March 15, 2016

CAMA History

CAMA History

CAMA began in 1948 as the Airline Medical Examiners Association. It was organized to meet the demands peculiar to the civil aviation medical examiner who, in those days, examined primarily airline pilots. It provided a voice for private aviation medicine where and when necessary.

The Civil Aviation Medical Association adopted its present name in 1955. CAMA later became affiliated with the Aeromedical Association, now known as the Aerospace Medical Association. The resulting close liaison has been rewarding for members of both organizations over the years.

 

Past Presidents

  • 1955 – 1956 Gerald S. Backenstoe, M.D.
  • 1956 – 1957 Herbert F.Fenwick, M.D.
  • 1957 – 1958 John A.Tamisiea, M.D.
  • 1958 – 1959 Howard A. Dishongh, M.D.
  • 1959 – 1960 Neal E. Baxter, M.D.
  • 1960 – 1961 Delbert Rey, M.D.
  • 1961 – 1962 Thomas A. Coates, M.D.
  • 1962 – 1963 George B. McNeely, M.D.
  • 1963 – 1964 Colvern D. Henry, M.D.
  • 1964 – 1965 J. Harold Brown, M.D.
  • 1965 – 1966 Dominic T. Chechile, M.D.
  • 1966 – 1967 Lauren G. Welch, M.D.
  • 1967 – 1968 William J. Gillespie, M.D.
  • 1968 – 1969 John Paul Stapp, M.D.
  • 1969 – 1970 Harry Dan Vickers, M.D.
  • 1970 – 1971 Harold N. Brown, M.D.
  • 1971 – 1972 Robert L. Wick, Jr., M.D.
  • 1972 – 1973 Luis A. Amezcua Gonzalez, M.D.
  • 1973 – 1974 LeRoy A. Wolever, M.D.
  • 1974 – 1975 Silvio Finkelstein, M.D.
  • 1975 – 1976 Charles M. Starr, M.D.
  • 1976 – 1977 Fred 0. Hemming, M.D.
  • 1977 – 1978 Sidney R. Goldstone, M.D.
  • 1978 – 1979 Harold N. Walgren, M.D.
  • 1979 – 1980 Robert S. Poole, M.D.
  • 1980 – 1981 Halford R. Conwell, M.D.
  • 1981 – 1982 Roy M. Stewart, M.D.
  • 1982 – 1983 William J. Jones, M.D.
  • 1983 – 1984 Criss Kidder, Jr., M.D.
  • 1984 – 1985 Robert E. Field, M.D.
  • 1985 – 1987 John H. Boyd, D.O.
  • 1987 – 1989 M. Young Stokes, III, M.D.
  • 1989 – 1991 Stanley J. Kirk, M.D.
  • 1991 – 1993 Stephen V. Blizzard, M.D.
  • 1993 – 1995 Forrest M. Bird, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 1995 – 1996 James L. Tucker Jr., M.D.
  • 1996 – 1997 Duane Catterson, M.D.
  • 1997 – 1999 John D. “Jack” Hastings, M.D.
  • 1999 – 2001 Stacy Vereen, M.D.
  • 2001 – 2003 Robin Dodge, M.D.
  • 2003 – 2005 James Almand, M.D.
  • 2005 – 2007 David A. Bryman, D.O.
  • 2007 – 2009 Susan E. Northrup, M.D., M.P.H.
  • 2009 – 2011 James N. Heins, M.D.
  • 2011 – 2013 Hugh J. O’ Neill, M.D.
  • 2013 – 2015 Mark C. Eidson, M.D.
  • 2015 – 2017 Clayton T. Cowl, M.D., M.S.
  • 2017- present Warren S. Silberman, D.O., M.P.H.