Peter Learn, MD

Peter A Learn, MD, Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

Name: Peter A Learn, MD, Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

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

Research Interests:
Clinical outcomes in surgery
Systems of surgical care delivery

Office Phone: 
(210) 422-7862

Education

Fellowship in Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Residency in General Surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center-University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biography

Dr. Peter Learn joined the faculty of USUHS in 2014. In 2015, he was appointed Associate Chair of Surgery for Quality and Outcomes at Uniformed Services University and Deputy Director of Surgery for Quality at Walter Reed National Naval Medical Center. His clinical practice encompasses surgical oncology, including the management of hepatopancreatobiliary diseases, breast cancer, melanoma, sarcoma, and other gastrointestinal cancers. His research focuses on surgical care delivery systems and outcomes.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Deputy Director of Surgery for Quality at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 2015-present
  • Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General for General Surgery, 2017-present
  • Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency, San Antonio Military Medical Center, 2012-2014
  • Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, Task Force MED-East, Operation Enduring Freedom, 2011