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: 
Associate Program Director, National Capital Consortium Pediatrics Residency
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

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

Office Phone: 
(301) 319-5437


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 AFB, Residency in Pediatrics, 2003-2006
Loyola University Chicago, Medical Doctor, 1999-2003
United States Air Force Academy, Bachelor of Science, 1995-1999

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Department Head, Neonatology and Medical Director, Neontal Intensive Care, United States Naval Hospital Okinawa, 2014-2015
  • Director, Neonatal Critical Care Transport Program, United States Naval Hospital Okinawa, 2012-2014
  • Medical Director, Pediatrics, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, 2008-2009
  • Chief of Pediatrics, Osan Air Base, South Korea, 2006-2007
  • Publications Working Group Member, Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014-present
  • Associate Editor, Articles of Interest, Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014-present
  • Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research Award, Pacific Air Forces, 2015
  • Dave Berry Award, Section on Uniformed Services, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014
  • Young Pediatrician of the Year Award, Uniformed Services Chapter East, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008
  • Annual Award for Clinical Excellence, Pacific Air Forces, 2007


  • Christopher A. Rouse, Brandon T. Woods, C. Becket Mahnke (2017). A retrospective analysis of a pediatric tele-echocardiography service to treat, triage, and reduce trans-Pacific transport. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. Jan 1:1357633X16689500, DOI: 10.1177/1357633X16689500,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Akhtar F, Rouse CA, Maffi SK (2015). Modulation of maternal oxidative stress causes inflammation and alters fetal neurodevelopment. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research; vol. 39, S1, pg 230A
  • Christopher A. Rouse, Feroz Ahktar, Shivani K. Maffi (2016). A unique model of microglial plasticity in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, April 30-May 3, Baltimore, Maryland, E-PAS2016:2880.616
  • Katrina Fernandez, Christopher Rouse, Apryl Susi, Gregory Gorman, Elizabeth Hisle-Gorman, (2016). Suspected or known neonatal sepsis and neurodevelopmental outcomes at five years. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, April 30-May 3, Baltimore, Maryland, E-PAS2016:2885.652
  • Christopher A. Rouse, William Lefkowitz, Michael Shoemaker, Jacob Morado, Shivani Maffi (2012). A novel etiology for brain damage in fetal alcohol syndrome. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, April 28-May 1, Boston, Massachusetts, E-PAS2012:3804.44