About the Author
Duane Graveline M.D., M.P.H. earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in June 1955. He then spent a year as an intern at Walter Reed Army Hospital followed by a year as Chief of Aviation Medicine Service at Kelly Air Force Base. In 1958 Dr. Graveline received a Master's degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. An Aerospace Medical residency followed at the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and he completed residency training at Brooks Air Force Base receiving specialty certification by the American Board in Preventative Medicine. In 1962 Dr. Graveline was designated a NASA flight controller for the Mercury and Gemini program. In May 1965 Dr. Duane Graveline was selected as one of NASA's six scientist astronauts from 1,400 original applicants. From 1966 to1991 he practiced medicine as a family doctor in Vermont and served as a flight surgeon for the Vermont Army National Guard helicopter group. In 1982 he took six months leave to return to NASA as Chief of Medical Operations for Kennedy Space Center. After three years as an M.D. locum tenens in Virginia, he retired from medical practice in 1994. Dr. Graveline returned to KSC as NASA consultant in space medicine from 2003 - 2005.
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