STAT-MD supports various airlines uphold their policies, including requirements for face masks. If you are traveling, or are considering traveling, and have questions regarding a wearing a face mask during flight, please contact the specific airline directly. Requests received from passengers or potential passengers are unable to be processed.
STAT-MD is a medical consultation service of the not-for-profit Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
STAT-MD has over 15 years of aviation emergency consultation service. Clients include commercial, corporate and private air carriers; travel assistance companies and health care agencies.
The STAT-MD service is physician driven. The physician, not a designee, is the primary and definitive point of contact for any medical issues.
STAT-MD Physicians are specialists in emergency medicine from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Emergency Medicine, and are supported by the collective resources of the UPMC Health System.
- Ensure the safety of the aircraft and its passengers.
- Provide the best possible in-flight care to the involved passenger.
- Keep the aircraft on course.
- Provide crew support during and after the incident.