Medical Corps

A surgical point of view: Global Health Engagement during Pacific Partnership 2018

By Cmdr. Katharina Pellegrin Editor’s note: Cmdr. Katharina Pellegrin is a Hand/Microvascular, Burn and Trauma Surgeon stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and currently aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). She has deployed twice (Fallujah, Iraq 2006/07; Afghanistan 2011/12) where she garnered extensive wartime trauma experience. USNS Mercy departed from San Diego in February …

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Scientist on the Frontlines: Commander Benjamin Espinosa

Editor’s Note: A Colorado native, Cmdr. Benjamin Espinosa received his undergraduate degree at University of Colorado at Boulder, worked as an organic chemist for several years then realized he wanted to work on drug resistant tuberculosis and microbiology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he received his doctorate. His work on vaccine development at Colorado State led him …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 147 years of the Medical Corps

It is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Corps on behalf of our entire Navy Medicine family, as they celebrate 147 years of service to our Nation, our Navy and Marine Corps team, and their families. Since our Nation’s founding, and well before the formal establishment of the Navy Medical Corps on March 3, 1871, Navy physicians …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Medical Corps 146th Birthday

On behalf of the entire Navy Medicine family, it is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Corps as they celebrate 146 years of service, providing the very best care our nation can offer to those who have sacrificed to defend our freedom. Since its establishment on March 3, 1871, the medical corps has been at the helm …

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Knowledge Alone is not enough, but it’s a Good Place to Start

by Capt. Tony Griffay, M.D., MC Nothing seems to bring complex issues into focus better than organizing them on paper. Okay, on a computer screen, but you get my point. So join me as I describe my past two years of education and training as a global health and disaster preparedness fellow, which included courses ranging from the basic introduction …

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