Patrick W. Hickey
EducationBachelor of Arts Cum Laude, Cultural Anthropology, Brown University 1995
Doctor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University, 1999
Pediatric Residency, Tripler Army Medical Center, 2002
Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center / National Capital Consortium, 2007
BiographyPatrick Hickey is a Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician in the U.S. Army and Chair, Department of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University (USU). Previous assignments include leadership positions at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research - Military HIV Research Program, serving as the Department of Defense Deputy Principle for the US Army portfolio within the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Chief of International HIV Prevention and Treatment, the single largest Global Health Engagement program within the Department of Defense. Prior to that assignment, he served as Deputy Director of the Division of Tropical Public Health and Director of the Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health curriculum in the Department of Preventive Medicine at USU from 2008 to 2016. International work experience includes technical oversight and management of more than $100M PEPFAR portfolio in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania; serving as the Medical Director for the DOD Ebola Treatment Training Team in Liberia during the 2014 oubreak; a long term partnership with clinical education programs in Honduras; and numerous short term assignments in South and South East Asia. He remains active in teaching, research, and clinical supervision of medical students, Pediatric residents and Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellows. His research focus is on deployment and travelers health among military service members and their families. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, and holds a Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine and Travel Health by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the Certificate of Traveler's Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.
Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments
Chair, Department of Pediatrics: Lead a department of 50 on-site faculty and staff, with more than 750 national faculty members, that provides pediatric educational curriculum oversight and implementation in support of the School of Medicine’s mission to develop the future leaders of military medicine. Provide strategic leadership to research programs that address dual-threat conditions of importance to child health and the warfighter. Principal Investigator on the Research Accelerating Military Pediatrics
Department of Defense Deputy-Principal for US Army, President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research: Interagency strategic planning for the largest bilateral international AID program in the US Government. Lead a US based agency technical oversight and management team with 29 staff members and a $6.5 million budget, overseeing an international comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment implementation program in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.
Program Director, Masters in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University, July 2013 – July 2016
Medical Director, DOD Ebola Treatment Training Team, Liberia Oct-Dec 2014
Deputy Director, Division of Tropical Public Health, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University, July 2008 – July 2016
Chief of Pediatrics and Theater Infectious Disease Consultant, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq Nov 2007 - April 2008
Hickey PW, Mitra I, Fraser J, Brett-Major D, Riddle MS, Tribble DR. Deployment and Travel Medicine Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices, and Outcomes Study (KAPOS): Malaria Chemoprophylaxis Prescription Patterns in the Military Health System. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;103(1):334-343. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.19-0938
Judd CA, Dong T, Meyer HS, Hickey PW, Torre DM, Durning SJ. The Impact of Military Pediatrics: Assessing Clinical, Leadership, Academic, and Operational Experience Among Pediatric-trained Graduates From the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 4]. Mil Med. 2020;usaa073. doi:10.1093/milmed/usaa073
Barnhart DA, Tsikhutsu I, Kirui D, et al. Association of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief's Funding With Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Kenya. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(9):e1911318. Published 2019 Sep 4. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.11318
Ashley DP, Fraser J, Yun H, Kunz A, Fairchok M, Tribble D, Mitra I, Johnson MD, Hickey PW, Ganesan A, Deiss RG, Lalani T, For The Idcrp TravMil Study Group. A Comparison of Pretravel Health Care, Travel-Related Exposures, and Illnesses among Pediatric and Adult U.S. Military Beneficiaries. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Mar 25.
Ake JA, Polyak CS, Crowell TA, Kiweewa F, Semwogerere M, Maganga L, Bahemana E, Maswai J, Langat R, Owuoth J, Otieno S, Keshinro B, Esber AL, Liu M, Eller LA, Ganesan K, Parikh AP, Hamm TE, Robb ML, Hickey PW, Valcour VG, Michael NL; AFRICOS Study Team. Noninfectious Comorbidity in the African Cohort Study (AFRICOS). Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 26.
Lee EH, Miller RH, Masuoka P, Schiffman E, Wanduragala DM, DeFraites R, Dunlop SJ, Stauffer WM, Hickey PW. Predicting Risk of Imported Disease with Demographics: Geospatial Analysis of Imported Malaria in Minnesota, 2010-2014. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Oct;99(4):978-986.
Kersgard CM, Hickey PW. Adult malaria chemoprophylaxis prescribing patterns in the military health system from 2007-2011. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Aug;89(2):317-25.
Hickey PW, Cape KE, Masuoka P, Campos JM, Pastor W, Wong EC, Singh N. A local, regional, and national assessment of pediatric malaria in the United States. J Travel Med. 2011 May-Jun;18(3):153-60.
Bear KA, Higginson AI, Hickey PW. Disparities exist in the availability of outpatient malaria treatment in Maryland, USA. J Travel Med. 2010 Jul-Aug;17(4):228-32.
Hickey PW, Sutton DA, Fothergill AW, Rinaldi MG, Wickes BL, Schmidt HJ, Walsh TJ. Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans, a novel respiratory pathogen in patients with cystic fibrosis. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Oct;47(10):3091-7.