Profiles in Medical Power – LCDR Vikas Shrivastava

LCDR Vikas Shrivastava, MC, USN

USS Bataan (LHD 5) Senior Medical Officer

PEOPLE

LCDR Shrivastava received his commission through the NROTC program at the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently attended Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine through the Health Professions Scholarship Program.  He completed a transitional internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and served as General Medical Officer aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and at Naval Surface Force Atlantic Medical Readiness Division.  He completed a dermatology residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and a dermatopathology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.  He then served as a staff physician, Associate Director of Medical Services, Transitional Internship Associate Program Director and Medial Director of the HELP Telehealth Platform at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth prior to reporting aboard USS Bataan as the Senior Medical Officer.

LCDR Vikas Shrivastava aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5). US Navy photo.

PLATFORMS

Currently assigned as Senior Medical Officer aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5).  He maintains clinical privileges at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 22, 2020) – MV-22B Ospreys, attached to the Blue Knights of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), prepare to launch aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), June 22, 2020. Bataan is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lenny Weston/Released)

PERFORMANCE

With the department’s Medical Administration Officer, General Medical Officer and Department Leading Chief Petty Officer, LCDR Shrivastava ensures peak performance of USS Bataan’s medical department by empowering the department’s first class petty officers, holding duty department heads accountable for the actions of their teams, and promoting training whenever possible. He regularly monitors indices of crew health to include individual medical readiness and health risk assessment submissions. LCDR Shrivastava is a firm believer in maintaining access to care, abiding by standards of care, working as a team, and treating Sailors with dignity and respect.  He works with other Senior and General Medical Officers across the waterfront to learn from others and provide lessons learned.  He, furthermore, stays engaged with providers and staff at Naval Medical Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Portsmouth to ensure BATAAN sailors are both being supported and holding up their end of the patient-provider relationship.

NORFOLK, Va. (Oct. 20, 2020) – Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, the Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy, speaks with USS Bataan (LHD 5) Senior Medical Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Vikas Shrivastava, during a tour of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan’s medical department October 20, 2020. Bataan is home ported at Naval Station Norfolk and has recently returned from a deployment during the COVID-19 pandemic. US Navy photo by CDR Denver Applehans/Released.

POWER

LCDR Shrivastava projects Medical Power by leading his team in direct Sailor and Marine care onboard USS Bataan both in port and underway.  Bataan’s Medical Department, in combination with occasional embarked staff, ensure the crew is medically ready to meet the ship’s mission through preventive, routine, and emergent care.