Colonel Meredith A. Goodwin is Commander of the 349th Medical Group, one of the four groups assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 349th Air Mobility Wing, located at Travis Air Force Base, California. As commander, she is responsible for the operations of three Reserve medical units: the 349th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, the 349th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, and the 349th Medical Squadron. She is the principle medical advisor to the 349th Wing Commander, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.
Col. Goodwin was born in Detroit, Mich. She graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, N.Y. Doctor Goodwin completed residency training in Family Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif. After two years working for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, she was recruited to join the residency faculty at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. From there she was asked to join the residency faculty at Brown University, where she co-founded one of the first Family Medicine rotations for medical students on the East Coast. Since that time, she has served on several medical faculties, including being founding faculty at Central Michigan University College of Medicine. She received her commission as a Reserve Medical Officer in 2003 and has served as an operational and expeditionary flight surgeon, and more recently as Commander, 932nd Medical Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
1982 Honors Bachelor of Science degree, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
1987 Doctor of Medicine degree, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y.
1990 Residency in Family Practice, University of California Los Angeles, Calif.
1992 Instructor, Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.
1994 Assistant Professor, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, R.I.
2006 Assistant Professor, The Florida State University College of Medicine, Fla.
2008 Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
2008 Flight Surgeon
2008 Air War College, by correspondence
2012 Associate Clinical Professor, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Mount Pleasant, Mich.
2016 Medical Editor, athenahealth, San Francisco, Calif.
2017 Staff physician, Dua Medical dba Heal.com, Redwood City, Calif.
2018 Medical Center Director, US Healthworks/Concentra, Sacramento, Calif.
2018 Primary Care Physician, Veterans Administration, Mather Air Force Base, Calif.
1. January 2004 – December 2006, Family Physician, 349th Medical Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
2. December 2006 – June 2008, Family Physician, 919th MDS, Eglin AFB, Field 3, Fla.
3. June 2008 – March 2011, Flight Surgeon, 919th MDS, Eglin AFB Field 3, Fla.
4. March 2011 – December 2011, Chief of Aerospace Medicine, 919 MDS, Eglin AFB Field 3, Fla.
5. January 2012 – November 2018, Commander, 932 MDS, Scott AFB, Ill.
6. November 2018 – present, Medical Group Commander, Travis AFB, Calif.
Rating: Flight Surgeon
Flight Hours: more than 47
Aircraft Flown: MC130E, C023C, F016D
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
AF Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Major: July 1, 1997
Lt. Col.: October 1, 2005
Colonel: September 1, 2011
(Current as of November 2018)