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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 …

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The deadliest catch: A surgeon’s journey from fisheries to the U.S. Navy

By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery It had been a typical day aboard USS Bataan (LHD-5) when word rang out that casualties were inbound via MV-22. Fleet Surgical Team (FST) No. 6, an 18-member mobile augmented readiness unit comprised of surgeons, trauma and ICU nurses, medical techs, a family doc and a psychiatrist, collectively …

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