About Dr. Joseph Laguna


Internal Medicine
Aviation Medicine


Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa, Peru

Medical Surgeon Degree, received June 1974


PG-Y-111 Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia

PA and Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, PA Internal Medicine

JosephLaguna, MD

Senior Aviation Medical Examiner

Joseph A. Laguna, M.D. is an internist and aviation medical examiner practicing medicine in Pinellas County since 1984.

He graduated from Universidad de San Agustin in Peru. He did his internal medicine training at Temple University/Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Laguna became a pilot when he was 21 years old. He has flown the Piper Cherokee 140, 180, Cessna 175 Skylark, Piper Comanche 260, Stearman biplane over the Peruvian Andes.

He became an aviation medical examiner in 2003. He is a member of the Civil Aviation Medical Association. He has been designated by the FAA as a “Senior Aviation Examiner” and he performs first, second and third class medical exams.

Internal Medicine is a discipline focused on the care of adults emphasizing use of the best science available in caring for patients in the context of thoughtful, meaningful doctor-patient relationship as exemplified by the life and work of Sir William Osler, the “father” of internal medicine in the United States. Internists are equipped to deal with whatever problem a patient brings – no matter how common or rare, or how simple or complex.

An Aviation Medical Examiner is a physician designated representative of the Federal Aviation Administration to examine applicants for airman medical certificates and to issue, defer or deny issuance of certificate.