Dr. Chrysoula Kourtidou-Papadeli is currently Director of the IASI Aeromedical Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Chrysoula is a medical doctor specialising in pulmonary and aerospace medicine. She completed her Master’s Degree in Aerospace Medicine at Wright State University, Ohio and NASA/DoD Flight Surgeon training at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA. She subsequently accomplished a PhD in Medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Chrysoula gained a Private Pilot’s licence in both Greece and the USA, is a Member of the UK Association of Aviation Medical Examiners and also acts as a Medical Examiner for the FAA and for Canadian pilots. She has participated as a member of the ESA astronaut medical selection board and in the organisation of a team of experts on space physiology metabolic markers and countermeasures.
Chrysoula is an active participant in the international scientific community, being an elected Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, among others. She continues to contribute to international working groups in the field of manned space flight, being a Scientific Committee Member for the 17th Humans in Space Symposium, Moscow, Russia 2009, and more recently as Co-Chair of the 21st Humans in Space Symposium in China 2017.