Robert R. Orford, M.D.

  1. Aerospace Medicine Specialist
  2. Occupational Medicine Specialist
  3. Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Specialist
  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 of Canada
  5. 1974
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    National Service AwardArizona Medical Association
  2. 2018
    Lifetime Achievement AwardAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  3. 2017
    Lifetime Achievement AwardArizona Medical Association
  4. 2010
    National Service AwardArizona Medical Association
  5. 2008
    Award for Excellence in the Clinical Practice of Airline Medicine - Boothby-EdwardsAerospace Medical Association
  6. 2003
    President's CitationAerospace Medical Association
  7. 1975
    National Health Fellowship - CanadaAwarding Organization
  8. 1975
    Award for Best Resident PresentationAerospace Medical Association
  9. 1968
    B.Sc with Great Distinction in General CourseMcGill University

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    MemberRoyal Society of Medicine
  2. 2017 - present
    Scientific Program CommitteeInternational Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine
  3. 2016 - 2017
    PresidentAirline Medical Directors Association
  4. 2015 - 2018
    DirectorInternational Commission on Occupational Health
  5. 2014 - 2018
    ChairPublic Health Committee, Arizona Medical Association
  6. 2014 - 2019
    ChairHistorical Activities Subcommittee, Education Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  7. 2012 - 2015
    Executive Council MemberInternational Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine
  8. 2012 - 2014
    ChairSection Council on Preventive Medicine, American Medical Association
  9. 2011 - 2012
    PresidentArizona Medical Association
  10. 2011 - present
    ParliamentarianAerospace Medical Association
  11. 2010 - 2019
    DelegateAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American Medical Association
  12. 2010 - 2019
    ACOEM Delegate to the AMAAmerican Medical Association
  13. 2010 - 2018
    Vice ChairLegislative Affairs Committee, Arizona Medical Association
  14. 2010 - 2011
    President ElectArizona Medical Association
  15. 2009 - 2010
    Vice PresidentArizona Medical Association
  16. 2009 - 2016
    ChairHistory and Archives Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  17. 2009 - 2010
    ChairScientific Program Committee, Airline Medical Directors Association
  18. 2009 - present
    MemberExecutive Council, Airline Medical Directors Association
  19. 2009 - present
    MemberHistory and Archives Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  20. 2008 - 2009
    PresidentAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  21. 2007 - 2008
    President ElectAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  22. 2007 - 2010
    SelectorInternational Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine
  23. 2007 - 2008
    ChairCommittee on Reports and Resolutions, Arizona Medical Association
  24. 2007 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, Arizona Medical Association
  25. 2006 - present
    MemberHistory of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases Scientific Committee, International Commission on Occupational Health
  26. 2006 - 2007
    Vice PresidentAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  27. 2006 - 2009
    ChairExhibits, Airline Medical Directors Association
  28. 2006 - 2007
    Chairman of the BoardWestern Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  29. 2005 - 2016
    Planning CommitteeHealth Conference, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  30. 2005 - 2006
    Ex-OfficioProgram Committee 2005, Western Occupational Health Conference, Monterey, CA, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association
  31. 2005 - 2006
    PresidentWestern Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  32. 2005
    OrganizerGrand Rounds, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  33. 2005 - present
    MemberInternational Activities Council, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  34. 2004 - 2007
    ChairPreventive and Occupational Medicine, Physician Review Panel, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  35. 2004 - 2005
    MemberExecutive Council, Airline Medical Directors Association
  36. 2004 - 2005
    ChairCommittee on Reports and Resolutions, Arizona Medical Association
  37. 2004
    Vice PresidentExecutive Committee, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  38. 2004 - present
    MemberBoard of Directors, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  39. 2004 - present
    ChairExternal Affairs Council, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  40. 2003
    Second Vice PresidentExecutive Committee, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  41. 2003
    ChairLegislative Affairs Committee, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  42. 2002 - 2006
    ChairInternational Activities Committee/Global Health Committee, American College of Preventive Medicine
  43. 2002 - 2009
    MemberScientific Program Committee, Airline Medical Directors Association
  44. 2002 - present
    WOEMA Delegate to ACOEM House of DelegatesWestern Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  45. 2001 - 2002
    Scientific Program ChairWestern Occupational Health Conference, Phoenix 2002, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  46. 2001 - 2005
    MemberExecutive Committee, American College of Preventive Medicine
  47. 2001 - 2005
    MemberOccupational Medicine Regent, American College of Preventive Medicine
  48. 2001 - 2003
    ChairInternational Activities Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  49. 2001 - 2003
    ChairInternational Activities Coordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  50. 2001 - 2003
    MemberInternational Activities Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  51. 2001 - 2003
