Dr. Jim Logan was the second physician accepted into NASA's residency training program in Aerospace Medicine. Board certified in Aerospace Medicine, he became the first graduate of the residency program to be hired by NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Dr. Logan has held numerous positions at NASA including Chief of Flight Medicine (personal physician to the astronauts and their families), and Chief of Medical Operations (direct shuttle and space station support). Mission Control certified, he served as Mission Control Surgeon, Deputy Crew Surgeon or Crew Surgeon for twenty-five Space Shuttle missions. Project manager for the Space Station Medical Facility, his team developed the initial design for a telemedicine-based in-flight medical care delivery system for long duration missions. After a year at NASA headquarters as the Liaison Officer between Life Sciences Division and the Space Station Program Office, he became Provost at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
Upon returning to the USA, he consulted for the RAND Corporation and created Logan & Associates, Inc., an independent telemedicine consulting firm. A founding board member of the American Telemedicine Association, Dr. Logan served as a telemedicine resource for a variety of professional organizations and medical institutions. In 1997-98, he served as the Telemedicine Clinical Director for the Department of Defense's Pacific Regional Program Office at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.
Dr. Logan returned to NASA's Johnson Space Center in 1999 and served as a senior aerospace and occupational medical officer in the Space Medicine Division.
A lifetime recipient of NASA's Distinguished Speaker Award, his speaking activities have taken him to Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Iceland, Russia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guam, South Korea, New Zealand, and the People's Republic of China.
A past President of the Space Medicine Branch, Aerospace Medical Association, Dr. Logan has been featured on the Public Broadcast System (PBS), Canada AM, the History Channel and numerous radio talk show programs.
Jim retired from a distinguished career with NASA in 2012 and completed a Fellowship in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina.
Most recently, Jim co-founded the non-profit Space Enterprise Institute (SEI), whose mission is to educate public, private and governmental entities on human activity in space.