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Preventive Medicine & Community Health

Charles H. Mathers, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor Associate Program Director, Aerospace Medicine Residency Program Director, Aerospace Medicine Center

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Mailing address:
301 University Blvd, Galveston, Texas United States
Physical address:
Ewing Hall, Suite 2.102, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas United States
Charles H. Mathers, MD, MPH

Affiliations: Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health, Internal Medicine


B.A., Rice University, Houston, TX, 2002
M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 2007
M.P.H. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 2009
Residency Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 2010 
Chief Medical Residency, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 2010 – 2011 
UTMB/NASA Aerospace Medicine Residency, Galveston, TX 2012

Academic Activities:

Dr. Mathers serves as Associate Program Director of the UTMB/NASA Aerospace Medicine Residency and Medical Director for the Aerospace Medicine Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Mathers is active in clinical practice, seeing patients at both the Aerospace Medicine Center and Internal Medicine Clinic He most recently served as Senior Associate Consultant for the Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Mathers is also active in medical student and resident education, serving as Director for the UTMB School of Medicine's Aerospace Medicine Track and Preceptor for the PRactice of Medicine course. He also coordinates the Principles of Aviation & Space Medicine course at UTMB.  Dr. Mathers' research interests include the neurovestibular effects of head acceleration and medical guidelines for commercial spaceflight. He is a co-author of FAA Center of Excellence Task 183: Flight Crew Medical Standards and Spaceflight Participant Medical Acceptance Guidelines for Commercial Space Flight. Dr. Mathers is an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and was recognized in 2012 with the Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons Julian E. Ward Memorial Award for outstanding achievement during residency training in aerospace medicine. He has been a private piolt since 2004 and is certified as an Open Water Scuba diver. 

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