Yvonne Cagle

Aerospace Surgeon
Consulting professor, Stanford Cardiovascular Medicine, Dept of Electrical Engineering
M.D. from University of Washington
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Dr. Yvonne Darlene Cagle is an Aerospace Surgeon, entrepreneur and consulting professor for Stanford University’s department of cardiovascular medicine and its department of electrical engineering. 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.

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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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Space Aviation
Medicine: Sports & Performance, Fitness, Injury, The Brain
Women: Diversity & Inclusion
Your Personal Moonshot: Finding Your Professional Passion and Going for Your Dreams
Human Performance
Health and Wellness
Physician Burnout


“Dr. Cagle’s presentation was amazing! Her journey and her experiences were an inspiration to us all. Her entire life is a testimony and a reminder that we should always follow our dreams. More importantly, her research will truly change the world that we live in… It will transform our lives on and off-planet.”

- Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Minority Education, MIT

“Astronaut Yvonne Cagle believes we can Succeed on Earth by aiming for Pluto. She sees significant inspirational power in spaceflight in not just reaching for the stars but also in everything from teaching science to running businesses.”

- Horizon Summit, San Francisco 49ers

“Dr. Cagle delivered a lively presentation, giving us a taste of a NASA Astronaut’s life and a look at some of the new technologies now being developed to protect our bodies from the elements and from ourselves as we begin The Human Breakout Into Space.”

Space Studies Institute
Aerospace Surgeon
Consulting professor, Stanford Cardiovascular Medicine, Dept of Electrical Engineering
M.D. from University of Washington
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