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MG(R) Jonathan Woodson, MD- Shaping the Future of Military Medical Education and Research

MG (R) Jonathan Woodson, MD, is the current president of the Uniformed Services University. He has a long career in the US Army Reserves, where he has had multiple deployments to combat zones. He most recently served as the Commanding General of the US Army Medical Reserve Command and, before that, was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. In these roles, he helped shape the reserve medical force and facilitated the restructuring and reforming of the military health system.


In this episode, you will hear about his life growing up in Brooklyn, NY, and his training in internal medicine, general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care at Massachusetts General Hospital. He discusses his deployments to Panama, Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Kosovo, and OIF/OEF. He used his military experience to help shape military medicine at the highest levels in the federal government political system and within the US Army Medical Reserve Command. This is an exciting interview and not only discusses strategic military medicine topics but complex clinical cases as well.


Dr. Woodson has had unique and interesting experiences during his distinguished Military and Federal Medicine career and provides important lessons learned and recommendations through engaging stories and personal reflection.


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