Medical Informatics and Health Care Systems
James Logan first joined NASA in 1981, assigned to Johnson Space Center where he became a personal physician to the astronauts. He was subsequently promoted to chief of medical operations and served in a surgical role for the first twenty-five space shuttle missions. He also was project manager for the space station medical facility, helping design a telemedicine-based medical delivery system for long missions.
After a year as liaison between NASA's life sciences division and the space station program, Dr. Logan took a job as provost at International Space University, Strasbourg, France. Upon returning to the US, he consulted for the RAND Corporation and created Logan & Associates, Inc., an independent telemedicine consulting firm. He returned to the Johnson Space Center in 1999 as a support contractor and rejoined NASA in 2000.
Dr. Logan is a founding board member of the American Telemedicine Association. He is a lifetime recipient of NASA's Distinguished Speaker Award and a senior associate at the Space Studies Institute at Princeton University. He has been featured on PBS and CanadaAM and is co-authoring the book, Telemedicine and the New Medical Paradigm.
Dr. Logan received his M.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed a medical residency and received a B.S. degree from NASA's Aerospace Medicine Residency Program.