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Michael F. Harrison, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Aerospace Medicine Specialist
  2. Critical Care Specialist
  3. Emergency Medicine Physician

Specialty Groups


  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Michael F. Harrison, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. is an emergency medicine and critical care medicine physician. He is an aerospace medicine specialist. His interests include operational space medicine, hyperbaric medicine, and point-of-care ultrasound.

  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • High Altitude Medicine
  • Exercise Physiology
  1. 2020
    Masters - In progress. Thesis Title: "Applying ADRAC to General Aviation Flight-Plans >18,000 Feet: Uncovering an Underappreciated Risk of Decompression Sickness in General Aviation?" University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  2. 2018
    Other - Internal Medicine / Emergency Medicine / Critical Care MedicineHenry Ford Hospital
  3. 2017
    Fellowship - Davidson Fellowship in Digital Health InnovationsInnovation Institute, Henry Ford Hospital
  4. 2017
    Chief ResidentHenry Ford Hospital
  5. 2012
    Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for Dr. Bruce D. Johnson. Research Topic: Acute Mountain Sickness in the Antarctic, Study of Altitude PhysiologyMayo Clinic in Rochester
  6. 2012
    Doctorate of MedicineSaba University School of Medicine
  7. 2009
    Master of Science - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Thesis Title: "Changes in the Standing Potential of the Eye Under Hyperbaric Conditions"Saba University School of Medicine
  8. 2009
    Doctor of Philosophy - Multi-Disciplinary: Exercise Physiology, Advanced Multivariate Statistics & Biomechanics. Thesis Title: "The Investigation of Muscular Factors in Night Vision Goggle-Induced Neck Strain in Canadian Forces Helicopter Aircrew"University of Regina
  9. 2005
    Master of Science - Thesis Title: An Investigation of Relationships Between Hip Flexor Characteristics and Hockey Fitness Tests Using Principal Component Analysis.University of New Brunswick
  10. 2002
    BS - KinesiologyUniversity of New Brunswick


  1. 2018
    Critical Care MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2018
    Emergency MedicineAmerican Board of Emergency Medicine
  3. 2017
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Inaugural recipient of the Simulation Curriculum Incubator Program - 2021 Q2 Award. Awarded by the MCF Experiential Learning Subcommittee.Mayo Clinic in Florida
  2. 2020
    Julian E. Ward Memorial AwardSociety of USAF Flight Surgeons and Aerospace Medical Association
  3. 2020
    Sally Trippel Award for Academic ExcellenceMayo Clinic
  4. 2019
    Space Medicine Association Journal Publication Award, Aerospace Medical AssociationSpace Medicine Association
  5. 2019
    Ellingson Award for Most Outstanding ManuscriptAerospace Medical Association, Associate Fellows Group
  6. 2018
    Roger F. Smith, M.D., Outstanding Fellow AwardHenry Ford Health System Alumni Association
  7. 2017
    Fellows ScholarshipAerospace Medicine Association
  8. 2017
    Best Resident Researcher AwardSociety for Academic Emergency Medicine
  9. 2017
    Resident Academic Achievement AwardCouncil of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORDem)
  10. 2017
    Ellingson Award for Most Outstanding ManuscriptAerospace Medical Association Associate Fellows Group
  11. 2016
    Ellingson Award for Most Outstanding ManuscriptAerospace Medical Association, Associate Fellows Group
  12. 2012
    Valedictorian, Class of 2012Saba University School of Medicine
  13. 2011
    Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Grant and Appointment to National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) Introduction to Aerospace Medicine CourseUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
  14. 2009
    Excellence Award and Scholarship for Scholastic Achievement and Community ContributionSaba University School of Medicine
  15. 2009
    Co-Author of Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology's Graduate Student Award FinalistCanadian Society for Exercise Physiology
  16. 2006
    Ross MacFarland Student Research AwardAerospace Medical Association, Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Branch

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberNational Association of EMS Physicians
  2. 2021 - present
    MemberMayo Medical Alumni Association
  3. 2021 - present
    Mayo Clinic RepresentativeFirst Coast Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council
  4. 2021 - present
    MemberDade County Medical Association
  5. 2021 - present
    MemberWilderness Medical Society
  6. 2021 - present
    FellowAerospace Medical Association
  7. 2021 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  8. 2021 - present
    MemberUndersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society
  9. 2013 - 2014
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  10. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  11. 2012 - present
    MemberSociety for Academic Emergency Medicine
  12. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Emergency Physicians
  13. 2011 - 2013
    MemberUndersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society
  14. 2005 - 2021
    Associate FellowAerospace Medical Association
  15. 2004 - 2007
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  16. 2003 - 2008
    MemberCanadian Society for Exercise Physiology