Curriculum Vitae (Summary)

 

KRIS R. LEHNHARDT, Hons BSc, MD, FRCPC, FACEP

 

EDUCATION:

Post-graduate:             Emergency Medicine (RCPSC)

              University of Western Ontario (2003-2008)

                                    London, Ontario, Canada

 

Medical:                      Doctor of Medicine

                                    University of Western Ontario (1999-2003)

                                    London, Ontario, Canada

 

Undergraduate:           Honours Bachelor of Science

                                   (Bio-Medical Sciences)

                                    University of Guelph (1995-1999)

                                    Guelph, Ontario, Canada

 

LICENSING:

  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick (2016-2018)
  • Virginia Board of Medicine (2013-2018)
  • DC Board of Medicine (2010-2018)
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (2010-2018)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (2008-2010)

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

  • Senior Faculty, Baylor College of Medicine:
    • Center for Space Medicine (2017 - present)
    • Department of Emergency Medicine (2017 - present)
  • Adjunct Professor, International Space University (2016 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University (2010-2017)
  • Faculty Associate, Space Policy Institute, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University (2012-2017)
  • Adjunct Professor, Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, University of Western Ontario (2008-2015)
  • Adjunct Professor, Provost Stream, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario (2008-2009)

 

CURRENT WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Deputy Element Scientist, Exploration Medical Capability, Human Research Program, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, USA (2017 - present)
  • Senior Scientist Manager, Translational Research Institute for Space Health, Houston, TX, USA (2017 - present)

 

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

  • Medical Specialist reservist, 1 Canadian Field Hospital Detachment Ottawa, Royal Canadian Air Force (2010 - present)

 

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE:

    • Attending Physician:
      • Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Faculty Associates, George Washington University:
        • George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC (2010 - 2017)
        • Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC (2015 - 2017)
        • Prince Georges Hospital Center, Cheverly, MD (2010-2012)
    • Medical Director:
      • Emergency Health Services Program, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University (2012 - 2017)
      • Training Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Faculty Associates, George Washington University, Washington, DC (2012 - 2017)
      • Emergency Medical Response Group (EMeRG), George Washington University, Washington, DC (2010 - 2017)
    • Remote and Telemedicine Physician:
      • Maritime Medical Access, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Faculty Associates, George Washington University Washington, DC (2010 - 2017)
    • Deployable Advanced Resuscitation Physician
      • George Washington University Hospital GO Team (2014 - 2017)

     

    MILITARY EXPERIENCE

    • Medical Specialist reservist, 1 Canadian Field Hospital Detachment Ottawa, Royal Canadian Air Force (2010 - present)

     

    EXAMINATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Introduction to Maritime Safety Course, National Maritime College of Ireland (2017)
    • PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver (2016)
    • Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support (2016)
    • Instructor, Advanced Wilderness Life Support (2016) 
    • CITI Program Health Information Privacy and Security for Clinical Investigators (2016)
    • Advanced Wilderness Life Support (2015)
    • Aviation Medical Examiner, Federal Aviation Administration (2015)
    • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (2015)
    • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (2014)
    • State of Virginia EMS Operational Medical Director Course (2014)
    • CITI Program Biomedical Investigators Basic Course (2014)
    • Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Experienced Provider (2013)
    • Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (2013)
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support (2012)
    • PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver (2011)
    • Private Pilot License – Canada and USA (2010)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (2010)
    • American Board of Emergency Medicine, Diplomate (2009)
    • Certificate of Completion, Space Studies Program, International Space University, Barcelona, Spain (2008)
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Emergency Medicine (2008)
    • Independent Practitioner, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (2008)
    • EMS Medical Director’s Course, National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians (2007)
    • Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME) course (2006)

    HONOURS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

    • Elected as an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (2015)
    • Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University (2014)
    • Finalist, Space Medicine Association Jeff Myers Young Investigator Award (2012)
    • Space Generation Fusion Forum and National Space Symposium Scholarship, Space Generation Advisory Council and Washington Space Business Roundtable (2012)
    • Dr. Grant Innes Award for Best CAEP (Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians) Research Abstract (2009)
    • International Space University Scholarship (2008)
    • Resident Research Award, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Western Ontario (2007)
    • Canadian Space Agency Scholarship, Aerospace Medicine Elective Program, Kennedy Space Center (April 2006)
    • Rocco V. Gerace Award in Emergency Medicine, University of Western Ontario (2003)
    • Honour Society Member, University of Western Ontario (2003)
    • Dean’s Honour List, University of Western Ontario (2000 and 2002)
    • Graduated with Distinction, University of Guelph (1999)
    • President’s Scholarship, University of Guelph (1995-1999)

     

    SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

    • Panel Speaker, 2017 Space Odyssey, Escape Velocity, Washington, DC, USA (September 2017)
    • Panel Speaker, Training for Extremes, Cork County Library, Cork, Ireland (July 2017)
    • Visiting Lecturer, International Space University Space Studies Program, Cork, Ireland (July 2017)
    • Panel speaker, On the Launchpad: Return to Deep Space, The Atlantic, Washington, DC, USA (May 2017)
    • Invited Lecturer, Space 101: Introduction to Space, Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association, University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (May 2017)
    • Grand Rounds Lecturer, Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA (April 2017)
    • Panel moderator, Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, USA (April 2017)
    • Speaker, Ascension 2017, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) Canada Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada (March 2017)
    • Panel speaker, SpaceVision 2016, SEDS Conference, Purdue University, IN, USA (November 2016)
    • Invited expert, Figure 1 on 1 - live, online, worldwide question and answer session for healthcare professionals and students (May 2016) - www.figure1.com
    • Invited speaker, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space special event, University of Portland, Oregon, USA (January 2016)
    • Invited keynote speaker, SpaceVision 2015, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA (November 2015)
    • Invited plenary speaker, Mars Society Convention, Washington, DC, USA (August 2015)
    • Invited panel speaker, Preventative Medicine Interest Group, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA (March 2015)
    • Invited Grand Rounds speaker, Department of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA (December 2014)
    • Invited panel moderator, Humans 2 Mars Summit, Washington, DC, USA (April 2014)
    • Invited panel moderator, STGlobal Science and Technology in Society Conference, Washington, DC, USA (April 2014)
    • Invited speaker, International Affairs and Technology Policy graduate course, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (November 2013)
    • Invited panel speaker, ISU*USA Alumni Association and ExploreMars Space Café, Washington, DC, USA (September 2013)
    • Invited panel speaker, Humans 2 Mars Summit, Washington, DC, USA (May 2013)
    • Invited panel speaker, Space Generation Advisory Council Fusion Forum, Colorado Springs, CO, USA (April 2013)
    • Invited speaker, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), Washington, DC, USA (April 2013)
    • Invited panel speaker, Hot Topics in Emergency Medical Services, National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation Annual Conference, Arlington, VA, USA (2013)
    • Expert panelist, web-based student question and answer session on Aerospace Medicine, Curiocity by Let’s Talk Science (2012)
    • Invited speaker, An Introduction to Space Medicine, Space Policy Institute, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA (2012)
    • Invited panel speaker, Deep Space: Relaunching American Exceptionalism, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, USA (2012)
    • Invited speaker and panelist, Bringing Space Down to Earth, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (2012)
    • Invited speaker, Mid-Atlantic Student Wilderness Medicine conference, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA (2012)
    • Invited speaker, ISU*USA Alumni Association Space Café, Washington, DC, USA (2012)
    • Invited panel speaker, Space Exploration Series, Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada (2010)
    • Invited speaker, Faces of Space lecture series, Astronomy and Space Exploration Society, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2010)
    • Invited speaker, PAIRO Leadership Program, Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (November 2008)
    • Invited panel speaker, Canadian Society of Physician Executives Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (April 2008)

     

    TEACHING/EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    • Member, Clinical Competency Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2013-2016)
    • EMS Rotation Supervisor, Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2012-2016)
    • Faculty Advisor, Space Meds @ NASA project, Program and Project Management graduate course, George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science (2012)
    • Faculty Advisor, Annual Shadowing Program, Office of Student Opportunities, School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2012-2016)
    • Director, Introduction to Human Health in Space graduate course, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2012-2016)
    • Director, Fellowship in Extreme Environmental Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2011-2016)
    • Faculty Advisor, Clinical Apprenticeship Program, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2011-2016)
    • Course Director, Wilderness and Extreme Environmental Medicine Course, Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2011-2016)

     

    MEDICAL ELECTIVES: 

    • Flight Surgeon Course, Canadian Forces, Defence Research and Development Canada (2007)
    • Aerospace Medicine, Kennedy Space Center (2006)
    • Aviation and Diving Medicine, Defence Research and Development Canada (2005)

     

    LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES:

    • Voting Member, Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation
    • Member, Space Health Topical Team, Canadian Space Agency (2016)
    • Chair, Human Performance in Space Department, Space Studies Program, International Space University (2015-2016)
    • Invited Independent Reviewer (identified by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies), Review of NASA’s Evidence Reports on Human Health Risks: 2013 Letter Report (2013)
    • Invited Subject Matter Expert (identified by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies), United States Governmental Accountability Office study of the Federal Aviation Administration pilot medical certification process (2013)
    • Invited Participant, Sea-Space Summit, Washington, DC, USA (2013)
    • Chair, PAIRO Trust Fund Committee, Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Ontario (2011)
    • Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Alumni for the International Space University (2009-2010)
    • President, Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Ontario (2006-2007)
    • Chair, Section of Internes and Residents, Ontario Medical Association (2006-2007)
    • Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Association of Internes and Residents (2003-2007)
    • Class President, University of Western Ontario (2001-2002)

     

    VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

    • Member, Chair Search Committee, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University (2013-2016)
    • Member, Education and Training Committee, Aerospace Medical Association (2013-2016)
    • Member, Health Sciences Curriculum Committee, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (2012-2016)
    • Member, Program Committee, Canadian Space Summit (2012)
    • Flight Surgeon, Mars Desert Research Station, The Mars Society (2011-2014)
    • Flight Member and Chief Medical Officer, Astronauts4Hire (2011-2013)
    • Volunteer, Medical Reserve Corps, Maryland Responds (2010-2015)
    • Operations Support, Canadian Space Leaders Roundtable (November 2009)