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  • B.Sc., University of Guelph, Canada, 1999
  • MD, University of Western Ontario, 2003


Dr. Kris Lehnhardt is an Attending Physician and Assistant Professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine in both Canada and the United States and he works clinically in the Emergency Departments at the George Washington University Hospital and the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His current duties include:

  • Director, Fellowship in Extreme Environmental Medicine
  • Aviation Medical Examiner, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine Training Center
  • Medical Director, Emergency Medical Response Group (EMeRG)
  • Remote and Telemedicine Physician, Maritime Medical Access

University of Western Ontario

Board Certifications:

Clinical Interests:
Extreme Environmental Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, Emergency Medical Services

Dr. Lehnhardt Personal Website: http://www.aerospacedr.com


  • EHS 6227 - Introduction to Human Health in Space graduate course
  • Wilderness and Extreme Environmental Medicine, 4th Year Medical Student Elective
  • Emergency Medical Technician courses


  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Extreme Environmental Medicine

Centers and Institutes

Space Policy Institute, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

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Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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