Robert R. Orford, M.D.

  1. Aerospace Medicine Specialist
  2. Occupational Medicine Specialist
  3. Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Specialist
  4. Internist
  1. Preventive care
  • Executive health
  • Aerospace medicine, including airline pilot health, passenger health, and civilian spaceflight
  • Senior aviation medical examiner (FAA and Canada)
  • General preventive medicine and public health
  • Occupational and environmental medicine
  • Health administration and policy
  • Legislation and government affairs
  1. 1988
    Special Clinical Fellow - Aerospace and Preventive MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1976
    MPH - Environmental HealthUniversity of Washington
  3. 1976
    Resident - Preventive MedicineUniversity of Washington
  4. 1975
    MS - MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  5. 1975
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 1972
    Internship - Straight Medical InternshipSt. Josephs Hospital, London, Ontario
  7. 1971
    MDCMMcGill University
  8. 1968
    BScMcGill University

Certifications

  1. 1994
    Public Health and General Preventive MedicineAmerican Board of Preventive Medicine
  2. 1991
    Aerospace MedicineAmerican Board of Preventive Medicine
  3. 1979
    Occupational MedicineAmerican Board of Preventive Medicine
  4. 1975
    Internal MedicineRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada
  5. 1974
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2008
    Award for Excellence in the Clinical Practice of Airline MedicineBoothby-Edwards
  2. 2003
    President's CitationAerospace Medical Association
  3. 1975
    Award for Best Resident PresentationAerospace Medical Association
  4. 1975
    Awarded for Best Resident PresentationAerospace Medical Association
  5. 1975
    National Health Fellowship - CanadaAwarding Organization
  6. 1968
    B.Sc with Great Distinction in General CourseMcGill University

