Rebecca Ortolano


Major, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Fellow, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Bone marrow failure syndromes
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Undergraduate: Colgate University, BS in Molecular Biology, class of 2004
Medical School: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, MD, class of 2010
Pediatric Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center, 2010-2013
Fellowship Pediatric Hematology and Oncology: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 2015-2018

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Skelton Award: for top resident in a 3-year training program at Madigan Army Medical Center, 2013

Cheif Resident, Pediatrics Madigan Army Medical Center, 2013-2014

Feild Surgeon, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea, 2014-2015

Adjunct Principal Investigator, NHLBI/NIH clinical trial, Low Dose Danazol for the treatment of telomere related diseases (NCT01441037)

Scientific Reviewer, Hematology Branch Protocol Scientific Review, NHLBI/NIH

NCC Annual GME Internal Review Committee 2016-2017

MHS Female Physician Leadership Course 2017

Military Medical Humanitarian Assistance Course, Clinicians Course, 2012


deWeber KD, Olszewski and Ortolano. Knuckle cracking and hand osteoarthritis. JABFM Mar-Apr 2011 Vol.24 No.2 Page 169-174.