Frederick E. Tilton, MD, MPH
Federal Air Surgeon
Office of Aerospace Medicine
Federal Aviation Administration
Frederick E. Tilton, MD, MPH, was named the FAA's Federal Air Surgeon in January 2006.
A graduate of the US Military Academy, Dr. Tilton entered the US Air Force in 1962. His military career included operational time as a pilot and 11 years in the medical corps, where he commanded a clinic, functioned as an F-15 physician/pilot technical consultant, and held key executive positions, including that of Chief of Flight Medicine in the Surgeon General's Office. After a career that spanned 26 years, he retired in 1988 with the rank of colonel.
Dr. Tilton received both an MS and MD degree from the University of New Mexico and an MPH from the University of Texas. He is board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He is a Fellow in the Aerospace Medical Association and the American College of Preventive Medicine.
From 1988 to 1991, he was the Regional Medical Director at the Boeing Corporation's Wichita, KS, facility. In 1991, he was promoted to Corporate Medical Director and moved to Seattle, WA where he directed Boeing's overall medical program until 1999. This organization was responsible for on-site occupational care of Boeing employees working in the United States, and for management of the care provided to employees and their dependents assigned overseas. In 1998 his department received the American College of Occupational Medicine's prestigious Corporate Health Achievement award as one of the best industrial medicine programs in the country.