Dr. Stephen V. Blizzard

Stephen Blizzard
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Dr. Stephen V. Blizzard's Biography

Type Of Business:
Private Practice
Marketing Area:
Dr. Blizzard's expertise is in aviation medicine.
Major Product/SVS:
Consultations on Aviation Medicine, Education, Training and Investigation
Favorite Business Publication:
Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Flying, Listening to Music, Writing, Playing Steel Drums
Education Degrees:
MD, The University of Western Ontario (1963); Bachelor of Science, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (1953)
Affiliations Awards:
Fellow, Civil Aviation Medical Association; Fellow, Aerospace Medical Association; Member Selector, International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine; President, Canadian Association of Aeromedical Transportation Systems; President, Canadian Society of Aerospace Medicine; President, Canadian Aerospace Medicine and Aeromedical Transport Association; President, Civil Aviation Medical Association; Associate Member, Airlines Medical Directors Association; Serving Brothers, Order of St. John; Chairman, Sponsoring Committee, 832 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron; Director, 742 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron; Air Force Association of Canada; Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; International Association of Military Flight Surgeon-Pilots; Former President, 410-Wing Air Force Association of Canada
Place of Birth:
Port of Spain
Aviation Medicine
State/Country of Origin:
Trinidad/West Indies
Children's Names:
Roberta, Gloria, Carlos
Date of Distinction:
Work History:
Commercial Pilot (1984); Military Jet Pilot (1968)
What do you feel separates you from the rest of the professionals in your industry?:
Dr. Blizzard's passion for his profession separates him from his peers.
What has been the most outstanding thing you have done thus far in your career?:
Dr. Blizzard's greatest career achievement was being a full-time base and flight surgeon while simultaneously pursuing jet training, and obtaining his wings on the P33 silver star. He is the only doctor who has reached this accomplishment.
How would you like to be remembered by your peers?:
Dr. Blizzard would like to be remembered by his peers for his hard work and desire to set an example for the younger generation.
If you could have lunch with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?:
Dr. Blizzard would like to have lunch with President Barack Obama.
Expanded Biography:
Dr. Blizzard spent 16 years as a flight surgeon and military jet pilot, served as an adviser to the surgeon general in aviation medicine, and was a senior consultant and acting director of Clinical Aviation Medicine. He has given presentations in aviation medicine in Canada, the United States, India and Greece. For 12 years, he was a member of the aviation medical review board. He conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation training for flight attendants and working groups, and participated in the establishment of guidelines for the assessment of neurological, cardiovascular and diabetes mellitus in pilots, flight engineers and air traffic controllers. He has written medical and human factors reports in several military and civilian accidents. In 2007, he won the internationally acclaimed Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award in recognition for his exceptional contributions to the safety of civil aviation as a physician and pilot by exercising excellent clinical judgment, logic and common sense in the medical evaluation of airmen. This is in addition to his receipt of the Dr. Wilbur Franks Award and honors from professional associations. He also belongs to and serves as a selector for the exclusive International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine that limits its membership to 250 individuals worldwide.
Spouse's Name:
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight of his career was visiting the Soviet Union with a group of American aviation medicine specialists in 1990.
The Salvation Army
Number Of Years In Profession:
Number Of Years In Current Position:
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
He became involved in his profession because of his longtime interest in aviation and medicine.
Extended Bio Profile:
Dr. Blizzard has published articles on the role of a doctor in civil defense in the University of Western Ontario's Medical Journal in 1962 and an on-flight surgeon as jet jockey in the Jamaica Air Wing Journal in 1969. He also wrote an article about patient care, in-flight health and welfare. He is the chairman of a local study group and the author of a 1988 government publication called 'Flight Times and Fight Duty Times in Canada.'
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Consulting with Clients about Aviation Medicine, Education, Training and Investigation
Education Certifications:
Diploma in Aviation Medicine, Royal Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine, England (1980)
Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Health Sciences, Black Business Professional Association (2008); Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award (2007); Dr. Wilbur Franks Award for Significant Contributions to Aerospace Medicine and Aeromedical Transport (2004); Canadian Peacekeeping Medal (2001); Professional of the Year Award, Montreal Association of Black Business Persons and Professionals (1992); United Nations Peacekeeping Medal, Egypt (1979); Canadian Forces Decoration (1977)
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