In addition, Professor Doarn has held several senior management positions, including deputy director of the Center for Surgical Innovation; executive director of the Telehealth Video Resources Center in Ohio; executive director and co-principal investigator for NASA's Research Partnership Center for Medical Informatics and Technology Applications, located at Yale University (1997-1999) and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond (1999-2003).
He served as principle author of NASA's Integrated Strategic Plan for Telemedicine and as the lead for NASA’s Telemedicine activities. Throughout the 1990s, Professor Doarn served as the program executive for Aerospace Medicine and Telemedicine at NASA Headquarters. He also serves as the executive secretary of the Multilateral Medical Policy Board for the International Space Station.
Professor Doarn served on the Board of Directors for the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and held several key positions including secretary, treasurer, and chair of the International Special Interest Group for the ATA. A recognized leader in telemedicine as a scholar and teacher, having published over 350 books, manuscripts, editorials, federal reports and 35-plus book chapters on this subject, Professor Doarn is an editor of the fourth edition of Space Physiology and Medicine: Evidence to Practice and serves as one of two Editors-in-Chief of the Telemedicine and e-Health Journal.
He is a fellow of the ATA and the Aerospace Medical Association, an honorary NASA flight surgeon, and recipient of the Astronaut’s award, the Silver Snoopy for his work in Telemedicine for NASA worldwide. In May 2016, Professor Doarn was recognized by the ATA with the 2016 Individual Leadership Award for his efforts nationally and internationally in telemedicine.
Professor Doarn received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences (microbiology) from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. Additional training has included advanced program management at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Va., and a National Library of Medicine (NLM) Medical Informatics Fellows course in Woods Hole, Mass.