James Reeves, MD, CAPT

James Reeves, MD, CAPT

Name: James Reeves, MD (CAPT, USN)

Department of Primary Appointment:
Position: USU Staff
Title: Director, Training and Professional Development Division

Email: jreeves@cghe.org (link sends e-mail)


CAPT James Reeves serves as the Director of Training and Professional Development for the CGHE where he oversees global health education efforts from medical students to training at the combatant commands. He also serves as head of Navy psychiatry and is responsible for the assignment of 130 Navy psychiatrists and advises the Navy Surgeon General on mental health issues. Prior to this, he served as Director for Mental Health where he led 320 personnel across Hampton Roads to include inpatient, outpatient, and substance abuse services as well as two training programs and served on the Command Executive Board.

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in Houston, Texas, CAPT Reeves graduated from Southwestern University with a degree in Biology in 1992. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 1996 and his residency in psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill where he was chief resident in 2000. He has deployed multiple times, served in the Pentagon in OSD-Policy overseeing global health efforts, spent two years in the US Marine Corps with the 1st Marine Division and has held multiple positions in the Navy’s largest medical centers as well as in Spain and Japan. CAPT Reeves remains an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and previously served as a board examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal.