Major Nathalie Sleno, MD, CCFP, Flight Surgeon, is co-founder and CEO of Leap Biosystems, specializing in Military, Occupational, and Rural Family Medicine.
Dr. Sleno has a doctorate in medicine from the University of Manitoba, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, where she also completed her residency in family medicine.
A major and medical officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, she has experience as a team lead for military medical clinics. Dr. Sleno is also an aviation medical officer, with experience in managing aeromedical issues and concerns for aircrew personnel.
She has previously worked as a researcher of military equipment and ergonomics, assisting in publication of technical documents for the Canadian Armed Forces. Dr. Sleno has flying experience as pilot in single engine aircraft and she has also been an instructor in aerospace physiology for pilots and aircrew, trained in manning both hypobaric and hyperbaric chambers, and assisted in progressing training to be more efficient, effective and safe. Dr. Sleno is also fluent in both English and French.
Dr. Sleno 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.