supervisor of audiometry, and a certified medical review officer.

Joining AMAS in 2017, Dr. Montminy brings experience as an FAA senior aviation medical examiner, USDOT commercial motor vehicle driver medical examiner, and occupational/urgent care medicine physician. He served honorably more than 26 years on active duty as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force with combat tours in Egypt and Iraq and retired at the rank of full colonel. Tours of duty included Chief, Clinical Aeromedical Evacuation for the U.S. Transportation Command and Headquarters Air Mobility Command, USAF Safety Center Surgeon, Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center Surgeon, and several assignments as base-level Chief of Aerospace Medicine. His special interests include aeromedical policy, medical standards, dive medicine, telemedicine, accident investigation and occupational/aviation safety, global medicine, disaster preparedness, air and ground casualty medical transport, and medical review officer. Dr. Montminy has experience as an adjunct faculty to the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Residency in Aerospace Medicine, and has presented at several national and international meetings as well as published peer-reviewed articles on aeromedical topics.