Gregory Gorman, MD, MHS Epidemiology

Gregory H Gorman, MD, MHS Epidemiology, Captain, Navy

Name: Gregory H Gorman, MD, MHS Epidemiology, Captain, Navy

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Program Director; Chief, Pediatric Nephrology, WRNMMC Bethesda; Chief, Division of Military Deployment Research
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Effects of Military Deployment on Children
Medical Education; Epidemiology of Chronic Kidney Diseases; Epidemiology of Childhood Diseases; Health Outcomes Research

Office Phone: 
(301) 319-2466


Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2006

M.H.S. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Baltimore, MD, 2006

Pediatrics Residency, National Capital Consortium Pediatrics Residency, Bethesda, MD / Washington DC, 2002

M.D. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1997

A.B. Classics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1993


Captain Gorman began his naval career in 1989 as a Midshipman at Georgetown University through the George Washington University Naval ROTC Program. He then attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis through the Armed Forces Health Professional's Scholarship Program and graduated in 1997.

Captain Gorman completed his internship in pediatrics under Dr. Richard Moriarty at the National Capital Consortium at the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1998. After internship, he reported to the 2nd Force Service Support Group at Camp Lejeune as a General Medical Officer. He deployed to the Caribbean for hurricane relief efforts with the Special Marine-Air-Ground Task Force in 1999 and to Kosovo and the Mediterranean with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2000. He earned his Fleet Marine Force qualification in 1999 and his Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer qualification in 2000 on USS Trenton (LPD-14).

In 2002, Captain Gorman completed his pediatrics residency at the National Capital Consortium under Dr. Joseph Lopreiato, and served as Chief Resident in 2003. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Johns Hopkins University under Dr. Susan Furth in Baltimore, Maryland in 2006. During his fellowship, he earned a Masters degree in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Following fellowship training, Captain Gorman reported to the National Naval Medical Center as Staff Physician. In February 2007, he deployed to Expeditionary Medical Facility - Kuwait, and served as medical officer at the Troop Medical Clinic at Camp Arifjan and at Camp Buehring. In 2007, Captain Gorman was appointed Associate Residency Director of the National Capital Consortium Pediatrics Residency. He was named Program Director of the residency in 2011.

Captain Gorman is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University. He is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology. He has authored twenty-five peer-reviewed journal articles and has written one book chapter. Captain Gorman’s research focuses on children with kidney disease, the epidemiology of autism and other childhood illnesses, and the effects of military deployment on children. He is an avid practitioner of using experiential teaching methods to develop medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty into researchers. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, the Academic Pediatric Association, the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, and the American Society of Nephrology.

Captain Gorman’s personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 2 Gold Stars, the Army Achievement Medal, Fleet Marine Force Medal and several military and civilian research and teaching awards.

Captain Gorman is a native of Baltimore, Maryland.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Maryland Gamma Chapter, Uniformed Services University
  • Staff Physician Teacher of the Year, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 2017
  • Outstanding Clerkship Teaching Award, Uniformed Services University, 2016
  • Fellow Appreciation Award, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Residency Program, 2003
  • St. Louis Pediatric Society Outstanding Pediatric Medical Student , Washington University School of Medicine, 1997
  • Andrew M. Margileth Award American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Uniformed Services, 2005 & 2007
  • Trainee Research Award American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2005
  • Sowgas Award, Outstanding Teaching Faculty National Capital Consortium Pediatrics Residency, 2009 & 2010
  • Military deployments to Caribbean (2009); Kosovo, Ukraine, and the Mediterranean (2000); Kuwait (2007).


  • Shedlock K, Susi A, Gorman GH, Hisle-Gorman E, Erdie-Lalena C, Nylund CM. Autism Spectrum Disorders and Metabolic Complications of Obesity. J Pediatr 2016 Aug 31. 3476(16)30657-6. PMID: 27592097.
  • M Elrod, CM Nylund, A Susi, GH Gorman, E Hisle-Gorman, C Erdie_Lalena. Prevalence of Diagnosed Sleep Disorders and Related Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2015 Apr;36(3):166-77 PMID 25741949.
  • Hisle-Gorman E, Harrington D, Nylund CM, Tercyak KP, Anthony BJ, Gorman GH. Impact of parents’ wartime military deployment and injury on young children’s safety and mental health. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015;54:294-301
  • AR Pavey, GH Gorman, D Kuehn, TA Stokes, E Hisle-Gorman. Intimate Partner Violence Increases Adverse Outcomes at Birth and in Early Infancy. J Pediatr. 2014 Aug 12
  • CM Nylund, M Eide, GH Gorman. Association of Clostridium difficile infections with acid suppression medications in children. J Pediatr. 2014 Aug 8. pii: S0022-3476(14)00614- 3. PMID: 25112692
  • Gorman GH, Eide M, Hisle-Gorman E. Wartime military deployment and increased pediatric mental and behavioral health complaints. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126(6): 1058-1066
  • Eide M, Gorman G, Hisle-Gorman E. Effects of parental military deployment on pediatric outpatient and well-child visit rates. Pediatrics. 2010 Jul;126(1):22-7
  • Gorman G, Neu A, Fivush B, Frankenfield D, Furth S. Hospitalization rates and clinical performance measures in U.S. adolescent hemodialysis patients. Pediatr Nephrol. 2010 Nov; 25(11)2335-41
  • Gorman G, Frankenfield D, Fivush B, Neu A. Linear Growth of Pediatric Hemodialysis Patients. Pediatr Nephrol. 2008 Jan;23(1):123-7
  • Gorman G, Frankenfield D, Furth S, Hwang W, Parekh R, Astor B, Fivush F, Neu A. Clinical Outcomes and Dialysis Adequacy in Adolescent Hemodialysis Patients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2006 Feb;47(2):285-93