    MemberExecutive Committee, International Activities Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  52. 2001 - 2003
    MemberFinance Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  53. 2001
    Vice ChairInternational Activities Coordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  54. 2001 - present
    FellowInternational Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine
  55. 2001 - present
    National Secretary for United StatesInternational Commission on Occupational Health
  56. 2000 - 2006
    MemberExecutive Committee, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  57. 2000 - 2002
    DirectorExecutive Committee, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  58. 2000 - 2002
    Program Chairman and Conference Chairman2002 Scientific Program, Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  59. 2000 - present
    MemberInternational Activities Committee, Aerospace Medical Association
  60. 1999 - 2019
    DelegateACOEM House of Delegates, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  61. 1999 - 2018
    MemberPublic Health Committee, Arizona Medical Association
  62. 1999 - 2007
    MemberAdministrative Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  63. 1999 - 2003
    MemberCanada Subcommittee, International Activities Coordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  64. 1999 - 2000
    SpeakerACOEM House of Delegates, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  65. 1998 - present
    MemberInternational Activities Committee/Global Health Committee, American College of Preventive Medicine
  66. 1998 - 2003
    MemberInternational Activities Coordinating Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  67. 1998 - 2002
    MemberOutpatient Clinical Practice Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  68. 1998 - 1999
    MemberExecutive Council, Airline Medical Directors Association
  69. 1998 - 1999
    Speaker ElectACOEM House of Delegates, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  70. 1998
    Scientific Program Co-ChairState of the Art Conference, Phoenix 1998, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  71. 1997 - 2018
    MemberLegislative Affairs Committee, Arizona Medical Association
  72. 1997 - 2007
    Member ex-officioEnvironmental Safety Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  73. 1997 - 2004
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  74. 1997 - 2002
    MemberInfection Control Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  75. 1997 - 2000
    MemberBoard of Directors, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  76. 1997 - 1998
    RecorderACOEM House of Delegates, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  77. 1997 - present
    MemberWestern Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  78. 1996 - present
    MemberArizona Medical Association
  79. 1996 - 1997
    MemberMidwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Board
  80. 1996
    Task Force MemberStrategy Task Force, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  81. 1996 - present
    MemberMaricopa County Medical Association
  82. 1995 - 1998
    ChairMedical Center Occupational Health Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  83. 1995 - 1996
    MemberContinuous Improvement Council, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  84. 1995 - 1996
    ChairLong Range Planning Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  85. 1995 - 1996
    Past PresidentBylaws Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  86. 1995 - 1996
    MemberPublic Health Committee, Minnesota Medical Association
  87. 1995 - 1996
    ChairEnvironmental Health Committee, Minnesota Medical Association
  88. 1995 - 1996
    MemberLegislative Affairs Committee, Zumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  89. 1995 - present
    MemberScientific Programs Committee, Aerospace Medical Association
  90. 1994 - 2000
    MemberAerospace Medical Association Council, Aerospace Medical Association
  91. 1994 - 1997
    ChairAir Transport Committee, Aerospace Medical Association
  92. 1994 - 1996
    MemberClinical Reviews Planning Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  93. 1994 - 1996
    ChairEnvironmental Health Committee, Zumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  94. 1994 - 1996
    MemberExecutive Committee, Zumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  95. 1994 - 1995
    PresidentBylaws Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  96. 1994 - present
    MemberCommittee on Health Care Workers, International Commission on Occupational Health
  97. 1993 - 2000
    MemberLong Range Planning Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  98. 1993 - 1996
    MemberEnvironmental and Occupational Health Team, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  99. 1993 - 1996
    ChairCurriculum Committee, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  100. 1993 - 1996
    ChairCurriculum Committee on The Patient, Physician and Society, Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School
  101. 1993 - 1996
    MemberResidency Program Directors Council, American College of Preventive Medicine
  102. 1993 - 1996
    MemberCentral Group on Educational Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges
  103. 1993 - 1995
    ChairNominating Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  104. 1993 - 1994
    MemberQuality Assurance Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  105. 1993 - 1994
    Vice PresidentExecutive Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  106. 1993 - 1994
    Vice ChairExecutive Council, Airline Medical Directors Association
  107. 1992 - 1996
    HeadAviation Medicine Consulting Group, Section of Aviation Medicine, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine
  108. 1992 - 1996
    MemberSubspecialty Training Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  109. 1992 - 1996
