Vice Adm. Forrest Faison Meets with Staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, made his way to Bethesda, MD, March 7, 2019, to visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). Faison last visited WRNMMC in January of 2018 to discuss the importance of readiness across Navy Medicine. The following photos reflect his most recent visit in chronological order.

(Not pictured) Vice Adm. Forrest Faison finished his visit to Bethesda after stopping by the Uniformed Services University to meet with President, Dr. Richard Thomas. There they discussed the future and delivery of military health care.

Bethesda, Md (Mar. 7, 2019) – (pictured left to right) Captain Eric A. Elster, professor and chairman, Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Dr. Julie A. Freischlag, chief executive officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Colonel Todd E. Rasmussen, associate dean of research, Uniformed Services University, Vice Adm. Forrest Faison attend grand rounds at WRNMMC Thursday morning. Dr. Freischlag spoke on the importance of self-care amongst health care providers and research findings of which she participated in. (U.S. Navy photo by Angela Ciancio)

Bethesda, Md (Mar. 7, 2019) – David Laufer, director of orthotics and prosthetics at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) shows Vice Adm. Forrest Faison a broad range of prosthetic designs in the Military Advanced Training Center (MATC) at WRNMMC. Laufer and his colleagues work to develop unique and custom prosthetics to help wounded service members maximize their physical capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Angela Ciancio)

Bethesda, Md (Mar. 7, 2019) – David Laufer, director of orthotics and prosthetics at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center describes how engineers customize patient prosthetics both aesthetically and functionally. Engineers often paint prosthetics to match each patient’s skin tone as closely as possible, which plays an important role in rehabilitation. (U.S. Navy photo by Angela Ciancio)

Bethesda, Md (Mar. 7, 2019) – Engineers at the Military Advanced Training Center (MATC) work diligently to customize prosthetics to wounded service member’s needs and desires. The adaptation and customization of prosthetics play a significant role in rehabilitation after injury. Pictured on the table are prosthetic hands that allow the user to add and remove nail polish without risk of damage. (U.S. Navy photo by Angela Ciancio)

Bethesda, Md (Mar. 7, 2019) – Vice Adm. Forrest Faison and Dr. Julie Freischlag visit the 3D Medical Imaging Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Surgeons rely on 3D printers on unique cases to print replicas of patient organs prior to surgery for planning and operation purposes. This increases the rate of success and paints a clearer picture for surgeons in the operating room. (U.S. Navy photo by Angela Ciancio)

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