Aerospace Medicine


The Aerospace Medicine Center is staffed by FAA-designated Senior Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) who have 60 years of combined experience in both the NASA and corporate aviation medicine environments.

The staff of Senior Aviation Medical Examiners work as a team toward a common goal to assist the needs of pilots in providing aeromedical support. Committed to the aviation and space industry, we provide a full range of services to professional pilots and aviation corporate organizations in maintaining a safe and life-long investment in the world of aviation. Drs. Vanderploeg, Castleberry, and Mathers are approved by Virgin Galactic, LLC, to perform spaceflight participant screening exams.

We can meet your needs with the following services: 

  • FAA medical examination
  • Special issuance examination
  • Disability assessment
  • Fitness-to-fly and SSRI evaluations
  • HIMS assessment
  • Spaceflight medical examination