Christopher Rouse, MD

Christopher A Rouse, MD, Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

Name: Christopher A Rouse, MD, Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Deputy Chief of Aerospace Medicine, New Hampshire Air National Guard
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Location: Pease Air National Guard Base

Research Interests:
Fetal alcohol syndrome, Medical Education, Telemedicine, Neonatal Neurodevelopment


Air War College, Distance Learning, 2014-2016
Air Command and Staff College, Distance Learning, 2013-2014
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2009-2012
David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, Residency in Pediatrics, 2003-2006
Loyola University Chicago, Medical Doctor, 1999-2003
United States Air Force Academy, Bachelor of Science, Graduate with Academic Distinction, 1995-1999

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Grand Master of Clinical/Academic Medicine in Pediatrics, United States Air Force, 2018 (Requirements: (1) Appointment as Associate Professor or higher (2) Achievement of national prominence in his/her field (3) Minimum 15 years' professional experience (4) Qualifications to chair a large department or service at a major medical center (5) Board certification in primary specialty)
  • Master Clinician, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 2017 (Award limited to the top 10% of physicians at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and typified by high clinical volume, proven excellent outcomes, superior patient satisfaction, significant contribution to the profession, and outstanding professionalism)
  • Physician Educator of the Year, Air Force District of Washington D.C., 2017
  • Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency, National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, Maryland, 2015-2018
  • Sustained Excellence in Clinical/Academic Teaching in Neonatology (2017) and Pediatrics (2013), United States Air Force
  • Department Head, Neonatology and Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, United States Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan, 2014-2015; Director, Neonatal Critical Care Transport Program, United States Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan, 2012-2014
  • Dave Berry Award, Section on Uniformed Services, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014 (Annually awarded to one physician in the field of pediatrics, including all branches of service, who demonstrates academic excellence and career potential, who is a role model in physician/patient interactions, has a balance in personal and professional life, and always willingly embraces the many challenges of active duty military service)
  • Medical Director, Pediatrics, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, 2008-2009
  • Young Pediatrician of the Year, Uniformed Services East Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008
  • Chief of Pediatrics, Osan Air Base, South Korea, 2006-2007


  • Matthew Ryzewski, Malgorzata Bulanowski, Lauren Ramos, Christopher Rouse (2021). Abnormal ocular exam in a term infant. Neoreviews (manuscript accepted on 14 Jan 2020, publication pending for early 2021; manuscript number 10-2019-VisDx-00144R1)
  • Katrina Savioli, Christopher Rouse, Apryl Susi, Gregory Gorman, Elizabeth Hisle-Gorman (2018). Suspected or known neonatal sepsis and neurodevelopmental outcomes at five years. Journal of Perinatology, Nov; 38(11):1573-1580, DOI: 10.1038/s41372-018-0217-5, PMID: 30202045
  • Stephanie Smith, Karl Kevala, Bridget Cunningham, Christopher Rouse, Carl Hunt, Hee-Yong Kim (2018). N-Docosahexaenoylethanolamine detected in human breast milk. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids. Oct; 137:1-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.plefa.2018.07.016, PMID: 30293591
  • Christopher A. Rouse, Brandon T. Woods, C. Becket Mahnke (2018). A retrospective analysis of a pediatric tele-echocardiography service to treat, triage, and reduce trans-Pacific transport. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. Vol. 24, 3:224-229, DOI: 10.1177/1357633X16689500, PMID: 28094679
  • Stephanie Smith, Christopher A. Rouse (2017). Docosahexaenoic acid and the preterm infant. Maternal Health, Neonatology, and Perinatology. Dec 12;3:22, DOI: 10.1186/s40748-017-0061-1, PMID: 29238605
  • Feroz Akhtar, Christopher A. Rouse, Gabriel Catano, Marcus Montalvo, Sarah L. Ullevig, Reto Asmis, Kusum Kharbanda, Shivani K. Maffi (2017). Acute maternal oxidant exposure causes susceptibility of the fetal brain to inflammation and oxidative stress. Journal of Neuroinflammation. Sep 30;4(1):195, DOI: 10.1186/S12974-017-0965-8, PMID: 28962577
  • Christopher A. Rouse, Luke R. Schmidt, Lee J. Brock, Angela M. Fagiana (2017). Congenital diaphragmatic hernia presenting in a 7 day old infant. Case Reports in Emergency Medicine, 2017:9175710, DOI: 10.1155/2017/9175710, PMID: 28133553
  • Grant Erickson, Kari Wagner, Maribel Morgan, Jennifer Hepps, Gregory Gorman, Christopher Rouse (2016). Assessment of clinical reasoning in an environment of uncertainty: a script concordance test for neonatal-perinatal medicine. Academic Pediatrics, Vol. 16, Issue 6, e6
  • Toshifumi Yodoshi, Elizabeth Tipton, Christopher A. Rouse (2015). A case of delayed interval delivery with a successful hospital move. Case Reports in Pediatrics, 2015:802097, DOI: 10.1155/2015/802097, PMID: 26413366
  • Christopher A. Rouse, Daniel R. Dirnberger, Bradley A. Yoder, Reese Clark, Dale R. Gerstmann, Robert Schelonka, Richard F. Stribley, David Ascher, Richard E. Bell, Robert V. Jarrett, Michael T. Shoemaker, C. Becket Mahnke, Eric T. Rabenstein, Lee J. Brock, Angela Fagiana, Jay D. Kerecman (2014). Volcanoes, revolutions, Mt. Everest, and ECMO: the fascinating history of neonatal intensive care at Clark Air Base and U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa. Paper 26614, AAP National Conference