    MemberPrimary Care Clinic Task Force, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  110. 1992 - 1996
    MemberCEX Task Force, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  111. 1992 - 1996
    MemberEducation Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  112. 1992 - 1996
    DelegateMayo Medical School, House of Delegates, Minnesota Medical Association
  113. 1992 - 1995
    MemberMayo Environment Task Force, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  114. 1992 - 1995
    ChairScientific Committee, Medical Center Occupational Health Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  115. 1992 - 1994
    Co-ChairCredentials Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  116. 1992 - 1993
    ChairFourth Year Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  117. 1992 - 1993
    SecretaryExecutive Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  118. 1992 - present
    MemberState Government Affairs Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  119. 1991 - 1998
    MemberProfessional Air Transport Association
  120. 1991 - 1997
    NCOEM Delegate to ACOEM House of DelegatesNorth Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  121. 1991 - 1996
    MemberEnvironmental Health Committee, Minnesota Medical Association
  122. 1991 - 1995
    MemberNominating Committee, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  123. 1991 - 1994
    ChairPassenger Health Subcommittee, Aerospace Medical Association
  124. 1991 - 1994
    MemberExecutive Council, Airline Medical Directors Association
  125. 1991 - 1992
    ChairHistory of Medicine Society, Mayo Clinic Rochester Societies
  126. 1991 - 1992
    Vice ChairScientific Committee, Medical Center Occupational Health Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  127. 1991 - 1992
    TreasurerExecutive Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  128. 1991 - 1992
    RecorderExecutive Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  129. 1991
    SecretaryResearch Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  130. 1990 - 1994
    MemberEnvironmental Health Committee, Zumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  131. 1990 - 1992
    ChairResidency Advisory Committee, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  132. 1990 - 1992
    Alternate DelegateZumbro Valley Medical Society, House of Delegates, Minnesota Medical Association
  133. 1990 - 1991
    Vice ChairHistory of Medicine Society, Mayo Clinic Rochester Societies
  134. 1990 - present
    MemberResidency Advisory Committee, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  135. 1990 - present
    MemberInformatics Section, Computers in Occupational Medicine Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  136. 1990 - present
    MemberMedical Center Occupational Health Section, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  137. 1989 - 1996
    ChairEducation Committee, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  138. 1989 - 1996
    MemberOccupational Medicine Consulting Group, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  139. 1989 - 1996
    MemberWorkers Compensation Team, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  140. 1989 - 1996
    MemberUndergraduate Education, Department of Internal Medicine
  141. 1989 - 1996
    MemberGeneral Medical Training Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  142. 1989 - 1996
    MemberExecutive Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  143. 1989 - 1994
    MemberExecutive Committee, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  144. 1989 - 1993
    MemberPractice Committee, Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  145. 1989 - 1991
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  146. 1989 - 1991
    MemberRadiation Safety Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  147. 1989 - 1991
    MemberRadioactive Drug Review Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  148. 1989 - 1991
    Member-at-LargeExecutive Committee, North Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  149. 1989 - present
    MemberAir Transport Committee, Aerospace Medical Association
  150. 1988 - 2004
    Delegate to House of DelegatesMaricopa County Medical Society, Arizona Medical Association
  151. 1988 - 1997
    MemberNorth Central Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  152. 1988 - 1996
    MemberHistory of Medicine Society, Mayo Clinic Rochester Societies
  153. 1988 - 1996
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  154. 1988 - 1996
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  155. 1988 - 1991
    MemberOccupational Health Education Committee, International Commission on Occupational Health
  156. 1988 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  157. 1988 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  158. 1985 - 1986
    ChairAlberta Provincial Board of Health
  159. 1984 - 1989
    Board MemberInternational Association on Occupational Health in the Chemical Industry (MEDICHEM)
  160. 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)
  161. 1982 - present
    MemberInternational Commission on Occupational Health
  162. 1981 - 1984
    National Representative for CanadaInternational Association on Occupational Health in the Chemical Industry (MEDICHEM)
  163. 1981 - present
    MemberInternational Association on Occupational Health in the Chemical Industry (MEDICHEM)
  164. 1979 - 1996
    MemberAlberta Provincial Board of Health
  165. 1979 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Preventive Medicine
  166. 1977 - present
    MemberAlberta Medical Association
  167. 1976 - 2003
    MemberOccupational Medical Association of Canada
  168. 1976 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  169. 1976 - present
    FellowRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  170. 1972 - 1975
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  171. 1969 - present
    FellowAerospace Medical Association
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