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Dr Paulo Alves

Global Medical Director, Aviation

Paulo M. Alves, MD, MSc, is a trained cardiologist with over 30 years of experience in aviation medicine. As Global Director for Aviation health, Dr Paulo provides technical guidance and analysis for MedAire's MedLink medical advisory service and is a MedAire Medical Advisory Board member.

In his role, Dr Paulo is responsible for developing and answering questions regarding issues impacting the industries MedAire serves. Dr Paulo analyses MedAire's daily activity data and researches relevant medical literature. As part of his work, Dr Paulo writes and publishes scientific material for aviation clients to present at events. In addition, he offers medical expertise in product development, training, medical kits, operations, sales, and marketing. Dr Alves is MedAire's liaison with civil aviation regulators and industry associations on all matters addressing aviation medicine.
Today, Dr Paulo Alves is a member of the International Academy of Aerospace Medicine, the Aerospace Medical Association, the International Academy of Aerospace Medicine, the National Business Aviation Association Safety Committee, and a fellow member of the Civil Aviation Medical Association.

Dr Alves previously worked as the Medical Director at Varig Brazilian Airlines. He was the former president of the Brazilian Society of Aerospace Medicine and the International Airline Medical Association. Additionally, Dr Paulo Alves was a former Chairperson of the Air Transport Medicine Committee of the Aerospace Medical Association. Dr Alves' work is deeply rooted in in-flight medical assistance.