Vice President of Aviation & Maritime Health,
MedAire, an International SOS company
Paulo M. Alves, MD, MSc, provides technical guidance and analysis for MedAire’s MedLink medical advisory service, as well as is a member of the MedAire Medical Advisory Board.
Dr. Alves is also MedAire’s liaison with civil aviation regulators and industry associations on all matters addressing aviation medicine.
A trained cardiologist, Dr. Alves previously worked at Varig Brazilian Airlines for 23 years,10 of which he was the General Medical Manager. He is a past member of the IATA Medical Advisory Group from 2002 to 2006, a past president for the Airlines Medical Directors Association, past president of the Brazilian Society of Aerospace Medicine, and past-Chair of Aerospace Medical Association’s (AsMA), Air Transport Medicine Committee.
Today Dr. Alves is a member of the International Academy of Aerospace Medicine, a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), a Fellow of the Civil Aviation Medical Association, the president of the Ibero-American Aerospace Medical Association, a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Safety Committee, and an active participant in the Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA) which is managed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) with support from the World Health Organization (WHO).