JD Polk

JD Polk

Professional Title: Chief Health and Medical Officer

Companies and organisations: NASA


Dr. J.D. Polk is the Chief Health and Medical Officer and the Health and Medical Technical Authority for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration based at NASA HQ’s in Washington DC. Dr. Polk is boarded in both emergency medicine and aerospace medicine, and has had a long career in space medicine, is one of the Co-authors of the textbook on Space Physiology and Medicine, and has numerous awards and publications in the fields of emergency medicine, disaster medicine, critical care, and space medicine.