After a 30-year career that took him around the world, most notably working for NASA, Dr. James Logan returns home to join Mercy Clinic in Ada as a wound care and hyperbaric medicine physician.
Logan, a native Oklahoman, joins a highly trained hyperbaric and wound care team, which provides specialized treatment for hard-to-heal wounds related to a variety of conditions, including diabetic foot ulcers, decreased blood flow or lack of blood flow through the arteries, loss of proper function of the veins in the legs, radiation therapy wounds, pressure ulcers and non-healing surgical or complicated wounds.
“It’s great to be back in Oklahoma near family,” said Logan. “I’m excited to join a wound care and hyperbaric team with a great reputation for patient care. I want each patient to walk away from our center with better health and feeling as if they have their life back due to the healing process made possible through our services.”
Logan looks at himself as an educator to his patients and is dedicated to demonstrating compassionate care.
“I developed a great interest in biology at a young age during explorations in the neighborhood woods with my younger brother,” Logan said. “I have also always been interested in connecting with and helping people. Becoming a physician was a natural progression for me; medicine is the perfect blend of my interest in biology and people.”
For the past 30 years, Logan has practiced medicine and consulted across the globe. Most of those years were spent with NASA.
During his time with NASA, Logan held numerous positions, including chief of flight medicine, chief of medical operations, mission control surgeon and deputy crew surgeon. He also served as project manager for the space station medical facility and his team developed the initial design for a telemedicine-based, in-flight medical care delivery system for long duration missions.
Logan also created his own independent telemedicine consulting firm. A founding board member of the American Telemedicine Association, he also served on the Oklahoma Academy of State Goals Task Force on Telecommunications and the state of Oklahoma’s Governor’s Steering Committee on Telecommunications.
Logan received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, and completed his aerospace medicine residency at NASA Johnson Space Center, Medical Sciences Division, in Houston. He earned an additional master’s degree from Wright State School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, and completed his fellowship in undersea hyperbaric medicine at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Logan joins Mercy Clinic after working as a hyperbaric medical consultant at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin. Prior to that, he served as the senior attending physician of hyperbaric and dive medicine at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Logan practices at Mercy Hospital Ada’s Hyperbarics and Wound Care Clinic, located at 430 N. Monte Vista. To make an appointment with Logan, please call (580) 272-1731.