Craig Goolsby, Maj, USAF, MC

Craig Goolsby, Maj, USAF, MC

Name: Craig Goolsby, Maj, USAF, MC

Department of Primary Appointment: Military & Emergency Medicine
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Assistant Professor

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Office Phone: (301) 295-9657


Dr. Craig Goolsby is the Vice Chair for Education and an Associate Professor in the Uniformed Services University’s (USU) Department of Military and Emergency Medicine. He also serves as Deputy Director of the National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health and Director of the Hybrid Simulation Lab at USU’s Val G. Hemming Simulation Center. Dr. Goolsby is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, graduated Alpha Omega Alpha with his MD degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine, completed emergency medicine residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles, and holds a Master of Education in the Health Professions degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. He is a practicing board-certified emergency physician, and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Goolsby completed two combat deployments to Iraq as an Air Force emergency physician and emergency department medical director. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, prior to accepting his current position at USU. He directs the MFP 102 (Advanced Combat Medical Experience) course that teaches tactical combat casualty care to the school’s second-year medical students. Dr. Goolsby serves as a research mentor to several students annually who are pursuing capstone projects. His research interests are medical education, combat casualty and en-route care, military to civilian knowledge transfer, and simulation.

Lead Activities:


Director, Emergency Medicine Clerkship
Director, Emergency Medicine Electives
Director, Combat Medical Skills
Director, Field Training Course 102: Advanced Combat Medical Experience