Healthcare Bio

Scott has an extensive, thirty year career in healthcare. His expertise includes Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Transport, Wilderness Medicine, and Aviation and Aerospace Medicine.

He holds a Master of Science (MS) degree in Nursing Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Pittsburgh and a Diploma in Nursing from the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center School of Nursing. Scott maintains numerous provider and instructor certifications with the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and the Federal Aviation Administration. He is currently pursing certification in Aerospace Physiology and Hyperbarics.

Scott’s professional experiences include EMS, Critical Care, Emergency, Flight, and Aerospace Nursing; all at patient-care, education, and administrative levels. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University’s School of Nursing.

Scott is the Founder of the Patricia Hilliard Robertson Center for Aviation Medicine at Indiana Regional Medical Center (Pa), a program designed to provide pilots and aircrews with access to Federal Aviation Administration or corporate required flight physicals and flight physiology education. He served as a Health Program Services/Nurse Officer and Aerospace Educator for the United States Air Force Auxiliary and Civil Air Patrol, providing coordination of medical operations and education to ground search and rescue teams and flight teams. Scott has participated in medical support for airshow operations for several aerobatic teams including The United States Navy Blue Angels, The United States Air Force Thunderbirds, The Canadian Snowbirds, and The French Connection Airshow. He was a graduate intern at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center, where he gained experience in Occupational Health, Aerospace Medicine, Environmental Health, Fire, Rescue, and EMS operations and participated with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Medical Teams as a Nurse Reservist for both testing and launch operations for 4 Space Shuttle missions, including the final flights of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and Endeavor. He is a Subject Matter Advisor to Wyle Laboratories Advanced Projects & NASA Medical Operations at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas where he has provided expert guidance for emergency medical procedures training for spaceflight, and is a Representative to the NASA Health and Human Performance Center also located at Johnson Space Center.

Scott has presented at conferences and universities across the nation. He has published several articles on nursing’s role in the aerospace industry. In addition, he has received and has been nominated for numerous professional, nursing, and aerospace education awards, and is a recipient of the 2012 IUP Young Alumni Achievement Award. Scott holds membership in several professional organizations, including the Aerospace Medical Association, the Aerospace Nursing Society, the Aerospace Physiology Society, and the Wilderness Medicine Association.

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