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News | Oct. 24, 2023

59th Medical Wing’s own honored with Aerospace Medical Association fellowship

By Courtesy Story

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Dr. Paul M. Sherman, was recently honored with a fellowship for his exceptional contributions to aerospace medicine at the 2023 Aerospace Medical Association's 93rd Annual Scientific Meeting.
Dr. Sherman, currently serving as the Director of Radiological and Aerospace Medical Research at the 59th Medical Wing Chief Scientist’s Office, Defense Health Agency, Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, Texas, has had a distinguished career. He previously served at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine and the 711th Human Performance Wing, retiring with the rank of colonel after 27 years of service.
His professional achievements include being named a Fellow of the American College of Radiology; an honor reserved for only 10 percent of radiologists nationwide. Dr. Sherman's extensive body of work encompasses 37 peer-reviewed journal articles, 3 book chapters, and over 125 national lectures and presentations.
Throughout his career, he has held notable roles, including Program Director of the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Radiology Residency Program and Assistant Director of Graduate Medical Education for the 59th Medical Wing. Furthermore, his contributions extended to the national medical education arena as a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Transitional Year Review Committee from 2013 to 2019.
In addition to his academic and leadership accomplishments, Dr. Sherman holds the title of Associate Professor of Radiology at the Uniformed Services University, earned recognition as an Academician from the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine in 2018, and was appointed as an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association in 2020.
Dr. Sherman's research efforts have been instrumental in collaborative neuroimaging projects with the Department of Defense, national, and international partners. These studies have delved into the biomedical effects of flight on aircrew and special operators, as well as the medical impacts of directed energy exposure. Impressively, he has secured over $15 million in Department of Defense investigator-initiated research grants, underlining his standing as a prolific clinical scientist.
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