Charles R. Doarn is a Research Professor in Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Telemedicine and e-Health Program at the University of Cincinnati (UC), where he also is on the faculty of the MPH program. Mr. Doarn also holds additional academic appointments in Environmental Health at UC and Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. He is currently on an IPA assignment as Special Assistant to the NASA Chief Health and Medical Officer at NASA Headquarters. He is currently serving as the co-chair of FedTel for the US Government. Mr. Doarn is a Fulbright Specialist with the US Department of State and has worked closely with Macedonia. Mr. Doarn served as the Executive Director of the award winning, International Virtual e-Hospital. He is a peer-review funded researcher and has served as PI on a number of federally-funded grants, including NEEMO 12. He has also served as Deputy Director, Center for Surgical Innovation; Executive Director, Telehealth Video Resources Center in Ohio; Executive Director and co-principal investigator for NASA's Research Partnership Center for Medical Informatics and Technology Applications, located at Yale University and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Throughout the 1990's, Mr. Doarn served as the Program Executive for Aerospace Medicine and Telemedicine at NASA Headquarters. He is the principle author of NASA's Integrated Strategic Plan for Telemedicine and served as the lead for NASA’s Telemedicine activities. Mr. Doarn also serves as the Executive Secretary of the Multilateral Medical Policy Board for the International Space Station.
Mr. Doarn received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) from The Ohio State University in 1980 and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dayton in 1988. Additional training has included Advanced Program Management at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA and a National Library of Medicine (NLM) Medical Informatics Fellows Course at Woods Hole, MA.
Mr. Doarn served on the Board of Directors for the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and held several key positions including Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair of the International Special Interest Group for the ATA. Mr. Doarn serves as one of two Editors-in-Chief of the Telemedicine and e-Health Journal. Mr. Doarn is a recognized leader in telemedicine as a scholar and teacher, having published over 200 manuscripts, editorials, federal reports and 15 book chapters on this subject. Mr. Doarn is editor or associate editor on several books related to Space Medicine.
Mr. Doarn is a fellow of the ATA and the Aerospace Medical Association, an Honorary NASA Flight Surgeon, and recipient of the Astronaut’s award, the Silver Snoopy for his work in Telemedicine for NASA worldwide.