Patrick Hickey, MD, LTC, MC, USA

Patrick Hickey, MD, LTC, MC, USA

Name: Patrick Hickey, MD, LTC, MC, USA

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Deputy Director, Associate Professor

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Office Phone: (301) 295-3173
Room: Bldg A, Room 2067



Patrick Hickey, MD, FAAP. - LTC Hickey received his undergraduate training in Anthropology at Brown University and his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at Tripler Army Medical Center and then served as the Deputy ARCENT-SA Surgeon in Saudi Arabia before returning to Tripler as a Staff Pediatrician. LTC Hickey then transferred to Korea, where he served as a MEDEVAC Battalion Flight Surgeon before entering a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Upon completion of his Fellowship, LTC Hickey served as a Pediatric Infectious Diseases attending at Walter Reed, deploying to Iraq, where he served as the Director of MEDEVAC Operations and Chief of Pediatrics at the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad. In 2008, LTC Hickey joined the Division of Tropical Public Health at USUHS. He holds Associate Professor appointments in Preventive Medicine & Biometrics as well as Pediatrics. He serves as the Program Director for the Master in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, directs the Training in Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health Curriculum (an ASTMH Certificate Program), the Executive Director of the Military Medical Humanitarian Assistance Course, and remains active in teaching, research, and clinical supervision of Pediatric residents and Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellows. In addition to his academic degrees, LTC Hickey is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and holds a Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine and Travel Health by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.


  • MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • B.A., Anthropology, Brown University

Primary Teaching Roles

Course Director for Principals and Practice of Tropical Medicine: a Clinically and epidemiologically focused 6 credit hour course for MPH, MTM&H students, and those enrolled in the ASTMH Diploma Course. Taught once per year in the Spring term. July 08 - present.

Course Director for Travel Medicine: a clinically focused 3 credit hour course for MPH, MTM&H students and those enrolled in the ASTMH Diploma Course, includes both didactic and patient contact components. Taught twice per year in the Winter and Spring terms. July 08 - present.

Course Director for Tropical Medicine Rounds, a clinically focused 2 credit hour course for Masters in Tropical Medicine and Health (MTM&H) students and those enrolled in the ASTMH Diploma Course. Taught once per year in the Spring term. July 08 - present

Areas of Expertise:

  • Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Humanitarian Assistance

Selected Recent Publications

  • Hickey PW, Kuehn DR, Aviles R, Yu C, Watson CM, Medina R, Lopez M.
    Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice Regarding HIV Testing among Female Military Family Members of Child-Bearing Age in Honduras. Military Medicine. In press. Accepted June 2013.
  • Kersgard C and Hickey PW. Trends in U.S. Military Health System (MHS) Malaria
    Chemoprophylaxis Prescribing Patterns from 2007-2011. Journal of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2013; 89(2):317-25.
  • Oravec GJ, Artino AR, Hickey PW. Surveying Active-Duty Physicians' Perceptions
    and Satisfaction with Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Missions: Implications for the Field. PLOS One, 2013;8(3):e57814.
  • Kammerer K, Higginson A, Hickey PW. Recommendations for Diarrhea
    Management during Medical Stability Operations. Military Medicine, 2012 July;177(7): 870-876.
  • Hickey PW, Cape, KE, Penny Masuoka P, Campos JM, Pastor W, Wong EC, Singh N. A Local, Regional, and National Assessment of Pediatric Malaria in the United States. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2011 May;18(3):153-160. (editorial accompanies this manuscript).
  • Hollon JR and Hickey PW. Select Clinical Recommendations for Military Medical Practitioners Conducting Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Activities. Military Medicine. 2010 Sep; 175(9):647-654.
  • Bear KA, Higginson AI, Hickey PW. Disparities Exist in the Availability of Outpatient Malaria Treatment in Maryland, USA. J Trav Med. 2010; Volume 17 (Issue 4): 228-232
  • Hickey PW, Sutton DA, Fothergill AW,Rinaldi MG, Wickes BL, Schmidt HJ, Walsh TJ.Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans: A Novel RespiratoryPathogen in PatientsWith Cystic Fibrosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2009 Oct;47(10):3091-7.
  • DiFazio MP, Braun L, Freedman S, Hickey P. Rotavirus-induced seizures in childhood.J Child Neurol. 2007 Dec;22(12):1367-70.
  • Stagliano D, Epstein J, and Hickey P. Fomite transmitted coccidioidomycosis in an immunocompromised child. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2007 May;26(5):454-6.
  • Moon JE, Lettieri CJ, Hickey PW, Gray MR, Berg BW, Hospenthal DR. Prevalence of leptospiral antibody in US Army blood donors in Hawaii. Mil Med. 2004; 169(9):687-90.