Professional Title Chief Medical Officer
Companies and Organisations Translational Research Institute for Space Health
Session Title Emerging Technologies for Medical Care in Extreme Environments
Emmanuel Urquieta holds a medical degree from Anahuac University in Mexico City and a master of science in aerospace medicine from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Emmanuel completed a diploma in emergency medicine and then worked for Mexico City’s Police Department as a flight surgeon in the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service “Condors” where he participated in hundreds of rescue missions and aeromedical evacuations within the Mexico City metropolitan area.
He has volunteered in medical missions in underserved regions throughout Mexico and in Nigeria, Africa. He was a volunteer paramedic for the Mexican Red Cross for more than 5 years.
Emmanuel participated as a crew member of an analog mission at NASA Johnson Space Center: in 2017 he was selected to participate in the Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) XI mission where he spent 30 days in a capsule simulating a deep space long duration mission.
He currently serves as chief medical officer at the NASA funded Translational Research Institute for Space Health.
Dr. Urquieta has a dual faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also a FAA private pilot and scuba diver.