Gordon named JetBlue aeromedical examiner
Aug 9, 2013 1:00 AM
Dr. Robert J. Gordon of Plymouth, Mich., has joined JetBlue as the airline’s aeromedical examiner (AME) and advisor for its 2,200 pilots.
He will work with pilots on any medical issues related to flying. He has a great deal of experience in dealing with FAA medical certification issues at the highest levels. He will serve as an advisor for pilots regarding fitness for flight and medical questions, coordinate medical work to meet FAA requirements, provide consistent communication to pilots on aeromedical and FAA requirements and conduct quarterly base visits to meet JetBlue pilots and answer questions.
Gordon is a 1982 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he became board certified in family practice. He is a pilot himself and also currently practices in Detroit, where he does pilot and immigration physicals.
He is a designated senior aviation medical examiner for the FAA and performs more than 2,200 flight medicals per year. Gordon is an associate clinical professor of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. He was recently named by the FAA as the #9 AME of some 3,000 in the United States.