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COL Ramey Wilson, MD, MPH- Special Operations Command Surgeon: Understanding the Big Picture

Updated: Aug 9, 2022

COL (Dr.) Ramey Wilson served as Command Surgeon for Special Operations Command-Africa, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), and Joint Task Force-Afghanistan. He also served as the Battalion Surgeon for the 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), and the 2-508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. He presently is the Operational Medicine Advisor for the Center for Global Health Engagement, where he uses these unique experiences to train the next generation.

In this episode Dr. Wilson describes his career in operational medicine and how prior experience as a field artillery officer shaped his medical career. He provides some valuable insights about how Military Medicine supports the warfighters in the most geographically remote places on the planet where the nearest allied or host nation hospital is hundreds of miles away. He explains how military medicine providers must often balance medical and operational priorities when advising operational line commanders. He also is committed to research and academics and describes his role in supporting these efforts at the Uniformed University of Health Science (USUHS) and as an editor for Military Medicine, the official international peer-reviewed journal of AMSUS.

He shares many insights and lessons learned over a distinguished career and provides some valuable advice for all listeners. You don't want to miss this episode!

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