Captain Adam Sirek, MD, MSc, CCFP, DABFM, is a co-founder of Leap Biosystems, specializing in Family Medicine, Curriculum Development, and Medical Education.
Dr. Sirek is an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, holds a Doctorate in Medicine from St. George’s University as well as an Honours Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Human Biology and Physiology from the University of Toronto. During medical school, Dr. Sirek concurrently attended Northumbria University and received a Diploma in Higher Education (Medical Sciences). He completed Residency and Chief Residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Sirek is active in the training and development of young professionals in both the medical and aerospace communities of Canada. He is a reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces, serving as a pilot and operations officer in support of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Flying. He is also a faculty member at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, where he teaches and mentors medical students and residents. Dr. Sirek is also a licensed pilot and SCUBA diver. Language skills include functional French and elementary Czech.
Research interests include the Space Flight-Associated Neuro-Occular Syndrome (SANS), with on-board ultrasound diagnostics on the International Space Station (a link to this publication below).
Dr. Sirek was a top 17 finalist in the 2016-2017 Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Recruitment Campaign, a process that started with 3772 applicants for 2 astronaut positions that were filled during the summer of 2017.