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FAA Regional Flight Surgeons

Find the Flight Surgeon for Your Region

The FAA Regional Flight Surgeons are additional resources in the FAA Aeromedical hierarchy who are available to answer questions that Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) may have. They are also delegated by the Federal Air Surgeon to authorize Third-Class special issuances for many serious medical cases that would otherwise be deferred to the Aeromedical Certification Division in Oklahoma City. A call from your AME to the respective Regional office may result in a decision being made in a few days instead of several months. AOPA encourages you to utilize this asset and ask your AME to call the Regional office for assistance. Contact information for the Regional Flight Surgeons is listed below:

Office of Federal Air Surgeon

Michael Berry, M.D., MS.
Room 800 W
800 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, D.C. 20591
Telephone 202-267-3535

Alaska Region

Marcel Dionne, MD, MSPH
Federal Aviation Administration
222 West 7th Avenue #14
Anchorage, Alaska 99513-7587
907-271-5431 FAX 907-271-3769

Central Region

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Daniel K. Berry, D.O., Ph.D.
Federal Aviation Administration
Medical Division, ACE-300
DOT Headquarters Building
901 Locust Street, Room 350
Kansas City, Missouri 64106-2641
816-329-3250, 800-832-6421 FAX 816-329-3266

Eastern Region

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Harriet Lester, M.D.
Federal Aviation Administration
Medical Division, AEA-300
1 Aviation Plaza, Room 247
Jamaica, NY 11434-4809
Telephone 718-553-3300
Fax 718-553-2454 or 718-977-6705

Great Lakes Region

Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota

Joye Holme, M.D.
Federal Aviation Administration
2300 East Devon
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018-4686
847-294-7491 FAX 847-294-7808

New England Region

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Joseph H Ray, M.D.
Federal Aviation Administration
1200 District Avenue
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803-5299
Fax: 781-238-730

Northwest Mountain Region

Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming 

Brett Wyrick, D.O., M.P.H
Federal Aviation Administration
Aerospace Medicine Division, ANM-300
2200 South 216th Street
Des Moines, Washington 98198
206-231-4000 (Main number)
206-231-4005 (Main FAX number)

Southern Region

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands 

Susan Northrup, M.D.
Federal Aviation Administration
P.O. Box 20636
Atlanta, Georgia 30320-0636
FAX 404-305-6161

Southwest Region

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas 

Denise L. Baisden, M.D., M.S.
Federal Aviation Administration
Aerospace Medicine Division, ASW-300
10101 Hillwood Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76177 
Telephone 817-222-5300 
Fax 817-222-5965

Western Pacific Region

Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Wake Island

Stephen W. Griswold, M.D.
Federal Aviation Administration
Aerospace Medicine Division, AWP-300
777 S. Aviation Blvd, Suite 150
El Segundo, CA 90245
(424) 405-7640
Fax: (424) 405-7631