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NAME: Patricia Hilliard Robertson (M.D.)
NASA Astronaut (Mission Specialist Candidate)

PERSONAL DATA: Born March 12, 1963 in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Her hometown
is Homer City, Pennsylvania. Her parents are Ilse Hilliard and the late
Harold Hilliard of Homer City, Pennsylvania. Married to Scott Robertson.
Patricia enjoys flying, windsurfing, hiking and cooking.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Homer Center High School, Homer City,
Pennsylvania In 1980; received a bachelor of science degree in biology
from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1985, and a medical degree
from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1989. Completed a three year
residency in Family Medicine in 1992 and was certified by the American
Board of Family Practice in the same year. Completed a two year
fellowship in Space Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch
and NASA Johnson Space Center in 1997, which included the Aerospace
Medicine Primary Course at Brooks Air Force Base.

ORGANIZATIONS: Aerospace Medicine Association, American Association of
Family Practice, Experimental Aircraft Association, International
Aerobatic Club, Aircraft Owners and Pilotís Association.

SPECIAL HONORS: NASA Performance Award, Young Investigator Award Finalist
(Aerospace Medicine Association).

EXPERIENCE: After completing her training in Family Medicine in 1992, Dr.
Robertson joined a group practice in Erie, Pennsylvania. She was on the
staff of St. Vincent hospital for three years where she served as the
clinical coordinator for medical student training, and also provided
training and supervision for resident physicians. In 1995 Dr. Robertson
was one of two fellows selected to study aerospace medicine at the
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, and at the Johnson
Space Center, Houston. While enrolled as a Space Medicine Fellow, Dr.
Robertson completed a research project where she studied eccentric and
concentric resistive exercise countermeasures for space flight. Dr.
Robertson also served as a member of the faculty at UTMB in the
Departments of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. In 1997, Dr.
Robertson joined the Flight Medicine Clinic at Johnson Space Center,
where she provided health care for astronauts and their families, and
served as Chairman of the Bone, Muscle, and Exercise Integrated Product

Dr. Robertson is a multiengine rated flight instructor and avid aerobatic
pilot. In her free time, she enjoys flight instructing, aerobatics, and
flying with her husband. She has accumulated over 1500 hours of flight

NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected by NASA in June 1998, Dr. Robertson reported
for training in August 1998. Astronaut Candidate Training included
orientation briefings and tours, numerous scientific and technical
briefings, intensive instruction in Shuttle and International Space
Station systems, physiological training and ground school to prepare for
T-38 flight training, as well as learning water and wilderness survival
techniques. Technical assignments to date include serving as the office
representative for the Crew Healthcare System (CHeCS), and as Crew
Support Astronaut (CSA) for the ISS Expedition 2 Crew.

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