Yvonne Cagle Profile

  • NASA Astronaut, Aerospace Surgeon and Inventor.

  • Former Colonel, U.S. Air Force.

  • Cagle brings a wealth of knowledge about cardiovascular medicine and electrical engineering to global audiences interested in wellness and space travel.
  • Dr. Yvonne Darlene Cagle is an Aerospace Surgeon, astronaut, entrepreneur and consulting professor for Stanford University’s department of cardiovascular medicine and its department of electrical engineering, who was recently honor at Expo 2020 in Dubai. In addition, Dr. Cagle also has served as a certified senior aviation medical examiner for the FAA and a qualified advanced cardiac life support instructor. Dr. Cagle has served as the innovative liaison for Google, Singularity University, and other Silicon Valley tech industries. Dr. Cagle has globally established groundbreaking work in fitness, STEAM outreach, space sustainability.

    Dr. Cagle holds adjunct professorships with Stanford University, UC Davis, and UTMB, Galveston. Dr. Cagle was a Visiting Professor at and earned an honorary Ph.D. from Fordham University and while investigating mitigating neurocognitive countermeasures to optimize long duration space crew behavioral health and performance.

    After earning her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University, Dr. Cagle earned an M.D. from the University of Washington. She completed an internship at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, Calif., and a residency in family practice at Ghent Family Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.

    A retired Colonel of the US Air Force, Dr. Cagle is a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, United States Air Force Air Staff Exceptional Physician Commendation and National Technical Association Distinguished Scientist Award, Dr. Cagle began her medical career as a certified flight surgeon. She was actively involved in mission support of aircraft providing medical support and rescue in a variety of aeromedical missions.

    Dr. Cagle has contributed ongoing data to the longitudinal study on astronaut health and served as a consultant for space telemedicine. She was a member of the NASA Working Group and traveled to Russia to establish international medical standards and procedures for astronauts.

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    Human Performance
    Health and Wellness
    Your Personal Moonshot: Finding Your Professional Passion and Going for Your Dreams

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    “Dr. Cagle, Wow! Yvonne is so giving of herself, her story and her time… an incredible treasure. My inbox has been filling up all morning with stories of her impact on our audience. To sum it up… she has made an indelible impression on our science students, faculty and educators who will become the leaders of today and the future. Again, a true treasure.”
    – Colorado State University

    “Yvonne Cagle was an inspiring and heartwarming speaker, she endured herself to attendees and faculty alike!”
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