Joshua Hartzell, MD

Joshua D Hartzell, MD, Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Name: Joshua D Hartzell, MD, Lieutenant Colonel, Army

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Medical Education, leadership development, mentoring
Infectious Diseases

Office Phone: 
(301) 400-0977


1994-98 BS, Biology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
1998-2002 MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
2002-05 Internal Medicine Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
2006-09 Infectious Disease Fellow, Walter Reed Army Medical Center


Lieutenant Colonel Joshua D. Hartzell, MD currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and Director of Internal Medicine Selectives at the Uniformed Services University. His previous roles included being the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency, Assistant Chief of Graduate Medical Education (GME), and Army Intern Director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). He is a board certified Internist and Infectious Diseases Physician.

Dr. Hartzell has a variety of research and scholarly interests. He has conducted research on infectious diseases to include pertussis, multidrug resistant organisms, leishmaniasis and Q fever. He was the lead author for the Armed Forces Practice Guidelines for the Management of Q fever and was a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working group on Q fever that published similar recommendations. Dr. Hartzell’s primary interests, however, are medical education, mentoring, and leadership development. In particular, Dr. Hartzell has an interest in developing the leadership and teaching skills of residents. Dr. Hartzell attended the Stanford Faculty Development Clinical Teaching Course in October 2013 and has avidly been conducting faculty development since that time. Dr. Hartzell developed an Army wide leadership curriculum for Graduate Medical Education Trainees that will begin in July 2017.


  • Hartzell JD, Spooner K, Howard R, Wortmann G. Race and Mental Health Diagnosis Are Risk Factors for Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Failure in a Military Cohort Despite Equal Access to Care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2007;44(4):411-6.
  • Hartzell JD, Janke I, Weintrob A. Impact of depression on HIV outcomes in the HAART era. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2008; 62(2):246-55.
  • Hartzell JD, Neff R, Ake J, Howard R, Olson S, Paolino K, Vishnepolsky M, Weintrob A, Wortmann G. Nephrotoxicity Associated with Intravenous Colistin (colistimethate sodium) at a Tertiary Medical Center. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;48(12):1724-8.
  • Moawad F, Wilson R, Kunar M, Hartzell JD. Role of the Battalion Surgeon in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Mil Med. 2012; 177(4):412-6.
  • Hartzell JD, Gleeson T, Scoville S, Massung R, Wortmann G, Martin G. Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Q Fever by The Armed Forces Infectious Diseases Society. Mil Med. 2012;177(5): 484-494.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diagnosis and Management of Q Fever - United States, 2013: Recommendations from CDC and the Q Fever Working Group. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2013; 62(RR-03):1-30.
  • Hartzell JD, Goldstein N, Vela M. AOA Fellow in Leadership Award: A novel program for developing diverse mid-career leaders. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2016 Winter;79(1):2-9.
  • Cohee BM, Koplin SA, Shimeall WT, Quast TM, Hartzell JD. Results of a Formal Mentorship Program for Internal Medicine Residents: Can We Facilitate Genuine Mentorship? J Grad Med Educ. 2015;7(1):105-8.