Patrick W. Hickey


Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Deployment and Traveler's Health, Malaria Prevention
Infectious Diseases and Global Health
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Bachelor 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


Patrick 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.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

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

Representative Bibliography

Helfrich AM, Fraser JA, Hickey PW. Destination based errors in chloroquine malaria chemoprophylaxis vary based on provider specialty and credentials. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2022 May-Jun;47:102310. PMID: 35307541.

Lindrose AR, Mitra I, Fraser J, Mitre E, Hickey PW. Helminth infections in the US military: from strongyloidiasis to schistosomiasis. J Travel Med. 2021 Aug 27;28(6). PMID: 33480433

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

Jones MU, Esber AL, Dear N, Bahemana E, Kibuuka H, Iroezindu M, Maswai J, Owuoth J, Polyak CS, Ake JA, Crowell TA, Hickey PW; African Cohort Study (AFRICOS) Team. The pregnancy factor: the prevalence of depression among women living with HIV enrolled in the African Cohort Study (AFRICOS) by pregnancy status. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2021 Aug;24(4):649-658. PMID: 33683462.

Stagliano DR, Kuo C, Fraser JA, Mitra I, Garges EC, Riddle MS, Tribble DR, Hickey PW. Military and Civilian Sector Practice Patterns for Short-Term Travelers' Diarrhea Self-Treatment in Adults. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2022 Feb 21;106(4):1156–62. PMID: 35189586

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.

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.