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RADM Bruce L. Gillingham MD- Pediatric Orthopod, Undersea Med Officer and Current Navy TSG

In this episode you will hear about how Dr. Gillingham joined the Navy and trained to become a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. He recounts some interesting stories from his deployments as a surgeon and describes the genesis of the Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care Center and what it was like to be in charge of the Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon in Iraq.

Dr. Gillingham provides some insights about humanitarian and operational medicine from his time aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy. He also tells some stories about his work with the Vietnam’s People’s Navy as well as his involvement in the Pacific in the aftermath of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

Dr. Gillingham speaks about his role as Associate Residency Director for the Naval Medical Center San Diego Orthopedics program and discusses the importance of Military Run Graduate Medical Education Programs.

RADM provides some lessons learned in his various roles as a strategic Navy Medicine leader and the current challenges and opportunities in his role as Navy Surgeon General.

RADM(Dr.) Gillingham is a distinguished clinician, educator and leader who provides some valuable insights and advice for all listeners. You don’t want to miss this episode!


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