TOP Women in Aerospace & Aviation To Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 5. Shawna Pandya

5. Shawna Pandya, MD

Director of Medical Research, Luxsonic Technologies Inc.

5. Shawna Pandya, MD

Average Post Engagement: 155.10



What I use Linkedin for:

I use LinkedIn for following human spaceflight, commercial space and space medicine updates, connecting with professionals within my field, as well as sharing my own exploration and space medicine news.

Number of Followers:



Aerospace & Aviation


Who am I:

I am passionate about exploration and pushing thse limits, especially when it comes to astronautics, space and extreme environment medicine.

What I do:

Depending on the day, I can be found practicing medicine in the ER, developing immersive technologies for medical education on Earth and in space in my role as VP of Immersive Medicine of Luxsonic Technologies, overseeing medical aspects of life in partial gravity at Orbital Assembly Corporation, conducting spacesuit operations and research with the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences and the IIAS Space Medicine Group, furthering space medicine and life sciences research with Association of Spaceflight Professionals Life Sciences Team, or mentoring young space enthusiasts and professionals through one of many space and space medicine groups.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

Follow me if you are passionate about exploration, pushing the limits and space medicine!

Who I follow on Linkedin

I follow professionals performing important and ground-breaking work in space health and commercial space, like Dr. Dorit Donoviel, Executive Director of the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH), and Rhonda Stevenson, President/CEO of Orbital Assembly Corporation.


Dorit Donoviel

Executive Director, Translational Research Institute for Space Health, Baylor College of Medicine

Rhonda Stevenson

Sr. Dir. Marketing and Public Affairs, CA Beer and Beverage Distributors

Shawna’s Successful Post

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My most successful post was this past October, celebrating a return to spacesuit operations and water testing with the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS), after a long hiatus during the pandemic, all summed up by a simple one-liner: “We’re back, baby!”

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