Professional memberships

  1. 2007 - 2008
    ChairCommittee on Reports and Resolutions, Arizona Medical Association
  2. 2007 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Arizona Medical Association
  3. 2006 - 2009
    ChairExhibits, Airline Medical Directors Association
  4. 2005 - 2006
    PresidentWestern Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  5. 2005
    OrganizerGrand Rounds, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  6. 2005 - present
    MemberInternational Activities Council, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  7. 2004 - 2005
    MemberExecutive Council, Airline Medical Directors Association
  8. 2004 - 2005
    ChairCommittee on Reports and Resolutions, Arizona Medical Association
  9. 2004
    Vice PresidentExecutive Committee, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  10. 2004 - present
    ChairPhysician Review Panel, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  11. 2004 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  12. 2004 - present
    ChairExternal Affairs Council, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  13. 2003
    Second Vice PresidentExecutive Committee, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  14. 2003
    ChairLegislative Affairs Committee, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  15. 2002 - 2009
    MemberScientific Program Committee, Airline Medical Directors Association
  16. 2002
    Scientific Program ChairWestern Occupational Health Conference, Phoenix 2002, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  17. 2002 - present
    Delegate to House of DelegatesWestern Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  18. 2002 - present
    ChairInternational Activities Committee, American College of Preventive Medicine
  19. 2001 - 2005
    MemberExecutive Committee, American College of Preventive Medicine
  20. 2001 - 2005
    MemberOccupational Medicine Regent, American College of Preventive Medicine
  21. 2001 - 2003
    ChairInternational Activities Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  22. 2001 - 2003
    MemberInternational Activities Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  23. 2001 - 2003
    MemberExecutive Committee, International Activities Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  24. 2001 - 2003
    MemberFinance Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  25. 2001
    Vice ChairInternational Activities Coordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  26. 2001 - present
    ChairInternational Activities Coordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  27. 2001 - present
    FellowInternational Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine
  28. 2001 - present
    National Secretary for United StatesInternational Commission on Occupational Health
  29. 2000 - 2002
    DirectorExecutive Committee, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  30. 2000 - 2002
    Program Chair2002 Scientific Program, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  31. 2000 - 2002
    Conference Chairman2002 Scientific Program, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  32. 2000 - present
    MemberInternational Activities Committee, Aerospace Medical Association
  33. 2000 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  34. 1999 - 2003
    MemberCanada Subcommittee, International Activities Coordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  35. 1999 - 2000
    SpeakerHouse of Delegates, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  36. 1999 - present
    MemberAdministrative Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  37. 1999 - present
    MemberPublic Health Committee, Arizona Medical Association
  38. 1998 - 2003
    MemberInternational Activities Coordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  39. 1998 - 2002
    MemberOutpatient Clinical Practice Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  40. 1998 - 1999
    MemberExecutive Council, Airline Medical Directors Association
  41. 1998
    Scientific Program Co-ChairState of the Art Conference, Phoenix 1998, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  42. 1997 - 2004
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  43. 1997 - 2002
    MemberInfection Control Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  44. 1997 - 2000
    MemberBoard of Directors, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  45. 1997 - 1998
    RecorderHouse of Delegates, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  46. 1997 - present
    Member ex-officioEnvironmental Safety Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  47. 1997 - present
    MemberLegislative Affairs Committee, Arizona Medical Association
  48. 1996 - 1997
    MemberMidwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Board
  49. 1996
    Task Force MemberStrategy Task Force, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  50. 1996 - present
    MemberMaricopa County Medical Association
  51. 1995 - 1998
    ChairMedical Center Occupational Health Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  52. 1995 - 1996
    MemberContinuous Improvement Council, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  53. 1995 - 1996
    ChairLong Range Planning Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  54. 1995 - 1996
    Past PresidentBylaws Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  55. 1995 - 1996
    MemberPublic Health Committee, Minnesota Medical Association
  56. 1995 - 1996
    ChairEnvironmental Health Committee, Minnesota Medical Association
  57. 1995 - 1996
    MemberLegislative Affairs Committee, Zumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  58. 1995 - present
    MemberScientific Programs Committee, Aerospace Medical Association
  59. 1994 - 2000
    MemberAerospace Medical Association Council, Aerospace Medical Association
  60. 1994 - 1997
    ChairAir Transport Committee, Aerospace Medical Association
  61. 1994 - 1996
    MemberClinical Reviews Planning Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  62. 1994 - 1996
    ChairEnvironmental Health Committee, Zumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  63. 1994 - 1996
    MemberExecutive Committee, Zumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  64. 1994 - 1995
    PresidentBylaws Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  65. 1994 - present
    MemberMedical Center Occupational Health Committee, International Commission on Occupational Health
  66. 1993 - 2000
    MemberLong Range Planning Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  67. 1993 - 1996
    MemberEnvironmental and Occupational Health Team, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  68. 1993 - 1996
    ChairCurriculum Committee, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  69. 1993 - 1996
    ChairCurriculum Committee on The Patient, Physician and Society, Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School
  70. 1993 - 1996
    MemberResidency Program Directors Council, American College of Preventive Medicine
