Allen Parmet, M.D. MPH


Dr. Allen Parmet, based at Aerospace and Occupational Medicine (Kansas City, Missouri), has a lengthy distinguished record in the field of aerospace medicine as a flight surgeon, educator, medical consultant, and faculty member. He was the last medical director of TransWorld Airlines.

While a career officer in the United States Air Force, he served five years as a Professor of Aerospace Medicine at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas. He served on over 20 accident investigation boards while in the USAF and has worked as a consultant on dozens of aircraft, motor vehicle, and railroad accidents.

Dr. Parmet has been a member of the USAF Astronaut Nomination Panel and the Manned Space Flight Engineer Selection Panel, as well as chairman of the Aerospace Medical Passenger Safety Committee.

He also serves as a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration and consultant to the National Transportation Safety Board and NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.

Dr. Parmet is a fellow of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, the Aerospace Medical Association, and the American College of Preventive Medicine. He is also a winner of the Civil Aerospace Medical Association's John Tamisea Award for aviation safety. He is the past President of the American Association of Specialists in Aerospace Medicine.

He has taught courses at the University of Health Sciences (Bethesda), Wright State University and Chapman College, the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri, and the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is the co-author of 12 medical textbooks and also authored chapters in the five major textbooks of Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine.

Dr. Parmet holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy. The University of Kansas awarded him his M.D. and M.P.H. from the University of Texas. He completed residencies in Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine and has completed toxicology training at the University of Kansas and a fellowship in Space Medicine at the Johnson Space Center. He holds board certification diplomas in Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Forensic Medicine and as a U.S. Federal Medical Review Officer in forensic toxicology.

Published on February 4th, 2019

Last updated on October 3rd, 2023