Frederick Lough, MD

Frederick C. Lough, MD, Colonel, Army

Name: Frederick C. Lough, MD, Colonel, Army

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Surgery
Title: 
Deputy Chair
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Location: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Cardiac Surgery
Combat Surgey

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-9607

Education

B.S. United States Military Academy, West Point New York, 1966-1970
M.D. The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington D.C. 1971-1975
Internship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C. 1975-1976
General Surgery Resident, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C. 1976-1979
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Resident, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C. 1980-1982

Biography

COL. Lough was born into a military family. His father served for over 40 years in the US Army, which included three years of service as a battalion commander in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. COL. Frederick Lough was educated at the United States Military Academy, commissioned in the Corps of Engineers and completed Airborne and Ranger qualifications. He received his Medical Degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine. This was followed by training as a General Surgeon and as a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His military assignments included service as a general surgeon at the 121st Combat Support Hospital in Korea and as Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Letterman Army Medical Center at the Presidio of San Francisco. He then dedicated himself to the field of Cardiac Surgery in the civilian setting. He was the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pa, for 16 years followed by nine years as the Director of Cardiac Surgery at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He has participated in over 15,000 open heart procedures. COL Lough was commissioned in the US Army Medical Corps Reserves in 2007. He volunteered for deployments in Afghanistan as a combat surgeon in 2010 with the 82nd Airborne Division and 2012 with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. COL Lough returned to active duty as a US Army Medical Corps Officer in 2013. He is currently the Chief, Department of Surgery at Walter Reed National Medical Center and Deputy Chair of the Uniformed Services University & WRNMMC Department of Surgery.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Asst Chief Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C. 1982-1985
  • Chief of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 1985-1987
  • Director of Cardiac Surgery, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, PA 1987-2004
  • Director Cardiac Surgery, The George Washington University Hospital, Washington D.C. 2005-2013
  • Deputy Chair Dept of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 2013- present
  • Active Duty US Army Medical Corps 1970-1987, US Army Medical Corps Reserves 2007-2013, US Army Medical Corps 2013-present
  • Deployments, Afghanistan Herat 2010 FOB Shank 2012
  • Military Qualifications, Airborne and Ranger, Awards, Combat Action Badge, DMSM, MSM, ARCOM(4)

Bibliography

  • Off-Pump versus On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Outcomes Stratified by Preoperative Renal Function. JOURNAL of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY 23 2012. Chawla, L., Lough, F., Schroeder, E., Seneff, M., Brennan, J.,
  • A System Based Approach to Cardiac Surgery Resulted in Improved Survival, Reduced Morbidity and Significant Cost Savings, submitted to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for publication, 6/09.
  • Textbook of Robotic Surgery, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2009.