  71. 1993 - 1996
    MemberCentral Group on Educational Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges
  72. 1993 - 1995
    ChairNominating Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  73. 1993 - 1994
    MemberQuality Assurance Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  74. 1993 - 1994
    Vice PresidentExecutive Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  75. 1993 - 1994
    Vice ChairExecutive Council, Airline Medical Directors Association
  76. 1992 - 1996
    HeadAviation Medicine Consulting Group, Section of Aviation Medicine, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine
  77. 1992 - 1996
    MemberSubspecialty Training Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  78. 1992 - 1996
    MemberPrimary Care Clinic Task Force, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  79. 1992 - 1996
    MemberCEX Task Force, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  80. 1992 - 1996
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  81. 1992 - 1996
    DelegateMayo Medical School, House of Delegates, Minnesota Medical Association
  82. 1992 - 1995
    MemberMayo Environment Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  83. 1992 - 1995
    Vice ChairScientific Committee, Medical Center Occupational Health Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  84. 1992 - 1994
    Co-ChairCredentials Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  85. 1992 - 1993
    ChairFourth Year Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  86. 1992 - 1993
    SecretaryExecutive Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  87. 1992 - present
    MemberState Government Affairs Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  88. 1991 - 1998
    MemberMedical Committee, Airline Transport Association
  89. 1991 - 1997
    Delegate to House of DelegatesNorth Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  90. 1991 - 1996
    MemberEnvironmental Health Committee, Minnesota Medical Association
  91. 1991 - 1995
    MemberNominating Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  92. 1991 - 1995
    ChairScientific Committee, Medical Center Occupational Health Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  93. 1991 - 1994
    ChairPassenger Health Subcommittee, Aerospace Medical Association
  94. 1991 - 1994
    MemberExecutive Council, Airline Medical Directors Association
  95. 1991 - 1992
    ChairHistory of Medicine Society, Mayo Clinic Rochester Societies
  96. 1991 - 1992
    TreasurerExecutive Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  97. 1991 - 1992
    RecorderExecutive Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  98. 1991
    SecretaryResearch Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  99. 1990 - 1994
    MemberEnvironmental Health Committee, Zumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  100. 1990 - 1992
    ChairResidency Advisory Committee, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  101. 1990 - 1992
    Alternate DelegateZumbro Valley Medical Society, House of Delegates, Minnesota Medical Association
  102. 1990 - 1991
    Vice ChairHistory of Medicine Society, Mayo Clinic Rochester Societies
  103. 1990 - present
    MemberResidency Advisory Committee, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  104. 1990 - present
    MemberScientific Committee, Medical Center Occupational Health Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  105. 1990 - present
    MemberComputers in Occupational Medicine Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  106. 1989 - 1996
    ChairEducation Committee, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  107. 1989 - 1996
    MemberOccupational Medicine Consulting Group, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  108. 1989 - 1996
    MemberWorkers Compensation Team, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  109. 1989 - 1996
    MemberUndergraduate Education, Department of Internal Medicine
  110. 1989 - 1996
    MemberGeneral Medical Training Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  111. 1989 - 1996
    MemberExecutive Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  112. 1989 - 1994
    MemberExecutive Committee, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  113. 1989 - 1993
    MemberPractice Committee, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  114. 1989 - 1991
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  115. 1989 - 1991
    MemberRadiation Safety Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  116. 1989 - 1991
    MemberRadioactive Drug Review Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  117. 1989 - 1991
    Member-at-LargeExecutive Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  118. 1989 - present
    MemberAir Transport Committee, Aerospace Medical Association
  119. 1988 - 1999
    Speaker ElectHouse of Delegates, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  120. 1988 - 1997
    MemberNorth Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  121. 1988 - 1996
    MemberHistory of Medicine Society, Mayo Clinic Rochester Societies
  122. 1988 - 1996
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  123. 1988 - 1996
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  124. 1988 - 1991
    MemberOccupational Health Education Committee, International Commission on Occupational Health
  125. 1988
    Delegate to House of DelegatesMaricopa Valley Medical Society, House of Delegates, Arizona Medical Association
  126. 1988 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  127. 1985 - 1986
    ChairAlberta Provincial Board of Health
  128. 1984 - 1989
    Board MemberInternational Association on Occupational Health in the Chemical Industry (MEDICHEM)
  129. 1983
    Congress ChairXIth MEDICHEM Congress on Occupational Health in the Chemical Industry, Calgary, Alberta, 1983, International Association on Occupational Health in the Chemical Industry (MEDICHEM)
  130. 1982 - present
    MemberInternational Commission on Occupational Health
  131. 1981 - 1984
    National Representative for CanadaInternational Association on Occupational Health in the Chemical Industry (MEDICHEM)
  132. 1981 - present
    MemberInternational Association on Occupational Health in the Chemical Industry (MEDICHEM)
  133. 1979 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Preventive Medicine
  134. 1977 - present
    MemberAlberta Medical Association
  135. 1976 - 2003
    MemberOccupational Medical Association of Canada
  136. 1976 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  137. 1976 - present
    FellowRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  138. 1972 - 1975
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  139. 1969 - present
    FellowAerospace Medical Association
  140.  
    MemberWestern Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  141.  
    MemberProgram Committee 2005, Western Occupational Health Conference, Monterey, CA, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association
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