Quay C. Snyder, MD, MSPH
President and CEO
Aviation Medicine Advisory Service
Dr. Snyder is President and CEO of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service, formerly Virtual Flight Surgeons, an organization dedicated to aviation safety, pilot health and career preservation. He holds board certification in Aerospace Medicine, Family Practice, Addiction Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Snyder has spent a career in aviation medicine and pilot instruction, both military and civilian. He is the author of 110 published articles on aviation safety and has given more than 100 presentations to pilot and physician groups. Dr. Snyder has been a certified flight instructor (CFI) since 1975, is a Designated Pilot Examiner and one of 18 pilots worldwide to have earned the Master CFI designation nine times. Dr. Snyder serves on the NBAA Safety Committee since 2002 and the Flight Safety Foundation Business Advisory Committee, as well as serving as Aeromedical Advisor to ALPA and other unions of professional airline pilots and air traffic controllers. He is also the Program Manager for the FAA / ALPA HIMS (substance abuse in aviation) Program. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Airline Medical Association and the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine.